Sunday, October 28, 2007

Black Saturday

It's never the best day when some of the best veggie burgers in town won't be available until march, hence black saturday. The North Star Drive In closed for the season today, but not before it could be enjoyed one more time. This is how the journey you know it couldn't be the worst day ever. Here it is, the magic spot of delicousness. Sweet bros to dine with, young and "in love", some old dude and a tank across the street. What more could you really ask for?
Sat down to eat and noticed a couple pairs of shoes just layin around outside. Hard to do any explorin without those.
Now, what we really came for. The veggie burgers are made in house and are kinda east indian pakora flavored. You can see the toppings that come with, if you aren't me you would have pickles and curry or chili mayo on there as well. Here's to hoping that they get nayo next year and maybe vegan soft serve!
The fries are also pretty amazing.
Heavenly divine.
Don't complain about that many pics of the same's gonna be like 5 months before we can have them again. Enjoyment like this isn't gonna happen during the winter months. A little something different from later in the evening. KTHXBAI!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Just Some Goodies

I like to stock up on stuff that I can't get in Canada when I venture into the USA. For this small post I thought I'd just put it all on the counter and show what I copped. All of it is pretty delicious and a shame that you can't get any of it here. One of the items made it into the collection based solely upon a little known hip hop jam...guess which one it is!
Boom, there's the color. The purple rockstar helped me power through that two hours of sleep between two full days. It's also pretty delicious.
Tomorrow's lunch is going to contain one of these little guys. Whichever one I pick I guarantee you that I will be a little less healthier but will have more than enough sugar to make it through two days of work.
World series starts tomorrow. Is Colorado gonna keep their outrageous streak going or is Boston gonna take it home again? As long as they give me a good game to watch while relaxin is all I care about. That's about it. Take care.

Fight Night

I got the hookup to watch UFC for free this weekend. Something to look forward to. I actually had a good sleep to catch up on that serious lack of that happened a few days prior. I had to take care of the back to business life of not being on vacation. Groceries and such so I have something to eat for lunch during the week. Sounds exciting, I know. I got word that a few of my dudes wanted to hit Spring Roll up before I had to peace to the fights. There is no reason to not hit this place up if you have the chance. Now we'll get to one of my Today is two for one day, so take it all in. Here is some ginger garlic gluten balls/breaded vegetarian veal. They both basically taste and look the same and they are both delicious. If you have leftovers, which I did, they are amazing cold. They could be the start of a near perfect sandwich!
Vegetarian eight treasures, count them since they are all there. If you don't get to eight, just add deliciousness as the eighth treasure. It's srsly in there.
Tofu with veggies and cashews. Simple and tasty. No complaints.Deep fried chinese mushrooms with spicy salt, or new eels as I call them. Whichever way you slice it, they are amazing. Jars's new bane. He loves the vegan shit.
The fuzzy food crew...basically h'ween up in this bitch. A new truth about Rich's life is revealed every time I am at spring roll with him.
After spring roll I picked up Puddy and Chill and it was off to Lyndon's buddy's place for the fights. I thought it might have been a little more rowdy but it was not. The fights themselves were not that amazing, however Anderson Silva owns it. Nobody can beat him now and he knows it. Amazing to watch. I did however run into two bombers superfans a day late. Notice the lifestyle behind me. This superfan saved me that UFC cash tonight, good lookin out son.
This is the new cereal. When you have the icicle fridge you get to look at breakfast or midnight snacks in a whole new light.
The rest of the weekend was quiet and filled with football and playoff baseball. Losing at pro-line and fantasy football was there as usual. Getting to watch football and baseball on two tvs in one room was something new for me. It was complimented with wild cherry pepsi which made for a nice finish to a chill weekend. Done.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Friday Night Lights

When I was in the twin cities I got a TM from bro Nate askin if I wanted to go to the bomber game on friday night. He got some free tix so we decided to do it up. I was pretty stoked on that. I haven't been to a game in quite some time and think the boys have a chance at doin something big this year. I also had a mere two hours of sleep upon return and had to work a full day. I was anticipating a nap when I got home but that just didn't happen. Nate and I decided to hit India Palace for a little buffet action. Rice with a couple samosas on top covered with curry chick peas and curry mix vegetables topped off with some tamarind sauce...I could eat this all the time. Nate eats at the speed of life while always holdin it down for Raybeez.
Our seats might not have been the best but they were free and were still pretty damn amazing and you could see everything. In case you're wondering, we were at Canad Inns Stadium where the bombers play. All said in the endzone.Buzz and Boomer...what game would be complete without them?
A bunch of cheerleaders all bundled up. Basically babes in hiding getting the crowd going. Didn't need much of that on this night though, the bombers handed it to Calgary like it was nobody's business. Chocolate Milt got a TD and Wink tore up the running game. We just gotta ride this out til the end of the season now.
This is really football. Peanuts in the shell and the late night stadium lights. Enjoy.
After the game the fireworks started. We all loved it as kids and we should still love it now. Just sit back and enjoy a few with me.
The fireworks are all you can tell. Still in awe...amazing.
Basically an amazing evening for next to no money. Thanks for hookin it up Nate. More comin.

We're all going DOWN

This last week I got a few days off work for a little adventure to Minneapolis. You know a long day is ahead of you when you are going to work overtime in the morning and then leaving right after work for MPLS. Especially when this is what you see on the clock when you wake up.
A little morning beverage never hurt anyone. I'll let you figure out what the magic is.
The ghost at my work hooked it up big time by pickin me up in the morning and pickin up the bucks. That's some real shit right there. *boop*
Just a little taste of my work. I'm sure you have tasted it before though.
The trip down to MPLS after work was pretty uneventful. No papa john's mishaps or anything of that nature. It was just rainier and foggier than a bastard! We made it down alright and kept vegan eric up longer than he wanted to...but that's just how it happens sometimes. The next day started off by sleeping til noon, which was pretty amazing. A quick little lunch at chipotle starring the usual suspect with all the fixins.
As well as a sweet lunch bro. You might not recognize this specific face...but keep yours eyes peeled. You might even get it flipped on ya.
We hit Whole Foods for a jamba juice then made our way to the mall. Weekday trips are amazing. No lines at the border or at the mall parking lot. We kinda tore the mall up. Luckily found the best vegan protein powder out there. I really really enjoy it, so look at it and start to love it as I do.
Got some other stuff at the mall, but we'll talk about that later. Also found my new jam at the mall. Caribou Coffee soy white hot cocoa with mint. It's basically amazing. I only wish they had them here. You can't win them all though. After the mall we met up with Rachel at Ikea so I could cop some housewares but SURPRISINGLY
it kinda sucked. I didn't get anything. I realize it's hard to go in there with a specific plan. If you just want something random and aren't sure what you want it could be the perfect place for you. I however just took some funny pics and may or may not have fallen on the floor laughing. We had to chill at Eric's place and wait for him to depart for the evening. I was eagerly anticipating a rave.
Eric got home and we busted to get some food. Evergreen is quickly becoming my favorite place to eat in the Twin Cities. Puddy, Eric and Rachel accompanied on this fine evening. The menu included mock sesame chicken, which is my fave dish at the moment
and a couple dishes of sweet n sour mock chicken
The last two pics have two things in them! Pepper fried mock pork was also there.
The new dish that we picked this time was mock beef lemongrass and it was amazing. I need to go back and try the whole menu. It's also nice going with light eaters...if you know me!
After the food was done it was time to get to the reason for the whole trip. DOWN. We showed up at the best time possible. We walked in the door, took a quick peek at the merch and boom Down started playing. Let's just say that Down has quite the fanbase and there weren't very many colored people to be seen. I guess that's what happens when you have an actual band from the south playing southern rock. There he is, the man himself, Phil Anselmo. First time I have seen him and let me tell you that his stage presence is quite amusing. If you get the chance, go see him. Beside him is the world's number one man. PJK. If you wanna look like a man, just copy him. It's easy.
Looks like the whole place is on fire and my camera apparently doesn't allow me to take good pics of great bands.
This is what I was hoping for at the show. A huge cloud of smoke. I'm straight edge and all but I was fully expecting to be high by the end of the show. That didn't happen and I'm a little bummed. Odd coincidence that I saw Down on edge day? Even though edge day is a bunch of shit. My life is a neverending edge day. Get into that.
Time for a little post Down fashion show. I picked up a couple fitteds at the mall and here they are.
Oh boy, here they are again!
I also own a time machine that goes back approx one decade. I seem to run into people from the mid 90's all the time now. Also, thanks to this guy for hookin us up with a place to stay. Now it's impossible for him to say no...due to me having a key to his house. International.
A pretty hilarious tattoo on who...
Yeah it's Jawsh. Ladies get on this...srsly...
or maybe this...if you can handle it.
Surprising laughter!
Mirror mirror on the wall...who's the sexiext bitch of them all? Looks tasty I know.
The photoshoot was tiring so we decided to sleep in again...this time only till eleven! It's like the whole day was ahead of us. We met Rachel for lunch at Pizza Luce and I found out that sometimes flowers don't even make a girl smile.
Some kinda super fresh tasting mock duck hoagie with carrots, cucumber, red onions and cilantro was the weapon of choice for today.
The rest of the day was spent at Familia skate shop in St. Paul. If you live in the Twin Cities go to this place. They have some awesome stuff and are just good dudes at this place. Super Target was then hit up for all sorts of usa exclusive veggie meats. The dollar makes eating delicous food more and more affordable! We were quickly running out of time so supper included jamba juice, veggie riblet sandwiches followed by chocolate vanilla pudding and then some delicious cookie dough ice cream. In essence it didn't sound very vegan, but it was and it was pretty amazing. We had the pleasure of fighting rush hour traffic to get to the Myth in the suburbs to see ETID and Maylene and The Sons of Disaster. This is the new hardcore right here. A venue that has an Ashley Furniture store in the same parking lot.
Digital cameras nor caribeeners were allowed in the venue so you missed out things such as the VIP section. This consisted of a dad and his underage daughter and her friends dining on pizza and drinking lemonade and iced tea out of caraffes. You also missed this show having more people than the NaS show at the same venue, not sure how that works. Oh yeah, caribeeners are considered weapons to them...since you can use them as brass knucks, obviously. The main thing that was missed was the sighting of the world's number two man. Andy from ETID, he owns it. Burly ass beard, long hair, western shirt, tightish jeans and brings it fuckin hard. Luckily ETID wasn't closing and Underoath was so we were able to leave really early. Both bands I wanted to see rocked it pretty hard and on the exact route back to the freeway home...there happened to be a place that contained my new jam/bane.
Classics never hurt.
Goodbye worst place in the world.
Overall the trip was pretty good. The two hours of sleep I had before going to work after driving all the way home, not so good. Sometimes you gotta pay the price though. It was nice to see friends and eat good food, everything else was just a bonus. Stay tuned for a nice everything copped pic. I'm sure it'll be fun. Also found out about a pretty amazing show in Chicago happening in Dec. I wanted to go to chitown just to hit the chicago diner and hang out...but now I have an even better reason. The magic just never stops. Take care and enjoy your life...until next time.