Vaccine Passport Sandwich (to go)

I stopped in to pick up lunch at Mr. Subb today – I got a roast beef sub with Swiss cheese and Russian, if you’re curious – when I saw this sign. I’ve seen things like this on TV, but this is the first time I’ve seen a sign like this in person. I saw about four customers there. All were wearing masks. Were they all unvaccinated, or do they just lack faith in the vaccine’s efficacy? Or was it just a virtue signal? I thought about asking someone, but it’s such a touchy subject. No sense ruining my lunch with an argument, but it does make me wonder.

It’s been one of those weeks

You ever have one of those weeks where it feels like the world is just piling on? I’m at the tail end of one of those right now. TGIF. This wild fight scene in The Raid: Redemption pretty much sums up the way I’ve felt this week.

You’re just about done knocking away one threat, and another one comes flying at you. The work day can’t end soon enough.

On a brighter note, I’m having chili for lunch today. With Fritos! Hard to beat that.

Friday Movie Quote will be up later this afternoon. I have a good one lined up for today; it’s an 80s cult classic that I only saw for the fist time a few weeks ago. In the meantime, I have to get through the morning grind.

running for the border just got classier

Well damn, I didn’t see this coming.

Taco Bell introduces more upscale items

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Taco Bell, often a late-night indulgence with its inexpensive fare, is going more upscale.

The chain said Wednesday it plans an early July rollout of a menu addition created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia for its nearly 5,600 U.S. restaurants. New items feature such ingredients as black beans, cilantro rice, citrus- and herb-marinated chicken and cilantro dressing.

The introduction of items that Taco Bell executive Brian Niccol described as “gourmet Mexican,” is a venture onto the turf of casual-dining chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Qdoba Mexican Grill known for higher-quality ingredients.

Since they hired chef Lorena Garcia, as opposed to Lorena Bobbitt, I guess it’s safe to say that hotdogs won’t be on the menu.

I don’t really see the reason for this. If I want more “upscale” Mexican fast food (let’s face it, none of the aforementioned places is really upscale), I’d go to Chipotle or Moe’s (we don’t have Qdobo around here). I go to T-Bell when I’m in the mood for some cheap Mexican(ish) fast food. These new menu items don’t do anything for me.

But hey, maybe Taco Bell’s senior leadership knows something I don’t. I guess that’s why they’re going to win the franchise wars.

shake your bacon, baby!

Bacon, it’s not just for breakfast anymore. And it’s not just for eating. Now you can drink it. That’s right, you can drink it. The Jack in the Box fast food chain now offers a Bacon Milkshake. What’s in it? Glad you asked. According to the company’s website, it’s “made with real vanilla ice cream, bacon flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry.” For those of you who are watching your figures, the 16 ounce Bacon Milkshake has 773 calories and 40 grams of fat (28 saturated!). With numbers that bad, it’s gotta be tasty. Sadly, we don’t have Jack in the Box in my neck of the woods, so I can only dream.

Hat tip: Q103

IT’S ALL GOOD

Hearing Boston's “More Than a Feeling” on a warm, sunny spring day is like a double shot of Zoloft with a Prozac chaser. It's like someone set my Penfield Mood Organ* to “Extra Happy”. It's funny how seemingly little things can change your whole outlook. My Cinco de Mayo lunch from Hot Harry's didn't hurt.

*OK, all you smart people. Who knows what a Penfield Mood Organ is, and what book it appeared in? And step away from that search engine, no cheating.

LIFE GOES ON… AND ON… AND ON…

Notes from my life:

Three of the four people in my house have been sick. I'm not sure if it's the pig flu, sinus infections, or just bad colds, but we've been coughing and hacking for the past few days. And there's been sinus congestion, lot's of sinus congestion. I felt so bad last Friday that I took a sick day. That's something I almost never do, by the way. My younger daughter is (so far) the only one unaffected (or is that uninfected?). I'm not quite over it yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. My wife, on the other hand, is still in the middle of it. She has coughing fits that keep her awake at night. They keep me awake at night too. Misery loves company, right?

The new TV season has started, but nothing has really caught my attention yet. I'm still waiting for 24 and Chuck, but I guess we won't see either of those until after next year. For now, I'll have to settle for my Friday night shows: Monk and Psych. It's just as well, maybe I'll do more reading.

I had to take a computer based training (CBT) course at work yesterday. Mind-numbing dullness of epic proportions. I finished it twenty-four hours ago and my brain is still fogged over.

I won the most recent weekend caption contest over at RT's. Special thanks to RT for judging my snarkification worthy of note.

I've been trying to bring my lunch to work more, as opposed to buying some tasty-but-deadly fast food. I was out shopping for something for sandwiches when I saw this shaved French dip deli fresh meat from Oscar Mayer in the store, so I decided to give it a try. It gets a very enthusiastic thumbs-up. It's not cheap, but it's worth the price. And it still costs less than that Five Guys bacon double cheeseburger I might otherwise have.

I was thinking about this post at Searching For A New Tomorrow, and one of my comments about it, when a certain Seinfeld episode came to mind.

I can't wait for Friday. I hope the weather's good this weekend. I have a pool to close and a deck to stain.

I CAN HEAR MY ARTERIES HARDENING

Just had lunch at Five Guys.  I had the bacon cheeseburger.  Awesome, as always.  There was a paramedic vehicle in the parking lot.  I parked next to it.  You know, just in case my heart needed a jump start after the meal.  Thankfully, no defibrillation was required.  I might need a little nap, though.  If I paint eyeballs on my eyelids and try not to snore, maybe the boss won't notice.