Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two Salads at Smitty's in Moose Jaw - Review

(Chefs Salad)

Chefs salad at Smitty's on the highway here in Moose Jaw. OK this was hellish good, but it's the size of my head LOL. I am used to having the meat cut up smaller as well so I had to use a knife on it. The eggs where not pealed right. There is a trick to that a LOT of people don't know. Toss them in ice cold water and let them cool then roll them on the counter to crack them. They will then peal right off with no sticking to the egg. If it's done long enough this will work. Don't do it with soft boiled eggs you will be sorry LOL. But I digress. The salad was very tasty and fresh and yummy. But I had to take some home. Perhaps I should have looked to see if there was a "light size" in the light and seniors menu. Give this 7.5/10 - would eat again :)

(Santa Fe - Leftovers I took home and consumed later)

I had the Santa Fe salad on another day and it ROCKED. But the chicken was not cut all the way threw and once again I went looking for the knife. There really is no excuse for that. Cut it right and lay it out nice on top. Then the customer is happy :) It was also cut the long way instead of the thin way. This made the pieces too long to stuff in your mouth. Just rotate and cut threw. Nice small pieces that way. Tasty as hell though. There literally is one dressing for this type of salad and that is spicy Italian. It is what goes with it. So when I was asked what dressing I wanted, I was a bit confused. But the girl more than likely had no idea about this. Not everyone is a cook in a past life like I was. What sets this puppy off is the bits of corn chips you put in it. Now MOST places get the fixings shipped in in a pale. This is always a disappointment, as they are too small. But in a busy place it's hard to get someone to cut up a shit pile of veggies in a short amount of time. This is NOT a high class joint after all, it's a truck stop. So no lost points there. But the chicken not cut right is a bother. Tasted flipping awesome though. 8/10 - would eat again. Would have been 9 if the chicken was cut right. The LOL here is I know people who would have sent it back over that. Just grab the knife and CUT you lazy bums LOL.

As for the service out there, it's dramatically improved since we complained about it online to the manager. Hell try and let your coffee get empty. Well OK mine does but the others don't LOL. I am freak about my coffee. I drink that stuff right now like. They are always happy to get my friend a fresh pot of water for his tea and they know us now and know he only wants 1 and I want 2 refiles and no more. The thing about being predicable is they DO get used to it LOL. So on the strange time that I want 3 refiles, I have to flag them down as they don't bother with us after cup #3. They are always pleasant to deal with as well. But I have been left standing a bit long at the till several times. So I rate the staff 8.5/10 - they ROCK.

Now the only real complaint is... The coffee is not consistent. So they have the packets come in and they just open then and put them in the filters. So this is NOT their fault, but the suppliers. Being that most chains tell you who the hell to order from, they might not have a choice. But if they do I would LOVE to have them switch brands. Blue Mountain Blend would be the perfect thing for them. Most people like me love that stuff. And I AM the average consumer out there. They are mostly like me.

Now for a LOL - I read a review the other day that said, "we came in and sat down and after 45 minutes of no service we left". HA! I know exactly what you did BINKY... You and your family just went right past the sign that say "wait to be seated" and went to the BACK. See the back is used only when it's busy out there. So if you sneak past the staff and sit there, they have not one clue you are there. This is your fault dumb ass. Like most very bad reviews, it sparks from
someone being butthurt after doing something stupid or being over the top fussy and literally nothing will make you happy.

In any event. If you are heading to Moose Jaw or just passing by and need a rest stop, I recommend this place. It's on the North Service road and all though the parking lot if marked in a strange way, there is lots of parking. Enjoy - Dave :)

  All of these are apps I literally never use. They are just taking up all kinds of space on my phone. I can't disable them or heaven forbid delete their useless asses. The phone only has 16GB or memory and less than 5GB is free after installing the apps I do use and the bloated operating system with all of it's fancy transitions and animations that I can't stand. Did I forget to mention that the keyboard is oversized and I literally could not read it? Well I had to download another one to get around that. Not to mention that the menus are hard as hell to read for me now. The transition to Android 5 on the Galaxy S4 was hellish to me. I love the freedom with Android, but this is making me long for my iPhone. But the limitations of the iPhone in an unjailbroken state are way too limiting. So I will put up with the bother of this new set-up. How about you get ride of these craptacular colours on the menus and that horrible keyboard and give me back the high contrast mode that make me able to actually use the darn thing? Hell the update sucked about 1GB of storage from the phone. I can't see anything useful here thank you. Bloated and hard to read for my old eyes. Would have been nice to have more room on the phone in the first place. And being that the new ones do NOT have a card slot, why would I want to go with another Galaxy? My next one will be something that allows a card and is water resistant. I have this undying fear of dropping my coffee on it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

And the Reply

Reply to the "late t-shirt email" I sent.

Hi Dave,
We had to special order in the T-shirt size you requested. As it was a single shirt order, our supplier needed to attach it in a larger order with other shirts. After that there is production time - unfortunately, our supplier runs a small business out of their home in Regina and was sick for a few days. The T-shirt was mailed on May 22 from Regina. I don't know if there was a tracking code on it, but if you don't get the shirt by the end of the week then I will look into it.
Ultimately, Moose Jaw Pride uses T-shirt sales as a fundraiser. However, for this shirt we have already paid our supplier $17.50 for the shirt that is being mailed to you. We went the extra mile to make sure we could get you a shirt in your size at no extra cost. Please be patient with us as we are not a professional T-shirt company, just some folks trying to make a difference in our community. We all work volunteer to make Pride happen here.
Sorry again, that the shirt is late.



At the time the option to get them up to 5XL was available on the web site. If the vendor then changes it's mind and only goes to 2XL this is not my problem. I ordered a 5XL in good faith from the web site at the time as it WAS an option. I fully expect people to live up to their end of things when I order something or to get my money back. The time frame was 2 to 4 weeks. Time is up. Friday is the end of the month and if it's not in by then I may just put in a refund request on PayPal. I have been more than patient over this. Non-profit or not, I expect people to do what they are tasked to do. When something is an option at the point of sail, it is NOT going the extra mile - it is going what you claimed you can do. Being that there was literally NO communication to me until I filed a complaint, I can only assume that my order did not actually matter to them. I went out of my way to support an organization that I think is just. How can I still think that at this point? It takes very little time to send an email to someone you have the email address of, to let them know what is happening. When things like this happen, I distance myself form said organizations. I want no part of a group that does not even have the courtesy to send an email saying it's going to take extra time and why. The big point here is the option to order up to 5XL was on the site at the time. I used it in good faith.

BTW Regina is a 50 min drive from here and 76KM distance. It's been 4 business days since the mail out. How in the world does it take this long? 2 more working days to the end of the month. That would be 6 business days to go 76KM's... Think about that Canada Post.

Great Disappointment in Moose Jaw Pride and GLAMJ

This is the 27th of May 2015 I ordered it on 30th of April 2015. Tomorrow is 4 weeks and it's still not here. As you see the money has been transferred and still NO shirt. How am I supposed to take them seriously if they can't even have the manufacturer get me the shirt in 4 weeks? I am home 90% of the time so it's not like I missed someone coming over here. Really quite disappointed and soon will be seeking to get my money back. This is not how you do business. I have ordered stuff from Australia and got it in less time that it has been already. Sigh. I was expecting to get it for pride week so I could have it on in a few VLOGS during the week. This is the first real planned pride week we have had in Moose Jaw. But I guess I can't expect people to get off their ass and get things done. My dealings with Moose Jaw Pride so far are a big let down. I won't be making the mistake in the future or recommending that anyone else do the same. I heard so many good things and the seem to have organized a lot of events for pride week. But they sure don't seem to care about the individual. They also claim to "welcome everyone" to the weekly GLAMJ coffee. My friend (the other Dave) was told he was NOT welcome to be with them any more. The reasoning was "we can't talk about personal gay things with a straight person around". Well your in a cafe, is that the place to talk about personal things in the first place. So you exclude the straight person. This is pure preludes on your part. Even several members of the LGBTQ community have been given the cold shoulder. They sit down and many of the members would actually relocate to not be with them. This is not "Everyone is Welcome", if you ask me. Oh if we only had the moral compass that the Regina group seems to have. They do include all people.

.: Peace and Love from the King Do-gooder :.

Monday, May 25, 2015

40 For The Road Playlist

1 Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
2 Skrillex - Ragga Bomb
3 Etta James - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
4 Celtic Woman - Amazing Grace
5 Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
6 Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
7 Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle
8 Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
9 Crow Black Chicken - John the revelator
10 Old Crow Medicine Show - Crow Black Chicken
11 Johnny Cash - Wabash Cannonball
12 Rational Youth - No More & No Less
13 Rational Youth - Saturdays In Silesia
14 Emerson, Like And palmer Peter Gunn Theme
15 Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man
16 Emerson Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man
17 Toto - Africa
18 Kansas - Dust in the Wind live unplugged
19 The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
20 Styx - Boat On The River
21 Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
22 Boney M - Rasputin
23 Abba - Take A Chance On Me
24 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
25 The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
26 Ram Jam - Black Betty
27 Dobie Gray- Drift Away
28 The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
29 The Doors - Riders on the Storm
30 Sophie B. Hawkins - As I Lay Me Down
31 Tracy Chapman - Fast car
32 Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis
33 John Denver - Country Roads
34 Bob Dylan - Lay lady Lay
35 Eric Clapton- Cocaine
36 JJ Cale - Cajun Moon
37 Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River
38 Kenny Chesney - Wild Child
39 Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
40 Hinder - Get Stoned

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Door Slamming Playlist.

This is the "the people next door have been making a shit pile of noise all day and disrupting my day, so now that they want to sleep I am playing lout music - playlist". Slam that door a few more times see how many songs I add. LOL. Manager is at the lake for the weekend, have fun getting the cops to actually show up HA!

1 Scorpions - Ruby Tuesday
2 Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
3 The Sound of Silence (Strip Club Parody)
4 Helix - Rock You
5 Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head
6 Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
7 Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
8 Slade- Run Runaway
9 Paul Revere and The Raiders - Cherokee Nation
10 Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
11 Rational Youth - Ring the Bells
12 Rational Youth - Close to Nature
13 Rational Youth - Just a Sound in the Night
14 Rational Youth - City of Night
15 Rational Youth - Cité Phosphore
16 Asylum Party - Julia
17 Asylum Party - First Days Of Winter
18 Styx - Come Sail Away
19 Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train to London
20 Abba - Dancing Queen
21 John Lennon - Imagine
22 Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
23 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
24 Kansas - Dust in the Wind
25 Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
26 Collide - White Rabbit
27 Rob Zombie - Dragula
28 Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
29 Marilyn Manson - The Dope Show
30 Godsmack - Voodoo and Voodoo 2

Friday, May 15, 2015

We the Lost People.

The computer has become the outlet to social interaction for a LOT of people now. I know it's a blessing for people like myself who are home alone most of the time. But it is the referred method of interaction by a LOT of people now.

The separation though has driven us to turn friends on and off like they where a game. They say things that they would never say in real life. They do NOT see others as real even though when it happens to them it hurts them.
The reaction to bullying and the level of bullying has ramped up to an extreme. They don't seem to care that real lives are effected and real people die. The world is getting worse and they we are heading toward a breakdown of law and order. IT will spill over into the world where people act like others are games to play instead of other humans. They literally delight in the death of others as if it where a victory instead of a tragedy.

Humanity needs to get back to being human or this is the end of society in a couple of generations. We will soon lose all that is good and be left with greed, hate and conflict alone. The pleasant interactions will die off. Already when I thank a young person who has done their job, they look at me like I am crazy. It confuses the young to be kind to them. They live in a world where the parents ignore them and their friends come and go and no one stays.

The reaction to anything different is an extreme now. There is no live and let live. There is only "YOU ARE WRONG". They see it all as a fight to rule the minds of others and to make them conform to their view, as they have been raised to think they are "Special and a Leader". We need to start training them to be people not GOD.

Peace - Dave :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Reason #14 why I am fat

Reason #14 why I am fat. 2am just done editing time for some pizza before I go to bed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Large Pusheen is Here AKA Pusheen Makes Life Better

OMG this was LOT of money to get into Canada but I so wanted it as I am a big fan of Pusheen. I mean you have no idea. It was almost $85. I was expecting to get a $6.50 tax bill on it and did not for some reason. This is a good thing :) The exchange rate and the $19 shipping hit hard. Being that the toy is $49 US it's a big investment. But you have to realize it's gigantic LOL. It's 20 inches long and 12 inches tall. It will be with me till my death. It will sit on the fridge like a kitty would do :) It will make me happy every time I look at it. The smaller one has given me more joy than I can describe. I suffer from chronic illness and am in pain all of the time. Sometimes the pain is indescribable and unimaginable to someone who has not been in my situation. Just lay in bed and hold the little Pusheen makes it somehow more manageable. I know she is just a stuffie, but she makes my life better. Now if only they had T-Shirts for men in 5XL :)

 Hugs and love people. And be kind to each other. Peace - Dave :)

66 Weird Sides of Dave ;-)