I kept up a pretty constant Twitter stream about my Nascar experience, and once I get the pictures I'll do a proper blog post, but for the moment I'm going to just quote my new boss's comments on Nascar. Needless to say, I love this guy.
"Are you sun burned? That's the other thing I forgot to mention about a NASCAR weekend…you are not supposed to put sunscreen on, so you get that "early season" burn just below the back of your Red's Tractor and Pump Supply mesh baseball cap, and on the part of your arms not covered by your sleeves, which were cut off with a pocket knife last year when you went to the race at Martinsville, VA and got "too haawt" during the time Busch series race on Saturday before Sunday's main event…although you'd never say "Virginia," because any fools who knows anything about racin' knows where Martinsville is."
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thank you to Teresa for this amazing blog post, in honor of my deep f*cking red weekend (more on that later).
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Yesterday a few co-workers and I went to KFC for lunch to experience the launch of the Double Down. As visible in the picture, it's a cheese & bacon sandwich with fried fillets in the place of bread... basically, my ideal snack.
However, there is a big difference between how KFC photographs this item and how it actually shows up in your paper bag. The cheese was only barely melted in the very middle between the hottest parts of the fillets (forget the edges) and was tasteless to the point of being unidentifiable, the bacon was sparse (although I didn't actually want it), and the special sauce (a zesty mayonnaise) was even harder to find. All this aside, after getting a side of the special sauce it was delicious, obvi. It was also ENORMOUS. I do not think I will be switching from my usual 3 Crispy Strip Meal order.
More amazing than the sandwich, however, was what I learned during lunch. First and most shocking - the KFC in Rogers, AR has an unlimited buffet. EEEEWWWWW. I love KFC and even I think that DISGUSTING. And it was full of Amish men - so, so random.
Secondly, I was the only person in a group of 8 relatively normal people that was not a HFFU. A HFFU, as explained by my co-worker who came from Yum! brands, is a Heavy Fast Food User - someone who eats fast food at least 2 times a week. As I said, I'm a fan of KFC, but I go maybe once every 2-3 months - I'm not crazy.
Thirdly, McDonald's is the only fast food place whose sales are split 30/30/30 breakfast/lunch/dinner. Which means people eat that crap for dinner. This info may turn me off fast food forever. Aided by the stomach ache I still have 36 hours later.