Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bang Bang Beef Wrap and Totally Teen Pads

Sunday dinner was at eegee's, Speedway and Pantano. We did our weekly grocery shopping afterward at the Walmart Neighborhood Market we visit the most at Broadway and Camino Seco.

Anthony has been fighting a case of the flu for days. So far, I haven't caught it. I'd like to think the flu shot that I got a few weeks ago is helping but Anthony got the same flu shot in early October and he caught the flu. It'll be a miracle if I don't catch it. He's been a sick little man and a living germ factory.

Winter has arrived in southern Arizona. It's supposed to get down to 30 degrees the next few nights and highs in the low 60's. I really hate this time of year, it's always so miserable. March needs to hurry up and get here when it starts warming up again.

I'm delicate, you know.

Sandwiches and fries at eegee's

Under all that lettuce and tomatoes
there's a little roast beef and cheese
on my sandwich

Here's the flu ridden Anthony
eating fries with a fork.
He doesn't want to give
the fries his flu bug by
using his fingers.

Abandoned tabloid magazine on the holiday nuts
display at Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Richard Simmons hasn't been seen
in 2 years.
"What's he hiding?"

Marie Callendar's Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie
"Made with real pumpkin".
No word on the box if it's made with
real streusel or real pecans

Tai Pei wraps
Whoever named these probably watched
old Batman episodes:
"bang bang"
"kung pow"

Arby's seasoned curly fries in the freezer section
"Enlarged for detail"
which sounds like a date I've had

Here's a product that you have to stop using
when you turn 20 years old.
They're "totally teen"

These popcorn tins were near the cash registers
at the front of the store.
A toaster and a package of oatmeal raisin cookies
were abandoned on top of them.
Sometimes I think I'm the only person that
will put something back where it originally
was if I don't want it anymore instead of
dumping it off anyplace.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Anthony and I went to Anthony's mom's (Patty) for Thanksgiving this year. We had dinner with Patty, his brother Mike, and Mike's girlfriend Serena.

There was lots of food, lots of laughs, and some great company. It was a lovely dinner.

I'm thankful for lots of things this year. Everyone who visits this blog is one of them.

Serving of the food with Anthony on the left,
Serena behind him, and Patty on the right

Anthony gets some taters, Mike behind him

Anthony says Italian Thanksgivings have to have
black olives

My plate of food.
I had to go back to get cranberry

Anthony's Thanksgiving feast.
I'm thankful for this photo because it came out
the best of any of the photos I shot at dinner

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sounds like a date I've had

Shocker: Another weekend just flew by. I didn't get a whole lot done except for some laundry and catching up on sleep. We also went to dinner at Culver's tonight and a trip to the grocery store.

The grocery store trip included extra items to make a few things for Thanksgiving dinner at Anthony's mom's house. She lives about five minutes away from us. Stuffing, cheddar biscuits, and two pies will be our contribution to the dinner on Thursday.

I offered to do the stuffing but my idea of stuffing is not appropriate for dinner.

Our order number at the Broadway Blvd
and Prudence Culver's restaurant.
Whichever end of the tray they put
on the table would have been appropriate.

Anthony had a two scoop sundae.
We had a coupon for a free one
and free is for we.

Bacon cheddar Butterburger and fries
for me.

Grocery shopping at Walmart Market,
Broadway and Camino Seco.
I purchased two kinds of pie for
Thanksgiving dinner including this
wonderful pecan almond pie with drizzle,
fo shizzle my nizzle.

An abandoned Magic 8 Ball in the middle
of a display of dinner rolls.
Will an employee have to put it back?
My sources say yes.

Planters Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Almonds
Pumpkin Spice is the Spice Girl that tried
out for the group but didn't make it
because she had a fall.

This grocery store visit seemed to take on a sexual
overtone... we bought items for stuffing,
then I found myself looking at the chorizo.

Big and Hearty.
Sounds like a date I've had.

Cajun Injector.
Sounds like a date I've had.

Hard and Soft Taco Dinner Kit.
Stand and Stuff.
This writes it's own joke.

End of the grocery shopping excursion.
This is what it looks like to a drunk person
when Anthony puts the cart away
in the parking lot cart corral.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hand sanitizer and bake sale

If you've ever wondered what level of excitement I deal with at work each day, I'm about to give you a little taste.

The engineers installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building on the same day that there was a bake sale to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

How we get any work done with this level of adventure and thrills is a miracle every day.

Hand sanitizer dispenser near my office.
Someone must think I'm KENtagious.

Bake sale at the station to benefit
pancreatic cancer research.
Eat a brownie, save a life.

They had to decide whether to buy a cookie,
brownie, or cupcake to benefit
pancreatic cancer research.
It's a tough job but they were
daring enough to do it.

Five week water repair

I hope I don't jinx myself but I think we're done with water repairs around my house for a while.

The washing machine drain was one problem and required a plumber. The other was the leak that sprang up from the ground out near the street on October 11.

It was a five week wait but Tucson Water finally came out yesterday and repaired the pipe that was leaking. What I found kind of fascinating was that they cut the hole in the street to make the repair on the other side of the street. The little pond was on our side of the street. I suppose this is why I'm not in the water line repair business. The logic of this escapes me.

It took five weeks of waiting for them to come and repair the leak and only a few hours to get the work done including patching the street with asphalt.

Now I just need to kill the weeds growing where the little pond was.

The repair was made to the damaged
pipe on the other side of the street
(this photo was shot on my side).
It's the little dark patch over there.

No more standing water around the little vault
where the water meter lives.
I have to end the life of the green stuff in this
photo with weed killer this weekend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Carr Wars: Come to the fart side of the force

Carr Wars. The Force AwaKENs. The spoof poster of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Props to Alex Steiniger for the awesome Photoshop job. He replaced these characters faces with mine and even eyes on Chewbacca, and on the right, I'm African-American. His attention to detail in doing this project was awesome. Thanks Alex!

I also have a much smaller light sabre on this poster than I do in real life. Much, much smaller.

Carr Wars
The Force AwaKENs

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Anthony's 32nd birthday

Today is Anthony's 32nd birthday. We hung out at home all day while I caught up on some much needed sleep, I gave Lucky a bath in the afternoon, and then we headed to one of Anthony's favorite restaurants (Zinburger) for dinner followed by a trip to the grocery store.

While we were at Zinburger, I spotted Jim Click in the restaurant. He owns a majority of the new car dealerships in Tucson. I was going to try and take a sneaky photo of him but he's so rich and powerful that I thought if he spotted me trying to have a Kenparazzi moment he'd be able to call somebody and I'd get run over by a new Hyundai or Ford walking to my car in the parking lot while leaving. I bought the poomobile at a competitor earlier this year mostly because Jim Click's dealerships do not have very user friendly websites. He's so rich and powerful that he probably knows this somehow and would have me run over by a new vehicle from one of his dealerships and my body deposited in the Zinburger trash dumpster. Of course, to complete this ridiculous made up story, my killer would conveniently never be found.

Dinner with Anthony was fun. We both had burgers (the restaurant is named Zinburger, that's what you eat there) and shared an order of double truffle fries. Add in two sodas and the bill was $38 not including tip. That's why we only eat there on special occasions. I haven't won the lottery yet.

Speaking of shopping, that's where we headed after dinner. In a special collection of grocery store photos you'll see below, I speculate on what might be the best grocery store birthday gift item. There are so many (ridiculous) choices from flaxseed, mandarin oranges (nothing says congratulations on making it another year than a can of fruit), tuna helper, or frozen turkeys. Other birthday gift choices like a box of saltine crackers or a packet of instant potatoes are sure to be a hit.

Happy Birthday Anthony! You don't look a day over whatever number will not piss you off.

Dining room at Zinburger.
Car dealer Jim Click is out there somewhere
eating dinner and since he's rich and
powerful he probably has someone
at his table to chew his burger for him.

Anthony the birthday boy

Anthony's kobe beef burger
that included mushrooms
and guacamole

My bacon cheeseburger

Double truffle fries

Anthony's so tidy when he eats
fries, he uses a fork.
He makes me look like a caveman

Happiness is a double truffle fry
with white stuff on it

Anthony says I'm not in enough pictures
so he grabbed my camera and shot
this one with my bacon hanging out

Time to hit the grocery store to shop
for Anthony's birthday gift.
Maybe it should be yogurt with
fun toppings because he's a fun guy

Nothing says "happy birthday" like a
delicious can of mandarin oranges

Screw birthday cake when there's a
bag of Bob's Red Mill whole ground
flaxseed meal waiting to be enjoyed

No need for ice cream
when you can spoon some rich and hearty
Progresso Loaded Potato Soup on your
chocolate birthday cake

I wasn't sure I was going to find the right
birthday gift until I passed this display
of Tuna Helper and Hamburger Helper.
It does have 20% more pasta!

No need for balloons at his birthday party
when these festive frozen turkeys can
be hung from the ceiling along with
some colorful streamers

I can only imagine the
hours of fun a birthday gift of saltine
crackers can provide to a 32 year old

 Put the wee in Anthony's birthday with a bag
of Cheetos Sweetos

If Anthony is naughty on his birthday
he'll get a lump of double crisp coal

Since Anthony likes things with dark themes
maybe a book would be appropriate.
"The Death Cure" or "The Kill Order"

How about a happy instant potato birthday?

In the end, I let Anthony choose
his birthday gift: Bacon