The Waffle House Chronicles...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good eats

So yesterday Kyle invited me on a lunch date. Of course being stubborn I told him it had to be Taco Bell and not Culver's and he obliged. Great decision. We walk in and some girl stops us and asks us if we'd like to try a potential new Taco Bell product and take a survey about it. Little did she know, she made my dream come true as I often feel I should be a product tester for fast food restaurants...especially Taco Bell. So Kyle and I sat down to fill out our survey. It appears they are considering a new premium steak line and we got to try the new steak taco (premium steak, cheese, salsa roja, red sauce and lettuce.) It tasted great and the new steak was awesome. That being said judging by the survey the product will be priced at $2.29 which is pricey because it wasn't very filling. But if people are into premier items, this one is a winner. Anyways it delayed my first ever trying of the new triple steak burrito they are promoting as I didn't feel up for triple steak after I just had premium steak.

Although in even bigger Madison fast food news, check this out! Awesome! It's less than a mile from the Riz (does Sonic know it's demographic or what?) Opening a drive-in in Madison in January might not be that great for employees but that will just make my java chiller that much cooler!

Not sure what I think about this. I am sure Kelson would love it. I'll have to get some, if nothing else it would be a good burger seasoning. I often wondered why some burger place hasn't put bacon inside a burger (or grind bacon chunks into the meat.) Perhaps sometime next summer we'll have to have the 1st annual burger cook-off! I know Tracy can make a mean burger...but I've got a couple creations that people might also enjoy.

Sorry for the photoless blog post. I did see two deer in my neighbor's yard a couple mornings ago but I didn't have a camera. Oh well, hopefully the next post will have more. Thanks for reading.

Monday, October 13, 2008


So in the couple weeks I've been back from Vegas I haven't really been up to much. One thing I did forget to post in my Vegas post however is how awesome I am. I've been working on this Sudoku off and on for a year or so and finally on my way to Vegas I finished it off. It was a pretty good feeling.

Not much else has been going on. Watching some sports, movies and new TV shows, playing some PS3 and going to the dog park has been my life. I rode my bike a few times last week as well. Even went for a cross ride to Badger Prairie last Friday which was a good time. Last weekend I cleaned out our whole garage so now we are ready for winter (and can park our cars in the garage.) Also went to a fun birthday party for Beth last Saturday night.
This weekend was good and laid back. Started out with some dog park and then dinner with some friends. Crashed really early on Friday night, I couldn't stay awake. Saturday came early as well and did some grocery shopping (ankle still can't play basketball.) Went to the dog park and then it was yardwork time. I picked up dog poop and pulled weeds for two hours (we had tons of weeds, 3 38 gallon garbage bags full) and then I worked on the yard itself. It needed to be bagged as there was so much dead grass and leaves so I went ahead and did that. Finally I moved our wood pile (we've got lots of wood this year so we can have some nice fires.) I had a late lunch and cleaned up and basically rested for the later part of the afternoon. That evening we had dinner and movies at the Irbys. Dinner was spectacular as usual and we watched Office Space on the projection screen. Good times! We left before the second movie so we could watch the second half of the Badger game, what a waste that was.
Sunday we got up and chilled (I am reading the book Boys Will Be Boys which is excellent.) Went to the Y to do my physical therapy and then we headed off to our annual cornmaze tradition which is always a good time. We stopped by Barriques to fuel up with some molasses cookies, thanks Tracy! Then we headed to Lodi. The maze has 7 checkpoints and then randomly they hid 8 stampers. The objective is to go from one checkpoint to the next as they give you a chunk of the map at each one. The bonus objective is to find the 8 stampers, not located on the map. We dominated, geting the whole map and all 8 stampers (are first time for getting all 8) and we were rewarded with a certificate and our names are in a drawing for a VIP party out there. Good times! Yes we are both Official Maze Masters

We got home and then went to Jess' parents house for the Packers game. Finally a good football game for the Wisconsin faithful! Yesterday was weird, I didn't have a single meal, just about 6 small ones (and by meals I mean snacks.)

Now it is Monday morning, another exciting week. Work seems to be starting to get less busy (we took more than double the call volume this past September as we had in any other September in recorded history) so that's good. This weekend is Jess' birthday and the Saris Bike Federation Gala so it should be another fun weekend. Take care!