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Freezer Meals and Gastaurants

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Thank you to everyone who is bringing us a meal.  As of right now (Monday morning) we are all set with meals.  So if you were going to contact me, but haven’t had a chance yet, we are all set.  Thank you for the thought.  I think my freezer will be so full it may explode. 

Speaking of food.  If you have time and want to read my silly little story read on.  If you’re in a hurry, you can close this now. 

On our trip to U of M last Thursday I was convinced I came up with a new word all by my big bad self.  There is a gas station in Fowlerville with a restaurant attached to it.  It always catches my eye because it has a blue roof and has a Germanesque feel to the building.  So I thought to myself…there should be a name for gas stations that have restaurants attached to them.  Eureka!  Gastaurant!

So in my moment of brilliant glee I blurt out GASTAURANT to Dusty.  He says..”huh?  What?  What are you talking about?”  He has that intense look on his face.  He likes to pretend he’s a race car driver and tends to get road rage with people who go below the speed limit and ride in the left lane.  I say “gas station + restaurant = gastaurant!  I made up a new word!”  A few miles later, after I wouldn’t stop talking about how awesome I am, he had the audacity to challenge my amazing mind and said “google it”.  How dare he?!   

“Google it?” I say.  So I did.  Did you know Gastaurant is in the encyclopedia?  Neither did I.  Here’s the definition:

`Gastaurant`, a portmanteau of gas station and restaurant, refers to a class of fueling stations which also incorporate a franchise-based restaurant (such as McDonald`s or Taco Bell) in the same facility.  

Who knew?  Not me. 

6 Responses to “Freezer Meals and Gastaurants”

  1. jennifer dykens says:

    Keep trying Lindy. Your brilliant mind will come up with something.
    P.S. We still think your awesome

  2. holly heeres says:

    This story went way different than I thought…..I was thinking more along the lines that when you ‘eat’ at said GAStaurant you get GAS!!! 🙂

  3. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Are you kidding me?? I can’t believe my brother would challenge you to look it up on Google! Well, I guess you have to do something to pass the time.
    Praying for you!

  4. Becca Wyngarden says:

    Ha! I know the gastaurant of which you speak. Great word. Jeremy and I are thinking of you guys in the days ahead. Glad that your sense of humor is intact.:)

  5. Niki and Kevin says:

    You seriously make me laugh so often – what a gift you have! We are praying for you… Love, SINKO

  6. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Praying for you as you get your port tomorrow and have your MRA on Friday…let me know if you want a sitter this weekend. Dusty can drop them off over here. Love you!!

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