Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shopping at TJ Max

This news article comically describes most of our shopping experiences at a TJ Max. My favorite reference is to the L.A. Gear sneakers. I think I had a pair of those things. Does this best describe TJ Maxx for you?

Difficult To Tell If T.J. Maxx Hit Hard By Recession

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tweeting Farsi

I took one look at Twitter and said no way. My thoughts could be best summed up in this story by the news makers at the Onion. Twitter Creator on Iran: "I never intended Twitter to be useful"

Friday, June 19, 2009

Food Debrief: BBQ find and ice cream

Eating is so much fun and finding good food that you can celebrate is why God gave me extra taste buds. I'm convinced mine are above average and that I have more of them than you do.

I used to recommend two BBQ places in STL. Pappy's and Plush Pig. Take Plush Pig off your list. They changed some things to save money and did not do them selves any favors. Their beans are not as good, they changed their best side, Red skin potato salad, into some cubed potato creamed nightmare. Pappy's is for real and you need to get yourself over there. Sweet Potato French Fries and Pork are a winning combination. Just ask this guy. http://scienceblogs.com/zooillogix/Mini%20Pig%202.jpg

You can now add The Shaved Duck to your list. Oh Baby they clearly like good food. I had the smoked chicken wings with mango habanaro. Praise Jesus for cornbread done right as well. They had so many fun things on the menu. A must date night if you live in the Lou. Its in S. City in a cool building.

Secondly, Trader Joes strikes again with a sweet treat. They have a vanilla ice cream that is the thickest and creamiest ice cream I have ever had. It's perfect for floats or we have been taking peaches and slicing them and then I sprinkle cinnamon on them and blow Leslie's mind. When my taste buds and brain combine to work together you get sweet, creamy love.

Finally, I cooked the perfect chicken breasts last week. I marinated in Rosemary and Italian dressing for 24 hours and nursed them on the grill to tender juicy perfection. I almost under cooked them. I was bold and it paid off. Please, I beg you, stop over cooking your chicken. You don't know what you are missing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Youth Pastor Job opening

I search job opening lists for pastoral work weekly and there are always youth pastor jobs open. The description typically includes something about being high energy, have a vision for youth, blah blah "we want a guru" for teenagers who they think will be cool. The coolness factor can't be under estimated. Every insane stereotype is condensed into this Youth Pastor, Ignatius. Enjoy.