Today brought us to Fat Dan’s Deli for lunch. (After finding it, the iPhone directions kept taking us to old location)
A smoked chicken sandwich special called my name and AP had a Chicago style italian beef sandwich. Prices were fair and the portions were hearty. There are a few other menu items that we both are interested in trying so I think we’ll be back.
I was impressed not only with my food, but also with the Cubs game on ALL the TVs. Gotta love that. Even when they lose. Like today.
Today is also a day with The Boy. He and I went out to see all the new windmills. I didn’t know they had put so many in so close to us but he informed me all about it as we drove out to see them. Sometimes the information a 10 year old has amazes me.
We went up to one, there was no “Do Not” signs so we did. The up close experience of these things is completely different than what I expected. First of all, they’re GIGANTIC! The base is probably 20′ across.
Second, the noise. It’s not loud but it is a steady “whoosh….whoosh….whoosh..” that after a bit would likely start to drive a man crazy. Now I admit we were standing directly underneath the windmill but I don’t think I would want to hear that all the time.
There are a few signs around the county both in support of, and against the Wind Farms, as they are known. Energy supply that is independent of fossil fuels is a interesting subject and seems like a good idea. I am undecided as to which way I would lean, but I will do more research to learn more about the new Silent Giants standing guard in the fields.
Stay tuned, or not.
Red velvet French toast. Yes that’s a real thing. And it was delicious.
Breakfast came from a place called Jelly Pancake House in Dyer Indiana. If you ever get the opportunity to eat there, do it.
I had Red Velvet French Toast which was a red velvet cake roll with a cream cheese filling that was sliced, battered, and then grilled just as you would regular french toast. Once plated the entire order was also drizzled with a warm chocolate sauce. Wow. One of the best breakfast meals this fat kid has ever had. Oh, and their biscuits and gravy was really good also. Yes, i had both. I was hungry.
The true deciding factor on a good breakfast place is the coffee. If they have good coffee chances are they have good food. And Jelly was no exception. Again, if you have the chance, eat here.
Stay tuned. Or not.
Today was April Fools Day. No pranks were played.
Today was also New Phone Day. A great day! After much thought and consideration i have decided to stay with the Android family. No iOS for this guy…yet. I retired the HTC Evo 4G and went with an LG Optimus. So far, pretty cool. It is bigger than an Evo, but not Note sized.No external battery or memory had me worried a bit I’ll admit, there is a 14 day return period just in case.
We tried out Café Patachou for breakfast this morning. It was good, just not my style. I like the more mom-n-pop type breakfast places. But, we tried it. Check that off the list.
Today also brought a road trip to Tha Region. Time for some food with friends and time with APs mom. The dogs even got to come along! But someone had to be left behind….
That’s right, BarbaraDonna had to stay back in Indy. She looks pissed too. Maybe because she has been looking forward to her week with @TikiKitchen and we just haven’t hooked up yet. Either that or because she was left in the garage.
Stay tuned. Or not.
Another sleep in day. I’ve heard somewhere that it takes 8 hours of sleep to make up for 1 hour of lost sleep. While I’m not sure about the truth behind that, it sounds good. And everyone knows that 83% of all stats are made up anyway.
It being Easter and all we had a dinner at the FBIL (future brother-in-law) house. He bought a Green Egg….grill? …Smoker? I am unsure what it is other than a Green Egg but I am sure that the filets he cooked on it were amazing. As well as 100% healthy as he dipped each one in melted butter before searing them. Another stat for you to digest there…
Afterwards we played a little Just Dance 4. For those of you who haven’t experienced this game yet I highly recommend at least a rental night. Tonight I bested TOFBIL (the OTHER Future brother-in-law) on Oops I Did It Again. Yes, the Britney Spears song, no judging.
Tomorrow (or today as its almost 1 a.m.) brings a trip to Tha Region. That means Mom (future Mother In Law) time, pizza, and friends.
Stay tuned. Or not.
Day 1 brought sleep, a lot of it. There was also the Pit Parade, a dog walk in support of pitbulls. That is where I received my first sunburn of the season. That’s right…my Chrome dome is now pinkish. But, its all good. The boy and I had a great time and saw a lot of amazing dogs.
Tonight brings a 3D showing of GI Joe. My first 3D movie in over 20+ years.
Stay tuned to see what the rest of vacation week brings. There’s a manatee to deliver and talks of a topless StacheRide.
Ever want a peek into the minds of
The worlds future?
Then play any xbox live game and just listen to the genious thoughts and comments that spew forth from the mouths of the other players.
Seriously, if these kids are our future I am scared.
This picture sums up how I feel about what grown ass people chose to do with each other. Gay, straight, bent it doesn’t matter to me who you love, marry, sleep with or whatever it is you want to do with them. It’s not my place, not my decision and I feel that it shouldn’t be any decision made by any court of law in any city or state in the country we live in. Period.
4 hours and 57 minutes. That’s the amount of time until my alarm goes off. My phone told me.
It’s part of the new position at work. Something I haven’t done in over a decade and a half, at least. Close the store and then open the next day. There’s a word for it…Clopen. And its a bad thing.
Bad because my brain is running full steam ahead while I should be shutting down.
Bad because I don’t see AP for almost 36 hours.
Bad because tomorrow I’ll have worked another full shift before noon.
But…its a job. A job that many others in our country would like to have. And its mine. And I will do my best at it.
So there’s that.