I should have invested in noodles and toiletpaper. Right now it's the hottest commodity.
 
I should have invested in noodles and toiletpaper. Right now it's the hottest commodity.
It's hand sanitizer in the UK even though all the medical advice makes a point of saying nothing beats soap & water.
 
It's hand sanitizer in the UK even though all the medical advice makes a point of saying nothing beats soap & water.
Oh it's the same here in germany. They already stealing the stuff from hospitals. At least this is what I heard.
Hand sanitizers only make sense if it's also a viruzid but it's really hard to get some right now. Because people buying large quantities for themself, facilities like hospitals, doctor offices or retirement homes have a bit of a problem. Nothing to drastic in the moment but who knows.
 
So, I'm going to be in Dallas at the end of the month. I was talking with an old friend of mine to arrange for dinner, and so I google restaurants around my hotel. I ask her if she likes churrascarias. She doesn't know what it is. "Like Fogo de Chao" I say. She's never been. So I describe it like this:
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So, it's a 'Brazilian steakhouse'...you sit down, and it's one price. No menu. There will be a salad bar. The salad bar will be amazing. It will have smoked salmon. Do not touch the salad bar.

They will give you a little token or card that is green on one side and red on the other. Put it green side up next to your plate.

Gauchos in traditional pants will walk by with skewers of all kinds of meat that have been grilled on an open flame in Brazilian spices. They will see your green token and ask if you want some meat. You will say yes. Take your little tongs and grab off the bit of meat they slice off for you.

They will bring sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb, ribs, chicken, maybe chicken hearts, pork, sausage and more. They will bring it faster than you can eat it.
It will be an orgy of carnivore delights. You will feel like an ancient cave woman, with grease on your chin and love in your belly.

And, if you touched the salad bar, a little regret as you slowly flip your card over to red.
 
And then, if you're lucky, you will make it home and into your bed before you fall asleep.

--Patrick
No joke. When I lived in Dallas and the kids were like 16-17 years old, I decided that I didn't wanna cook one Thanksgiving. We weren't having family over, so we all packed into the car and drove to Master Grill. It was their first time. We ate so much meat, we were all slouching back over the backs of our chairs. Seriously, we were all literally like this:
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The restaurant was only like 7 minutes from the house, and I wasn't sure I was gonna get us home. I almost fell asleep before the check came.

Edit: And my wife lamented "I shouldn't have touched the salad bar!" :rofl:
 
I ate at one of those places once on a work trip and they explained that the tables were reserved by the hour and we all laughed. We lasted 45 minutes and I was shaky all night. It was all good, but far too much. The grilled pineapple was awesome. This was before I became vegetarian of course.
 
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My common sense was tingling, so I bought my wife an ice cream cake.
Thank you! It was needed! It’s been a hell of a week. I’ve only shared some here. I have to deal with the most offensive part tomorrow and I’m struggling.

Im also out of pain meds which sucks. My doctor broke his leg and was off. And if I mention that at work, the comments will start. Grrr
 
So, I'm going to be in Dallas at the end of the month. I was talking with an old friend of mine to arrange for dinner, and so I google restaurants around my hotel. I ask her if she likes churrascarias. She doesn't know what it is. "Like Fogo de Chao" I say. She's never been. So I describe it like this:
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So, it's a 'Brazilian steakhouse'...you sit down, and it's one price. No menu. There will be a salad bar. The salad bar will be amazing. It will have smoked salmon. Do not touch the salad bar.

They will give you a little token or card that is green on one side and red on the other. Put it green side up next to your plate.

Gauchos in traditional pants will walk by with skewers of all kinds of meat that have been grilled on an open flame in Brazilian spices. They will see your green token and ask if you want some meat. You will say yes. Take your little tongs and grab off the bit of meat they slice off for you.

They will bring sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb, ribs, chicken, maybe chicken hearts, pork, sausage and more. They will bring it faster than you can eat it.
It will be an orgy of carnivore delights. You will feel like an ancient cave woman, with grease on your chin and love in your belly.

And, if you touched the salad bar, a little regret as you slowly flip your card over to red.
We have a Brazilian Steakhouse here called the Rio. It's magic.

It just keeps coming.

It was there that I tried chicken hearts for the first time as well and they WERE outstanding. And the pineapple!


I need to go back.
 
I manage to gorge myself on the salad bar while still having at least one of every meat I want (with 2-4 servings of what I really want). Just get better at eating.
 
I have a dentist appt today. I got three hours of sleep because DST always fucks with my brain and on top of that, it got warmer the last week, which means random allergens invaded the air so my nose gets twitchy and my eyes water whenever I go outside. So I'm sure I'm going to get side eyes when I'm at the dentist, randomly twitching and sniffling my nose, with sightly bloodshot eyes. :p
 

Dave

Staff member
I turned off my daily alarm last week when I was sick. Guess who forgot to turn it back on & woke up an hour and a half late? Yup, this guy.

Got to work 1.5 hours too late and nobody noticed. My boss is on a cruise, the guy who sits in front of me is out today, the guy who sits behind me comes in late. Three others are out sick. Probably my fault.

Now it's almost lunch time and I may take some extra time...
 
Why in the world would you want to "save" daylight? I mean, we have more than enough here in Arizona for everyone!


...Well, except for the Navajo Reservation up in Navajo County. They think they need to save it, but eh.
 
I don't mind DST, but I do mind that it ends instead of just staying that way. :p
Move here. BC voted last year to get rid of the switch. This past weekend may be the last time we ever do it.
 
I too was late to work and sent an embarrassing email to explain why. My phone never made the time change :(
 
I just happened to spend three months of my sabbatical in Brisbane where they don't change the time (most of Australia does) and it is glorious.
 
Put in a written request for a raise. Hope the new owners will invest as much in the staff as they have in the property so far. Fingers crossed.
 
Guys. I may have lost my mind this morning.

Out of frustration, I signed up for November's Half-marathon at Disney World.

I'm not a big runner. Sure, I do 5Ks from time to time without an issue, but this is more. A lot more. I may be in over my head.

When I die, speak well of me. Or bury my heart at Space Mountain.
 
I'm working on a translation, in which the phrase "regulatory regulations" appears a lot. And I can't help but think, "As opposed to... non-regulatory regulations?"
 
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