Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's up with those Burgerking commercials?

I don't usually have much control of the remote in our house, so I miss a lot of commercials. I do see enough to wonder "what the hey! what is up with the Viagra and Enzyte commercials right at prime time while my kids are watching tv?" Then I saw the Spongebob Squarebutt ad. I have to admit, I have a sick sense of humor, so I thought it was funny. I was surprised when I went to work and the talk around the water cooler was about how inapropriate this ad was. I couldn't fully disagree, but I couldn't see how it was any worse the the Viagra commercials, and I never heard anyone complain about them talking about 4 hour erections in front of our children, so what's so bad about squarebutts? I found the attitude a bit hyporcrytical. Then the Kingon ad with the nipple twister came on. Hmmmm, that one hit me a little bit more. Maybe it was the violence, the memory of the neighbor boys doing that to me as a child, I don't know, it didn't seem appropriate, but I still laughed my butt off. ( I can't always control my sick sense of humor). And I still couldn't see how it was any more inappropriate then the Happy Guy in the "male enhancement" commercials. Anyway, here's the Kingon ad below. Let me know what you think of these ads. I'm curious. Oh, and I guess I should put in a disclaimer here. I worked for Burgerking back in highschool, for less then a year. I have no partiallity towards them, other then they funded my last summer of fun in my hometown.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This was dinner last night. This is one of those meals that takes me back to my childhood. Steak and potatoes. I spent years rejecting this meal after leaving home. I'd eaten so much steak and so many potatoes as a kid, that I thought I'd never eat another bite of read meat or another potato ever again. Now that I'm in my 40's, I crave this. It was pure heaven for me last night to dive into a creamy baked potato slathered in sour cream and chives. The steak, it was divine! And as always, I have to have something green on my plate, and the asparagus, was unusually tender. Not a stringy piece in the bunch. Oh, man! now I'm hungry again. Off to eat some leftover steak. Excuse the drool.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo lite

Normally Cinco De Mayo would be a big deal and a spectacular post for me, but once again, life has got in the way. Time is limited and funds even more so. I usually push for a big potluck for Cinco De Mayo at work, and had planned on bringing Posole this year. It just wasn't within the realm of my pocket book this year, and most of my co-workers felt the same. So, I wondered last night, what can I do to still have Cinco at home? Hmmmm... well, I just happened to have chicken thighgs, Dona Marie mole' sauce, refried beans, rice, peas, chilie powder, peanut oil and onions at home. That could make Chicken mole' with a side of refrieds and Mexican rice. All I lacked was tortilla's. I picked up tortilla's on the way home, and managed a dinner of chicken mole', which turned out just fine. It wasn't as good as my homemade mole' but it still hit the spot!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!