Monday, June 28, 2010

New York Fries Poutine

Boy oh boy do I love poutine.  It’s one of those foods that comfort’s you when you think about it or eat it.  It was originally created by French-Canadians, and as such they believe the best poutine comes from Quebec.  I don’t care where it comes from as long as it tastes good.  One of my favorites is from New York Fries, a fast food restaurant here in Canada.  To begin with NYF already makes the best fries, better than McDonalds… or better yet they’re both good in their own special ways.  NYF likes to keep the skin on the potato which I think makes it taste even better.  Now add to that the gravy and cheese curd and you have poutine.  I also like to add some ketchup and make it a real mess.  Once you dig your fork into the fries drowned in gravy, the cheese gets all stringy as you lift, and you put it in your mouth and eat it; you are hooked for life my friend.  Yum-O!
New York Fries:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I’m on a mission that I thought of the other day; I want to try every new food item that McDonalds releases.  I came up with the idea when I was remembering how good McDonalds Pizza was back in the early 90’s.  As far as I know McDonalds Pizza was only released here in Canada, and it only lasted about a couple of months.  Needless to say it wasn’t very successful, but from what I can remember it tasted really good.  Other tasteful memories that I recall were the Arch Deluxe and the McRib.  So now that I have a blog I have decided to write an entry for all the new food creations that McDonalds releases.
It’s devoted to foods that will probably only be around for a short while before they’re gone for good.  Case in point, the S’mores pie; it was only around for the Vancouver Olympics before it went away so I never had a chance to try it.   With my new mission I hope to try all this food that McDonalds releases.  The first food item that I want to now review is the McMini.  It was first released on March 30th 2010 and sold for $1.99 Canadian.  It comes in a toasted white baguette with mayo, you can choose between grilled or crispy chicken, and you can also choose between a Spicy Thai or Pesto dressing.  I really enjoyed the texture of the baguette and the flavor of the sauces.  My only complaint about this sandwich was how small it was for the price I paid.  I would definitely recommend these McMini’s to anyone that wants to try a delicious chicken snack; but also warn them that it takes about 5 sandwiches to get full.

Dragon Ball begins for me

What a glorious day, for today I start my journey on an epic quest to view all the Dragon Ball series. I like to consider myself a fan of the series; however I never had the chance to watch every episode before. Unlike other animated TV shows, Dragon Ball is a series that follows a continuity storyline from one episode to the next. What made it difficult for me to watch it many years ago was that it was only shown on TV and you had to watch it every day to follow along.

Even when you did watch it every day, the channel that they would air it (YTV in Canada) would not show every episode all at once, and would constantly show repeats. Thankfully the internet has solved this problem by having websites that show every episode. This is convenient because you can follow along from story to story, watch it whenever you want, and can repeat any scene that you would like to watch again. While there are many links to the episodes online, the one that I am going to use is I like it because the episodes are organized neatly, and when you view them they are nice and clear and don’t take much to load. So once again.. I am super psyched about starting this journey and I can’t wait to see them all.

Links to every episode:
Another link:
3rd link:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Knorr Sidekicks Shakers

One day while I was shopping at the supermarket I noticed that Knorr had a special offer. If you were to buy 3 Knorr Sidekicks side dish packages you could get a free pair of salt and pepper shakers. All you had to pay for was shipping and handling, which came out to $7.29. The shakers are the same ones that are featured in Knorr commercials. The commercial is about a salt shaker that is sad and walks in the rain because Sidekicks side dish packages now use less salt, so he is no longer needed.
While it does seem like a sad commercial, it is also funny because Michael Bolton’s “how can I live without you” song is played in the background. The shakers took about a month to finally reach me, but they were worth the wait. They are nicely painted and are made in China. The salt shaker has the letter S and the pepper shaker has the letter P, while both carry the Sidekicks logo on the back of their green shirt. I also really liked the packaging box they came in, which features a drawing of each shaker in white on wood paneling. Although they are salt and pepper shakers I don’t plan to use them as such because I would much rather have them displayed as collectables.
Original commercial:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Transformers Chevrolet Camaro: Bumble Bee

So I’m at the Auto Show this year because I got free tickets to go, and all I could think of was getting inside the new high-end models from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz. I love the smell of new cars, and the attractive women the car companies hire to sell their cars. I made an effort to dress really nice so they’ll give me more attention, which they did. Despite being broke, I know how to clean myself up and look like I’m interesting. But being among so many luxury cars, the woman would have to take second place.
Once you get inside one car, you have to try out another and another. I was taking pictures left and right of cars that I have always dreamed of owning. Then suddenly out of the corner of my eye, I noticed this bright yellow car that I just had to look at. To my surprise it was the new Transformers car that I had once read about in a magazine. I first looked at the wheels, and the rims had the Autobot logo in the center. I then stepped back and took pictures of the whole car, and also places where the Transformers logos had been added.
All I could think of was how freaking cool this was, and how I would love to own one. (I still don’t know if I would buy it to collect it as a toy and never drive it, or would it become utilitarian and drive it for everyday use.) I then stepped inside this beautiful car. Inside of the car, there was more than meets the eye of Transformers logos everywhere. I think Chevrolet did an amazing job with this car, and I am very glad that they also decided to sell them to the public. The Camaro comes in either a V6, or V8 engine and can lay down an impressive 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. As for me I’ll stay put and will have to settle for a Bumble Bee Camaro made by Hasbro for now.