Chick filled, yay.

I hate to say it, but I had the best salad today at Chick-Fil-A!

Chick-Fil-A is a fast food restaurant that I think is only in the South. They sell chicken things. Which I guess you could glean from the name. Unless you thought hot women sold filets there.

At any rate, I had to go to the mall at lunchtime, because my father has the nerve to always have his birthday right at Father's Day. His birthday is June 17. You can see how annoying this is. So I have to get TWO cards and TWO gifts. I try not to do that phony "This gift counts for both" thing that those poor December birthday people always have to put up with.

So I was there at the mall, pickin' out the cards, and Chick-Fil-A was the only restaurant in the whole mall. Sometimes I miss LA so bad I could spit.

And let me tell you something. People in the South? They do not move as quickly as I would like them to. And also? Everyone around people who are not moving quickly? Do not seem to mind that things are moving slowly.

After waiting seven hours and fifty-two minutes, it was finally my turn, and this OLD MAN cut in line and said, "I don't have time. Get me a lemonade." Can you believe the nerve? How I wish I were a person who could say mean things. Instead I sighed heavily and looked at my watch. I'm sure that made all the difference in the world to the guy.

Getting to the salad is taking as long as my wait in line. So, it had lettuce, strawberries, grilled chicken, grapes, apples, granola, sunflower seeds and carrots. Oh, did I ever like it. And filling? I wasn't hungry all afternoon. Of course, I was writing about wax worms all afternoon, which can dampen any appetite.

So that's my salad story. It seems like I had other crucial things to tell you. Oh, yeah, I am dogless this week. It is so chaotic here with all our stuff, and I have to do freelance work at night, so it was just easier to let Marvin have Tallulah this week.Sea

It's just me and an ocean of cats. Who continues to amuse herself? Who is the starfish of her own show?

28 thoughts on “Chick filled, yay.

  1. Chic-fil-a or chic-a-lick as my friend likes to call it is not just in the south. We have it here in PA. And we LOOOOOVVVVEEEE us some chick-fil-a.
    Best fast food, hands down!

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  2. My Dad’s birthday was often on Mother’s Day ( May 8th)…It made it really hard to buy for both of them…the good thing was it meant only 1 trip to the post office to mail a package. I have the December Birthday too and it was exactly like you said, I would find out that my favorite Christmas gift was actually my Birthday gift. My mother did make up for it at some point during the year when she would buy me something and say it was because I got gypped out of the whole birthday thing..that is something I love about my husband..I get actual Happy Birthday wrapping paper and well thought out gifts…speaking of my husband, I read the description of your salad aloud and he said “I do believe she’s making that up” and I said “I don’t think so, this is June, you know, the woman that farts in front of her co-workers. I think she always tells the truth” you blog is the only one that I ever read to him, because he asks what I’m laughing about…so now we have to go to Chick Fil-a for Chicken salads with strawberries, Grapes and apples because it sounds delicious..I think of Chick Fil-a as the healthier fast food place…I love Bojangles (the possibly less healthy fast food place),so every time I drive by one I feel as if I have exhibited extreme self control.

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  3. Before I stopped eating meat last year, I did enjoy some Chick-Fil-A. My Texan friend introduced me to it – she was totally obsessed with Chick-Fil-A so when one opened in Murrieta, CA it was a HUGE deal. And also, apparently they are not open on Sundays (?) because that’s a church-going day. I thought that was interesting.
    Anyway, Chick-Fil-A is not just a southern thing anymore. We have had them in San Diego/Riverside County for at least a couple years.

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  4. Ya’ll, Chick-fil-A is definitely a southern thing, company, that is. It started in 1946 in Hapeville, GA, which is, home of Jeff Foxworthy. It’s still there and is the BEST store in the system, it’s across the rail road from the old Ford Plant right at the Atlanta Airport. It’s founder, Truett Cathy, still lives in the old home place where he raised his three kids, Trudy, Dan and Bubba, I’m not kidding! This family is a very down-to-earth family that happens to operate a billion dollar business. They have stores all over the US now, not just in the South, in fact, Dan’s son is working in Southern California for Chick-fil-A. It was pure culture shock for them. They send home for GRITS! I have to admit I have withdrawals if I don’t get my fix from Chick-fil-A. We do have more than the free standing stores, like most of the country, we have Truett’s Grill, The Dwarf House, most of which are on the south side of Atlanta and all the other Chick-fil-A stores. They have stuff at Truett’s and the Dwarft House that the other store don’t have, like Hot Browns, chicken pot pie, yum. By the way, we were at Truett’s yesterday and we got to MEET THE COW!

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  5. We have Chick-Fil-A in UT. My brother worked there last summer and said he felt guilty when they had to encourage customers to buy their shakes because they had 1,000 calories. Yum.
    My husband’s birthday is June 15. Convenient this year.

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  6. we have Chick-Fil-A in Pennsylvania now,it opened around Thanksgiving last year. I guess they are getting to be all over. The first time I even heard of a Chik-Fil-A was when I went to Virginia 6 years ago.

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  7. oh, and my coworker consistently calls it Chick-a-fill. I haven’t been able to get through to her that 1)that’s backwards and 2)its a play on words…

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  8. I love me a good filling salad. We went out to dinner last night and I ordered a salad and then later that night I had to have two weigh watchers ice cream bars. Ya know, they aren’t so weight watcher-y if you have to eat two of them. But I digress… if you’re in a pinch and need another deliscious and filling salad MCDONALDS (!!!) has one called a southwest chicken salad. I get it breaded because I am very health conscious and it is sooooo good. Not at all what you’d expect from McDonalds

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  9. I have seen Chik-Fil-A’s before the the people who worked there wore such goofy “1969 Disneyland Guide” type of outfits I never tried it. I guess I just assumed if the company had such bad taste in uniforms I couldn’t trust them with food.
    And girl, you are a wonder with those special effects! I’m going to have to look closer at my cell phone and see if it has fun stuff like that.

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  10. I thought Canada had some Chick-fil-a’s? Didn’t BNL sing about it in one of their songs??? Or am I just misremembering???….

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  11. Yes, be afraid of the mall food. Monday night I was fooled AGAIN by the Japanese chicken sample. I thought, “Gosh, maybe the last 20 times I got it and felt horrible was a fluke.” So I got the 2 meat special and felt like I was being stabbed in the stomach the rest of my mall trip.
    And for all those wondering… “As of July 2006, the chain has over 1,300 locations in 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.” I can’t find a list of the states though. I know they have some in CA, but not Las Vegas.
    And June/Thomtiger, there is a Zaxby’s in High Point. It is REALLY good. Nom nom nom.

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  12. I like the chik-fil-a as well. I love to dip there yummy waffle fries into the their delicious bbq sauce. And i always get the same exact thing when I go there…the grilled chicken wrap, no dressing thanks, I’ll just eat a gallon of bbq sauce.
    Also, it took me a while to get used to the whole “they go slower in the south” thing. I distinctly remember being in the Costco and being frustrated that all those people (yah, all 20 of us!) were moving so ding-dang slow.
    And now? Now I miss that pace. That “ain’t nothin’ is so important that you must RUSH to get there” attitude. It’s completely North Carolinian, and I love it…

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  13. I had no idea that Chick-fil-A was a Southern thing. Good thing I have never lived north of the Texas. I think I have had Chick-fil-A twice this week and it is only Tuesday. I must say I have never seen the salad that you described. Maybe that is a N.C. special. I will ask about it when I return…tomorrow (lol)

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  14. Chick-fil-a is only in the south?!?!? Good thing I live in Arkansas because I am there at least once a week! Let me know if you try the chicken salad sandwich…it is new so I’m scared to try it until I hear if it is good or not. 🙂

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  15. I think Chic-Fil-A draws rude people wherever you are. There is one in the mall here in Torrance, CA (southern LA for those of you who are not June, and are not familiar with Southern Cali). Back to rudeness…I had ordered my food, and stepped out of the way, then when the friendly staffer was handing it to me, two older women stepped in front of me, so I kinda muscled my (then pregnant) way around them, and one of them said something very rude to me about cutting in line. I stuck out my belly-bump and replied to her saying that I was just getting the food I had already ordered and paid for (and mentally stuck my tongue out at her).
    Mean people suck.

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  16. Do you have Zaxby’s? They have the best house salad. It is even better, I believe, than Chick-fil-a. You must order it with the fried chicken and not the grilled. DO NOT look at the calorie count. Just say, “I am in the South and the fact that it is fried” – just doesn’t matter! If Heaven is in a salad….

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  17. If I lived somewhere without a Chick-Fil-A, I would be desolate. I didn’t know they had a salad with fruit in it–I’ll have to try it on my next visit, which may be tomorrow, now that I’m thinking about it!

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  18. Oh. My. Word. I can’t wait to get home everyday and check your blog…. Once again … yes, the high cheek thing… I can’t see. I laugh everytime.
    I totally get the slow thing. It is a bit faster here in Atlanta. When I go home to the small town I grew up in to see my Mom….oh. Lord geezy… The cars are slow, the people are slow, even getting a return call takes forever… So, I get it.
    The Chick-‘fillet’ remark… too funny. One of my best friends worked there in high school. I have had many a meal at ye old Chick-Fill-Me-up as we used to call it..
    Roxanne

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