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Monday, June 25, 2007

Grant Me A Sword

I'd much rather see this in a museum, but its pretty amazing what artifacts fetch at auction.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Weekend Pet Blogging!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Pet Blogging!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Froth Eats With The Bus

Well, it was actually AT Jerome's place on the North Shore.

There was a bit of a sticker shock on the price of entrees, which seemed a bit high, but on seeing the HUGE amount of food coming out of the kitchen, I'd say the portions would satisfy any lineman and are well worth the price.

I was eyeing the ribs, which were listed at an eye-popping $18.95. I asked the waitress how much that was? Half-rack? Full rack? Pounds? She told me an order was between 20-25 ribs! If I wasn't headed to the ball game after dinner, I'd have scarfed that up.

Instead, I ordered the pulled pork sandwich for $7.95. Pricey? A bit, but the dish was enormous. Pork piled high on a kaiser roll with a decent sized order of fries and a small cup of slaw. The pork was nice and tender, my only complaint was that it was a bit dry, but certainly palatable.

Draft beer was $3.75 for a 20oz glass. Two beers and my dinner ran $16.01, and I had friendly and efficient service. As busy as this place was before a Pirates game, I expect it to be packed on a Steeler's Sunday.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Best Spam E-Mail Yet

Got a chuckle out of this one!

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Your Lamar.

I don't know what it means either.


Friday, June 08, 2007

David Bowie - Modern Love

I've always liked this tune/vid

Friday Pet Blogging!

Pet sitting for my parents this weekend. Say Hi to Jackie!

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What's This??

Found an odd oblong package in the mail today from the Pirates? What could it be? I had forgotten there was a special premium for season ticket holders this year! The baseball on the left is signed by Jason Bay, the one on the right by Freddy Sanchez, and a special All-Star Game ball in the center! Whoohoo!

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Food Stamp Challenge: Day Six

Well, the Cornflakes are gone. I guess I'm having rice and broccoli for Breakfast tomorrow.

Suprisingly, it wasn't too hard to do, and tomorrow is the last day. I still have one box of mac and cheese, one chicken leg, plenty of rice, some pasta, the can of beans and a bit of broccoli left. It was incredibly monotonous, and I was ravenously hungry most of the day. Dinner, which was chicken or maybe the beef and mac with broccoli or spinach were the only really satisfying meals.

Breakfast would have been better with some fruit along with my cornflakes, and the soup for lunch would have been greatly enhanced with a sandwich.

I did cheat a bit. My cherry trees were fruiting, and so I grabbed an occassional handful of cherries. Technically, it wasn't cheating because I didn't pay for the cherries, but it made me feel guilty, as how many people on foodstamps have access to a cherry tree?

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Pet Blogging!

Bonus Neighbor's Cat Blogging!

Food Stamp Challenge

You may recall that I wrote about the Food Stamp Challenge some days ago, and that it might be an interesting experiment to see what some poor people have to live on, which amounts to about three dollars a day according to the Challenge.

So, I'm going to start the Challenge tomorrow, June 2, and see what its like to subsist on three dollars a day.

Today, I made a trip to the Gian' Iggle, and here's what $21.00 bought me:

One box of store brand cornflakes, $1.99

One gallon of milk, $3.55

One 16oz box of pasta, $1.49

Two boxes of store brand mac & cheese, $.50 ($.25 apiece)

One 16oz bag of white rice, $.89

Five cans of store brand condensed chicken noodle soup at $.43 apiece, $2.15.

One whole chicken, $5.17

One 10oz box of frozen broccoli, $.79

One 10oz box of frozen spinach, $.89

One pound of ground round, $2.56

One 15.5oz can of kidney beans, $.65

Total cost: $20.63

I figure I can get four dinners out of the chicken, use the carcass to make soup which I can have with the pasta or rice, mix one box of mac and cheese with the kidney beans and the other with the beef for at least four more meals, use the canned soup for my lunches at work, cereal for breakfast, and the veggies with dinners.

None of this fits with my diet, but its just for one week and I was thinking on how to stretch things out. Normally, I spend about $40 a week on food, so the cash savings are going to the food bank.

I'll keep you posted on how it goes.


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