Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yorick and Ampersand

I kind of love snow. It did let me down last night in that it didn't snow enough to get me a free work from home day, but I forgive you snow.

Here is the number one thing that I (and anyone with a web log) promise: I will post here more regularly. I have to spread all of this comedic joy to the rest of the world. It is not fair for me to only share with Peanut, Wicket and Casey (in that order). In my defense January was uber busy at work. I pretty much worked everyday in January. I am not complaining, but stating the facts.

Things I am looking forward to:

1. Trip to Denver in March to hang with Johnnie and see the Nuggets.

2. Playing Bioshock 2. I almost went out at midnight last night to pick up my reserved copy, but I decided against it because it was snowing.

3. A 24 inch snowstorm and snowball fight in downtown saint louis. Ok this one will probably not happen, but if DC can have fun why can't we?

4. Possibly convincing the ARRG bus to stop by Lambert's home of throwed rolls in Sikeston on the way home from Memphis.

Things I have done recently that totally ruled:

1. Finished reading the whole series of Y: The Last Man. Holy shit was this good. Everyone should go read this. It made me feel emotions which I don't usually do. Really great story, great art and as an extra bonus there are some boobs. Cartoon boobs!

2. I have been trying to eat at new places when I go out to eat. This has been a total success so far. I have been to:

a. The Blues City Deli

The Missus and I went on a Saturday for lunch and it was packed. The whole place is about the size of my living room. Needless to say, we were getting our food to go. There was a band playing in the front of the place, the order counter at the back and a few tables full of mostly drunk couples in their 40s-50s in the middle. The sides were filled with people either waiting to order or people waiting to get their food. Anyway...the place had a great vibe. It makes you feel good just to be standing in there. We ordered a couple of delicious sloppy sandwiches, some chips and some sodas. I think my favorite thing about the place is that they had a bunch of regional sodas from all over the place. A lot of them were made with real sugar too. I had a Black Cherry soda and Casey had a Strawberry Cream. Hers tasted like you were drinking cotton candy. Mine tasted great, but had as much sugar as a bag of sugar. Overall I give it a: Damn that was good.

b. Pizza-A-Go-Go

The story to this one is not as long which will probably make everyone happy. We wanted some pizza and I had heard about this place for a while so I thought I'd try it out. We ordered a pizza with Bacon and Black Olives to go. I picked it up and the place was full of regular folks who seemed to love hockey. I liked the pizza more than Casey did, but what does she know anyway? The crust was thin and crisp with ample topping coverage. My only issue is that their toothpicks were not quality toothpicks. I broke a spike of toothpick off in my gums on the drive home. I needed tweezers to get it out. Overall I give it a: That Pizza was good, but my gums hurt.

c. El Paisano

I ate here with Casey and Chelsea. That means this review would be the same at just about any restaurant. Chelsea was on her iPhone the whole time and Casey was twittering or texting the whole time. The food was good solid Mexican. Their biggest plus is that they are open on Sunday unlike all the other Mexican restaurants that love Jesus too much to work on Sunday. Overall I give it a: That is tasty Sunday Mexican food, but I wish these bitches would get off their phones.

d. Tucker's Place

So Logan was about to leave the US to go to India the next day. He needed a beef injection. After I gave him that we decided to go eat a steak. Hiyo. Besides Casey and I going on South County dates to the Texas Roadhouse I don't eat steak all that often. I had heard of Tucker's Place before and it was in Soulard so I thought it was worth a try. I was a little nervous that it would be a frat boy hangout, but was relieved that it was just a normal person place. Logan, Ben and I got a sweet spot right next to the fireplace. Thanks pregnant hostess!! We then ate one of the more delicious steaks I've had in recent memory. Logan and I went with the special which was a 16oz Filet Mignon wrapped in Bacon. I got grilled veggies and salad with it. The salad was not spectacular, but there was Bacon on top of that as well. The steak was just soooo satisfying. The veggies were also a nice compliment to the overwhelming beefiness. Ahh I like thinking about this moment. Overall I give it a: Damn that is some good ass meat and the place is so comfy that I want to take a nap on the floor afterwards.

e. and maybe even some more places I can't remember.

3. Am I still writing? Is anyone still reading? If you are still reading, please post a comment with your favorite John Goodman movie. (Hint: King Ralph).

A few final thoughts:

I. I have said this before, but I am not capable of shopping/choosing the appropriate things to eat. Last Friday is a prime example of my failure at this. I started out doing great while I was at work. I had some skim milk, coffee, high fiber oatmeal, Healthy Choice Chicken Margerita and an apple. This was about 650 calories or so.

Then I left work and all hell broke loose. I had a side by side strawberry/chocolate shake, Double Steakburger w/cheese, french fries, 1 bag of Stacy's cheese pita chips and half a carton of Walgreens Bear Claw ice cream. These brought my daily calorie total to at least 4146 calories. Am I a toddler with no self control? Yes. The answer is yes.

II. Stacy's Pita Chips should be outlawed. They are too good. Every single kind. A bag is like 1000 calories, but I always eat the whole thing.

III. I have completed 2 weeks of P90X which is the only thing keeping me out of the morbidly obese category. Besides that slip up on Friday I have been doing pretty well with eating and exercising. My pecs are so juiced.

IV. How bout ARRG? I am very proud of the Arch Rival Roller Girls lately. They have had two consecutive sellouts and there is a lot of buzz about them around town. They have been doing a great job marketing themselves and they are backing it up with some fun exciting Roller Derby action. I was getting a little worried last year when the attendance was falling a little, but there has been a big burst lately. Let's hope it keeps up!!


Mustard said...

Jeff, I read it all & you're swell. I love snow too. We're being pounded w/ the stuff right now. Maybe there's a huge snowball fight in our future?? Probably not. We're not that cool. We use snow shoveling as a way to meet our neighbors. :) John Goodman = Roseanne all the way.

DOB said...

Big Lebowski.

Jessica said...

yea dude, big lebowski. and raising arizona.