Last month, Zagat released a list of the best burger chains in the US. Five Guys got the top spot. My first, and last up until recently, visit to Five Guys Burgers was not exciting at all. I have had better burgers at other spots, chains and one offs. Shit, the wings and pizza shop 2 minutes from my house taste just as good. Plus it’s right across the street from a liquor store. Bonus. But I figured I’d give them one more shot. This time, I had them put cheese on it. Now, I must admit that I did not eat the burger as soon as I got it, so I had to reheat. But I’m still not impressed. At all. For the same exact price, which I believe is around 8 or 9 bucks, I can go to Brewer’s and get a waaaaaaaaaaaaay better cheeseburger and fries combo. Five Guys Burgers gets a D.
The fries were good when they were fresh. So, the visit wasn’t a total bust.
With colder temperatures approaching, slowly (it was like 80 today), it’s time to start prepping my domepiece for the cold. And what better way to protect it from old man winter’s harsh ice breath than childish hats. I swear I’m fucking obsessed with these pom pom skullies. Goodfoot released a really dope one about 3-4 years ago that I was never able to get my hands on so I guess I’m overcompensating, perhaps. I had to rep for the home team. GO O’S! And then I got one just to match a favorite pair of kicks I own. 20 bucks on lids if anyone is interested.
Random things I found while cleaning out my grandmother’s dresser. She was funny for this.
I had all the intentions in the world to make this post Friday evening. But I got drunk and fell asleep on the sofa. You know how it goes. Hey, there’s some spiced rum! Oh this is mighty tasty. Mmmewnincpiqeunqubdxbszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
This is a crabcake platter from this spot in downtown Baltimore called Silver Moon. I normally go there for subs (I recommend the shrimp cheesesteak) when I’m either (1) going to movies (2) leaving the bar or (3) ending a good day of sneaker shopping. But since I’ve had these braces, I almost completely stopped eating bread. The platter cost about 22 bucks, which I think is a lot of money considering this is a carryout spot but it’s totally worth it. Nice, huge lumps of crabmeat. Not a lot of filling and backfin like most places serve. Portion size-wise, it’s a fucking ridiculous amount of food. I get it and I know I won’t need to eat again for another 24 hours and I’m not exaggerating. I like to have mustard handy too. Sidebar this place is 2 blocks from 20+ titty bars so there’s another selling point to any visitors.
I bet you thought this was going to be about fries.
The Wire is my all time favorite drama. I didn’t have cable in my house until the end of the final season, so I had a lot of catching up to do. I literally watched the first 4 seasons in 3 days. I did very little at work and absolutely nothing at home during that time. After I watched every episode and the series ended, a void formed in the ‘entertain me’ portion of my mind. Then came Sons Of Anarchy. Void filled. I started watching it last year, about 2 or 3 shows into season 2. I have no idea what drew me to it. I never watched anything on FX, aside from a few movies (which weren’t commerical free BLAH!). I never had any fascination with gangs of any sorts, gun smuggling or grimey white guys. But, whatever shoved me in it’s path, I’m glad it did. It’s one of the best shows on tv right now. I’ve read where it’s been compared to Sopranos, and considering all the nominations and awards that show received, I’m going to assume thats a good thing (never seen an episode of The Sopranos myself). Season 2’s ending can only be described as a heart wrenching cliff hanger. I know it’s cliche but it is Hawkeye accurate. Seeing the commerical for the season 3 premier made my night. It didn’t hurt that it came on the same night as the 30 for 30 about Tyson and Tupac ,which was excellent. And not surprisingly, the season opener was good. The body count is already at 2 (it’s no way the sheriff survived getting bulldosed by that van), Gemma, the old lady(as in wife) of all old ladies, poked some dude in the nuts and Clay threatened to butt fuck a fed with a pistol and “blow away her black heart”. No amount of vamp sex is going to top that. None. And because I’m so kind to the universe, Best Buy has Season 1 on sale and I’ve got coupons so I’ll be picking that up for sure. I’d advise everyone else to do the same. LETS RIDE.
Today is actually September 7th. I figured I’d replace WordPress’s standard initial entry with one of my own. It took me a little longer to get around to doing it than I thought it would. Not that I was busy. But here I am. Ready share my views on everything with everyone. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this tiny bit of internet property. It won’t be too personal. No results from STD tests or updates on my last bowel movement. I don’t want you people thinking you know me. I’ll just wing it I suppose.