FOOD

Okay, I am fucking starving. I haven’t had much of an appetite lately, and it has taken it’s toll apparently. I have the most ginormous craving for steak and shrimp on the barby. I can see a trip to the Outback Steak House in my near future. As in tonight. I want a porterhouse steak, smothered in onions and some shrimp on the barby as an appetizer. The only problem, is that the Outback is always packed and I would prefer not to be rushed through my meal because they have a line outside.

That is really annoying actually. I suppose I could eat in the bar portion of the restaurant so I don’t have to hurry, but then I have to deal with the smokers while I am eating and that I do not want to do. It is a damned if I do and damned if I don’t situation. No matter though, I know that I am going to end up there anyway, so why complain about it. I want my steak and eat it too as they say. Well, they usually say that about cake, but whatever works right? Anyway, if anyone wants to join me tonight, give me a holler. Later gators.

Bike week in Daytona

I wish I was going to bike week this year. I have been before and had a fucking blast. I miss the biker bars and the constant sound of those hogs going down the road. The Iron Gate and the Dog House Saloon are two of my favorites. There is always something going on there, from bike shows and bikini contests, to charity events. These places are always jam packed and full of fun. The last time I went to bike week, I was single. Now that I have a girlfriend, I am sure it would be just as fun. I could enter the contests that require two people.

There is a hot dog joust. Well, really it is a catch kind of thing. The chick rides on the back of the bike and tries to catch the hot dog with her teeth as you ride under it. It is really funny. I know my girl would love to do the coleslaw wrestling as well. She is a lot of fun and down for just about anything. Maybe next year we will go, but if we are going to I guess I should start planning it now. The hotels are booked a year in advance for bike week. I had better get on it.

Yummmm

I can’t wait till Saturday. It is green beer and corned beef and cabbage day. Yup, that’s right St. Patty’s day is here again. I know that it seems like a silly holiday, but it is a lot of fun and I get to celebrate a part of my heritage. My family is Irish on my mothers side and Scottish on my fathers side. We are understandably stubborn, loud and jovial kind of people. St. Patty’s day in our family means a really big party. The women cook a lot of food and color the beer themselves.

We play stupid games and a lot of darts too. I don’t think I know one Irishman who can’t play darts. My favorite thing about it, is the toasts. We all have to come up with a good Irish toast and that is not as easy as it sounds. I am still working on a good one. They have to be completely original and that shit isn’t easy either. This is one of my favorite ones;

I drink to your health when I’m with you,
I drink to your health when I’m alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I’m starting to worry about my own!

Now that is fucking funny.

Gator tail

I just had some alligator tail. This shit is fucking awesome. My buddy Ed just got back from Florida. He took his family there for vacation during spring break and while they were there, he tried the Gator tail. He loved it so much he called me to tell me about it. I told him to bring some home with him and he did. He also got the recipe from the place he ate it at and when he got home, his wife invited me over for dinner. This shit was amazing.

I am going to order some and have it shipped here to my house, so I can make some too. I might invite my parents over for dinner to try it. They were like chicken nuggets, only they were breaded and then deep fried. It was really tender and so tasty. The place my buddy tried it is called Coopertown. They apparently have a restaurant and airboat rides. I will have to visit there if I ever go to Florida. It is somewhere out in the Everglades outside of Miami. I wouldn’t mind going to Miami at all, especially South Beach and the Keys. I have been to Orlando before, but not any further south then that.

The girlfriend

Okay, so I didn’t take her out for dinner or anything for Valentines day. Instead I bought her a massively expensive stereo system for her car that she has been drooling over. She has always wanted and Alpine stereo system and speakers for her car. When she was growing up her brothers had these in their cars ans swore by them, so naturally that is what she wants. Personally, I prefer Bose, but that is okay because the Alpine was a little cheaper. Don’t get me wrong, I would have bought it if that is what she wanted, but she didn’t.

Anyway, I borrowed her car while she was at work and left her mine. I gave her some crazy story about it not running well and I had to go to the Auto parts store for something. I had already set up for the guys to install it in record time, instead of leaving it over night. I wanted to surprise her of course. Boy was she surprised. I gave her the keys and slid in the passenger side on the pretext of talking to her. When she started the car the stereo was turned up loud and she had to turn it down. The look on her face was priceless. A total success.