Friday, July 31, 2015

Silly dog photos from the TV show

There are a lot of animals that appear on the TV show and this week was no exception.

I shot two photos of dogs that were a combination of cute and silly:

A greyhound wearing mittens and
a graduation hat laying on a
bone shaped rug.
TV magic.

This tongue is long enough it
could also be used
as a blindfold

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Flamin Hot Chicken Sub at eegees with Flamin Hot Cheetos

I was invited by Robert, the Marketing Director at eegee's, to get a preview taste of their new Flamin' Hot Chicken Sub sandwich. I'm a fan of eegee's sandwiches and fries so I immediately said yes.

But, since my sad little stomach doesn't handle spicy foods well, I asked my co-worker Tina to come along and be the taste tester while I shot photos and had a nice lunch with her and Robert.

The back story on the sandwich is pretty amazing. Each year, eegee's invents a fake eegee drink flavor for April Fool's Day. They seem to outdo themselves each year with this and April 1, 2015 was no exception. They posted on social media that their special limited time eegee drink flavor was Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Even though it was a joke, more than 1,100 people visited their stores in April hoping to get that flavor of eegee.

Fast forward to now, and they are rolling out the Flamin' Hot Chicken Sub sandwich with Flamin' Hot Cheetos right on the sandwich. The ingredients: Chicken breast, bacon, eegee's buffalo ranch, jalapeno cream cheese, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. People love spicy food in this area so I'll bet it'll be a hit.

We met for lunch at the new eegee's Speedway and Pantano store and I shot photos of the experience.

The Flamin' Hot Chicken sub will be available starting August 1 at all of the eegee's locations.

Tina, who is pictured eating the sandwich, had this to say about the Flamin' Hot Chicken Sub:
"First you think.... is this sandwich going to scorch my mouth with all the jalapenos, buffalo sauce, AND Flamin Hot Cheetos? Well let me tell you... it is just the right amount of kick for a sandwich. I don't like food that is so hot you can't enjoy it. The cream cheese cuts the spice just right and I enjoyed it. Plus I love the crunch you get from the Cheetos. Nom nom nom.... that is for you, Robert!"

eegee's new
Speedway and Pantano location

Customers enjoying lunch
in their colorful dining area

Wall graphics

Social media wall

Nick creates a
Flamin' Hot Chicken Sub sandwich
in the eegee's kitchen

Spreading the
jalapeno cream cheese

Chicken and bacon added

Squirting on the
buffalo ranch sauce

The Flamin' Hot Cheetos!

The completed
Flamin' Hot Chicken Sub

Had to get the famous
eegee's ranch fries

Tina opens wide
to take her first bite
of the Flamin' Hot
Chicken Sub


The wall says it all:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Put that fist away before you hurt somebody

I was back on the studio floor today shooting photos, and one of the guests was quite animated with his hand gestures during the interview.

Apparently this fist is supposed to go somewhere.

Put that away before
you hurt somebody

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Poop and pee weekend

I have this crazy idea that weekends are supposed to be relaxing. They rarely are.

This weekend, I needed to give Lucky some extra attention. The first thing was a bath which he always seems to like. I pull back the shower curtain in my bathroom and he hops right in. He then waits for me to brush him out, then we do the bath, and he's always super happy when we're done. He runs out to the other end of the house to show Anthony that he got a bath. Most dogs that I've encountered don't like baths. It's one of the many quirky things about Lucky that makes him unique.

I also needed to get his rabies booster shot. They only gave me a one year shot last time so I had to get him another one this year so I can send in the check for his dog license update.

I decided to go to Petco where they have traveling dog shot clinics. I went to the one at Broadway and Craycroft yesterday afternoon. The staff was nice that was handling the clinic but they freaked Lucky out a bit. One of the techs put her arms around him to hold him and he proceeded to pee all over the floor. I do the same thing when a woman puts her arms around me, so I could relate. I apologized profusely, they were nice about it. Poor little Lucky gets so scared of everything.

He was waaaay overdue for a nail trimming, so I went into the grooming salon at Petco and asked if they take walk-ins. The groomer inquired if he just got a shot and when I told her that he did, she said I had to wait 24 hours before they'd take him. So, I figured, screw those guys -- I drove him to Petsmart and they fixed him up without any issue.

I tried once to trim his nails myself and he's too squirmy. This is not a task that Anthony would help me with so I end up having to pay around $20 plus tip every few weeks to take him and get it done at Petsmart. Most activities involving handling Lucky are a Ken only thing, and that's okay. Anthony's nice to Lucky and he talks to him all the time... he just doesn't like to touch him.

Today's excitement was unclogging Anthony's toilet. That man poops concrete. In a really unusual moment, he actually let me do it instead of trying to fight it himself. I may not be a very nurturing person but I can unclog a toilet like a champ. The toilet's flushing normally again and the trauma is over.

We did dinner tonight at Culver's and our usual Sunday grocery shopping to round out the weekend.

It's back to work tomorrow... for both of us. He'll be on his second day of work at his new job. He's at least going back after getting through his first day on Friday so it must not have been that bad.

Anthony plays with a tissue at Culver's.
The number placard may or may not
be displaying his age.

Push it... push it good.
Salt N Pepa on our table.

Anthony's concrete at Culver's.
May or may not be related
to his poop.

ChicKEN sandwich, fries,
cheese curds

Tropical Mango cookie mix
at Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Pillsbury Doughboy in tropical shorts.
No wonder it's on clearance.

Tropical Mango frosting with
the Pillsbury Doughboy
in tropical shorts.

After the clogged toilet incident
it's no wonder we ended up
in the bowel support aisle.
The intensive bowel support aisle, no less.

Yoo hoo.... Anthony...
I found something to help
with your digestive system.

Yoo hoo... Anthony...
I found this for you, too.
Why do you look so annoyed?

Yoo hoo.... Anthony...
I picked up this pool toy
and it immediately pointed
toward your butt.
It may not help but
it's safe because
it has a wrapper on it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hello Wienermobile, we meat again

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile paid a visit to the station today, and we shot video outside with Hot Doggers Donald and Gina.

I took a selfie with the Wienermobile while it was there. Anytime I can get a picture with a giant wiener, I vote yes.

Hi, I'm Ken and I will take
a picture with a wiener anytime.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mashed Potatoes and Ovary

I'm always a little sad when a weekend comes to an end. They always seem so short.

Friday evening's activity was going to a dinner with station clients at Tucson Country Club. It was a small group and nice dinner. They make a good grilled chicKEN sandwich there. The Country Club is in a pretty fancy northeast neighborhood... which makes sense, it's a country club.

I did enjoy the fact that when I drove into the parking lot, my new (to me) car fit in with the rest of the fancy cars in the parking lot. At least I drive something appropriate for a country club parking lot, even if I can't afford a membership there.

Saturday's excitement was getting the slow leak in my passenger side rear tire repaired. I decided to take it to Discount Tire, since it was likely not a major repair and had a good shot at getting it repaired for free. It took an hour of waiting while they looked at it, turned out to be a nail in the tire. Free repair, all good to go. By the way, if you need to go to Discount Tire, I highly recommend going to their website and making an appointment. It got me in and out at a much faster rate than most of the people I saw walk in without one.

Today was dinner and grocery shopping day (and finishing my laundry). We ate at KFC and shopped at Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Back to work tomorrow. At least I'll be driving to the station in my fancy new (to me) car on a non-leaky tire. It's the little things that excite me.

ChicKEN Little sandwich at KFC

Potato wedges in the light
from the nearby window

Anthony's dinner:
Chicken strips, potato wedges,
macaroni and cheese

I swear this painted on sign
in the KFC window says:
"Lg. Mashed w/ Ovary"
If it is, they spelled
ovary wrong (oravy).

Some of Anthony's chicken strips
were left for the next person
in the booth to sit on

I've been debating about renaming
my new (to me) car "chocolate pudding".
Maybe I should rename myself "Almond Milk"
when I drive it.

Anthony was looking for a lunch
bag for his new job.
I tried to talk him into this one
but for some unknown reason
I was unsuccessful.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The poomobile just got cheaper

I've had the Ken Carr car 2.0 (I've nicknamed it "The Poomobile" due to it's color) four days and I received the best news I could imagine today. The car dealership found me a loan for four percent interest, and reduced the original sale price by $2,000. That translates to a car payment $130 a month cheaper than they originally quoted. I'm super excited. I didn't even have to sleep with anyone to make it happen.

To top it off, this car is nine years newer than the RX-8 and the monthly insurance premium is increasing a whopping $1.22 per month.

I'm an extremely lucky bastard.

I'm a little behind in getting the weekly Sunday dinner / grocery excursion photos up. In celebration of my newly purchased and already cheaper poop colored car, there are a couple of car photos in there in addition to dinner at Culver's and grocery shopping at Walmart Neighborhood Market.

There was a rainbow in the sky when we left the grocery store and walked out to the car. Maybe there really is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. A cheaper car payment / same cost of car insurance pot of gold.

I'll take it.

The poomobile at Culver's

How did they know at Culver's
that this is Anthony's age?

Cheeseburger and onion rings

Anthony's orders a Concrete
that looks like poo was
smeared in the cup

A spoonful of poo ice cream
makes the medicine go down
in the most delightful way.

TGI Fridays Green Bean Fries.
A sneaky way to get your
children to eat their vegetables

If you have not heard
Minions speak, then this
means nothing to you.

Both Anthony and Lucky
could use a bottle of this

Minions can hugger.
When you want your beer
to give you a freaky stare
when you drink it.

Yoo hoo! Anthony!
I found this can of Thick-It for you.
Just in case you want it less thin.

Poomobile at the Broadway and Camino Seco
Walmart Market

Rainbow over Walmart Market delivering
a cheaper car payment pot of gold.

How to stay dry when you don't have an umbrella

A strong monsoon thunderstorm rolled through Tucson's east side today complete with plenty of lightning and thunder.

One of the station photographers needed to head outside and didn't have an umbrella. So, she improvised... with a large blue tarp.

This must have been how people stayed dry in the olden days.

Preparing to head outside
in the pouring rain armed
with nothing but a big blue
tarp and her wits.
Yoo hoo!
Your tarp train is dragging
on the ground.

My co-workers are
an inventive bunch.