SHORT RIBS and RANDOM THOUGHTS, April 11, 2021

Easter’s over and summer’s on the way. Why don’t I feel cheerier? Here’s something that may look familiar, right HERE.

Are you excited about the $20 tix to Burbank? I guess I would be if I wanted to go to Burbank. I hope to never fly again, actually

I was sorry to see the Amazon results. I think Bezos could part with a billion or two for the workers. Maybe next time.

REALLY nice day. See you soon.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, April 4, (EASTER) 2021

Is it “Cancel culture” or something more interesting? I’m talking about the unholy blood lust to can our current Gov while he’s still figuring out which drawer he put his pens in. Weren’t any of you around for our LAST recall? The one where we dumped Gray Davis and anded up with Arnie?? Arnie was pretty much our worst governor ever. Poor baby couldn’t stand to spend the night in Sac so he flew home to LA every night.. Gavin Newsom ought to have more sense than with to eat at the French Laundry with everyone gunning for him, but he’s been a surprisingly sensible Governor. I’ll vote for him.

FISH FARMING- Our little experiment with the goldfish has not been without casualties. The black one died right away . We are now going for four, not five fish and things are looking good. The Black Moor is very shy but seems healthy..

MANZANILLA- we must have been the last people in town to check out this place. Every time we wanted to go they were closed. Now they have settled on a breakfast and lunch menu and we were delighted with the takeout we go on Friday. I got a chicken-bacon-pesto san and he got a Cubano which was embellished with what tasted like homemade dill pickles. The fries and the onion rings disappeared quickly and altogether we would try them again.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, March 22, 2021.

QUOTE OF THE DAY (from POLITICO): “It’s not about policing speech. I served on active duty so you can say whatever you want under the First Amendment. You can say racist, stupid stuff if you want, but I’m asking you to please stop using racist terms like kung flu, or Wuhan virus or other ethnic identifiers in describing this virus. I am not a virus. And when you say things like that, it hurts the Asian American community.” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) excoriates Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) at a hearing on anti-Asian bigotry.

I used to think that Ron Johnson was the most useless POS in Congress but it turns out he’s got competition like the aforementioned Chip Roy, I also note that, statistically, male Trump voters are the most likely NOT to get vaccinated. That’s great! That means they’ll die sooner!

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump’s Pardon list, Read it right HERE.

That’s all, folks. Short edition today.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS- IDES OF MARCH EDITION

SHOULD CUOMO STAY? He is deeply unpopular among his constituents and has been blamed for fostering a “toxic workplace” in Albany. Of course, having to spend your career in Albany is a punishment worse than a high-school production of Julius Caesar. Or better, a COVID production. How about Biden as Caesar, Ted Cruz as Cassius —–oh, you get the idea.

YES, WE TRIED THE McDONALD’S CHICKEN SANDWICH AND IT WAS GOOD! There’s a regular chicken san and a DELUXE with a lot of fluffy stuff, kind of like the Animal Style I&O burger. The sandwich is GOOD! I haven’t been a McDonald’s customer lately (I like them better on road trips) but this is a winner. There’s also a spicy version which I didn’t try. We shall return!

AND WHO TALKED MELANIA INTO WEARING THAT AWFUL DRESS? Or was it a coat? Is she expressing her displeasure at the old man wanting to sell Mar-A-Lago?

AND is everyone sick of Harry and Meghan yet? I sure am.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, March 7, 2021

I‘ve been getting calls telling me to call 628 710 7088 to contact the “Amazon Fraud Department”. It’s bogus. I have never known Amazon to do business by phone.

And, sadly, the San Jose Fairmont is filing for bankruptcy, perhaps not forever. Read about it HERE.

OK, I love Guy Fieri for his support of local businesses and his pea salad, which is one of my staples, but sheesh! You can hardly turn on th e TV without seeing him hawk something or other. Have you seen the spot for that vile King’s Hawaiian Bread? Three mentions of his name in one 60-second spot.? We always knew he was a consummate marketer but maybe we need a break? His recently purchased Ferndale Meat Company features the best Italian sausage I’ve ever had but I’ve never been able to enjoy one of the legendary sandwiches because they’re always closed or closing when I show up.

I GOT MY SHOT!!!! Saturday at Pacific Union School in Arcata , having gotten thru on the 441-5000 number by calling first thing in the morning. It was remarkably well-organized.and the staff were remarkably helpful. No fallout from the shot, either.

I beg to report, if you haven’t noticed, that the Eureka Safeway is now carrying REAL tamales and char siu bow/ manapua. Your breakfast problems are solved!.

FISH!!!! Everyone has been adopting dogs and cats during the pandemic. We decided to go with fish so almost $300 later, we are the guardians of five lovely goldfish, one black, one sort of black, one calico and two real gold ones. I had originally asked Chris to get one black and four gold in accordance with classic feng shui principles, but the folks at Fin and Feather sort of gave it their own translation. We added about ten plants and a couple structures and they are now ready to face the world or at least their little part of it. The only problem is that you get lost in contemplation and spend hours gazing at them. It’s been a few years since i’ve had fish and I didn’t know what I was missing. Welcome back, guys!