CAFE’ NU, Martini’s, and Controllers

I was able to go out to lunch Thursday. I went to, CAFE’ NU located at, 300 Churchill-Hubbard Road Liberty, Ohio. It’s a nicely decorated cafe that seats a little under twenty people and has take out. As far as food think, Panera on a smaller friendlier scale. Actually, it has more sandwich choices and vegetarian choices than Panera. The meats on their sandwiches are American Heart Association approved Boars Head meats and cheeses. To drink have: coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, frappe, mocha, iced coffee, tea, hot chocolate, steamers, orange juice and more. For breakfast try a: bagel, cinnamon roll, muffin, breakfast square, breakfast panini or an organic yogurt parfait layer with fruit and granola. For lunch, soup of the day and nearly a dozen different salads. How different of a salad? How about an, Asian Noodle Salad.  It features, Japanese noodles, carrots, celery, green onion, red peppers, Napa cabbage, bok choy and sesame seeds tossed in a soy & housin sauce dressing.  You’re not going to find that at Panera.

What I like best about, CAFE’ NU is that they use the best local ingredients and organic products which helps support our community. So now it’s time for the community to give back, by eating at CAFE’ NU. It’s great food and even the Elecpencil can afford to eat there! Hours are: Mon.-Fri 7 AM- 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM-2 PM.

Mrs. Elecpencil and I also enjoyed dinner one night at another relatively new place in our valley. We went to Martini Brothers, 1300 North State St. Girard, OH. They are located inside the Creekside Golf Dome. We both enjoyed excellent hamburgers on ciabatta rolls and fries. We have some great burgers in the area and I’d rate this burger as a contender. I’ve been told by others their pasta, pizza and long list of sandwiches are all very good. If you’re really hungry enter a contest to see if you can eat the monster, “Fat burger.”  Prices are very affordable and they offer some terrific happy hour specials. To help you out, go to this page and click on 1 coupon and enjoy!

Now for something concerning parents. Mrs. Elecpencil and I have raised a son and daughter, both are now in college. For those of you parents who do not have a female and male child, I think some myths should be exposed. A good job of breaking the top five myths about gender is done in this article. I want to address myth #5 which shows males are just as emotional as females. Males though are more likely to hide their emotions from onlookers.

I want to talk about some overly emotional maleness I was privy to this weekend. It was an ugly emotion that turned  to verbal cruelty and a need to control. My daughter, the Mac, a freshman in college, came home from college this past weekend. Along with her, she brought her roommate to visit our home for the first time. It was the first time the roommate had been to Ohio. Mac took her roomy to meet grandma. After playing cards with grandma they  went to visit one of Mac’s high school friends (a female). The next night, Mac was taking her roommate to meet a few of Mac’s friends (again all females) who happened to also be home from various colleges.

I had noticed that the roommate was spending a large part of the weekend either answering calls or texting on her cellphone. As Mac, a neighbor girl and the roommate were about to leave the roommate gets another call on her cellphone. Her boyfriend from her hometown was calling, telling her, she is not allowed to go out anywhere. She was in my daughter’s room arguing with him for hours on her cellphone. She told Mac, to go ahead and leave as she was not going to go with her. Mac and the neighbor left to meet their friends.

The next day before heading back to college, Mac told us that the roommate gets calls at college from the boyfriend, telling her to stay in her dorm. Mac, told us she would never take that B.S. from any boy. That was very reassuring to Mrs. Elecpencil and I because we raised her not to ever be controlled by anyone or to try to control anyone else for that matter. We of course taught our son the same thing.

I am afraid that controlling and verbally abusive males could possibly also resort to physical abuse. Parents, here are the ten signs to teach you children that they dating a controller. Teach you children to respect themselves enough to not want to have anything to do with the controller types. The Mac thanked us the other day for raising her, to know love should not include hurt. Teach your children to avoid the emotional controlling types, your kids will thank you.

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Don’t smother each other.  No one can grow in the shade.  ~Leo Buscaglia

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