Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Is it just me

...or does everyone else snicker when they read the word, "proteins?"

This is apparently a new menu term.  I saw it multiple times today, and I can't remember ever seeing it before.  First was at lunch, at a local Thai restaurant, where the lunch specials came with "Your choice of Proteins chicken, beef, pork, tofu." (One doesn't expect perfect punctuation on the menu of a Thai restaurant.  In fact, I think it's actually required to include a bunch of errors in order to be "authentic."  The restaurant equivalent of "keeping it real.")

Then, when I got back to work, I read the flyer for the new, improved cafeteria menu, and the salad bar description said, "Crisp greens and hot Proteins".  And the next menu item also described Proteins.

Yeah - "Proteins" needs to be capitalized, I guess.

Still, though, whenever I read "Proteins," I think this.  It makes me not want to eat there.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Smart Cars

Those two or three of you who still read this blog know that I am a very, very humble man.  But, sometimes I just have to brag a bit about The Childrens.  Probably as a way to let everyone know what a wonderful, successful parent I am.

This is one of those times.

What follows is a completely true story that took place Monday.  We were sitting at a traffic light, and a Smart Car was sitting at the light on the intersecting street.  It had a complete vehicle wrap advertising a local shoppe, and on the front had either a nose or a bow tie.  I couldn't really see it that well cuz it was facing perpendicular to me.  But I made note to MaxieC:

Me, CherkyB: "Look!  A clown car!"

MaxieC: "Daaaah.  That's not a clown car.  That's a Smart Car."

MaxieC: "In fact, it's not really a Smart Car.  It's more like a stupid car.  You can't even fit any dead hookers in it."

Me, CherkyB: "Heh heh....wait...What did you say?"

MaxieC: "I said it was a stupid car."

Me, CherkyB: "No.  After that."

MaxieC: "I...uhhhh...I said...uhhh...you can't even fit your groceries in it."
That's my boy.