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
|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