Saturday, January 28, 2012
Finally received the calendars I ordered, one for the kitchen, one for my bedroom. I always enjoy a Norman Rockwell drawing and am still in awe of his talent. Elvis was my heartthrob when I was 12 yrs old and the early days of his career will be a reminder of that time period for a full year. I'm fond of the big day squares to write appointments, birthdays, visits, upcoming tv shows, date of plays or vacation notes. I know there are ways like digital, desktop and organizers to record these events but I like my own personal way of doing it. January's almost gone and I'm looking forward to that new view in February!
I got all excited this week. I was driving home from work and seen a van with a logo that read, "Skip's Chicago Dogs" on the side. In small writing it said including "Chicago Italian Beefs." OMG! I have to try this place. If there is one thing I miss about Chi-Town it is the taste of those delightfully smoldering hot Italian Beefs. I loved them so much (yes this is an unhealthy obsession with food) I have worked to master my version of an Italian Beef, even special ordering the peppers online. I email my mom - LOOK! I decide that this weekend I "MUST" go to Skip's and give these a try. I mean it states on the website he is originally from Chicago.
So tonight my mom, oneeya and I set out to go to Skip's in Avondale Estates. It's about 20 to 25 minutes from where we live. Well, Nancy my GPS voice, was a tad cranky I think and sent us on a 45 minute journey into the Hood. So we were now thinking these better be REALLY good. Luckily, Skips is a drive-thru as oneeya was now really antsy. We got our beefs and headed home. Home only took us 20 minutes. Grr! We munched on greasy fries all the way home to keep the doggie happy.
I open the brown heavy paper wrapping, OMGosh it looks so good. Smells just like Chicago. I take a bite and my ankles instantly swell. I'm pretty sure that sandwich contained all the salt content my mom and I will need for the rest of the week. I ate 3/4's and surrendered. What a disappointment. ;< I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and order from Al's online or maybe Portillo's. Or maybe we need to fly to Chicago. Well, when it's Spring time, not the dead of winter.
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 1/28/2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
I feel like Lucy as in "I Love Lucy" a lot. Usually Ethel is played by my sister but this time my "Ethel" is a good friend who resides in St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands. Today I came home to a package on my bed. I loathe shopping, as in going to the Mall, but shopping online is SO fun. So I know it was not a shock to my mom to open the door to the FedEx guy handing her a package, I mean it was just yesterday she received the tamale pot. I did not remember ordering anything from Amazon so before I settled in for the night (put on PJ's and ate dinner) I opened the box. An Apple TV? Huh? Sure, I've wanted one of these but I do not remember ordering. I exam the receipt over and over. It states it's a gift. A gift? Who? My sister, nah. She's not techie enough to think to get me this. Maybe my boss? My mom? Nothing makes sense. So I go online and pull up my order history on Amazon, maybe with these crazy hours I've been working I completely forgot. Nothing there. My mom says, "call their Customer Service." I do - yes it was supposed to go to me, it's a gift, they will not tell me who the purchaser is. Alrighty! After all that I decide to "hook the sucker up." After about 45min I'm listening to music from my TV, deciding what movies to watch and smiling at the thought of being able to watch 162 SF Giants games from MLB all due to my new Apple TV. Woohoo! I gleefully post onto FaceBook about my surprise gift and go to bed happy.
Next morning while still discussing it on FaceBook, my friend Tammy private messages me. "Um Lisa, that's my Apple TV." Ding! Ding! Ding! "Oh caca." I had forgotten that Tammy was having something shipped to me. LOL! We do this every so often because a lot of companies will not ship to the VI's. So she orders, has it shipped to me and then I ship to her. We are laughing, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. She keeps stating, "I never ordered it as a gift." I, we, assume Amazon had to have made a mistake. Tammy graciously tells me I can just pack it up USED and ship it to her.
What? I'm hooked now. It's all set-up. I'm using it. I love it. So, I go to Amazon.com and I order her a new Apple TV. This has to be a new marketing ploy. Something Amazon and Apple cooked up - Amazon probably gets a kick back for every Apple TV they ship to some random customer "as a gift."
Oh well, I'm happy and Tammy will be happy at the end of this week. All I know is thankfully she did not order a CAR!
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 1/27/2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
At my age these type shows are not good for my health. Experiencing any aches, pain, flutters, etc., is making me spend too much time thinking of all the diseases or other medical conditions I may have; possibly could be making me a hypochondriac. At least I don't have to worry about two medical issues - pregnancy or prostrate problems. By the way I make sure any shows about mental health are not included on my viewing list!