No More Restaurants with Brendan

July 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm (Uncategorized)

So after last night, I’ve decided I’m not going to eat with Brendan anymore at restaurants.  It seems that every time I go with him, my order gets messed up.  I remember one of the first times we ate together after I moved, he took me to this little cafe in Herndon.  It was very cute and there were some unique foods.  I decided to order one of the specials.  So I picked up the specials menu and pointed to the dish I wanted and said the name outloud.  I can’t remember exactly what it was but i believe it was tilapia.  I ended up getting some pork dish.  Pork and tilapia do sound alike and they were listed on completely seperate menus so I can understand how she got confused.  I didn’t want to wait for them to make my order so I just ate what they gave me. 

Another time, we went to Chilis and they had three new versions of quesadillas.  Again i can’t remember what I ordered, but there was a picture of it on the menu.  It was the only one of the new quesadillas that they had a picture of.  I pointed to it and said the name outloud.  Yeah, she brought me a completely different quesadilla.  This time, Brendan refused to let me eat it.  He requested that they bring me the right item. 

Last night, we went to Backyard Grill.  I had a Groupon.  I know, y’all are shocked.  I ordered first.  We wanted to start with the crab dip and I wanted the buffalo chicken wrap but instead of blue cheese, I wanted ranch and could I get that with coleslaw?  The waiter rolled his eyes and pulls out his notebook and says “Well now I have to write this down.”  Bear in mind that he had a trainee with him and had all of one other table besides us.  So he asks me to repeat my order, which I do and he says okay the buffalo chicken sandwich…  I said no the wrap.  Okay, yeah guess what he brought me?  The sandwich.  Once again, I refused to send it back.  I wasn’t going to wait and it was basically the same thing. 

I’ve never had this problem before.  Is it a new NOVA thing?  Is the next generation just really lazy and doesn’t care about their job?  I don’t know, but I would like to receive what I order!  To top it off, here’s a picture of their brunch menu.  Notice the problem? 

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Colts Potential Blackout

July 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm (Uncategorized)

I think everyone knows that I have a huge passion for the city of Indianapolis.  It was an amazing home for me for five years and I honestly have a hard time saying a bad word about it.  However, this week, I’m very disappointed not only in Indianapolis, but in the local “Colts” fans.  I put Colts in quotes since a lot of people are bitter about the bad season last year and have dropped off the planet.  I’ve read the articles about how if the Colts don’t sell out then they will black out the games.  And then I’ve read the comments.  Everyone blaming Irsay.  Everyone yelling about how its unfair.  Everyone yelling about how the Colts should take the remaining tickets and give them to people who can’t afford to go.  Everyone saying Irsay should spend his money and buy the rest of the tickets.  My favorite was the guy who wrote Irsay=Obama.  My second favorite is a guy also blaming the fact that he would have to drive 200 miles to go to a game.  Because apparently where he chose to live is Irsay’s fault. 

Let’s be honest, folks.  The NFL is a business.  The Indianapolis Colts are a business.  They want to sell those tickets.  What happened to the waiting list?  When I first moved to Indy, I had to wait two years before I got my seats.  What happened to the fans?  Oh right, things got crappy for one season and you all fell of the face of the planet.  Yet, instead of taking responsibility, you want to blame the big man.  Gotcha. 

Okay lets see, the Colts and/or Irsay should buy the tickets and give them to those who can’t afford to go.  Well I have two things to say about that.  One, all NFL teams support people who are in the military, have life threatening diseases, and who have sacraficed for their community.  Yes, those people do deserve an opportunity.  As for those who cannot afford to go to the games, look I’m sorry.  I’m all about there being programs to help the needy when it comes to food, shelter, jobs, the necessities of life.  Going to a football game is a priviledge, not a need.  Sorry you can’t afford to go, but a business should not have to give up revenue for you.  I remember when the Colts did a limited free tour for the new stadium.  I forget how many tickets they gave away but it was in the five figures.  People still complained!  “Well, I didn’t get a fair chance to get the tickets!”  Screw you.  Seriously, that may be harsh, but to me, it seems like you are never satisfied.  You think the Redskins go out in the community as much as the Colts do?  Do you think the Giants are as accessible and easy to meet as the Colts.  Um, no.  We are lucky to be in a market that is still relatively small and easy to get involved in the community. 

If the tickets don’t sell out, then the Colts will have to pay $0.50 of every dollar to the opposing team as opposed to the standard $0.34.  Does anyone realize how much money that would be to lose?  How about we just do this like EVERY OTHER CITY DOES IT?  Buy tickets like good little fans and quit whining and complaining about not being to afford it.  I don’t even live there and I have season tickets!  And please don’t even bring up Jacksonville because they are hanging on to their team by a thread.  We’re better than that.  Don’t compare your own city to that disaster.  Its a disgrace. 

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