Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The biggest little whitebread strip-mall community in the world

Through the generosity of a new (to me, at least) Panera in my hometown, I can simultaneously blog, eat broccoli and cheese soup - in a sourdough breadbowl! - and sip iced green tea.

The job fair was okay, but there wasn't too much that I was qualified for or wanted (sales? please.). I spoke to a couple of company reps that interested me, though. It wasn't a total bust: I got to gawk at co-eds all dressed up in business suits. So, yeah, it was totally worth it.

And I escaped the school's bookstore without spending a dime, which hasn't happened in years. Usually when I go there, I buy tons of Richmond stuff like I'm stocking up for Y2K.

But does your school have its own water?



Jealous?

"Arrested Development" is back and I'm happy to say that it's as funny as ever. The same goes for "The Office." And "My Name Is Earl" turned out to be as enjoyable as I thought it would.

Last night was dinner with Dad and I had Virginia's best barbecue.

Today is a fun-filled day of going to Bubba's for a haircut, getting my car waxed (thanks to secret shopper Spydrz), and visiting my sister, brother-in-law, and niece.

Friday night will be a family outing to the Virginia State Fair. I hope I don't lose my shirt on the pig races again this year. I swear I thought Jean Claude Van Ham was due for a win last time.

26 comments:

Kristine said...

Spider Water? That is disgusting. Were there floaters?

Anonymous said...

Van Ham...you CRACK ME UP!

spydrz said...

Didn't know Bubbas had a website. Loved Karl's cell phone ringer though.

As for the Racing Pigs, I prefer Spamela Anderson or Britney Spareribs.

Captain Backfire said...

Awww...Bubba's. The place where they "ain't done shaves since 1975".

But Karl did make us all purdy for KPMD and Shamrock's wedding. Am I the only one who thought they'd have ended in divorce by now?

Kate The Great said...

You get the gold star today for making me laugh out loud.

Have a good time on your trip and don't forget to tell people you're a BMF.

Michelle said...

great post! I was just talking about broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl last night.

good luck with the job search.

ps - our school does have it's own water!

Shamrock said...

Off topic: (Micah may be MSY bound, as well as TheDubin, CB, and THSE)

A strip club reopens in New Orleans:

Only a handful of restaurants and bars in the Quarter have reopened in recent days, serving food and drinks -- usually without charge -- to rescue workers and military who stream through the mostly empty streets. The Deja Vu waived its cover charge, drinks were selling for $3 and a private dance was available for just $1.

For Deja Vu manager Brent Ardeneaux, reopening was a public service.
From: Reason.com

TheDubin said...

Call me ignorant: what's MSY?

Shamrock said...

MSY is what the cool kids or dorky late 20's guys call New Oleans based on the 3 letter airport designation (kinda like the whole area code thing)...Like the RIC for Richmond, DCA for National Airport, and LAN for the great American city of Lansing. Sorry for the confusion, but that is what I do...

TheDubin said...

Sorry, my dream vacation is EWR. Didn't we go to that casino? "Newark, Newark"?

No wait, that was "Denny's, Denny's."

spydrz said...

I still have "LTN" on one of my suitcases.

TheDubin said...

Micah, your Buckeyes better get their egos in check by October 15th. The Spartans are manhandling Illinois right now. They just scored a touchdown using two consecutive plays splitting the QB out as a receiver and snapping it to a receiver lined up as a running back. It's 31-7 going into halftime.

TheDubin said...

Make that 38-7.

Micah said...

kristine - It could be worse, I guess. And, no floaters!

anon - That was an actual pig. There were names new (Christina Hoguilara) and old (One Hung Too Low) at this year's races.

spydrz - Yes, nobody rocks like Karl, with his KISS ringtone.

CB - "Make me beautiful, Karl."

KtG - Thanks to you, the world knows I'm a BMF whenever I reach for my wallet.

michelle - Thanks!

Shamrock - $1 for a dance? What a bargain!

Dubin - It will be the Clash of the Titans. The Bucks whupped the defending Big 10 (er, 11) champs Iowa today, 31-6. We needed that.

jasdye said...

ummm... Michigan State may be on an upswing (boy, my face is red), but chopping down the Illiniwek is no indication of greatness. look at the Bears' handling of Detroit last weekend. do you possibly think that'll happen again? (then again, we are in the exhaustedly depleted NFC North.)

TheDubin said...

Hey, I'm not saying Michigan State is Big 11 title material, I'm just saying it's not gonna be a cakewalk for the Bucks.

AeroTHSE said...

going all the way back to Shamrock's use of MSY; No one should ever be allowed to use airport designations if they have not (a) worked more than 9 months in commercial aviation or a related field/industry or (b) traveled extensively (and regularly) for business (and in some instances, pleasure).

Shamrock said...

So would over 100,000 miles over the last 3 years give me enough cred to use the airport codes...albeit all of my travel is for pleasure since I am a glorified welfare queen. Just want to know where I stand...Until later...

TheDubin said...

I think "BWI", "JFK", and "LAX" are part of the popular lingo, and therefore acceptable for use by laymen. "MSY" perhaps is not.

Of course, I've spent time at DCA, IAD, BWI, EWR, ORD, MDW, DTW, MSP, LAS, LAX, PHX, OKC, CLE, PIT, PHI, SEA, CVG, MCI, ATL, IAH, HOU, DFW, AUS, and ILE to name a few, but dropping "names" like that makes me cool, right?

TheDubin said...

Oh, I forgot PBI, SNN, CLT, STL, CDG, and TLV.

jasdye said...

what the heck is BWI?

DFW and ORDare fairly familiar.

what's the code in branson?

Micah said...

Dubin - What's the code for Bosnia? You can't forget that one.

jasdye - Baltimore Washington International Airport. Cheaper than Dulles and Reagan, but only a little bit farther away.

Personally, I'm down with the RIC.

Shamrock said...

More Airport Talk: Baltimore-Washington International Airport will assume its new name on Saturday, becoming Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Branson has 2 fields...
PLK- Branson/Post Lookout "M Grahm Clark Field"
SGF- "Springfield-Branson Regional"

Micah said...

Aero nerd.

TheDubin said...

OK, so I've been to TZL (Tuzla International, Bosnia-Herzegovina) and YQX (Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, en route to Bosnia). Also BGR (Bangor, Maine).

Hee hee. Aero nerd. That's funny.

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