Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Lingering effects of the budget shutdown

Budget shutdowns are really silly. Not only do they disrupt the federal government's work (and who doesn't like federal spending in their district?), they mess with things like military commissaries. The effects of a shutdown linger even after the shutdown ends, because ... well ... logistics.

We'll see if February 8th brings any further disruptions.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Wish you were here

This past July 24th featured a Hawaii-themed Pearls Before Swine comic I enjoyed. Link to the original
It inspired me to make the following videos for my Mainland-based family.

While I doubt anyone really enjoys getting a "wish you were here" postcard from Hawaii during the deepest depths of winter, these at least have grandkids in them. Plus Incubus, if that makes a difference to you.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Nacho fries

Taco Bell's been showing a couple of pretty funny advertisements these days. They've got one that mocks the Illuminati, and another about Nacho Fries with Josh Duhamel.
I was curious about the nacho fry thing, so I stopped by Taco Bell and got some. They're not bad, but they're essentially French fries with nacho cheese. The "extra spices" thing didn't really change the flavor.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The cheese made just for me

I went to a cheesesteak place for lunch today. I like their regular cheesesteaks, but I asked to substitute Provolone cheese for the regular stuff.

The more I thought about it, the more I recognized the irony of the situation. Why do I have such a problem with White American when that's what I am?

(If that's not privilege, I don't know what is.)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Too close for comfort

There are a lot of unwritten rules in the Men's Room Code of Conduct (despite the irony in that very statement). One of those rules relates to how much distance you have to keep from another dude. Which is why these three stalls (in a Honolulu Airport restroom) will *never* be used all at once.

Fortunately, the airport is currently under renovation. I fully expect this restroom to be one of the things that gets remodeled.

Friday, October 13, 2017

How I eat -- at home vs. away

Here's how I eat when I'm at home: A salad comprised of lettuce, green pepper, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and 1/4 cup of grilled chicken that totals about 200 calories, plus a coconut water.

Compare that with how I eat when I'm away on business trips. A grilled shrimp risotto with a Moscow mule, and when that was done, a peanut butter milk stout from the Belching Beaver Brewery. Total calories -- I don't know, but it was way more than 200, that's for sure. (The restaurant was right next door to the hotel and gave a 10% discount.)

I love getting per diem allowances.