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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ok folks - as you can see by the date gap, I can no longer support this blog. We have not had web access at home for over a year and the browser at work cannot communicate with blogspot. So its been fun and this idea shall live elsewhere, but not at the paws of this PUP anytime soon! Sowwy

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wow talk about lag time. I haven't been here sine mid LAST year - I mean that in itself is 'SO LAST YEAR" - Since we no longer have acccess at home, I will check in from time to time from "other" locations - as I can find 'em. The browser at work no longer supports thes eblogs, so posting from there will be a challenge. Sheesh!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Orchid Thai Fusion

I do so love when I find a place that enjoys their customers, No make that enjoys their new friends. I have developed a real friendship with Anthony's Po-Boys and Sandwich on Westheimer over several months plus buying meals 2 to 3 days a week. At Thai Fusion I will have that same connection even sooner.

Why..
..you ask cautiously?

Well there is a cable that runs from your electrical supplier's transformer [(I CHECKED - IT AIN'T BUMBLE-BEE <- NO BULLETS) instead its CenterPoint)] to your home buried about two feet down that "should" last forever or at least a few more than 20 years. Well the house was built in the early 80's so it was time. It broke in a few places - ground shifted with our extreme drought, and melted in other places, along with evidence someone tied into the line BEFORE it got to the meter!
There are all sorts of sparking and pitting marks in the "circuit box" and evidence that the system was drawing way more current than either the "box" or the cables could deal with. The wires were Aluminum (Cheap!)
The result is we were only getting 120 V AC on one leg and 56 V AC on the other (OH SHIT!)
So I called a few places and got a few estimates. I settled on someone that was to show up TODAY (he did!). We are in a motel for the last few nights. They laid the new COPPER CABLE, not 3 separate cables in a PVC pipe over 4 feet down. Add to that new parts to the AC and my 60th birthday was rather expensive.
All of that to say we were going to be doing loads of eating out at several different places. Wouldn't it be great if we could find a place that makes what you want, with REAL food (unlike Intl House o' Pancakes), that was willing to stay open late enough for my Bodacious wife to join me. Yes- Orchid Thai Fusion does all that and so much more. I have learned that the chef was trained in France; that he has family members as co-workers; that he loves to "show-off" and otherwise explain many of his meals and that he so thoroughly loves to get to know ya.
For those that know the Pup (me), know that I talk ALOT, I talk LOUD and I jump from topic to topic.
The folks there love all of that and my knowledge of so many words to compliment their food - it is no effort at all to say only the best things about Orchid Thai Fusion - Try it and tell me what you find!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Four Nights of Just Sleeping.

For five whole days, AND NIGHTS (its the nights that get to ya) we didn't have a fence on the East side. So we had to be escorted whenever we needed to go outside. Now the fence is finally complete and we both get to run EVERYWHERE within the confines of our yard!

(I'll post some pics tomorrow!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lettuce will NOW cost $50/box up from $18

I am not sure of the company that serves us on Tuesdays and Thursdays but they will now have one less customer - da Pup.

There are all sorts of signs in the Special Deli area with each one declaring $1.00 for lemonade, Cookie (not Cookies); Fruit Salad; and oh yeah EXTRA SALAD DRESSING. They offer tall plastic dispencers of three dressings; Italian - both the good fattening and Diet kinds and Ranch. The problem is: if you either put some into a freely given plastic container or squirt some on to your salad - YOU GET CHARGED $0.50 for the effort.

Lettuce that used to cost $18 per box of lettuce will cost $50 per box NEXT MONTH!

People often complain how these folks charge $7 for a salad, while the other folks that serve us on Monday & Wednesday only charge $6

Monday, January 31, 2011

More Than a Bean Pole?

If your waist is more than a bean pole, you are male and you enjoy Fuddrucker's food,

then

Stay away from the North Hwy 6 location (by McDonald's).
The source of my grumbles is in the men's room.

Only other complaint is they failed to put my name (or my Bodacious wife's) on the order, so when it was ready, they called in a loud voice - YOU!....Your order is ready!

As everyone in the place said it wasn't their's I stepped up to get the food.

'Nuff said!

Monday, January 24, 2011

There Has To Be A Better Way or Phrase

It has happened too many times to my Brothers in Fur, Some human that is too dang blasted hurried, to get into the Beautiful, almost Bodacious, Open-aired Bark Park, does his best (the female of the human species, also known as "owners - hehehehe yeah Right", opens one door to the "man-trap"{more on this in a second] and before that door has had a chance to close they are already thru the second door. I guess they have issues with being trapped. Oh well back to the topic. Watching for just such an opportunity, another Pup heads into and out of the "man trap" {Oy that name}, in a heartbeat. If you do not know, a dog's heart-beat is pretty darn fast!
What needs to happen is a redesign of that "control" feature. They need to make the comings and goings thru that passageway, as safe to open as speed safe knives. That in itself would stop my colleagues in Fur from wandering across Texas State Highway 6 where those humans love to speed in their death to all four-legged-animals cars at well over the sixty mile per hour speed limit. Any human caught breaking their laws within five miles of a bark park, should be "put to sleep".


As for the term man-trap, it may well confine a human, but the ones in the bark park I last visited, does not restrict a Pup. Especially a Pup in decent condition like Moi!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fuddruckers - They Have Improved

It has been several years since I was in a Fuddruckers. The great news is that they have improved many things, not the least of which is the hamburger itself. The sandwich is a manageable size, the condiments (in two places) are easy to get to with paper cups if you need them, the seating is vast and offering many choices. Long tables, round tables, booths, all with a fair amount of space between them. Some of the tables were in an area that lacked TVs, so it was much, much quieter. They get an A Plus from me.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Volunteers - Cause They Wanna

The nursing staff, the cleaning crew and the doctors are at  the hospital because that's their workplace -

but the

VOLUNTEERS are there

because they choose to be and their attitude stays

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

     P...O...S...I...T...I...V...E...!...!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Instead

I get to go in LATE tomorrow~!   Instead of earlier than all that Lovely TRAFFIC!   Am ever so glad its "The Holidays"!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GJETOST

I have received an email asking if they can swap links - I will spend some time checking out their blog and seeking any complaints agin 'em.

Wha? No Complaints? Great I'd love to brag on a Brit. Anyone know of a Norwegian business I can brag on?? Anyone have connection with Ski Queen - I loves GJETOST CHEESE - HMMMMMMMM good!

i will get some pics of the cheese and show ya!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Apology

There has been a marked decrease in the number of sensible posts here due primarily to the fact that while I was out lounging about at a hospital receiving bunches of IV meds, the work was building up and my co-worker can only be a Miracle worker for so many days.


So I have been spending a bunch of time trying, repeat trying to catch up. Part of my problem is that while I am responsible for all the work getting done correctly and with some semblance of continuity, there are none the less THREE people that can complete the task at hand - WHEW!

Now I just need a better way of matching emails in order to know what is still Pending - OY! (Don't we all)

I will try to post something - anything daily in my top three blogs - Pup, Three & People.

Puppy Truths

Don't Think Outside The Box - What's A Box?

A Wife is for Life! Once Is Enuff For Dis Pup

Faith - is knowing that you do not HAVE to panic.

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