Thursday, February 09, 2006

Great Big Stuff!

Bruce pondered in the previous post what I would do after what would be an orgy of excess if I won the powerball lottery. I would want some really classy shit, like a mink tracksuit, my own personal Zamboni, or lot's of unnecessary surgery. I could even finally afford to see a Broadway show! Seriously I can think of three off the top of my head:

1. I would travel extensively, most notably I would revisit Germany, visit eastern Asia, and see the Amazon river.
2. I would open a club with Dann so we'd have a cool place to hang on Sunday afternoons.
3. I would go back to school on the twenty year plan... you know kind of slide back into it.

Oh, I'd also give Heath ten dollars as compensation for all the loses he's sustained on poker nights.

It also goes without saying that all my friends and family (except those who cross me) would be well cared for financially.

What would YOU do?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I caught three numbers in the powerball this evening but not quite enough to win anything... I guess I'll go to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Cheever's Cafe

Working on the weekends affords me little time to eat out with the parents so we decided to go out and eat tonight, my only day off this week. It was decided that we would eat somewhere new. After consulting with Dann during our Sunday medicinal session we decided on Cheever's Cafe. It's located just north of N.W. 23rd street on Hudson (around the corner from 23rd Street Body piercing... ouch!). We started with the Chipotle Hummus with a Boulevard Wheat for me and a Coors Light for mom. For our main courses Shimmy had the Tortilla Crusted Alaskan Halibut with Spicy Shimp Risotto, I had the Chipotle Glazed Salmon, and my parents shared the Cheever's Chicken Fried Steak (this entree alone was big enough to feed all of us). During dinner Shimmy had the Andrew Harris Shiraz and I enjoyed a glass of the Carmen Sauvignon Blanc. The food was excellent and offered in very large portions, in fact we all took home boxes of food for later consumption. As everyone knows I prefer the Cedar Plank Salmon at The Deep Fork Grill, and I still do, but that's not to say that it wasn't nearly as good at Cheever's Cafe, just prepared differently and a bit sweeter with the fruity chipotle. The taste of the Halibut I sampled from Shimmy was very good and a great recommendation from the wait staff. The risotto along with the Halibut was moderately spicy as was the mashed potatoes that came with the Chicken Fried Steak having a hint of jalepeno. The atmosphere is very comfy and inviting and the wait staff friendly and attentive. A dinner of four with a few drinks will run you between 100.00 and 120.00 dollars. Highly recommended. Four out of five forks. Thanks for the recommendation Dann!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Before And After Work

I meant to post some before and after work observations Saturday night but I've been too tired to post until now.

WWJT? What would Jesus tip? I served a seven top table on Saturday night. After I delivered the meal the group all held hands around the table and prayed before digging into their Cajun food. I've always found this practice a little strange in public but it's probably due to the lack of a Chrisitan upbringing on my part. The table of Christians (or at least the ones I served) tipped eight percent. It could be worse, every table of teenages I've served have left a zero percent tip but that's another story...

On the way home from the resturant I was listening to KJ-103 on the radio. I rarely listen to the garbage they play but nothing of interest was on the other stations and the CD player in my truck is on it's last leg. The song "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was playing by the Black Eyed Peas; a song I rather like. The chorus comes up as "no no no no don't MESS with my heart". What the hell? Is phunk some kind of dirty word that the Oklahoma City metro area can't handle? I'm getting a new CD player next week with a Sirius connection, where I assume I won't be shielded from the dirty lyrics that the kids are listening to these days.