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Friday, August 10, 2007

Winding down a great vacay.. Patriots pre-season game 1 vs. The Bucs: NO INJURIES PLEASE

Hey how are you doing? It's Friday, it's rainy and gray and I'm lookin' at the last few days on the vacation calendar before I head back to that four letter word place, w-o-r-k, on Monday.

I've been off for two weeks and it's been great. I've done a ton of fun stuff with my Wife and Kids as well as a few grown up things as well. Yesterday was a good day. We took a walk down the road to a stream that runs near my house and has a very small water fall. The kids and I spent about an hour there just hanging out, skipping stones and making boats in the water out of pieces of bark and sticks. It was a lot of fun and it's great to just have time with them with no schedule, no plans, just to hang out.

Later that day my Folks came over to watch the Kids and my Wife and I went out for dinner to a restaurant called Sakura Tokyo. It's one of those cool places where they cook the food right in front of you on the hibachi table and the chef does all kinds of various tricks like making a volcano out of onions and trying to wing a piece of fried zuchini into everyone at the table's mouths. I was able to catch a piece. First time ever that has happened! Whoa cool! The food is excellent there and they have those high-falutin drinks too. I had two individual sized scorpion bowls. Nice.

After dinner we went to see The Bourne Ultimatum which was awesome. I like all those Matt Damon / Jason Bourne flicks and this one does not disappoint. 5 Ernie Stars for The Bourne Ultimatum. While I'm on the subject of movies, the other night we watched 'Borat' which I thought was fa-riggin hi-larious. I nearly choked at one point from laughing so hard. A very nice change-up from 'The Deer Hunter' experience, it was very nice. Wa-wa woo-wa! 5 Ernie Stars for 'Borat'. High five!!

Tonight The Patriots will kick off their pre-season game schedule, facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I am looking forward to the game. Even though it is just pre-season, it is still Patriots Football and I am psyched to see how the team is doing. Between the newspapers and the various Pats blawgs, news about the team has literally been spewing out since Tranining Camp kicked in a few weeks ago.

Being on vacation I have not really been paying a super amount of attention to all the news. There's literally too much to digest and I'm not spending a lot of time on the computer to be honest. As a matter of fact I just learned today while scanning all the pre-game tidbits that Jeff Garcia was The Bucs' starting quarterback. Wow! Who knew! I guess I better start paying more attention if I want to keep up my NFL cred. Well, that's what pre-season is for, getting your shit squared away for the regular season, and that's what the Pats will continue to do tonight against what I think is a pretty decent opponent. Ok, now that I check the Bucs were only 5-11 last year. Yes, I had to check. Hey I can't remember every team's record. Plus, I'm on vacation. Anyway, last year's record means nothing and this is only pre-season game one, so it's really about as meaningless as it can be. The only purpose of this game is to get back into the swing of things and start to get the kinks worked out against an opponent other than your own team-mates.

The number one goal of this game tonight = NO INJURIES!!! The Football Gods be praised. Thank you.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A few minor complaints.. and some good news too.

Yesterday the place where I work got hit with some damn computer virus so I've been spending the last few days trying to clean up that mess. Fucking virus writers. Who are these people and why do they do this? What purpose does it possibly serve? None that I can tell, other than getting pleasure from making people's lives a little more difficult. I don't get it.

It's the same thing with spam. Are there really people out there that are dumb enough to fall for a Cialis or penis enlargement spam message?

Spammers and virus writers, you all suck.

After heating up my lunch I was walking back over to my desk while also holding a cup of water and the dang water slipped out of my hand and landed right on my foot, prompting a nice, loud, 'Awwww, fuckin-A!!' for all of my fellow cube-dwellers to hear and enjoy. So now my whole foot is soaked and I'll be walking around with a wet foot for the rest of the day. Rats. At least it was only water and not coffee...

There is some good news however thanks to Michele. Apparently today is National Hot Dog Day and that means hot dogs for dinner tonight. Yum!

I like my hot-dogs cooked on the grill but I also like them boiled, steamed or fried. There is no wrong way to cook a hot dog. I also like to spread a little butter on the rolls, New England style of course, and toast them in a fry pan. Throw on some mustard, ketchup and onions and we are set. Chili and cheese are also good additions. I'm not really a big fan of sauerkraut or relish but I've learned that some people put coleslaw on their dogs and that sounds like it could be pretty tasty.. My favorite brand of hot-dog is Fenway Franks (beef) but I'll take whatever I get.

The National Hot Dog Day article I linked to does bring up one important question about hot dogs though,

No matter what style hot dog you enjoy, the age-old question still remains — why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and hot dog buns in packages of eight?

I have to say I have always wondered about that myself... Hmmmm...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Dunks' sausage maple cheddar: a review...

I tried Dunkins' new Sausage Maple Cheddar Sammitch for the second time today and I have to give it an overall rating of one thumb up. I think it is a good sammitch, but it is not super-fantastic. After trying it for the first time last week and not being overly impressed I decided to give it another shot, so this week I tried it again to see if my feelings had changed.

The first time I tried the Maple Cheddar sammich, I had it on a wheat bagel instead of the standard croissant. Thinking that maybe the wheat bagel was too bland for this salty-sweet sammitch, this time around I tried it on an onion bagel to see if it would be any better.

It turns out my thoughts about this sammitch are pretty much the same as they were last week: ok but not great.. I like the regular sausage egg and cheese sammitch better. There you go.


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