And continue until I grow bored or blocked again.
In the mean time, enjoy this adorable marmot.
Pregame: Don’t expect much of me today. I’m still hungover from the Rangers clinching the American League West celebration.
Pregame: And don’t expect much from the Cowboys. The players are the same and, more importantly the coaches are the same. Prediction: Texans 35 Cowboys 24.
Q1 14:15 - No Roy Williams on the second play. And it goes for 14 and a first down.
Q1 13:31 – No Roy again and another successful play to MartyB.
Q1 13:01 – I didn’t notice on the first play, but it appears Dez is the second WR.
Q1 11:10 – I went back to rewatch the first play of this drive, and Roy was on the field. But it appears he’s not been in since.
Q1 10:55 – Roy was in that play. I’m not sure why you would run that with Choice and not MB3.
Q1 10:15 – I feel like Felix would have busted that for far more yardage a year or two ago. He’s lucky to have gotten the first down.
Q1 8:53 – Too many men in the backfield?? I’ve seen that movie.
Q1 8:18 – Is Witten still concussed. He had two of the three penalties on that drive. Oh, and three penalties on your opening drive does little to show that any improvement on that front was achieved. THIS TEAM SUCKS. It can’t help but get in its own way.
Q1 6:00 – That was Ware racing from rushing the QB to tripping up the RB downfield. Awesome.
Q1 5:20 – And now he has a sack. At least someone came to play today.
Q1 2:55 – MartyB is the dumbest football player in the NFL. And 3rd & 3 is a passing down and you only had one WR (Miles Austin) on the field?? I don’t consider Roy a WR since he does very little receiving. And then you send MB3 out wide?? And your brilliant play is to get it MartyB? Jason Garret you kill me with your comedic play callings.
Q1 2:21 – Great play by Sensabaugh to break up what looked to be a big gainer.
Q1 1:20 – Early on it appears the Texans are targeting Terrance Newman.
End Of The First Quarter – Dallas 0 Houston 0
Q2 14:16 – SERIOUSLY?? 3rd and 19 and they give up with a draw and you let them make the first down??
Q2 11:09 – Way to hold them to a FG after giving up that unconscionable 3rd and 19.
Q2 11:06 – FG Texans [Hou 3 Dal 0]
Q2 11:06 – So, Miller Lite, by Triple Hops Brewed, you mean that three hops buds were used in the entire decades production of your flavorless swill?? Who’s doing your marketing these days? The people that care about hops aren’t going to drink your dreck.
Q2 10:50 – Nice play once again negated by a stupid penalty.
Q2 9:40 – I would be remiss to not mention that Roy makes his first catch of the game.
Q2 8:55 – And now his second for a big first down. Still no throws to Austin.
Q2 6:59 – Nice try for the home run to Dez.
Q2 6:52 – Where have you been Dez Bryant. All he does is make plays.
Q2 5:40 – Roy again with a tough catch for a first down.
Q2 5:03 – Wha? You’re gonna throw across the field to the dumbest player in the NFL? How is that a good idea. Cowboys are lucky that didn’t get picked off.
Q2 4:55 – I’ve just about had it with the delayed draw.
Q2 4:09 – Wow. What effort by Austin to get it down to the 1.
Q2 3:36 – TD MB3 [Dal 7 Hou 3]
Q2 1:55 – Ware with his second sack of the game to force a punt.
Q2 0:27 – Ugh. Another play canceled by an offensive penalty.
Q2 0:01 – This is exciting 1 second left for Buehler to try to miss the FG. Prepare to be frustrated with a timeout just as Buehler attempts the miss.
Q2 0:00 – FG Dallas to everyone’s surprise. How was that not a delay of game penalty??
End of the first Half [Dallas 10 Houston 3]
Q3 11:00 – Come on Dallas. Let’s stop them here. Stop giving them big plays on third down.
Q3 10:20 – Woo hoo. Sack by Ratliff.
Q3 8:19 – Well that didn’t go well.
Q3 6:15 – This has turned into the first two games for the Cowboys where I go near comatose with boredom during the third quarter.
Q3 5:46 – I nice defense stand negated by a dumb play by Jenkins.
Q3 5:36 – But he makes up for it the next play with an interception, the first take-away by the Cowboys of the year. How is that even possible?
Q3 5:30 – Ok, the delayed draw worked that time. But still…
Q3 4:55 – That doesn’t mean we have to do it again. Geez.
Q3 3:25 – WTF. Sam Hurd?? Where has he been? Nice catch.
Q3 2:41 – Nice catch by Dez and a nicer tackle by the camera man.
Q3 2:10 – MartyB with a "smart” first down. Way to find the open space Marty.
Q3 1:34 – TD Roy Williams. Is this his best game as a Cowboy? That’s quite a catch by Roy. He went up and got it where Romo put it and where the DB couldn’t get it. [Dal 17 Hou 3]
Q3 1:34 – This was also easily the best drive of the season for the Cowboys. 90 yards after the Mike Jenkins interception. Is this the moment the season turns around for Dallas?
Q3 1:28 – Has all the field goal practice weakened Buehler’s leg? Still no touchbacks this year.
Q3 1:22 – Now can the defense provide a much needed shutdown inning.
Q3 0:54 – Wow that Foster can run in open space. Let’s not let that happen again, ok?
Q3 0:11 – Rut roh. Ratliff coming off gimpy.
End of the Third Quarter [Dallas 17 Houston 3]
Q4 12:34 – Cowboys got lucky with the offsetting penalties. Brooking has looked lost all season in coverage. Maybe his pregame rants are taking their toll on him.
Q4 12:30 – I need to bad mouth more players. It seems like each time I do they make a huge play. Huge sack and sack up by Brooking and a huge goal line stand by the Cowboys. Houston had it 1st and 10 at the half yard line and the Cowboys’ D kept pushing the Texans backwards.
Q4 12:25 – FG Houston [Dal 17 Hou 6]
Q4 11:30 – Not good. Kosar out with an injury.
Q4 11:00 – And now no gain on a run.
Q4 9:54 – TD Roy Williams. My Main Man is having a career day. [Dal 24 Hou 6]
Q4 9:04 – Fumbled by Foster recovered by Newman. Another takeaway by the Dallas Defense.
Q4 8:11 – First down MB3. Run it and Run it and Run it…..
Q4 5:13 – First down Dez Bryant on 4th down. It looks so easy today.
Q4 3:40 – FG Buehler. Everything is working today! [Dal 27 Hou 6]
Q4 1:15 – Meaningless TD Houston [Dal 27 Hou 13]
Q4 1:12 – Onsides kick recovered by Houston thanks to another dumb play by MartyB.
Q4 0:36 – Dallas gets their third turnover of the day. Game over.
End of Game Dallas 27 Houston 13
Towards the end of any walkabout, the energy to crap out these blog postings drops off considerably. So I decided to just dump all of the loose ends from my trip in one gigantic final episode. Regardless of what you think, it will still make far more sense than the Lost finale.
Post wedding chilling in Seattle and a visit to the Fremont Troll.
Hiking and Biking around Hood River and a visit to one of my favorite restaurants.
More Hood Mt area hiking and picture taking.
Facebookers can see the pretty pictures here.
Pregame: I look for Dallas to bounce back and take this one 24-12.
Pregame: Today’s pregame meal is brought to you by Burger House. Mmmmmm burger.
Q1 14:50: It’s not a good sign that your kicker has to make yet another tackle. How many does he have now? Three?
Q1 14: 05: Nice sack by Spencer. You could tell he was coming before the snap. But with two officials now in the backfield, how does neither see the blatant facemask. Oh well. Good for us.
Q1 13:45: Ware almost got him. Maybe Chicago has a worse O Line than Dallas.
Q1 10:46: Jones dropped for a loss in the 3 back set.
Q1 10:09: INT. One has to wonder if there is Khardasian residue on Miles hands that kept him from holding on to that.
Q1: 8:50: There’s a whole lot of confusion on the Dallas D presnap. But somehow Chicago was more confused and false started.
Q1 8:01: Cutler may need to be scrapped of the Deathstar Astroturf before this game is over.
Q1 7:31: FG Chicago [Chi 3 Dal 0]
Q1 6:20: Sweet. Three 7+ yard runs in a row by MB3
Q1 4:41: First ball thrown to Roy Williams and he again looks clueless as to where to be on a hot route.
Q1 4:37: Chicago sniffs out the screen. After three great runs, this drive is going nowhere.
Q1 4:20: Ugh. Well that went poorly.
Q1 3:52: Is it me or is this game being transmitted in Medium Definition? The picture looks very foggy and not very colorful.
Q1 2:44: TD Dez Bryant on 62 yard punt return! The punter is still looking for his jock. [Dal 7 Chi 3]
Q1 2:44: Onside kick fail. Who’s idea was that? Chicago has nothing on Offense. Why give them any field position like this?
Q1 1:09: TD Chicago. And this is why you don’t onside kick. [Chi 10 Dal 7]
End Of the First Quarter – Chicago 10 Dallas 7
Q2 13:36: WOW Nice catch by Williams. And that was a hell of a hit he took.
Q2 11:20: Miles must have washed up between quarters as he’s made two good catches in a row.
Q2 10:15: Can someone please explain the Miller Lite Vortex bottle to me. Were there people having trouble pouring their beers out of their bottles? Was drinking a Miller Lite like drinking ketchup; you had to work it out with a knife and bang on the bottom of the bottle? Just askin.
Q2 8:16: TD Gronkowski, my good Polish brother. [Dal 14 Chi 10]
Q2 7:15: I love Demarcus Ware and I don’t care who knows.
Q2 5:50: Ugh. 59 yard completion by Knox. Dallas secondary looked way caught off guard. Cutler had so much time they must have thought he was getting sacked again.
Q2 3:40: TD Hester on a great catch. [Chi 17 Dal 14]
Q2 3:40: Bad challenge by Dallas. It’s clear on the replay Hester was dragging his right foot.
Q2 3:40: Why did Dallas stop blitzing?? You can’t give Cutler time to find his receivers.
Q2 2:24: I love Miles Austin and I don’t care who knows.
Q2 1:39: INT Chicago. Romo’s second. Another deflection. Let’s see some blitzes
Q2 0:36: Jenkins with another great play. I’m not sure I quite love him yet, tho.
Q2 0:20 FG Chicago. [Chi 20 Dal 14]
Q2 0:20: Will Dallas take a knee with 20 seconds left on the Chicago 20?
Q2 0:18: Yes!
End of the First Half Chicago 20 Dallas 14
Q3 14:51 Pam Oliver sounded like she was about to cry. Keep your chins up Pam.
Q3 14:03: I would like to write an open letter to Jason Garret. Dear Jason, PLEASE STOP FUCKING RUNNING THE WILDCAT. Yours Truly, Steve
Q3 12: 50: It’s hilarious that Roy’s defender slipped so he could catch that. Otherwise we would have seen another incomplete and bewildered looks by Roy insisting on a pass interference.
Q3 11:20: MartyB is an embarrassment to Aggie Intelligence.
Q3 10:37: FG Dallas [Chi 20 Dal 17]
Q3 8:03: The Dallas D cannot stop Chicago right now. Newman was lucky to not be called for pass interference on that deep ball.
Q3 7:55: Nice Sensabaugh tackle to force the 4th down punt. Cutler still had too much time, though.
Q3 7:55: So I had this great idea for a movie. Helen Mirren is an international assassin along with John Malkovic and Easy Reader. But it looks like it’s already been made. Seriously, people, stop going to movies. They stopped making anything worth seeing a long time ago.
Q3 6:20: DEZ!!
Q3 3:20: I know the ball was thrown behind Roy. But why even try to throw at a receiver that is so unwilling to make any kind of adjustments. They were in 3rd and long because Roy, once again, was unaware he was the hot route and didn’t realize the ball was going to him. Dear Jason, We spoke earlier about the Wildcat. I’m still not for it. But if you need to do it can you do me a little favor. STOP PUTTING ROY WILLIAMS ON THE FIELD. Yours Truly, Steve.
Q3 0:20: That was a better showing by the Dallas Defense.
Q3 0:00: Felix Jones can’t find any room to run today.
End of the Third Quarter – Chicago 20 Dallas 17
Q4 12:48: This Offense Sucks. There are tiny hints of brilliance that ultimately disappoint. Not unlike this blog.
Q4 11:00: Another good three-and-out forced by the Dallas D.
Q4 10:27: So Hamlin committed the illegal block in the back and upended Dez. If he were just a special teams guy I would be writing a tersely worded memo to Joe Avezzano insisting Hamlin be cut.
Q4 10:20: Where would this offense be without Miles Austin? The dude is always open.
Q4 9:46: Teams are no longer falling for the delayed HB draw. Let’s move on to something else.
Q4 7:23: UGH. Missed FG by Buehler. Get Eddie Murry on the blower.
Q4 5:45: It’s not comforting that Wade always looks lost and confused after and opposing offense has just torn up his defense for a big play. And, of course, I mean more lost and more confused than normal.
Q4 5:45. Season is over if Jenkins is seriously hurt.
Q4 5:40: TD Forte [Chi 27 Dal 17]
Q4 5:40: I’ve seen enough. THIS TEAM SUCKS! Wade may want to swing by the grocery store on his way home to pick up some moving boxes.
Q4 4:30: Fumble Recovered by Urlacher. Even when Roy does something good it turns bad. Seriously, get rid of him. Jerry, you made a bad trade. Let’s cut our losses. Why is he getting thrown to?
Q4 2:00: If something good is to come out of this disaster, MartyB seems to stepping up for a Jason Witten who’s sidelined with concussion concerns.
Q4 1:49: Well, he still needs to know to get out of bounds during a 2-minute drill.
Q4 1:17: FG Dallas [Chi 27 Dal 20] Buehler redeems.
Q4 1:16: This onsides kick didn’t work either.
End of Game – Chicago 27 Dallas 20
Pregame: Preparing for Football Season with some crab cakes from TJ’s and while still basking in the glow of a Rangers sweep of the hated Yankees.
Pregame: Do we really need this tired ripoff of “Are You Ready for Some Football”?
Pregame: I’m setting the over/under on the number of times we see the “Brees ‘Personality’ NFLShop.com” commercial at 4 1/2. I swear I saw it 100 times today and it’s already run once in the pregame.
Pregame: I’m fearful of a sloppy preseason and a banged up offensive line. Prediction 24-20 Deadskins.
Q1 15:00: And here we go…………..!
Q1 14:55: “Miles Austin, Garfield Highschool”, pretty cool!
Q1 14:50: “First catch and first down from the Garfield HS graduate!
Q1 13:05: MB3 looks good early with a couple of easy first downs.
Q1 12:25: Dez just 2 yards on his first catch. Then back with the same play for minus 1.
Q1 11:01: Even when the ball doesn’t even get to him, Roy Williams looks bad as he’s driven to the ground after a deflection.
Q1 4:29: Cowboys finally able to stop them on 3rd down.
Q1 4:25: FG Washington [Wash 3 Dal 0]
Q1 4:11: Jones in Space. New this year on the WB. That’s funny cause the WB doesn’t exist anymore.
Q1 1:19: Wow. Roy Williams makes a tough catch and then seems to be broken.
Q1 0:45: Jesus Fuck. That sort swing pass to Bryant isn’t working. STOP IT.
END of the First Quarter – Washington 2 Dallas 0
Q2 14:21: Buehler missed a kick. Someone get a Gramatica on the blower.
Q2 11:47: Are you fucking kidding me?? Who the fuck called a time out on a play that was going to go for miles?? MB3 was headed for the house.
Q2 11:47: Brees commercial second showing.
Q2 11:40: Good thing they still picked up the 1st down on a similar play.
Q2 10:39: Offense seems to be just as disorganized as in the preseason. Maybe they should try that 1 yard swing pass to Bryant. No one would ever expect that again.
Q2 8:15: Nice FB dive for 7 yards and to get the offense off their own goal line.
Q2 0:22: I haven’t written much in the last 8 minutes because I was passed out from boredom.
Q2 0:00: TD Washington. [Wash 10 Dal 0] OMG. Choice fumbles with no time left. Fall down, goddammit!!
END OF THE FIRST HALF – Washington 10 Dallas 0
Q3 15:00: Let’s hope things go better this half.
Q3 14:55: Nice tackle by the kicker Buehler. Still doesn’t make up for his miss, though.
Q3 11:12: Washington calls their second timeout of the half. Will this come back to bite them? I’m not sure anyone could possibly know that.
Q3 10:23: Scandrick is offsides on a made Washington FG. Did this team even go to training camp?
Q3 9:37: Interception by Newman in the endzone. But he held just before the pick for a Washington first down. This just keeps getting better and better.
Q3 9:21: Jenkins make two plays in a row to keep the Redskins out of the endzone. At least someone cares.
Q3 9:15: Juggled snap on the FG hold and Newman’s fuck up is nullified. Cowboys ball on downs. Is this the turning point of the season? Is anyone still watching this mess?
Q3 7:36: Jesus F Christ. Why is Roy Williams on the team. The ball was in your fucking hands Roy. Catch it. You suck. Die.
Q3 6:55: Bryant is fast right? Why all these short routes? Well, no points again on a drive. Worst Offense Ever. This team will not score the entire season as long as Roy Williams is playing. Cut his ass.
Q3 5:05: Ugh. Wildcat for 4 yards. That will get us back in the game.
Q3 4:15: Bryant finally thrown to downfield. First down!
Q3 3:50: Nice. Option football baby. Somewhere Emory Bullard is smiling in his grave. He’s dead, right?
Q3 1:41: TD Miles Austin. [Wash 10 Dal 7]
Q3 1:41: BTW on that play MartyB motioned to the left and seemed to start blocking one second after the snap. Is there a less interested player in the NFL than MartyB?
Q3 1:33: Buehler with his second tackle fo the game. I’m not sure that’s a good sign when your kicker is having to make tackles.
END OF THIRD QUARTER – Washinton 10 Dallas 7
Q4 14:50: Ware with the sack. Finally they get to McNabb.
Q4 11:30: MartyB with the stupid block in the back to negate another nice catch and run by Austin. This also set up the very unstable 1st and 12.
Q4 11:18: The one yard swing past to Roy Williams is not going to work either, Garret.
Q4 10:20: Mmmmmmm 3rd and 26 after a hold and false start. Somewhere Flozell Adams is smiling in his grave. He’s dead, right?
Q4 7:40: Seriously. Stop throwing to Roy Williams. They had a fucking Linebacker on him. He sucks. Cut him. NOW!
Q4 6:20: Another set of downs that ends in a punt thanks to a an ill-advised throw to Williams.
Q4 4:31: Uhoh. Ware’s down. There goes the season.
Q4 3:10: Defense is tired. Washington is finally able to run the ball on a gassed Dallas D.
Q4 1:50: FG Washington. Wash 13 Dal 7. We’re gonna need some Romo Jedi magic. Please someone give Roy Williams some pom-poms and have him on the sidelines cheering instead of “running” routes.
Q4 1:45: Ogltree with the kick return. Where has he been all night??
Q4 0:11: Austin keeps it interesting with a 31 yard catch on 4th and 10.
Q4 0:08: Williams again?? STOP IT!
Q4 0:03: Boring game until the final two minutes.
Q4 0:03: Last play of the game.
Q4 0:00: TD Williams but negated by a Barren’s third holding call. With no time left the game is over on an offensive penalty.
FINAL Washington 13 Dallas 7
Nice game guys. Keep playing like this and you’ll get that first pick in the draft.
From the man who tore George Lucas a new one with his scathing reviews of The Phantom Menace and The Attack of the Clones as well as disemboweling all of the Star Trek TNG movies, we now get a good review of J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot.
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Michelle and Ryan’s wedding is without doubt the greatest wedding I’ve ever attended. Just look at those fucking pictures from Ryan’s parents backyard in Anacortes. And if that wasn’t enough, there were some of the best crab cakes of the entire trip.
Facebookers can see the pretty pictures HERE.
Another lazy day on Whidbey Island. I drove around a bit and found Coupeville and Toby’s Tavern which I reviewed earlier.
Afterwards VW and I did some hiking in Oak Harbor and then took the ferry to Port Towsend to continue on to Sequim.
Unfortunately, Sequim is largely retirement community and most everything, including The Three Crabs which Clare from the Pink Door told us to go.
So we headed to the local Indian casino. If you think the casino boats in Shreveport are depressing, try a small town Washington casino. But it was hard to say no to $2 black jack. Two of the three dealers we had were fairly fun and animated. But the dude we had in between, Michael, was about as lifeless a human being as there has ever been. His expression never changed and his monotone never changed except when someone doubled down when he would growl “Duuuuble Dooooooowwwwwn”.
I finished up $20. Not bad.
Facebookers can see the pretty pictures HERE.
I’m finally at a point where I can catch up on my blogging. So I’m going to start out with the the highlights and backfill with some of the lesser days.
Day 7 was easily the best day of an already amazingly awesome trip. Starting out in Sequim I headed for a local diner for my fill of French toast. It was ok. I then wondered out to the Dungeness Bay. But there wasn’t much there except Three Crab’s that Clare from the Pink Door had told us about.
The day was foggy and grey for much of the morning and didn’t have much faith in being able to see anything in the much ballyhooed Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Entering the park, it’s 17 miles to the top of the ridge. And for the first 14 miles there was a thick fog to drive through. But then the clouds part and one of the most beautiful area of North America become visible.
While on the ridge we met Admiral Nigel Jingjing III (the chipmunk) and Norman Skeeze (the young buck that walked up to us). I know some of these pictures look photo shopped, but I assure you they are not.
Facebookers can see the pretty pictures HERE.
Where you don't fuck with Sue and leave your fucking kids at home.
Continuing on with my quest to eat some form of halibut every day, I stumbled upon an extremely old looking bar in Coupeville claiming to have Fine Food. That’s really all the endorsement I need. So I entered.
Since I had halibut fish & chips the previous day at the yet to be reviewed Sunbolt’s I went with the only slightly different crispy halibut burger. It was essentially a round filet of halibut fried and placed on a buttered bun. It was delicious and paired well with a Bridgeport IPA.
Seeing that the Toby’s had their own beer, I ordered up a Toby’s Parrot Head Red Ale for dessert. Despite it being flat and fairly flavorless, I went ahead an purchased an accompanying pint glass.
I don’t know why anyone reading this would ever be in Coupeville, but if you are, you do need to check this place out. Decent bar food, many good beers on tap and salty bartendrixes make this the only “go-to” place in Coupeville in my books.
B+ (on the dive bar scale)
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8 Front St Coupeville, WA
Location:Front St NW,Coupeville,United States
A snarky Dallas blogger escapes the heat and flies into Portland and meets a funny-named wine that proves to be the star of the big show on this very special episode of Eating Portland.
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I’m adjusting my grading scale to accommodate the great foods of the PacNW. I can’t start off with an A and then have no room for conceivably better places to come.
10 SE 7th Ave Portland OR
“How quaint”, I thought as we checked in. “Real keys instead of key cards. I can’t remember the last time I was at a hotel with actual keys”.
That should have gone under the heading of “Signs and Portents”.
But the initial reaction of this charming throwback to a bygone era, known as Hotel Seattle, soon became screams of abject horror and near death.
OK, that was hyperbole. Nothing almost died, except maybe a tiny bit of our humanity.
I ask few things from a hotel. The point of a vacation is to spend as little time in the hotel as possible. So I don’t need mints on the pillow or gold plated shower heads or Tuscan marble foyers. What I do need is a toilet that can flush.
Let me explain.
Sunday morning I got up “early” to go to Top Pot for the best donuts ever. But before heading out I needed to tinkle and upon flushing the toilet, it never stopped. Water flowed continuously. Since water conservation is a priority of mine (anyone who has seen my front lawn will confirm this) I alerted the dude at the front desk.
“Hmmm. Our maintenance guy has the day off. But I’ll see what I can do.”
OK. It’s not really my problem or my water bill. So I proceeded to Top Pot.
Once back at the hotel, I was told by (in order not to embarrass her I will keep her identity a secret and only refer to here by some random German automobile initials) VW that the toilet had stopped flushing and she thought that would be an excellent time to “take the Browns to the Superbowl”, “drop the kids off at the pool”, “make gorilla fingers”…..
“YES! YES! I get it.” I exclaimed.
“Well, just so you’re warned. The toilet doesn’t flush anymore. And there’s stuff in it”.
After cleaning up my puke and assuring myself that VW is the only one of her kind to do such disgusting things (maybe she got a bad oyster, yeah, that’s got to be it), I informed the front desk that the toilet had stopped flushing and now wouldn’t flush at all. The front desk dude told me that the maintenance man would be up shortly.
The maintenance dude came and went and we were told that the water pressure had to build back up in order to flush. 36 hours later and still no flush.
Oh, and don’t lean on the sink or you’ll knock it over.
Location:Unnamed Rd,Grapevine,United States
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But it's unlikely The Green Room's most ardent fans will ever order many of the announced dishes, since the "Feed Me" option's back: For $47 -- or $68 with wine -- guests get "a unique four-course menu" created specifically for the table.
While there are plans to add brunch and lunch service, the Green Room is now open Tues.-Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the opening menus on the next page.
The Green Room
2715 Elm St.
Sake & Toledo Roll
Usagi Tomago & Wagyu Momo
Admittedly, these pictures are not the best. One of the many things the iPhone does not do well is take pictures indoors. But thanks to the miracle of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, I was able to make them semi-presentable.
With a pulled groin and sandy mangina sidelining me, the best way for me to pass the time while waiting for the sweet release of death to free me from the stifling heat and humidity in College Station was to try my hand at sports photography. Although I did get a few good shots, I can’t help but think I need a longer lens. But instead, I may just buy a Porsche.
Location:Metlink Rd,Austin,United States
10:20 - I got here way too early. I'm all suited up and ready to go but there's still 40 minutes until the start.
10:21- just noticed there's no 3G up here. So it really is like the days of the early German settlers when wireless broadband was in its infancy.
Beautiful day. Sunny a little windy and cool.
12:30- 19 miles in first rest stop. Good Christ it's windy. Just 40 more miles to beer.
12:31- I want to punch the cooz that corrected her husband who said "we at 20 miles?". And replied "18.9 actually "
2:00 second rest stop. 36 miles in 28 to go. The wind is beating me up.
2:45 Saint Jo rest stop in the town square. Not much going on here. Finally heading east to enjoy some tailwind.
3:26 Final rest stop. Only 10 more miles. Heading south back to Muenster for a not very enjoyable crosswind.
4:00 DONE! Total time was 4:30. Not very good. But considering the strong wind, I’ll take it. Next up The GASP (Greater Austin to Shiner Pedal). Now on to my 2 free beers at the Germanfest.
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Location:7th St,Muenster,United States
An American gastronomic institution delights and amazes with both flair and style and makes my engagement something I would never forget.
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I apologize if this ends up disturbing your delicate sensibilities, but sometimes I need to call someone out. Even if I don’t actually know who that someone is. Actually, I often call people out whom I have no idea who they are.
But who in the wide wide world of sports would think that it was non only a good idea but also proper to throw their gum out into the urinal at work???
Seriously, what were you thinking?? There’s a trash can right behind you. Your Juicy Fruit had become so flavorless during urination that you had to spit it out right that minute?
And did you even think that some poor soul is going to have to fish that piss soaked gum out of the urinal? Would you like to do that?? Do you think anyone wants to do that?
I hadn’t checked out who’s been visiting the blog in a while. So, I swam over to Google’s Analytics to see what’s steering people here. And for the first time in for as long as I can remember, there is no mention of GILFs or GILF hunters.
For the last 30 days, my referrals have looked like this:
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So, besides me, JT and my grandmother, people are here to read my complaint about The Travel Channel’s bogus 101 Chowdown Countdown.
I’m so proud that if you Google “chowdown countdown list” my article is the ninth item listed.
This blog has come a long way from it’s lonely days of rambling about egrets. Thank you all for your support.
My final day in the land of street-legal dune buggies and penicillin resistant syphilis.
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For reasons that are known to almost no one, the IT department of National Motor Club is heading to Lake Havasu to visit the our call center. Luckily this is the beginning of spring break and I have brought along a duffle bag full of Girls With Low Self Esteem trucker hats so as to entice a comely coed back to the room for a quick shower.
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One quick trip to Krogers and I witnessed all three of the primal rules of self checkout violated. If we could all obey these three simple rules, then we will be one step closer to the utopia we all deserve.