In the drink dept, I had the Piehole Cherry Pie flavor whiskey. This did not seem to have any flavor at all except for the whiskey, which was also a bit burny. I was at least expecting it to have the same taste of other items that are cherry flavored. I think the second to last sip and/or aftertaste may have actually very slightly tasted like Robitussin cough medicine.
I have one more Piehole flavor to try, which I will probably open tonight.
FUCK!!!! On St Paddy's day, this one grocery chain serves corned beef and cabbage, and it seemed they always had it for a few days after also. That's what I was planning on getting today. Since I was going to a store a bit out of the way, I decided to call. They said it was only for yesterday. I then called one more out of they way, and they said no. I then called the one I frequent a lot, and they also said no. I then called a store from another chain that is somewhat nearer the first 2, and they said no. I ended up getting some other stuff from another grocery store, and will visit another to see if they have anything worth getting. If not, I will visit 1 or more fast food places and get a few things(which I will review here); maybe even a "secret menu item".
Of course I'm not just posting here to vent. I do have a review.
Friday I went to Taco Bell and got a Sriacha Quesarito. You have a choice of ground beef, steak, or chicken. I got the chicken. This thing is good-sized for the price. There was a bit of spiciness/hotness, but, of course, it was less than I would have preferred. There is cheese in this, but I did not taste it, or it blended in with everything else and was not overpowering, unlike the burrito. I would recommend this. I do want to try the other 2 meat choices. I may even get one tonight, but don't count on it.
If I do have something to review, I may not get to it Friday because I am more concerned about getting some other food, and getting my pills at Walmart.
The next one I tried was the Piehole Pecan Pie flavor, which was the third of their 3 flavors. It did have a pecan flavor, that also left an aftertaste. Unfortunately, this suffered from the problem of being strongest on the first sip. This had a lot of burn, which was more pronounced on sips after the very first one, except maybe right at the very end.
I will have another probably to review on Friday.
Then pawn shops:
I went to the 2 Cash Americas on the same road. At the first one, there was nothing of note except a Peavey Basic 40 bass amp for $99. At the 2nd one, most of the guitars were still the same. In the glass case was a Danelectro distortion pedal/micro amp for $19 and a Danelctro Honeytone mini amp which I didn't see the price tag. There was this diy amp that had the faceplate(and am assuming guts) from a Marshall(I think it was an MG30DFX) in some funky cabinet with a huge speaker. I didn't check the price.
Nothing to review until after tonight, but I have some narrative. First, I went to McD's in order to get the secret menu item. They didn't know about it, so I left. I then went to Wendy's intending to get that blue cheese and bacon cheeseburger. They said they didn't have the ingredients for it anymore. I did get something else there though, which I'll review prob on Friday. There is another McD's near where I turn off this road, so I'll see if they have the secret item. I'll also stop at 1 or 2 other places regardless of it I get my McD's item.
I'm back! First, I'll finish up the story of my Wed food quest:
After the library, I then went to the other McD's. They hadn't heard of what I was looking for. Oh yeah, it is an item called the Land Sea and Air Burger. Look it up yourselves. I then left there and parked my car in the Burger King parking lot and ran into the Taco Bell next door. After getting my stuff and putting it into the car, I then went into BK. Since I saw on tv that they were doing the $1.49 chicken nuggets, I was planning on getting those. When I went in and asked, they said they were full price again, which is $3.89 for 10!!!!!!!!!!!! I got some other stuff and went home.
Now for review time:
Like I just about always do, I let the stuff get cold, which affects the taste.
At Wendy's I got the cod sandwich. I don't know if this is a limed time(for Lent?) thing like it was at Hardee's* when I asked before this year. It was ok. I still recommend the Arby's fish sandwich.
At BK, I got a cheapo hamburger, 2 large orders of onion rings, and the chicken fries(these are small breaded chicken strips). The hamburger was ok. The chicken fries were ok also. I didn't check the price, so I don't know how they compare to other breaded chicken products. The onion rings were good, though Arby's are better, and Long John Silver's are even better.
At Taco Bell, I got the other 2 Sriacha Quesaritos: beef and steak. They actually didn't seem as good as the chicken one. They didn't seem as spicy. The good thing was that the cheese wasn't overpowering. I may have tasted it more with these 2 than the chicken.
That's it for now. I think I'm going to change it up and post on Tues, when I will have finished(probably actually tonight) the last of my booze for now. Then I think I will be back the Wed after Easter to post about some sandwiches I'm planning on getting. I might actually post the day after Easter since I'm planning on going to thrift stores that day, and the Thursday before.
* I was going to get the fish sandwich here and some onion rings if I didn't get the fish sandwich at Wendy's.
I didn't mention on Friday that I was planning on visiting the one pawn shop today. Well, I did.
The Carvin bass amp was gone, but there were 2 from a company called acoustic* (here's their site: acousticamplification.com/ ). There was a B20 for $60. They also had a head/cabinet setup. The head was $150, and the 4x10" cab was $250. The Marshall combo was still there. There was a small Line 6 and some sort of Peavey modeling amp. There was also a tiny amp that had a badge saying Troubador on the front for $30. After some research, it appears to be an Ibanez amp for acoustic guitars. There was also a Peavey tweed amp for $400. I think it was a Classic 30.
The Yamahas, the Chinese Squire, and the Rogue guitars were still there. There was a Washburn PS80 in the main area. There was a BC Rich behind the counter. There were 2 Dean guitars behind the counter. One looked the offspring of a Tele and LP. The other one was what I think is a Dean Vendetta XM. This is their starter model. I don't remember if it had a fixed bridge or whammy bar. The pawn shop wanted $86 for it. There were 2 other Squires there, and think I'd seen one previously. I had the lady show me the back of the other one, since it was new to me. I was made in Indonesia.
The Roland GAIA synth was still there, and I think that Casio I mentioned before was too. There was another Casio there that looked similar to the first, but I didn't compare them because they were in different aisles. And just for the sake of completeness, there was some other old keyboard that I think has been there a long time.
I think I should call this pawn shop the strip club pawn shop because it used to be next to a strip club.
* This can get confusing, since there are acoustic guitars and basses, and amps for acoustic guitars.
The last bottle I tried was Tippy Cow Chocolate flavor. It did have a decent chocolate flavor. There was some alcohol flavor, but not really any burn. I think the pre-bottled Kahlua Mudslide tastes better, even though I don't think there is any chocolate(flavoring) in it.
I still am planning on getting carry-out to eat on Mon, but a new Arby's commercial has changed my plans.
Friday, after getting most of my car fixed, I visited the thrift stores near there. One of them closed down. At the Salvation Army, there was a red-haired guy walking around in pretty much full Scottish garb, kilt and all. He did look a lot like the creepy dude I saw at some other thrift stores a few years ago(before I started posting here). At the last thrift store, there was some Yamaha kb behind the counter. I couldn't see the price tag, and I didn't want to bother the lady there because she was busy checking people out. In one of the aisles, it smelled like someone farted.
I also went to some places today.
At the first place, there was an old piano. There was also a Yamaha PSR 2 for something ridiculous like $40. Then I saw a strat that was just a body and neck. It was a Chinese Squire. The guy said the stuff in that area wasn't for sale yet because there were no price tags on them. He then opened up a gig bag and showed me another guitar. It had a strat body, but an aftermarket neck. The neckplate didn't have any markings on it, and the head didn't either, so I couldn't make any form of id on it. It didn't sound too bad unplugged. He said they had another strat in there last week that just disappeared.
The second place had a Wurlitzer Omni 1000 that might have been there when I visited in Jan. The price tag said $15, but needed repair. There was a Lowrey organ there too for $75. There was a piano too that I messed with for a second.
The third place didn't have any musical instruments, but had a portable siren for $28. I didn't ask the ladies at the counter if I could try it out.
The fourth place is closed on Mondays for some reason. This was the place that wasn't opened yet when I stopped by(I think in Jan also).
The Quicktrip right across the street from the Salvation Army I went to on Fri has the kitchen area. I decided to get on of the personal pizzas. I got the peperoni. It was good, but didn't seem any better/worse than other pizzas. For $4.99, it was a bit small.
After visiting the 3rd thrift store today, I stopped at Hardee's. I got one of those El Diablo Thickburgers. I got the 1/3lb because they don't have a 1/4lb version(there is a 1/2lb version). It was really good, but wasn't as hot(spicy) as I was hoping for. I started eating on it when I got in the car, so it didn't cool off.
After I'm done here, I am going to get some mozzarella sticks at Walmart, then go to Arby's later tonight. Expect an Arby's review on Wed.
Also, I stopped at the grocery store and picked up a ton of those mini bottles of booze, so I will post reviews of them in the future.
I am pissed off. When I came home from the store, I saw I had 2 of one bottle. After I stopped at Arby's(see next post), I stopped in the store to see if I could exchange one for a different bottle. When I got in there, there was nobody at the counter. What I should have done was put the duplicate back, take a different one and leave. I was kind of concerned about security cameras. I waited until a guy showed up. I started to tell him about my situation, and he said he couldn't take it back due to state law. I don't know if he thought I wanted a refund or if he knew I wanted to exchange it for another one.
First, I was intending on posting on Wed, but I didn't go into work, so didn't visit the library after.
Now back to the food:
I did get those cheese sticks at Walmart. I can't recommend them enough. There were some other things there I would have liked to have bought, but I was getting Arby's later.
For dinner, I went to Arby's. They're doing the 2 gyros for $6 promotion. I got 2 of each(beef & turkey). They were good. I also got 2 orders of onion rings which were good as always.
Tues, I went to get stuff from a few places.
First, I stopped at Firehouse Subs. I got the Hook & Ladder sub. I got the NY Steamer, which I had before. I was planning on getting the other sub with pastrami, but apparently they don't make it anymore. I instead got the Italian sub.
At the counter, they have a rack with a ton of hot sauces, with stickers indicating the heat rating, with 10 being the hottest. I got 2 tiny cup thingies(like the one on the left here: images.lulusoso.com/upload/20120320/disposable_plastic_soy_sauce_cup_portion_cup.jpg ) and put some hot sauce in them. The first was Dave's Insanity Sauce, which had a 9 sticker. There was another variety of this brand that had a 10 sticker, but I didn't see it until later. The second I put African Rhino Peri Peri suce in. I can't recall if it's a 9 or 10. I've heard of peri peri(aka piri piri) sauce from Steven Raichlen, the PBS bbq guy.
I then went to Hardee's and got the beer-battered cod sandwich.
I then went to McD's and got the chicken tenders.
I also got a fried chicken breast from the one grocery store nearby as an appetizer, and was good.
First I started with the McD's chicken tenders(or whatever they're called, not looking it up). They were good plain. These are what I tried the hot sauces with. The peri2 sauce did not seem hot at all. It was a bit spicy. The DIS, on the other hand, O....M....G!!!!!! First off, there was a delayed reaction in that it was hot, but then it really kicked into gear. It made my nose run and my eyes stream tears. Drinking milk actually seemed to make it worse. I ended up putting my head in the sink and using the sprayer on my tongue and upper lip.
After that was over, I ate the Firehouse subs. They all came with a dill pickle wedge which was good. All three of them were pretty good, but I would have liked to have tried the other pastrami one. They have some other subs on the menu I want to try. Apparently there was something about either the Italian and/or Hook & Ladder my cat liked the smell of because she jumped on the end table next to the chair I was sitting in twice.
The last item was the Hardee's cod sandwich. It actually didn't seem that great, but that might have been due to it getting cold. I had to go early to get my food because FhS closes at 9pm, and I wanted to watch Inside Edition and both NCISes.
Yesterday, I went to the Asian market and bought a bunch of stuff. Unfortunately, it may have caused me some intestinal distress that ended up with me having to take a dump at work(which I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE doing). I'll maybe mention this when I'm done listing the stuff. Oh yeah, I only have a little time left, so may not finish.
The first item was pickled radish from Tokai Pickling Co Ltd from Japan. On the package below where it said "Pickled Radish", it said "Kimuch Takuan", which I assume is the Japanese phrase. First, you should know that in Japan, a radish is not the reddish white ball-shaped veggie, it is actually a long thing called a daikon. It came in 3 chunks. I don't know how you are supposed to use this, but I just took the chunks and ate them. The first one was very tough. I couldn't bite into it like a hot dog. I had to hold it lengthwise(like corn on the cob) and bite into it. While the other 2 chunks were softer, I ended up eating them the same way. They were pretty good, and had a bit of spiciness to them.
Next item is Golden brand Fish Cracker, Salt & Vinegar Flavor. This is from the company called Narita in the Phillipines. I reviewed another flavor of these on Feb 15. I pretty much give these the same review; I didn't taste any s&f flavor. This time I finished the whole bag, but I don't know if it is smaller than the first one I had. I'll get around to comparing them.
There's only 5 min on my account, so I'll stop here. I should be back next Wed, and prob finish up then since I'll most likely have stuff pre-typed to c/p here.
Next was Miaow Miaow chicken flavored crackers. These are from Malaysia. I think this is a brand of that company called Dragonfly. The logo was on the back, but they might just have been the importer. The distributor is US Trading Co. These were ok, but I would recommend instead Nabisco's Chicken in a Biskit, or a store brand version local to you.
I don't know if they have pork rinds* in Vietnam, but they have a fish equivalent; in this case it was Crispy Fish Skin by Phi Long. I think there were other flavors, but I just got plain. These were really good, and did taste like fish.
The last of the snacks was Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks. This is by Golden Pacific Foods which is actually from California. I got the plain. These were also really good. There are other flavors I'd like to try in the future. There were 2 interesting things. First was that the main ingredient is tapioca even though this is not a dessert item. The second is that when I would try placing them on my tongue, I would get a bit of almost a fizzing sensation. I'm guessing this is like what would happen if you put dry Rice Krispies on your tongue.
Now for the meat items.
The first was by a Chinese company called Eagle Coin. It was some kind of fish. The label didn't say what kind, and I couldn't id it from the pic on the label. This was the hot version since there were mini red chili peppers inside like the ones my one local grocery chain uses in the Chinese food. I can't remember how spicy the fish was, but it was real good.
The other meat item was Old Fisherman Roasted Eeel by Tong Yeng Industrial Co Ltd of Taiwan. This was ok. It had some flavor I was unfamiliar with. There was also a black pepper flavor there, which I may get in the future, but I can't remember if it was from the same company.
Also when I was there, I saw they had a few different brands of the fermented tofu. I will have to try those in the future.
Now it's time to get back to my intestinal problem. I was kind of suspecting the cans of fish. When I opened the mystery fish tin, there was a lot of empty space/air. I seem to recall that is a no no when canning stuff. I think the eel tin kind of had the same problem, but less so. Neither of these items tasted like they were spoiled. The only other culprit, besides some funky Asian ingredient I'm not used to, is the pickled radishes. That is because it is a veggie, and fruits and veggies can make you poop.
Now for the booze. This is the one I accidentally got a double of, so I wanted to consume it right away.
It was the Bacardi Dragon Berry flavor. In small letters it says "strawberry infused with dragonberry". the bottom of the bottle says "strawberry rum". They should have called it shitberry. I mostly had alcohol taste/burn. There was just a slight taste of something that reminded me of medicine. I give this a big thumbs down.
I will be trying something tonight, with hopefully better results.
Tonight I went to the strip club pawn shop. There was only one of the newer Casio keyboards there(CTK-2080), but I don't recall the price. There were 2 older Casios(which I think I've mentioned in passing), and one Yamaha. In the guitar/bass dept, there was a First Act strat-style guitar. There was also an Epiphone SG bass for $299. It had some upgradey doodads, but I don't know if they were stock or not.
I finished another bottle last night. This time it was Bird Dog Blackberry flavored whiskey. This was mostly burn/alcohol taste with maybe the slightest general berry taste. At least it didn't have the old people taste* of fresh blackberries.
I will be opening another bottle tonight.
Also, I picked up some food for tonight, and will get some more after my stay here in la bibliotecha. At the one place, they didn't have one of the 3 varieties of an item I wanted, so I'll see if the other place has it. Expect a post on Fri.
When I went past the one Cash America pawn shop, there was only 1 car in the lot. I thought I saw a sign saying Liquidation or something similar, meaning they are going out of business. If this is true, hopefully they are still open next Wed, when I was planning on stopping in.
* I have never tasted an old person. I am referring to how your senses of taste and smell are connected. When I had a raw blackberry, it had a smell/taste of leaves rotting in water that I smelled on at least 2 old people. I think I smelled this today at the restaurant I mentioned above.
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Sorry, it's just that after SM021 and M21, I know Mima's gonna be three for three when it comes to terribly mishandling emotional moments.
Feb 9, 2019 18:50:46 GMT -4
Donkarasu: But at least you're fine with episode 79, because you've never said anything about it.
Feb 9, 2019 19:02:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That was a lucky case of not bad but the dub did better.
Feb 9, 2019 19:09:02 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Masafumi Mima said he got goosebumps when selecting the music for a certain episode and even the voice actors were brought to tears, I'm certain it was indeed episode 108 that he was talking about: twitter.com/Sunma47/status/1073896011758587909
Feb 9, 2019 19:12:11 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That's fine and good for them. Mima's just unfortunately given me lots of reasons not to trust his music placement skills (actually, lack thereof).
Feb 9, 2019 22:39:49 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Looks like I'm right not to have believed him when he promised I'd cry at the onscreen events. But I can give him a bit of credit: it turned out better than SM021 and M21 did, so that's a relief.
Feb 10, 2019 10:26:25 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: It ended up with the same results SM079JP did: a "well, okay, that happened. Can't wait for the dub to improve it" kind of feeling.
Feb 10, 2019 10:27:06 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: BTW, I watched it in the first place just because of how cocky Mima was about it.
Feb 10, 2019 18:07:31 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I'm just going to say it now: I will not be happy when TPCI fills the silent moments with music. Silence is needed especially in tear-jerking episodes as it helps set the mood for a depressing atmosphere (it's hard to describe, so I tried my best).
Feb 11, 2019 5:46:51 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's more Reina Ueda's voice acting as Mao (I can't believe anyone who thinks she wasn't amazing) and the dialogue and less so the background music used which makes those scenes so heart breaking and caused me and others to cry or tear up.
Feb 12, 2019 10:04:15 GMT -4
Donkarasu: While I said I wasn't going to talk about the whole controversy around Vic Mignogna, I do want to say one thing about it and that's, it kind puts me off anything to do with Funimation, especially due to other voice actors being involved in this.
Feb 17, 2019 8:44:25 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: That is my biggest grief behind it. They honestly shouldn't of said anything at all, rather than outright lashing at fans that disagree with them.
Feb 17, 2019 19:44:19 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Regarding Sean Schemmel being the latest person to be a part of it, that causes me to say this: Even if you're not a fan of Masako Nozawa's Goku voice, at least she's a kind woman who respects fans and has never caused any sort of controversy.
Feb 18, 2019 13:03:11 GMT -4
Donkarasu: And for the record, this is not the only time Schemmel did/said something which caused some outrage.
Feb 18, 2019 13:04:46 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Yeah, I'm aware. His past sins have come to light and while I was able to tolerate a lot of it, his latest episode was were the line in the sand has been crossed. Cancelled Funimation account as well.
Feb 18, 2019 23:00:57 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: If he's gonna be an arrogant butt that insults the hands that feed him, then he'll have to accept the consequences of it and hopefully that'll stick. Still yeah. I was never annoyed with Nozawa's Goku voice and she is really nice.
Feb 18, 2019 23:03:51 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I mean, Goku's supposed to sound like a disrespectful county hic (remember his inspiration from Journey of the West which the Monkey King routinely pissed off the gods)
Feb 18, 2019 23:05:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: and I think most complaints stem from just different tastes in vocals from us overseas. I honestly wonder why people make a really big deal out of it. Not everyone is Norio Wakamoto
Feb 18, 2019 23:07:38 GMT -4