Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chinese Food

Sweet and sour pork

In America you can get Chinese food that's somewhat similar to a type of Chinese food found in one particular area of China. And for the most part, that's all you can find.

Forks, of course, are not traditional to China, but then neither is the fortune cookie which is actually of Japanese origin.

Along with being "Chinese" this meal also qualifies as being traditional Jewish food for Christmas Day.

Such a mish-mash of cultures; but that's America for you.

Thursday, December 22, 2011



Thinly sliced steamed beef. On a bun. That's exactly what it is and that's exactly what it tastes like.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Biggest Christmas Display Ever

More Nativity


"Look up!"

Amazing Christmas Lights

Armour of God

Snell Island

Model train

Teddy Bear Lane


You wont see Santa, but you will see a televangelist:

Here's the website about the display.

And thanks to @Critus for telling me about the place.

Thursday, December 8, 2011



A chunk of chicken that's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, flavored with pickles. The bun is nothing and the waffle fries are designed to take up as much space as possible, but it's still really good.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The best albums of 2011

Cut Copy: Zonoscope

An album full of sunshine and wide open spaces.

The Raveonettes: Raven In The Grave

Something to listen to while driving empty streets at night.

PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

Folk music which could be interpreted as either anti-war or ultra-nationalistic; it's too beautiful to matter.

Lindi Ortega: Little Red Boots

A classic country album. Fun!

Austra: Feel It Break

Eerie, beautiful, and danceable.

Zaz: Zaz

Impress your friends with this jazzy French album.

Gotye: Making Mirrors

This album doesn't come out in the US until February of 2012, but I'm too hipster to worry about things like borders. A variety of styles are represented on the album, from Motown to Alt-rock to experimental-electronic, and they're all done well.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Street fair

This weekend Saint Petersburg hosted an art fair and a craft fair. They had them right next to each other. People with stores nearby took advantage and placed their merchandise on the sidewalk. It all made the concept of "art" kind of ridiculous. On the street no one has any trouble distinguishing what art is. It's a label that makes things more expensive.

Anyway, I liked looking at the people. Lots of sunglasses and flip-flops--casual dress, because we're all fat and casual clothes fit us better. And of course anyone who could was getting around on wheels.

Craft/Art fair


Women with strollers

Woman on power scooter

Craft/art fair crowd

The art/craft fair crowd

The art/craft fair divide

Five Guys


Everything is greasy, but in a good way--makes it feel authentic. Boxes of peanuts (given away free), containers of peanut oil, and bags of potatoes sit prominently on the floor. A sign informs patrons the exact farm where today's potatoes were grown.

The burger is good, but I'd be happy just eating the fries. That's probably the smart thing to do.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kustom Kar


It's the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

I heard someone whistling this song as they drove by:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Free periodicals

Florida has a booming periodical industry, and it's all free, just like the internet!

Let's see what people in Sarasota are reading, aside from tourist guides.

Today's Seniors, which features a coupon for citrus fruit:

Today's Seniors

Mature Lifestyles, which is excited that a man cooked something:

Mature Lifestyles

And Transformation Magazine, which will tell you all about personal development, alternative health, and spiritual growth:

Transformation Magazine