Archives: July 2005
Fri Jul 29, 2005
Subway wants me to be a fat cow
Subway tries to be known for their healthy food that will turn you into Jared Small from Jared Big. But I'm thinking that your size is not at all what they are interested in. They just want your money, and they'll turn you into a fat cow if they need to, in order to get your money.
Americans are big and fat, and all the soda they drink doesn't help. I can't drink a lot of soda, so I just get a small one with my sandwich. 99 cents, and just the right size.
But Subway has decided that they can make more money by totally screwing me over. They have gotten rid of the small sized soda, and now their smallest is a medium sized soda for $1.49. I hate restaurants that have no "small" size. Just call the "medium" a "small".
A medium is too much for me, and end up throwing about a third of it out. Some people have no restraint, which is why they're fat, and so they'll drink the whole thing. But Subway doesn't care. They don't care about making you fat. Subway just wants that additional 50 cents, and all the people drinking small sodas were getting in their way.
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Sat Jul 23, 2005
Tears for Fears were great
I saw Tears for Fears last night performing in Saratoga at the Mountain Winery.
It was a fantastic show, and I recommend it to anyone.
They played about four songs from their new album, along with a large number of old hits. They played a new song that will be appearing on a forthcoming Greatest Hits package. Curt Smith performed a song from his band Mayfield. They played 2 songs from when Tears for Fears was just Roland Orzabal.
Go see them.
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Wed Jul 13, 2005
On TV Tonight
I was at the taping of the Rock Star:INXS show that aired tonight. Here are 2 places where you can see me:
People ask me why I'm turned around in the above picture. I'm looking behind me while everyone else is looking forward. They had just announced the band, and since the band is so awesome, I quickly turned around and clapped like a madman. Very soon after I turned around, everyone else did too. So this screen shot was taken in that small amount of time between me turning around and everyone else turning around.
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Sun Jul 10, 2005
I just got back from seeing a television taping of the show Rock Star:INXS. I signed an non-disclosure agreement, so I can't say anything about it.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005
Who would fly from San Jose to LA?
I just drove to LA (well, Burbank to be exact), and it was so smooth that I don't know why anyone would fly.
It's 335 miles from my apartment to the hotel that I usually stay at in Burbank. I filled up my tank before I left, and I have about 10% of the tank left, so I figure it cost me $22.50 in gas to drive. So for a round trip, that's only $45. My Saturn gets really good freeway milage.
If I were to fly, a return ticket would cost about $100. Then I have to take a taxi to and from the airport, which in my most recent experience would cost $45 for both ways. Then I would have to get a rental car while I am in LA. I have no idea how much that would cost. I'm guessing $40 for 2 days.
So just monetarily, I've saved $140.
It's also much more smooth. I don't have to worry about getting to the airport on time. I don't have to worry about my carry-on fitting in the overhead bin. I don't have to worry about taking my shoes and other things off at the security checkpoint. I don't have to worry about my ears feeling funny for the whole day.
I left my place at 9:30 am and got here at 2:30 pm. So it took me 5 hours. Longer than flying, but not an absurd amount longer. It's worth it to me for the peace of mind.
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