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Baseball Tickets

April 11, 2006 at 12:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

A friend of mine is looking to come to town and take his parents to the Husker baseball game against Texas A&M on Thursday evening. Anybody know where he can get three tickets? E-mail me at mrwilson at lincolnite dot com or leave a comment if you can help him out.

Gas Projections

April 10, 2006 at 12:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Gas prices have been creeping upwards over the past week or so. I’m pegging the peak price of the cheap stuff this summer at $3.75. Anybody else care to take a guess?

Herbal Delight

April 8, 2006 at 5:19pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I took a quick gander at the garden this morning. Looks like it is already springing to life. Unfortunately, most of the life is weeds trying to convince me to nurture them, rather than tasty chiles and zucchini, this summer. Yeah right. But my sage is back with gusto, and my rosemary is starting to come back to life.

I got a big surprise this morning when I noticed that my cilantro is already popping up. Strange, since last year’s plant spent most of last year on death’s doorstep. Also odd since I only had one plant last year, but this year I have five plants eager to start the season. Oh well, I’m not one to complain about enthuastic food in the garden. Maybe it’s a good sign.

Date Night Wrap-Up

April 6, 2006 at 12:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The Missus and I ended up eating at Crawdaddy’s last night. The Missus had her usual crawfish pie, while I deviated from my norm (the Ultimate Big Ass Burrito with mofo salsa) and went with the cajun combo plate. Everything was tasty as usual, and after using our Pogo card it was pretty darn cheap, too.

Of course, The Missus and I can’t eat in the Haymarket without stopping by Ivanna Cone. I went with a caramel shake (*drool*). Just to be different we decided to take a dish of dutch chocolate over to the server at Crawdaddy’s. She had mentioned during our meal that dutch chocolate was her favorite and, well, what can I say, it felt like one of those “pay it forward” moments. And besides, what’s a better tip than Ivanna Cone ice cream?

Hungry But Uninspired

April 5, 2006 at 12:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Tonight is Date Night, but I can’t think of a good place to go eat. I’m hungry from all the reffing I’ve been doing, but it’s a generic hunger, not anything specific to a particular dish or theme. I’ve thought of a few possibilities:

  • Grandmother’s: a plate of Super Nachos sounds tasty, and we haven’t been there in a while.
  • Stauffer’s: I still can’t believe we’ve lived within blocks of this place for 2 years and we’ve never eaten there. I guess I’m still bitter that Julio’s closed (a decade ago!)
  • Crawdaddy’s: doesn’t a Big Ass Burrito sound tasty? And its proximity to Ivanna Cone means I can leave the Haymarket absolutely stuffed.
  • Outback: it’s been ages since we’ve been there, and I feel like supporting construction-affected businesses around 48th and O.
  • Something Italian. I had an awesome meal (Spiedino di Mare) at Carrabba’s Italian Grill up in Omaha last fall, but I’m not going to drive up there tonight. Hey Carrabba’s, Lincoln wants you!

Anybody have any suggestions? Are there any great new places that I may have missed?

Happy 123456 Day

April 5, 2006 at 6:02am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The time and date are now 01:02:03 04/05/06.

That is all.

For the Restaurateur in All of Us

April 4, 2006 at 12:29pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

For several years now I’ve thought that owning a restaurant or being a professional waiter would be fun (except for the crappy hours). I think that’s why I so enjoyed Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential when I read it a while back. Well, yesterday I ran across some more great reading related to the restaurant biz: Waiter Rant, a blog by an anonymous professional waiter in New York. It’s not just that he writes about his restaurant that interests me. He writes exceptionally well and the guy can really tell a story. Check it out, even if you’re not a budding restaurateur.

Congressional Idiot

April 3, 2006 at 5:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I can’t read any more about Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s run-in with Capitol police. The woman makes me absolutely furious. She is so convinced of her own superiority (and victimhood) that she…

No, I can’t. If I keep ranting I’ll say something I’ll regret later. I’ll sum up by simply saying:

Cynthia McKinney is an egomaniacal bitch.

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