Saddam is Dead

I can only think that nothing good will come of this. 🙁

If all we've been told is true then the world is certainly better off without him but you can bet his followers (or opportunists) will make him out to be a martyr and the violence in Iraq will escalate.

They should have probably just left him to rot away in prison.

Interesting and probably frightening times are coming.

New Wok New Wok

Yesterday I went to New Wok New Wok at First Canadian Place.

I had the special, which was black bean beef with some vegetables and rice and stuff.

Not terribly memorable. A bit chewy.

I suppose I'll go back there to try other things when I've expended more places in FCP, but it's not a place I would generally choose to go to again, given the other options there.

I much prefer the Soley's burger and onion rings.

Where's my 25% pay raise?

The provincial government has voted themselves a 25% pay raise, the theiving bastards.

They're doing a piss poor job of running the province, stealing money from us left and right, most recently through the power company and Children's Aid Society, and now they're just handing themselves more money for no reason.

If they honestly felt that the job deserved such higher pay, they should have passed the bill and had it take effect following the next election. At least then they could be voted out before they benefit from it.

As it is, they just dipped their collective hands into the pockets of this province's taxpayers and stole themselves a nice Christmas gift.


Wendy's With Style!

While doing some last minute xmas shopping, I dropped in to Wendy's on Yonge St. near Wellesley for a classic single and a caesar salad.

The food was regular Wendy's food, which is tasty but nothing special. Good burger. Fresh salad.

What surprised me was while I was eating, one of the staff came by with a little basket of cups and a carafe of coffee and asked if I'd like some. Then another came around shortly after and asked if I wanted a mint.

At Wendy's.

Very cool. Looks like someone has decided to provide some actual service in the service industry above and beyond the bare minimum.

I commend them. Dave would have been proud!

KFC Has Jacked Up Their Prices

I went to KFC today and found that they've changed all their menu posters to new ones with higher prices.

Merry Christmas to you too, you cheap chicken slaughtering bastards.

I was going to take a shot at ordering the classic combo with the poutine and two additional pieces of chicken as I'd talked about in the very first post in this blog.

Now that's gonna cost over $10 though so I'm just not going to bother.

Instead, I got one of their special boxes that had the classic chicken sandwich, some little breaded bits of chicken they probably don't know what else to do with, fries, a small salad, an apple pie, and a drink.

The alternative to this, for the exact same price, is a Big Crunch combo, which includes the sandwich, fries, and a drink.

Seems to me that KFC has just dropped way down my list of places I enjoy eating lunch at. It's only 50 cents or so more for everything… but it's enough to notice the hike and feel I've been gouged right before xmas.

The colonal would have never let this happen. They should be ashamed of themselves!

Christmas Cheer?

I haven't had much to say around here lately. I wonder if maybe I'm just experiencing a bit of good will for the holidays?

I'm really looking forward to having Christmas dinner at my sister's place on Saturday. As usual, it's going to be a whole lot of driving but we really don't get to see each other all that often so it's worth the effort when we do.

Happy holidays, everyone! Hopefully your shopping is done by now so you don't have to deal with the hordes of rabid shoppers infesting the malls these days!

Rich Folk Deli

Today we went to some rich folk deli in the Royal York Hotel.

Had an overpriced reuben sandwich and some baby shrimp chowder with some sort of peanut butter cookie.

It cost too much, but I suppose it tasted about as good as you can expect from a reuben sandwich and baby shrimp chowder.

That's about all there is to say about that place. I'd rather have a burrito… but we were in the area and hadn't eaten there before so I guess it was a good experience.

Thai Island

I'm pretty sure I've written about this place before but a quick search turns up nothing for me.

Today I went to Thai Island, which is in the food court at TD Centre.

This is by far the best food court in the downtown core that I know of. Thai Island has excellent food court pad thai, among the other things they offer.

Generally, when I get there I look to see whether the daily special looks good. If so, I get it. If not, I get the pad thai.

Today the special was thai peanut chicken and it was excellent!

Not much more to say, other than that I'm looking forward to the next time I get to go here.

Steak Quesadilla

Back to Burrito Boyz!

Today I had the steak quesadilla. It's got all the flavour of the small burrito with but a fraction of the practicality!!

This is almost certainly going to be the first place at which I run out of menu items. Thankfully we were able to sit at the small bar at the back and eat because this thing just won't work while standing out on the street.

I'm not quite sure what I was supposed to do with it. It was cut into a few pieces stacked up in a styrofoam container with little containers of sour cream and salsa.

I took a knife and fork, thinking that might work but couldn't really cut pieces off it in the styrofoam. Failing at that, I just picked them up, dipped them in the sauces, and ate them.

I couldn't help but thinking it would have been much better if the sauces were just inside the shells rather than having to dip them… and the whole thing was somehow contained in such a way that I might be able to just pick it up and eat it. That would have been much more convenient.