Friday, April 20, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Sometimes you have these little things that happen during the week that don't really matter much in the whole sceme of things, but they sure can bring a little smile to your face.

There used to be a bread store in North Liberty,a small town near me. I would go to the grocry store, look at the bread prices, then head to the bread store just a quarter mile away and get what was equal to two and a half loafs for the price of one loaf in the grocery store. And this is fresh name brand bread. Those bread stores aren't run like they used to be, with store overstock and stail stuff. The bread companies have gotten smarter and realized people what people want.

Anyway, last fall that store closed, saying they were moving to a new space in Iowa City. They said it would happen in a month. I stocked up. (bread freezes rather well if you know how to properly thaw it later on.) So I waited. . . . . waited. . . . . . waited...........................................

Finally, last Saturday as I was running around I.C., I chanced a glance over where the said bread store was going to be. There, to my hearts joy, was the store, up and running.

It is Wonder Bread and Hostess. They carry Homepride and Beefsteak Rye as well as other breads. Cookies, Lord do they have cookies. Rolls, buns, cakes, english muffins... anyone with a gluten intolerance would pass out from overload.It is located at what was once known as Wardway Plaze, between Auto Zone and Dollar General. Go check it out. It's great!!

My other simple pleasure of the week: Chick fil a opened at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. I think I first experienced the home of the chicken sandwich in Davenport at a mall there. Since then, whenever I make a trip up to Cedar Rapids, I almost always made sure I had a meal at the "Chick" in Westdale Mall. Now it is only a couple miles away. Going to have to develop some self control to not go there all the time. A grilled chicken sandwich with waffle fries and a diet Dr Pepper. Dipping the fries in mayo. ( I know, I'm a little weird, but it is wonderful)
Little things like that can make life just a little more bearable.

Now, all we need now is a Brazilian Steak House and I would be in heaven.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Well, it's a start.

Hello world!!!

After reading blogs for about 3 years now, I decided to stick my neck out and put my words out there in the universe. It has taken me a while to finally sit down and put something down on virtual paper.

The name of my blog kind of tells you what it will be about. Ramblings. I have no specific agenda, subject or platform that I wish to share. Just when something hits me, I'll try and sit down and write. Hopfully improving my writing skills in the process. Oh, and my spelling, which can suck at times.

The people I read the most are: Side Notes, Dweeze, Mathman, Law and Disorder, Space Monkey Leader, Matt, and shockingly State 29. These are all local(mostly) blogs and I know several of the people personally. I may be contributing to Side Notes sometime, if we can get the dang system to let me on the site.

I guess this is enough rambling for the first posting. Hopefully you will hear from me again soon. Later!! ;-)