Saturday, January 31, 2009

Amazing what Facebook can do...

I signed up for Facebook sometime last March (I think) ... I think I had gotten an e-mail from somebody asking me to do so. After I signed up, I really didn't go back to it for abou 4-5 months, until I read that Facebook is being used in adult learning (I'm an instructional designer, after all). So, I decided to check it out again - see what the big deal was.

Amazingly enough, I reconnected with many friends I lost touch with for one reason or another ... high school friends, college friends, and a lot of other friends. Not only that, but I realized that I was connecting and getting updates on family members I hardly ever saw.

Then, one of my high school friends decided to put together a "high school class" group area ... not only did I find more friends, but plans were laid out for a high school happy hour ... which happened to have occurred last night. It seemed to me that more people showed up to this than some of our reunions. We had a great time telling old stories, reconnecting, and of course enjoying the beverages ... and this was possible all because of Facebook. Amazing ... truly amazing.

Chances are we'll be doing these happy hours on a more regular basis, which I think is a good thing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

Seriously, if you haven't visited Mama Kat and partaken in her weekly homework assignment, you're missing out ... seriously.

This week, I chose to write about a stray animal I took in ... I'm probably taking some liberties with this, because the "stray" animal wasn't really a stray. You see, my buddy Bill and I were on our way to school one morning ... I'd say we were about 8 years old or so. Anyway, on our trek to elementary school, we stumbled upon (almost literally) a baby bunny, who had been abaondoned by its mother (at least we think it was abandoned).

We decided we would pick up the little bunny and take it to school with us ... the little thing looked so helpless. As we got to class, our teacher decided to help us take care of it, finding a shoe box, and a lamp to give it heat ... Fuzzball must've been scared to death (yeah, we named it Fuzzball ... got a problem with that?). The bunny survived the day, and we took it home to Bill's house.

Surprisingly, Bill's mom agreed to help us take care of it ... this bunny must've been a few weeks old tops ... certainly wasn't weened from its mommy yet. Bill's mom purchased some formula to mix with milk to nourish little Fuzzball. Bill and I had already put a plan in place that we'd both "house" little Fuzzball once it grew up.

Sadly, Fuzzball didn't survive the night, despite Bill and his mom's fervent attempts to care for the little ball of fluff. We ended up burying it in Bill's yard, complete with a full ceremony ... I'd like to think that Fuzzball at least didn't have to die alone or in fear ... poor guy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fast Food Corner

Big Mac or Whopper? Whopper or Big Mac? I guess it really depends, doesn't it? I mean, are we talking JUST the sandwiches, or are we adding the fries with the sandwiches? My answer changes based on this ... but, for argument's sake, I'll comment just on the sandwiches (and remember, this is just my opinion).

The Big Mac, while certainly being a "big" sandwich, is just plain messy. Often (almost always) the bun crumbles in half long before one finishes the sandwich, and often, most of the toppings seem to end up on the plate. Sure, the taste of the burger is more than adequate, but I tend to like my burger to stay in one piece (call me crazy).

The Whopper is a big burger, and instead of consisting of multiple patties stacked on top of each other (with another piece of bread and toppings separating them - like the Big Mac), it consists of just one rather large patty. Not only do the toppings seem to be fresher, the flame-broiled aspect makes it taste almost like a burger you'd find at a summer barbecue. Plus, the burger holds together when eating ... which makes it more dynamic (you can eat it on the run, or while your driving, for example).

The Burger King Whopper wins this battle hands-down ... however, if you throw in the fries, I'd probably be more willing to go through the messiness of the Big Mac.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Song of the Week

The Capes are (according to their myspace page) a poppy post-punk quintet with a side order of analogue electronica ... to me, they have a power-poppy feel, mixed with some Cars influences ... sadly after one album, the band broke up (far too early to early in my opinion). Their only album, Hello, is chocked full of hooks and melodies that seem to anchor themselves in your head for hours and hours (not all that dissimilar to Leisure McCorkle).

Though there are many songs I like on the album, Supergirls seems to be the one I tend to replay the most, probably probably because it has the most pervasive hooks, as well as more than a few musical twists. In addition to the Cars influence, if you listen closely, you can probably detect the fingerprints of the Beach Boys, Devo, and even the Beatles.

You can find more information about the Capes here:

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making Progress

Well, I think I'm making progress on some things in my life ... first, I am no longer repulsed by ham ... no, I still don't like it, but I can be in a room with it, don't mind the smell of it cooking, and can even stomach a sliver of it (as long as I have a good chaser).

More importantly, I think I might be getting over my absolute fear of anything puke. For those of you not in the know, I hate puking ... no, I don't think there are many people who enjoy it, but I absolutley can't stand it and have a whole routine in place to help me avoid puking ... however, that's not where I'm improving.

I also loathe seeing, hearing, and smelling puke. I rapidly leave the room when somebody feels like they might have to puke. I put pillows over my ears when I hear someone puking when I'm trying to sleep. It's a real problem with me ... and could certainly be an issue once we have kids (god willing).

So, why am I bringing this up? A group of us went to a bar in New Jersey (Prospectors) this past weekend ... While we were there, a friend's wife began feeling ill (no, it wasn't because of the drinks, she only had a glass of water) ... as luck would have it, I had driven the couple to the bar ... and more depressingly, I would be driving them back home ... much sooner than I had thought.

We left the bar, and began driving home ... we made sure we had some bags in case said sickly girl felt the urge to "unswallow." As luck would have it, she indeed got the urge to "do the technicolor yawn" and began puking in the bag in my car ... in the past, I may have contemplated actually jumping out of the car ... but somehow, I calmly pulled the car to the side of the highway, and she was able to get out of the car and continue barfing ... what's amazing is that I wasn't even repulsed, and didn't get nervous. This has to be a first in my life. Maybe I'm finally growing up or something ... NAH!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Random Stuff ...

Since Alaina liked my ramblings last week, I figured I'd do another one.

* I can't understand people wearing jeans below their butts ... first it looks weird (I can get over it - I wore acid washed jeans), but there's no way this is comfortable, is it?

* Speaking of which, I figured it would never get crazier than when Kriss Kross wore their jeans backwards ... I was proven wrong.

* The movie Top Secret may be better than Airplane.

* Michael Irvin is hosting a reality show where the winner gets a preseason roster spot with the Cowboys ... and for some reason, I'm interested in watching this.

* I still like the idea of bacon-scented candles.

* I think my wife would eat cheese-flavored ice cream.

* Happy to hear the Farrelly brothers are moving forward with the Three Stooges movie.

* Those Geico commercials with the stack of money with eyeballs ... I hate those commercials! Stop, already! I'm sorry about what I said about the cavemen!

* Saw Gran Tourino this past week - amazing! Can't wait to see The Wrestler.

* Born to Run HAS to be one of the songs Bruce is playing at the Super Bowl, right?

* With the down economy, will the Super Bowl commercials be less entertaining?

* Beer.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment.

This week's homework assignment I chose from Mama Kat was to talk about a memorable blind date. Since most of my friends either were embarrased with me, or couldn't get a date themselves, I didn't get to experience many blind dates, sadly.

The one blind date I did get to experience resulted in my marriage ... that's right, my relationship with Schue began as a blind date. Truth be told, we lived in neighboring towns for most of our lives, but never officially met ... actually, we found out that we had a mutual friend and were actually at the same New Years Eve party years before we "met." That's probably a story for another blog.

A college friend of mine (and one of my best friends) moved near me, and began dating someone ... as luck would have it, she had a roommate who was single. After a few months of dating, my college roommate decided it was time to set me up on a date with his girlfriend's roommate.

We met at a bar in Philly (Bar Noir) ... Normally, I'm not at a loss for words, but because Schue was absolutely beautiful, I had trouble formulating anything smart, funny, or witty ... instead, I began talking about how I wished John McCain would've beaten out Bush for the Republican nomination ... yep, she must've been overwhelmed by this (and I believe you all probably are too, since I mentioned this in a recent blog).

Anyway, the rest of the night went reasonably well - we ended up going to The North Star, another bar in Philly that actually hosts decent live bands. Schue was hestitant about seeing me again (probably thinking back to the McCain conversation), and it took a couple of weeks to see her again, but I think the drugs finally kicked in.

History ...

Ladies and gentlemen, our country made history today ... We have officially elected someone other than a white (and old) male to president of the United States. Our new president has a lot of work cut out for him - a sick economy, an unpopular war, and a country divided (in many, many ways).

Probably the biggest obstacle for our new president is a divided government ... it's hard to get any positive work done when your coworkers can't work as a team. My hope is that he is able to unite us ... only then, good things can happen.

Yes sir, history has been made ... now Mr. President, please prove us all right in why we elected you. I have faith!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Song of the Week

Many of you know I'm a HUGE Stones fan ... I figure it's time to actually make one of their songs my "song of the week." Most people tend to gravitate to the "classic" Stones songs from their earlier years - songs like "Satisfaction," "Sympathy for the Devil," and "Let it Bleed." I enjoy those songs, but I tend to favor their "newer" songs ... post 1972 albums ... I'm probably in the minority, but I don't care.

My favorite Stones album of all time is 1978's Some Girls ... it's an album you can play, and never have to worry about skipping a song (what makes an elite album, in my opinion). Some Girls boasts mega-hits like "Miss You," "Beast of Burden," and "Shattered." However, it's a lesser-known track that I can't get enough of ... and strangely enough, Mick isn't even singing lead on this particular song.

"Before They Make Me Run," is a straight-up rocker, with Keith Richards on lead vocals as well as one of the few times he's credited for playing bass-guitar. The lyrics obviously pay homage to the "situation" Keith went through in Toronto, in which he was almost thrown in jail for extended time.

Here's some more info on the song, courtesy of
Written by guitarist Keith Richards, the song is a response to his arrest for heroin possession in Toronto in February 1977. The criminal charges and prospect of a prison sentence loomed over the Some Girls recording sessions and in fact endangered the future of the Rolling Stones.[1]

In the lyrics Richards reflects unapologetically on his lifestyle up to that point. The line "it's another goodbye to another good friend" in the first verse can be interpreted as referring to Gram Parsons, Richards' close friend who died in 1973 from a drug overdose,[1] and/or to heroin itself: Richards had sought medical treatment for heroin addiction following his arrest in Toronto, and his resolution to overcome his addiction would be a significant factor in his upcoming trial.[2]

Originally entitled "Rotten Roll", the song was recorded in a Paris studio in March 1978 during one of Mick Jagger's absences from the Some Girls sessions.[3] The completed track - "a high-energy rock & roller"[3] - features Richards on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and bass; Ronnie Wood on pedal steel, slide guitar and backup vocals; Charlie Watts on drums and Jagger on backup vocals.[4]

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fast Food Corner

When I was a freshman at Mont Alto, one of my favorite places to go to was the Chambersburg Mall ... sure, there really wasn't much else to do in Mont Alto, with the exception of drinking and watching 25 Alive (the only station you could get without cable). So, anytime a roomate or friend was headed to the mall, I was sure to tag along.

Really, the only places I liked to go in the mall were Camelot Records and Arbys. Camelot had a surprisingly good selection of $1.99 cds ... and Arby's ... well, Arby's was Arby's. I tended to order the same thing everytime at Arby's ... two roast beef sandwiches, curly fries, and a soda. No, Arby's doesn't have the greatest roast beef sandwiches, but they aren't bad ... combine that with some Horsey Sauce and curly fries, and it's not too shabby.

Arby's has done pretty well being the "fringe" fast food chain ... they now offer jalepeno poppers and mozarella sticks (neither of which are great, but passable), as well as deli sandwiches (which I've never tried) ... but, they are known for their roast beef ... whether it's the cheddar melt, the regular roast beef, or the Giant roast beef.

We have a very old Arby's in our area ... In fact, it still has the "classic" Arby's look, complete with the huge sign, lack of a drive through, and painfully slow service. Still, I enjoy going there for some reason.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A few random thoughts...

I got some thoughts running through my head (probably not entirely coherent, but what the heck).

* I think I would've loved to have Ed Rooney as a principal at my high school.
* I can't wait for Oakley electric blue windbreakers to come back in style.
* I think the current Miller Lite and Bud Lite commercials are pathetic ... what happened?
* The new Geico commercials with the stack of bills and the eyes are absolutely awful.
* I heard Creed is getting back together to make another album ... I wish they would just go away.
* I'm bleeding green right now.
* I hope the Cowboys don't get rid of T.O. ... if he's on the team next year, it guarantees another year of turmoil, and fruitlessness.
* I wonder what kind of deals we'll see with Circuit City going out of business.
* Why do people like the smell of their own flatulence?
* I think the name "Bob Coutlet" is a perfect sports announcer name.
* I get the feeling that G.W.'s memoirs will be a pop-up book.
* Somebody should make an adult sit-and-spin.
* Somebody should maek an adult green machine.
* John Hughes was awesome in the 80's.
* I'm really starting to get annoyed by the guy with the glasses in the Verizon commercials.

Allright, that's enough, I guess.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

If you haven't tried Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment, shame on you! It's a lot of fun, and it gives you something to blog about. This week, I chose a "no-brainer."

Specifically, I chose the "Describe your significant other's most attractive quality(on the inside). The problem is that I have to narrow it down to one (major, major brownie points) ... but seriously, this is a tough one, because my wife has tons of great and attractive qualities ... not just her looks (I'm soooo getting some for this!) ... she's funny, caring, smart, and she allows me to watch sports ... a lot.

I guess her sense of humor is the thing that attracts me to her the most. I mean, heck, she married me, right? She'd HAVE to have a good sense of humor to take the plunge with me ... but I digress.

If you know anything about me, I love to laugh, and I love to joke, and I love to laugh some more. Let me give you an example of her sense of humor. It was the first time we met ... a blind-date, mind you (a topic for another blog). We met at a bar in center city (Philly) ... the Bar Noir (not sure if that place is still around).

I wasn't really sure what to expect ... I was a little nervous, because this girl was HOT. I started off talking about how I wished John McCain would've been president over Bush ... yeah, you read that right ... I TALKED POLITICS! I'm not even really sure why. She was nice enough to listen.

Later in the evening, as we were leaving the bar, she stands in the front of the bar, and says that there is a cover charge of $5. ... a total lie, by the way ... a few people were either getting ready to pay her, or getting ready to leave ... I knew right then and there, that there was something I really liked about her. 5 years later, I'm happily married to her, and she's still keeping me laughing. ]

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Believe!!!!

My goodness, has the sports scene in Philly done a 360 in the last 6 months. I don't have to bring up all of the great stuff that has happened ... but I want to.

* The loveable losers, the losingest franchise in the history of professional sports, the Philadelphia Phillies somehow broke through and won the World Series, after almost not making the playoffs (thanks Mets!).

* The team that seems to make a habit of coming up short (much like an inept porn star), inexplicably made the playoffs as a 6th seed (thanks to the Raiders doing the inconceivable and beating Tampa Bay in Tampa), and has even more inexplicably gone on a playoff run, knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion Giants this past week, and now play an Arizona Cardinals team they embarrassed 5 weeks ago for the right to play in the Super Bowl.

* The Philadelphia Flyers, after making a Herculean run to the Eastern Conference finals last season, have picked up right where they left off, and are now leading the Atlantic division, and playing some inspiring hockey, even with injuries to many key players.

* Heck, even the Sixers have won 4 games in a row ... but, I'm not holding my breath.

Still, not too shabby. For once, I don't have anything to complain about with Philly sports ... something doesn't feel right.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Song of the Week

This one is a bit older than the others I've "nominated" the past few weeks, but I've heard it a few times on Slacker (look it up), and I am just reminded of how great of a song this is.

Citi Soleil, crafted by the Afghan Whigs on their final (and probably their best) album - 1966 (released in the late 1990's), probably won't hit you immediately. It starts off kind of slow, coming in with an acoustic guitar opening hook, underscored by a lightly audible beat. It's certainly got some Latin influences to it. The voice of Greg Dulli comes in softly, but grows to a growl as the "chorus" of the song approaches.

The song itself seems to be a type of a love song written for someone Greg Dulli can never get to - the chorus seems to overstate this, "Ooh child, I'll meet you child, on the other side, it's allright."

As the song progresses, the Latin influences seem to give way to (or share the stage with) a Reggae influence, complete with steel drums backdropping the song.

You can download the song on I-Tunes, and you can find more information about the band here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fast Food Corner

Fast food restaurants have bent over backwards to make chicken bite sized and fun ... The chicken tender, nugget, mcnugget, or popper ... it goes on and on and on. I for one am a big fan of these "fun-size" pieces of fowl. I pretty much like them all, but I do have my favorites. Below, is that list:

5. The BK Chicken Tender - Burger King boasts that its chicken pieces are real chicken, and not processed like McDonalds and Wendy's. I enjoy - they have a little bit of something ... not quite spicy, but definitely definitive (if that makes any sense).
4. McDonalds Chicken McNuggets - The actual "crust" is intriguing ... not really sure what they do to it ... it's not really flaky, more one big "skin." Even if the chicken is processed, it's pretty darn good, though.
3. Wendy's chicken nuggets - I think I love the fact that they are on the dollar menu the most. Really, it's a basic chicken nugget, but the dipping sauces are fantastic.
2. KFC chicken poppers - Really, sometimes its hard to even find the chicken in these fried wonders, but that's ok in my book.
1. Chick Fil-A's chicken nuggets - I think Chick Fil-A got it right with these ... for some reason, it seems more care was taken in crafting these wonderful morsals, and the breading seems to be unique compared to the others on the list.


Friday, January 09, 2009

New Years 2008/09

Wow, can you believe that the holidays are over? I'm a little depressed ... we took our Christmas tree down, and even took down that obnoxiously big (and tacky) snow globe on our front lawn. It feels like it was just a week ago that we put the tree up ... sigh. And New Years ... geez ... I felt like I had just gotten to the party, and there was Dick Clark (who looked stiffer than a Maple Tree) wishing us a happy New Year.

Speaking of which, here are some pics from the party (yes, Ray-Ray and I once again are beer pong champions).

Ray-Ray's wife Christa thought that Hooters song was done by a band called "The Hot-Wing Knockers."

Schue tackling "Das Boot!"

The Beer Pong table - the site of the big victory.

The hosts of the party - another great job, guys!

Ray-Ray, what did you just eat?

The crowd waiting to bring in the new year ...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Oh My Goodness ....

Since I've been Facebooking, some of my "friends" have tagged me on some pics from back in the day ... Frightening to say the least. I figured I'd share some with you (your welcome).

A bunch of us on the JV soccer team at Interboro ... I believe I was in 10th grade at the time (I'm the guy on the far-right, watching the game intently).

This was a picture from our Telecomm class in high school ... I am on the left, once again viewing the picture intently. The Rev is in the middle leading the show.

This was a re-enactment of a time when Mung (the giant on the right) landed on my toe after spiking a volleyball ... my toenail shattered, and I eventually got toenail fungus from the ordeal ... thanks, Mung.

K-Lo strangling me at lunch ... I think this was my last day at Lockheed.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Weekly Assignment

The assignment I chose this week from Mama Kat's weekly list is to describe my latest obsession ... I've got a bunch, so this assignment was much easier said than done ... but somehow, I narrowed it down to this:

Up until a few days ago, I was absolutely obsessed with Lego Indiana Jones for the Nintendo Wii ... For those of you not familiar with this game (or the Lego video games in general), Lego took the three Indiana Jones movies (prior this past year's release) and "converted" them to a Lego game ... all the characters, scenes, plants, trees, and buildings are made out of Legos ... you basically have to go through all of the scenes of the movies as a Lego Indiana Jones character ... sounds simple enough.

But, after you "win" the game, in order to complete 100% of the game, you have to go back as different characters to "find" different treasures throughout the scenes. I spent 10 days on this game ... probably about 3-5 hours a day ... I obsessed over it ... I dreamt about it ... I theorized areas to find the treasures, and I surfed the internet to find "tricks" and "clues" about that game. Folks, that's obsession.

My wife is probably very, very happy that I'm finally finished the game ... next up, I might have to get Lego Batman (I completed Lego Star Wars earlier in the year).

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Fast Food Corner

I've decided to take the bull by the horns with my first fast food corner post of 2009 ... the best burger. Remember, this is fast-food burger, and it has to be a fast-food chain I've been to (which means that places like Checkers and Jacks aren't on the list).

5. McDonalds Quarter Pounder - I chose this over the Big Mac because it's not as messy. It's nothing spectacular, but a solid burger ... maybe it's because of the sesame seed bun ... or the fries that compliment the burger so nicely.
4. Hardees burger - Can't remember which one I liked, as I haven't had one in a few years ... I just remembered that the burger was pretty good ... the toppings were fresh ... no complaints.
3. Burger King's Whopper - Flame-broiled definitely beats out the McDonalds fried burgers ... it's just a shame that their fries suck.
2. Wendy's Baconator - Oh ... my ... god! So bad for you, yet so delicious.
1. Sonic Burger - Not sure what it's actually called, as I've only had it once, but it absolutely rocked. Big, fresh toppings, and fresh bun ... you can't go wrong.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Song of the week

I'm a big, big fan of the band Orson ... and not because Orson was the name of the person Mork always reported to in Mork and Mindy (although, that's pretty cool, too). Just a fun band, with a pretty cool '80's sound. And the song I can't get out of my head is their hit - No Tomorrow. The song starts off with a riff similar to a Keith Richards Riff, with a "four-on-the-floor" disco drum beat. The song is full of catchy hooks, and great lines like "The cover's only 20 bucks, and even if the DJ sucks, it's time crank this mother out." Here's some more info from Wikipedia:

Orson is a BRIT Award-winning American rock band from Hollywood, California who formed in 1999. Originally the band called themselves Halogen. Recently they were also known as Dr. Lady. Their self-financed debut Bright Idea, released by Mercury Records in 2006, was produced in Los Angeles by Noah Shain and went on to find chart success in the UK with their first single, "No Tomorrow". The album reached the number 1 slot in their respective categories.

The band first played on UK radio during a live session on the Dermot O'leary Show, BBC Radio 2. Following this they appeared at the 2006 Virgin Mobile V Festival in Staffordshire and Chelmsford, England in the UK. Whilst in Chelmsford, the lead singer exclaimed 'Its good to be home!'. This is due to the fact that the band relocated to London, from Los Angeles, in 2006.

And, here's a link to their My Space page.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I can't believe it ... I really can't.

How did the Eagles make the playoffs? Seriously, how? Going into Sunday, I "knew" there was really no way the Birds could make it, even though I bleed green. I mean, they already blew their opportunity the week before, by losing to the lowly Redskins. Now, they had to "hope" for two teams ahead of them to fall, and then they had to beat the hated Cowboys.

First, they had to hope for the Houston Texans to knock of the Chicago Bears ... certainly a possibility - Houston was even favored at home. The Texans fell into an early 10-0 hole, before coming back and knocking off Da Bears.

Next, the Iggles needed a gift from Santa (belated) - the lowly Oakland Raiders had to travel to Tampa Bay and face a relatively good Bucs team. There's no way this Al Davis team should've won ... but that's exactly what they did. Which meant that the Birds controlled their destiny yet again.

This time, they didn't choke ... in fact, they absolutely dismantled T.O. and his "boys." the final score was 44-6, and really, the game was over by halftime. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a game like this (OK, probably a few times).

Now, they travel to Minnesota on Sunday to play the confusing Vikings. They really don't have a quarterback, or wide receivers, but they have arguably the best running back in the league, and a bruising defense. Andy Reid will hopefully continue to run the ball a little to keep the defense honest.

My hope is that this Iggles team is like last year's Giants team ... catching fire just at the right time. Only time will tell, I guess.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

I made it! Another year! And if the party we had to usher in the new year is any indication, 2009 should be excellent. We did 3 boots, of which, one was filled with margaritas (head .... hurts .... badly).

Anyway, I figured I'd make a resolution for the upcoming year. Not sure if I'll keep said resolution (as I normally don't make them), but what the heck. So, here goes nothing ....

I plan on eating less fast food ... and this one will be tough. I mean, I love fast food .... I LOVE FAST FOOD. But, I think it's probably in my best interest to cut back on it (don't worry, I'll still post my thoughts on fast food on a regular basis).

I know, I know ... it isn't much of a resolution, and eating one less fast food meal technically will make me fulfill my resolution ... but, I'll honestly try to succeed on this one ... and if I do go to a fast food restaurant, maybe I'll order salad (maybe).

Do you have any resolutions?

Fast Food Corner

Sausage McMuffin with Egg ... possibly the greatest fast-food breakfast item ever created. Why? Let me cound the ways:

* It's easy to eat whilst driving. As most of you know, this is of vital importance for all good fast food.

* The muffin is delicious and absorbant enough to soak up the sausage grease ... very underrated.

* The egg itself is suprisingly good.

* The hashbrown that goes along with it (with value meals) is probably the best hashbrown ever created (and potentially the one with the highest calories).

* Most importantly, especially on a morning like New Year's day, the sausage mcmuffin has a way of helping to cope with a hangover ... I think the grease and muffin react with excess alcohol and render that alcohol void. I have no proof of this.

**** I've probably stated this before, but why dont' they have a bacon-mcmuffin? How has this been missed? And, no, I'm not talking about the Egg-McMuffin ... that's Canadian bacon, which is almost exactly like ham.