Sunday, September 04, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Been awhile..........

It's been a long time since I posted anything to this blog. I'd like to be a more avid blogger, even if it's just about mundane things. At least give some evidence that I've done something, even if was boring. Sometimes writing a journal is more about the act of writing and less about the subject, at least it is for me. It's an opportunity for me to improve my writing skills.

I've always wanted to be a writer, but never really followed through on that goal, so I guess it's really just a dream. It's sad when life gets in the way of dreams. But this is the blog of a "lucid daydreamer" and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. On that note, onto my day.

Today, I stayed an additional four hours at work and got off at eleven. I worked the additional hours with another guy named Ray monitoring the flow of Redd's Apple Ale to packaging and sanitizing empty tanks.

On my ride home, it was really windy. My right eye started tearing up really badly just before the Moorland Rd exit. I thought it would clear up, but by the time I hit Waukesha, it was severely affecting my vision. I got off the expressway and thought I'd sit in the parking lot at the Farm and Fleet until my vision cleared. But then I remembered that Sonic is just up the road and they have picnic tables. While I'm there, I might as well enjoy a chili cheese dog. As if I need an excuse to enjoy a chili cheese dog, but this is my story, so bear with it and save your criticism for your own blog!

I find the chili chees dogs at Sonic are good, but the buns on them get a little soggy. I think that's because of the foil wrapper they put them in. I wish they would just use a plain brown bag to put them it, similar to the ones Burger King uses. They absorb moisture and therefore the bun doesn't soak up as much. I also ordered the boneless hot wings. That was a mistake. I'm not a fan of anything boneless. I can tolerate them, but the flavor and mouth feel isn't the same as traditional wings. Another disappointing thing about Sonic's boneless buffalo wings, is that they're basically just breaded chicken nuggets dipped in buffalo sauce. I think that's nasty. I won't order those again. I really think the only good thing at Sonic, are it's drinks.

I went to bed about two in the afternoon and slept until eight. Woke up once after having a terrible dream. I was driving behind a motorcyclist who was adjacent to a truck, lost control and slid under and got mangled by the truck. That must be my subconscious dealing with my fears of loosing control on the expressway earlier today in that wind and subsequent vision issue. Still, scary dream.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Unhappy with Popeyes

Service at Popeyes is usually slow and somewhat disappointing, but the food usually makes up for it. Tonight, was particularly bad at the new location on Greenfield Ave in Milwaukee. The service was slow! Before us a customer was told that if he wanted a mild chicken leg he would have to wait longer than he already had and when I got my order, I got mild instead of spicy, but I didn't want to wait around any longer to exchange my order. So I ate the mild chicken.

Every table in the place was dirty, my wife had to use a wet nap to clean our table off.

Overflowing and stacked garbage.
The garbage was over flowing, and discarding our trays full of refuse was like playing Jenga.

Overall, it was a disappointing experience. The worst I've had at Popeyes. Which says a lot, since Popeyes has never had great service.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Had a great time tonight. Some of us from the Makerspace got invited to bring our families to a new exhibit at the Children's Museum and beta test it.  It was an awesome exhibit and the kids loved it!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Snow and Layoffs

I heard it snowed for about 15 minutes today while I slept. Sorry I missed it. Looking forward to winter and the most beautiful time of the year.

Went to work early for an all employee meeting about the layoffs that's been in the news lately. It's always sad to see someone lose their job in these critical times.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Back to work

I'm heading back to work tonight after a week off. It was a good week and I got a lot accomplished . I got a new exhaust system on the Dodge, and I got the Kia Sedona into the garage to have fixed. I wish I'd gotten my office a little bit more organized. But that's something I can work on a weekend, assuming I take one off.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nice Weekend at Home

Had a nice weekend at home. There was one downside to it. My laptop monitor died. I'm still using the laptop, I just hooked it up to my TV, which works great as a monitor. Maybe I should buy a computer to hook up just to the TV, it would be awesome to do some PC gaming on the large screen! I'm sure Dani would like monopolizing the TV for gaming! I had to buy a new keyboard to use my laptop on the TV. I got the k400 Logitech keyboard. It works GREAT! I can sit across the living room typing away and it doesn't miss a keystroke. I like the touch pad too, saves me finding a place for my mouse on the recliner.

On Saturday I watched the Travel Channel's Burger Land feature on Wedl's in Jefferson and realized it's been a couple of months since I've had a greasy slider from Wedl's. So we went twice  this weekend. Dani was a good girl, she had the single, but Kimah and I went all out with the double bacon cheeseburgers!! Woo HOO!

Now it's Monday morning, I'm hankering another. To bad Wedl's isn't open for breakfast! It closes in November, so I better get my fill now.

Next weekend is the last weekend for Six Flags! So we should be heading down there to party!