Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls

One of the books I credit for my earlier influences. I recall getting this book out of the South Park Elementary Library over and over again, memorizing some of the better verses and acting them out at recess on the playground. I'm sure this book would spontaneously ignite if even brought near a school library today. I'm not even sure what it was doing in ours. Take a look...


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mr. Mikes

I spent a few years working at Mr. Mikes in the early 1980's. It was a low end steakhouse ( think of the Keg crossed with a Dennys and you'll be close to what we were... and think rather heavy on the Dennys side) that served no-nonsense meals at a reasonable price. The Tsawwassen one was pretty well the only decent restaurant there was at the time (which is saying a lot about the quality of the competition). I recall this because I was trying (and failing) tonight to re-create one of my favourite hi-carb/hi-trans-fat meals: the Mike Burger. It was an oval beef patty served on a toasted garlic french bread bun with our own 1000 island sauce. I loved them. Especially with some mushrooms and a tomato slice and our fries ( which were last nights baked potatoes, quartered and fried). Sadly the local franchise vanished one night years ago and is now a Blenz Coffee...
Of course, a quick Google search and I find there is still a chain running in a few locations - it seems rather upscale ( or at least, further up the scale than we were...). Looks like I'll be needing an excuse to go out to Coquitlam for dinner.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Knock Knock...

#2: Knock knock...
me: Who's there?
#2: Gug gus...
me: uh... Gugs gus who?
#2: Gug gus... GUG GUS! GUG Gus ( hysterical laughter )
me: Ha ha ha ha ha... I never get tired of that one!
( repeat until bathtime )

meanwhile, here's jet vs. race car