As I type this, the website is down again. And you can probably guess how well I’m taking that news… When this happened earlier in the week I was impressed by how quickly my hosting company fixed the problem, but I’m not very happy about it reoccurring a few days later. A problem that repeats itself trumps its swift resolution, in my book. Ya know? I like how fast they react, but am irritated that a reaction is necessary again.
If you’re reading this, though, everything should be OK for the time being. Grrr…
My parents are right now making their way to the Upper Perogie Belt, for a quick visit. We haven’t seen them in a long time, which is yet another thing I feel guilty about. I need to make more of an effort. But they stay in Florida half the time, and their West Virginia house is about ten hours from here. It’s not easy.
Tomorrow we’re going to Knoebels, which should be fun. The weather is perfect, and I think we’ll have a good time. I’m planning to eat a wide swath through that park, like my brother-in-law Nostrildamus, starting with the cheese fries stand near the front entrance. I’ll probably also go inside the haunted house, and ride The Phoenix roller coaster. Oh yeah.
Here’s some info on The Phoenix. Coaster nerds travel great distances, sometimes from other continents, to ride it. It’s not the tallest or the fastest, but it continuously makes you feel like you’re about to be ejected into the woods. They call it air-time, when your ass is suspended above your seat, and The Phoenix provides a LOT of it.
I’ll give you guys a full report on Monday, complete with photos and a food list. And any of your high-horse comments about nutrition can be sent to [email protected] Thank you for your attention to this matter.
And by the way… I know this sounds defensive, but my diet isn’t nearly as bad you might think. Toney is a reformed vegetarian, and there’s not an abundance of red meat consumed here. Hell, my cholesterol was just checked a few weeks ago, and it was perfection. Yesterday for lunch I made myself a giant salad, with a little grilled chicken on top. And that is not unusual.
I write about my fast food adventures, and almost being blinded by a Hot Pocket, etc. But I eat a lot of the good stuff, too. I’m a fatass because I’ve had a desk job since 1990, and go through periods when I drink too much beer. My diet isn’t perfect, that’s for sure, but it’s not horrible either.
Tomorrow, however, all bets are off. I’m going to need a mobility scooter by the end of it. What are your favorite fair foods? That’s what it’s called, right? Fair foods? In any case, please tell us about it in the comments.
And I have a mini-announcement for you guys today. Hopefully it won’t be a huge deal, but I wanted to explain. Starting next week, I’m going to revert to my original posting schedule of Monday and Thursday only. So, that’s two posts per week, instead of three or four. It’s a test, maybe for the summer only, to see what happens.
I have several reasons for doing this, and here are a couple of them:
Because money is so tight these days, I lead a fairly dull life. We don’t travel, I work a shitload of overtime, and not a whole lot happens that I can tell you about. I can’t write about work, because my company is extraordinarily savvy when it comes to social media, the Internet, and all that stuff. They come down on people, and it’s a subject I’m forced to avoid. So, I don’t have an abundance of new material, and find myself repeating the same stories over and over.
Also, I want to make the posts better, and actually spend some quality time on them. I often crank out updates in a half-hour (like this one), and they’re not very good. I want to write better updates, and give them enough room to breathe. As soon as a new post is uploaded, the previous one pretty much ceases to exist. Sometimes a good one gets buried too quickly, I think. I’d like to shoot for higher quality, with a little space between ’em. And see how it goes.
There are other reasons, including the book project, but the two I just mentioned are the main ones. I want to have enough time to post photos and links, and make the posts worthy of your attention. I find myself winging it far too often. It’s just a test, though, and if it doesn’t work, I can always adjust.
So, starting next week: Monday and Thursday only. Let’s call it our summer hours.
And I’m going to do a little yard work now, before my parents arrive. My nipples are exploding with delight… In honor of our pending Knoebels visit, please tell us your favorite fair foods, or the most unusual you’ve encountered, and that sort of thing. Use the comments link below.
And have a great weekend, my friends!