The last few blog pictures here must have you think this is some business blog am I right? Oh ho!
All right, here is the deal with parentheses. I think it's too easy to abuse them. I have to be very careful utilizing the open and closed paren. I get rather annoyed when either I or somebody else write a sentence with all sorts of subtext that really has equal value to "regular level" text.
For example: Say "I went to the game today! There were lots of good foods at the concession stands, and they were on point."
You'll have people, even me, writing it as "I went to the game today (there were lots of good foods at the concession stands and they were on point)!" It comes off as a run on sentence. Do we really *need* the parentheses? Were you really trying to keep the fact about the stadium food a secret? I mean COME ON. It's really not that big a deal!
Sentences with excessive use of parentheses, even writing whole paragraphs inside of them, remind me of those disclaimers at the end of car commercials, "no title down on signing abtratbatbatbtbtabtbtbealtkjsblajsdnbjabbablblblblblblblblblblb restrictions apply," anyway the point of all this is, I'm really careful about how I use parentheses. It's no different than when guys go "I LITERALLY stood in line for an hour." Is there any other way to stand in line for an hour? Figuratively? Metaphorically? Who would utilize standing in line as a metaphor? I feel that the use of subtext where there is none is redundant.
Thanks for putting up with all that, how about something less preachy yea? Onward.
I hear the words "drive by" and my first instinct is "shooting?" That's very creepy I wish I wouldn't do that.
Folks peach season is here! Do the dance! Go out an enjoy one, albeit a tiny one right now, they should grow in later.
I sat on this topic for three months but I was going to complain about "digital drivers." That is the driver who only jams the gas pedal or jams the brake. That is BRUTAL driving. No in between speeds. You'll see that guy driving the bus sometime. All in or all out, and I believe buses run on a speed limiter, which only encourages the practice. Driving a giant vehicle like a bumper car is never good for the passengers. One time the man went so digital I almost threw up.
Here are some updates on chicken sandwiches. I got to try the very hyped up Chicken Shack sandwich from Shake Shack at their Vegas location. That thing was out of this world good. VERY good. It's not spicy by itself, but I know that Shake Shack puts cherry peppers into burgers as an option, and it'd be just as easy to request cherry peppers on a Chicken Shack. I'm a fan.
The Wendy's Chicken sandwich was ordered a couple weeks ago as a consolation choice for dinner. I really wanted that Bay Cities Godmother sandwich but I forgot Bay Cities closes at 6pm and I was late by a minute. Hah, LITERALLY one minute! It was 6:01pm. That really was a clunker, but the Wendy's Spicy Chicken held up. Specifically, I had the seasonal Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich w/ the ghost pepper sauce. That sauce makes the sandwich. It's tremendous.
Somewhere in between I had the spicy chicken sandwich at Chick Fil A. The filets they use for their sandwiches are tasty but they aren't that crispy compared to the other two. Of the three, I think the Chicken Shack is currently my favorite with Wendy's Jalapeno version a close second.
Something I was willing to take a flier on was the KFC "Nashville Spicy Chicken." I want to call their bluff -- does Nashville actually do a barbecue spicy sauced chicken like that? It was worth a taste but it may be too late for it now.
Today I switch my bedroom TV from DIRECTV to Time Warner so that I can finally get the Dodgers games. Yep, I gave in. It's really too bad. The DIRECTV box as situated for my bedroom was really nice. Ah yes, I may not have blogged about the TV going to my room, but indeed, it is now here, the second screen in the living room is no more. The fact is that it wasn't used very much anyway outside of the fall. I am very comfortable with it in the bedroom and it opens up personal viewing options. More so with access to Dodger games. Besides, when I came home on many nights, Coach usually hogged the tv watching news or some other nonsense and I could never get in Lakers games on the road either. I always felt like putting the Lakers on screen 2 was going to annoy him or his movie was going to annoy me via distraction from the game. It didn't work, so this spring I thought it was sensible to finally move my TV into my own room. The Lakers ought to be pretty competitive next year, and I'd rather just have full autonomy of that screen with the sound.
Boy, if the Dodgers work a deal w/ Directv to get their channel on there before November I'm going to be pretty annoyed! I mean I will *now* because I held out for three bleeping years. What a disaster that whole thing is.
But it is a Friday, time to soak it all in fellas. Have a great weekend!