9.13.2004

hockey, prime rib & crazies

The cruelest thing that can happen to a Canadian is have the cable go out when you're watching world cup hockey. Damn you Comcast. Luckily I was able to haul ass to my cousin's place in SJ in a mere 25 minutes just in time to see our second goal at the beginning of second period. Great game although going into overtime really shouldn't have been necessary because Luongo and the defencemen shouldn't have let in that tying goal from the Czechs 6 seconds after face-off with 6 minutes left of the damn game. Anyways, I will have to sadly miss the final because I have to tutor during the game. Go Canada.

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After 4 years of living here, Simon and I finally made it to the famed House of Prime Rib. We got a reservation for 9pm last night. The place was absolutely packed late on a Sunday. I couldn't believe it. They seated us 40 minutes after our reservation (but we did come 15 min late so no big deal). Even then, I found out it's customary that you get a free bottle of wine when you're seated late. Black Angus and Bucca di Beppo should learn a little something from them. Those bastards keep you waiting at least an hour with reservations with hardly an apology (unless in the case of Black Angus, you're in the company of someone who "works for corporate" which freaks the shit out of them). Anyways, the prime rib was ridiculously delicious as were the yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and salad (even though we saw them dump a bunch of msg into it). The creamed spinach was OK too but not great. Something slightly salty and funny tasting about it. No way I was able to get dessert after that. My whole meal was something like $26, includes all the sides. Great deal for excellent prime rib and really professional service.

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A little news from the UK that didn't make it here. US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as 'fucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq...The 'crazies' are said to be Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz. Still I am deeply frightened by the fact that Kerry is trailing behind Bush. As we discussed in my media criticism seminar, it doesn't help that Clinton had his bypass surgery lately stealing the attention from Kerry.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1302834,00.html

6 comments:

ceaz said...

Van, I'll TIVO the game and you guys can come by and watch it at my place. Damn, I didn't think about TIVO'ing the last game!

And House of Prime Rib is very yummy.

Van said...

when when when?? thanks!! :) I'll try not to look for the game results online til we watch

Anonymous said...

It was quite amusing that one time at Black Angus. Our friend at "Corporate" should have identified herself earlier. Maybe we wouldn't have had to wait half as long.

Bush, the repulicans, and media.... You guys should totally download and watch OutFoxed, Bush's Brain, and the World According to Bush. And I'm assuming you already watched Farenheit 9/11. These movies will give you an idea of what's been going on. I also think Bush will win the re-election too, sadly enough.

Anonymous said...

oh, if you're into conspiracy theories or if you totally think there could be some foul play from American politicians in the 9/11 incidents then you should also check out "911 in Plane Site".

Van said...

Great suggestions! Who are all you anonymous people?? Please sign off with something!

Anonymous said...

I can't post my name. Dubya has his men are following me!