Saturday, March 12, 2011

This and That


I had some KFC yesterday. I don't have it very often because I think it's overpriced. I also think, thanks to yesterday's sample, that the quality has tanked. I recall plump pieces of chicken so tasty I was tempted to eat the bones. Now, the scraggly road kill they offer is barely palatable. And the biscuits are garbage compared to the wonderful rolls they used to sell. The Colonel must be rotating in his grave like a chicken on a spit.

I was waylaid by some Girl Scouts outside Albertson's today and forced to buy a box of Thin Mints, easily the best cookie made. But $4.00 a box? Larceny. Are they training these kids to be good citizens when they grow up or thousand-dollar-a-night call girls?

My hot streak at the casino continues. Five straight winning visits for a total of about $750. Two progressive jackpot wins ($233 and $143). I may buy another box of Girl Scout cookies if this keeps up.

Who writes ad copy for TV commercials these days? I keep hearing "less" used when "fewer" would be correct.

Tomorrow is Daylight Savings. Spring ahead. I always thought that if I died before the Fall Back date I'd be ahead of the game. Not looking to do it any time soon, though.

Have a nice weekend.

11 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Sounds like you have a great post-retirement gig going with that casino run, Cap'n.

I remember an profile of Col. Sanders in the New Yorker many years ago, not long after he sold the franchise. He was asked what he thought of the gravy being served in the restaurants. He said, "Ain't fit for dogs."

Cap'n Bob said...

Actually, the gravy is one of the few things I still like.

Evan Lewis said...

Jeez, Cap'n, Maybe you should read that Goodis book Bill reviewed on Friday. Might cheer you up.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We have a chain called CHICKEN SHACK which is much better.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm happy as a clam, Evan. I take it as my duty to warm others of the pitfalls out there.

Richard R. said...

It may depend on where you are and which KFC you visit. The one in SoCal we used to go to once in a while was pretty good, but went down hill, then closed. There was one here in Lake Oswego which was good, but it closed (as did the one over on Pacific Ave. Are they all closing? I wish I could find somewhere else that has really good fried chicken to take out.

Cap'n Bob said...

I also preferred the barbeque flavor, which isn't available here.

George said...

Given the rising oil prices, ALL food is going to become expensive. Look for quality and quantity reductions. Have fun at the casino!

gene said...
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gene said...

albertsons got the best chicken for my dollar...potato wedges are tasty also...

Cap'n Bob said...

My votes goes to the Costco roasted chicken.