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my open-ID at LJ doesn't work with blogger, i'm using my dreamwidth open-ID there. (edited 2-5-14)

Monday, August 25, 2014

dad's birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Salmon
You are both clever and wise. You are a keen observer, and you tend to notice everything.
You have amazing reasoning skills, and you grasp difficult concepts. You are an abstract thinker.

You seek wisdom in its many forms. You are interested in art, literature, history, philosophy, and science.
You are driven to make your own mark on the world. You put your creativity and brilliance to work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

the ice cream truck test

You Are Flexible
You are open to whatever the world has to offer, and you are always open to changing your mind - even if you have strong opinions.
You are very fair-minded, and you are willing to hear almost anyone out. You aren't dissuaded by strong personalities.

You listen to your intuition and give yourself what you need. You may be a bit self-indulgent, but at least you are happy!
You tend to be a bit of an idealist, but your ideals are always changing. You don't cling to one vision for too long.

You are indecisive, and you think it is one of your strengths. The longer you delay a decision, the sounder it will end up being.
You are passionate, but it doesn't stop you from being a clear thinker. You are very unbiased.

Friday, August 15, 2014

runnin' on dunkin

a dunkin donuts opened near here recently & my brother is addicted to the donuts & this is the guy who generally avoids sweets. but his reason is the quality will drop off sooner rather than later. see, we have a theory that any new food place with be good for 6 months or a year after they open to get people to come in & then will switch to lesser quality stuff to save money once they think they have a sufficient costumer base to stay in business. the possible exception to this theory is the local IHOP, about 90% of their stuff is still good 6-7 years after they opened here.

the donut quality is pretty good at dunkin', for several of them. the french cruller is tender & the glaze si sweet, while at other places the taste & texture closely resemble cardboard. the oreo cream was not only good, but had a considerable amount or cream in it. and while the butter nut was a hefty, tasty baked good, the crumble stuff on the outside left much to be desired.
there have been some disappointments too. the apple crumb, apple & spice, bavarian kream, and boston cream didn't deliver as promised.

Friday, August 08, 2014

the sunglasses test

Your Sunglasses Say You're an Artist
You are clever, unique, and a total nonconformist.
Your sense of fashion is based on your own personal creativity.

You need to be shaded from the mundane parts of life.
You feel sunniest when you can express yourself freely and without judgment.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

food thoughts

i've mad a few posts here about burger king & it might seem like i don't like the place. i actually do like their food (most of it) i just think they can do better. they have a new CEO, a 33 year-old guy that i hope will do more than just put out stuff that's a a re-arranged version of what they already have.
and what happened to the 50 cent cone for summer BK? mcdonald's has a 49 cent one. you dropped the ball this year.

a jimmy john's sandwich placed opened up near here not long ago. good sandwiches, but the music they play is too f**king loud. (i suppose that's to discourage people from hanging around too long) they have some interesting/amusing signage in the place. in general, it's better than subway, but doesn't have the bread options (both in size & the type) that subway has.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

brother's birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Cat
You are independent to the point of being stubborn. You stick to your values.
You are loyal, trustworthy, and honest. You are very devoted to your family.

You are aloof towards those you don't know well, but you are affectionate with those you are close to.
You are a creative, sensual, and mysterious person. You are agile and flexible.

Friday, July 11, 2014

burgers for breakfast?

it's something that burger king was trying out & i hear it failed, which wasn't that much of a surprise. i don't think i have ever heard of anyone wishing they could get burgers at a fast-food place in the morning.
getting breakfast after 10 or 11 a.m. when most places stop serving it is the complaint i've heard more than anything. supposedly mcdonald's it going to try having breakfast 24/7. we'll see how that changes the game, if at all.