The Waffle House Chronicles...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Life ain't cheap

So after having a nice long weekend last weekend it was back to work. But yet another busy week with physical therapy on Tuesday, new tires and vet work on Wednesday, dinner plans on Thursday and a rehersal and dinner on Friday (along with picking up a tux.)

Wednesday Chili was to get his teeth cleaned. That's a pretty expensive thing anyways as they have to put him under. Of course he has terrible teeth and needed 4 more exctracted and it quickly became some oral surgery. Now he only has about 50% of his teeth left and we are much less rich. Plus right after that I picked up my car with 4 fresh new tires. Chili was pretty beat up though and was down for the count for a good day. He's back to normal now though.

I've been playing a game called The Last Guy on PS3. It is actually one of the best games I ever played, so much that it took me 5 days to finish it (I finished at 5:40am this morning.) I am now working on redoing some levels and I am currently ranked in the Top 800 in the world in this game. Pain, Amusment Park was supposed to come out on Wednesday but it got delayed a couple weeks so I'll have to find something else to play until then.

Dean and Beth are getting married this weekend! Should be a great time! The rehersal was alot of fun and we got to have some good ol' Wisconsin fish fry which has been a while for me. Even scored me a custom Brewers retro jersey! The wedding is going to be huge (300+ people) and we'll have a good time for sure! I wish them the best of luck as they both are very good friends of ours. I am sure I'll post photos from the wedding once it is done.

Not much else going on here. I am trying out a new GT road bike so that's been interesting. The Ironman is tomorrow so good luck to Wolfgram! He'll do awesome. Also my friend Jenn gets married today (her reception is in a couple weeks) so good luck to them. Should be a fun weekend! Take care!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hunger gets what hunger wants...

The weekend has been pretty sweet so far! Friday we got out of work early. Usually we'd piss away those two hours and in many people's opinions we did. We watched Ocean's Twelve. Not the world's best movie but really good nonetheless. We watched Bank Job a couple days prior and that was much better. It was just fun to be 23/36ths of the way through the Ocean's Trilogy. We then hit the Target quick and then the Riz and Hez came over. Tried my first ever volcano taco but I can't recommend if for myself as it was just ok (Kyle would probably like it though...and it is worth the $.89 investment to try anyways.) Played a bunch of classic 4 player games (Blockus, Oh Hell, Boggle, Euchre) and had an outstanding time.

I've been on a quest for a PS3 for months and now I've heard the new 80gb systems have shipped. I had lots of gift cards to both Best Buy and Circuit City but everyone buys PS3s there. I ended up finding one at Wal-Mart (and it was 99 cents cheaper.) By 8am I was back home with my new piece. Got it hooked up and wireless and started downloading games. I got a ton of demos and then the full version of Pain. Going to do some more downloading today!

Had to cut my PS3 session short though as I scored a couple free Badger tickets through work. We rode our bikes down there and even locked it back up to Larkin's bike (which has been locked down there since 1997 but has now been flipped.) Had a quick hot dog before the game and then some nachos at the game. The game was awesome. We sat with Dennis and his wife (who scored the other two tickets from work.) We were in the shade for most of the 1st half and then got to see the Badgers pull away in the 3rd quarter and stayed for jump around and another 4th quarter touchdown before grabbing the bikes and heading to the capital.Heading to the Captial I flatted right about State Street. The roads down there were so bad and my tires were low on air I can't believe it took that long. $10 at yellow jersey (I can't believe how crazy that place is) and I was back up and running for the two blocks to the capital.

Got to the taste and item #1 was the Jack and Blue Buffalo Cheese Sticks - $3

They were one of the best things to ever touch my mouth. They were the richest most decidant deep fried items ever. I don't really have a food scale but 9.5 out of 10 would seem appropriate. Not a bad way to start the taste and would be a determining factor on if I return on Sunday.

I skipped the Meatball Stromboli as it looked bad and hit the Butterfinger Wontons - $2. I am guessing you can't see the dissappointment on my face...they were horrid. The won ton wrapper took away the little butterfinger taste and it was more like a butterfinger cheesecake filling (that wasn't good for cheesecake) and it had way too little filling. Terrible.

Next up was a new Little Caesar's menu item Zesty Jalapeno Cheese Bread - $1. Pretty darn good although they were super rich and eating more than 3 or 4 of these would be pretty rough. But I can recommend them if you are sharing and for $1 we only got 2 so it was pretty good!
Since I saved $2 on the stromboli I was lured in to Potbelly by the Ice Cream Sandwich - $2. Two oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with ice cream in the middle...sold! It was such a hot day that ice cream seemed great! Highly recommended!
We then ran into a bunch of people we knew (O'Donnells, Balsleys & Chuck.) We hung out in the shade watching Stella and eating and just enjoying being downtown and outside.

Stella even represented.

One more place to eat, Toppers Mac and Cheese Pizza by the Slice - $2. At this point I wasn't hungry and was going to skip but for $2 I had to try it. I did get the worst slice of the 5 or 6 I saw but regardless it wasn't great. It was ok and I didn't mind eating it but Ians blows it away!

After that we took off and headed back home. We caught a couple songs by a group called the Too White Crew on the way out (the midwest's only hip-hop cover band) and I probably should have stayed for the whole show (awesome.) The ride home was rough but we made it. Finally got some more time with the PS3, playing for a couple hours before watching the Brewers and some more football and hitting the bed early. A great day!