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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What a weekend!

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Man, this weekend just started off on the right foot straight out of the gate! I got off 20 minute early from work on a Friday, and I headed straight to (insert name of restaurant here when they pay me to do so) and had something that I haven't had in forever! Sushi!! The last time I had Sushi was when my brother came down to help me work my room that I am remodeling back in August. This is a rare treat for me. I was starving, and I just wasn't in the mood for another plain old burger. It's a bit pricey, but I think if I keep it in the 2-3 times a year habit mode, I should be okay!

Check this out:


This is fresh Salmon. Salmon with a silent "l", that is. (A free plug to the asshole who used to make fun of me for saying it with the "l". You know who you are.............asshole.) I had originally asked for Smoked Salmon (without the "l") but the chef made an effort to come over and tell me that he had JUST received fresh Salmon (without the "l"), and that it should be quite tasty. As much as I love it smoked, I couldn't risk not trying it right out of the water. It was every bit as good and more!


In this shot, the white rice style thing is called a Crab Delight. It's just some crab, seaweed, wrapped in rice. Taste excellent in a little Soy Sauce. (Low sodium guys, in the green top. Let's keep it healthy!) In the middle, I'm not really sure what meat it was, either crab, tuna or Salmon (with a silent "l") again, but all I know is that they deep-fry it, and it is freaking out of this world good! I killed it!! This is called a Mexican roll, and my brother and I had what I believe was called the California roll last time, and were told to get the Mexican roll this time. Freaking...........AWESOME!!!

So, Friday was nice. My wife and I are on a Prison Break kick on Netflix. So we blew up 3 or 4 episodes until 2 or 3 am and called it a night. Saturday was a beautiful day, as many people in the Southeast would know. The weather was unbelievable. If you went outside and closed your eyes, you would have swore to God that it was spring time in April, and it was time to cut the grass. Seriously. And here we are now, on a Monday, and it's back cloudy, gray, rainy, cold and gross again. Amazing. For dinner, I talked my wife into tearing up some hot wings with me from (insert name of restaurant here when they pay me to do so). The service and food was great, but let's just say that I can't go into detail about the atmosphere that night without sounding like a racist. I don't mean to sound like a racist. It's just a fact that I have noticed throughout my entire life that certain type of people let their kids do some things that other type of people would not, especially when they are in large groups of 20 or more. The last time I checked, we weren't eating wings in a McDonalds jungle gym. That's all I'm saying.

Check this out:


That would be the 8 Texan-Hot wings right there. They were delicious!

And last but not least, SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!! My brother-in-law is in the market for a new boat. Not today. Not tomorrow. But someday, I believe it shall happen. Our dreams of a fun filled weekend by the lake with a camper and a pontoon boat are un-freakin-real!! My God that would be so much fun.

Anyways, back to reality, we went to Greenville, SC at the Palmetto Expo Center, and they tons of them. They had quite a few with price tags that were out of our reach (ex: $194k for a boat? Seriously, whose that dumb? Why would you pay more for a boat than you do a house?) But a few pontoon manufacturers weren't looking too bad. He had his eye on a few at the Premier Pontoon Boats area. One of them was the Gemini made by Premier. That thing was everything you need, and more. It had two front couches with tons of storage underneath, another couch with a table beside the captains seat, and changing station, and two bucket seats made for fishing in the back. This boat would literally take care of you perfectly in both worlds of family fun times out on the lake, and a guys weekend out fishing. It was blue, and it was beautiful!

Check this out:





From the looks of the brochures that we made sure to take home, they come with tons of accessories.




One of them that we really like had a double top on it, which would be really nice on a hot day. And I told him to make sure and get one with carpet, because I know from experience the floors can get pretty toasty on your feet!

This is like the one we saw, but not quite:


Now, if we were rich men and came from old money, we would go straight for the throat and go for the instant kill of happiness:


HELL YEAH!! That water slide is calling this fat boy's name!! hahaha!

He honestly is making the right choice. As long as he can afford it and it doesn't break their budget, and boat is a treasured asset in my opinion. Along with Christmas time, summer time fun out on my dad's boat is a treasured memory I will not soon forget. I would give anything to share those feelings with my son or daughter in the future, and I believe that my brother-in-law feels the same way now that he has a daughter. Since everyone I know are average, middle-class families, we can afford one or the other, but not both. So, since I'll be supplying the camper, he can supply the boat, and we can have some awesome weekends with stories and memories that will last a life time. Hopefully. One can dream, can't I?

If it was up to my wife and if she would have been with us that day, we would have taken the truck instead of her car, and we probably would have brought home one of these:



Jet skis! I would love to have one (I said one, not two) but I don't know if I can swing a $10,999 for them. We'll probably end up getting one someday, when she finishes school, but notice I said "get one", and it will probably be used, not new. :-) We shall see soon!

We are also looking at buying a golf cart, but upon further inspection of prices, we are probably going to be better off just renting one for the weekend if we ever go back to the beach.

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I will let Jay-Z, Crossfade, and Sevendust take us home. Thanks again!



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1 comment:

  1. Ive not experimented enough to really say I like sushi..but some of it sounds okay.
    I know I was kinda bummed out after having that awesome spring like weather that now its gloomy and rainy.
    my husband and I love netflix too..and we spent Saturday night we got caught up in watching almost a whole season..so we ended up staying up really late..it seems easy to do when you can watch a whole season instantly lol

    Anyways sounds like a good deal... someone with a camper and someone with a boat...sounds like a perfect summer lol some of my best memories was spent on the lake as kid..

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