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Small Bites On one of many hot dates I've had with my wife we went to a new restaurant (several years ago, it's gone now). I had been wanting to try it. It was very trendy. They even had booths where you sit on a big pillow, like eating in bed, I guess…. They served very "Small Plates". If you ordered the shrimp, you got one shrimp for $1, just a bite. It was kinda cool because you could taste a bunch of different things. If you didn't like it,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Want fries with that?????? PK(wife) and I took a vacation a few years back, and ate at a couple of really nice restaurants. When we finished ordering at the first place the waiter stopped and said "Want fries with that?" Even though that doesn't seem like a hard question, it left me totally speechless. I just didn't expect it. This was way too fancy of a restaurant to get fries on the side. He might as well have asked if I wanted my toes painted. It took me... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Well, how many are left?" I love watching movies. My favorite is "Glory". If you ever want to know how to be a great leader, watch "Glory". The best part of "Glory" is where Matthew Broderick tells his men that the south has declared that any black man in uniform who is captured will be killed and that any white officer leading them will be killed also. He then tells his men that anyone wanting a discharge may have one that day. They can go... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 11, 2020

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20 Below Several years ago it was really, really cold and I was in Autozone buying 100 cans of Fix-A-Flat so I would be ready for Christmas Eve services at Hope and I saw some "20 Below windshield wiper fluid". I was always leaving home at 5am with my windows frosted, so I thought this stuff would be great. I could get in my truck, turn on the wipers, squirt some "20 Below" on my windshield, frost would melt, drive off. So Christmas Eve came, all the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 4, 2020