There’s no food like Free food

May 27, 2009

Today, at the office it was decided we would celebrate the May birthday’s at Ruby Tuesday’s. I was happy at first, but then I was like “wait, I don’t have any money for food” and one of the “bosses” told me that I wouldn’t have to pay for my dinner; I then jumped for joy and quickly replied “I guess I shall have the Lobster then !”  they all started laughing. Their mistake.

I came into the office this morning, and I had to check in with my boss to let her know my plans for today. I let her know I intended on having Lobster today. She laughed also; her mistake.

So the “Cool Kids” and I were all excited about getting out the office to eat. The day before we decided we would drive in the “newest” car among us. Some how, the “powers that be” had other plans…

They “decided” that they were going to have the 3 girls drive with my boss, and I would drive with the other 3 bosses… I was NOT going along with that, so I quickly spoke up and told them how we planned on driving together, and how much more sense it would make our way. The boss with the bad news saw the logic, and everyone was happy.

As we got ready to leave my Fairy Dogmother realized that the bosses would try to tail us, or expect us there at a certain time, so as we drove we happened to get “caught” by each of the red lights. It was crazy, there was even one time we had to stop for a “scary yellow light” since our lives were in danger…  not really

As we pulled up, my Fairy Dogmother got a call, it was from her boss asking where were we and if we got stuck in traffic; we were in the parking lot at the time of this call. Overprotective much ???

We get inside, and we’re seated; we look through the menu, and as soon as I open the menu, I was greeted by my lunch for the day. There it was; Lobster Tails and Steak calling me, begging me to choose this plate as my birthday meal. I did feel guilty about it because of the price, but I DID say I was going to get Lobster, and no one objected; their silence meant approval in my book.

“The Cool Girls” also agreed and insisted I get the meal for the sheer comedy of it all. I mean, a “free lunch” is a free lunch, right?

My lunch took the last to arrive out of everyone who was at the event; I told people it was because they were still trying to catch the Lobsters, they all laughed; little did they know how true that statement was.

Yes, it was SO amazing...

Yes, it was SO amazing...

This was the plate that was set before me finally; I know people were watching, and there might have been a case or two of the “Jealousy Virus” but that’s OK, because I had my shots before I left the office.

The “Scout Boss” came over to explain how our meals would be paid for; I continued to eat as I felt her eyes burn holes into my plate. We also knew that she would report back to the other bosses as soon as she got back; and sure enough, she reported back, and I was told that 8 eyes gazed upon me as I enjoyed the lobster tail. The steak was good too, but that LOBSTER TAIL ??? yeah, that much better.

One thing that we noticed was the Office Politics that happened right there in the restaurant. The other group we were out with gave out cards; We got our cards too. The other group gave their employees fun presents, we got Ice Cream since they didn’t bring presents

It's even better when it's free

It's even better when it's free

I doubt this was done on purpose but… My Co-worker who was part of the birthday crew had caramel on her Vanilla Ice Cream. When I started to cry “foul” my fairy Godmother insisted this was part of integration. (OK, I need to either stop using this photo…)

Other than that, it was a great day, We got back and my shift was over in 30 minutes; 20 of them were taken up by amazing cake. It was here that I first heard about “Coke Cake”. now when I first heard Coke Cake from my boss I was a little shocked she would know about that. As the conversation went on I realized they were talking about the OTHER kind of Coke. Yup, I was slightly embarrassed, but laughed it off.

Coke Cake, who knew?

*Editors note*

I want to apologize to all my readers for taking so long with this story. I originally planned on doing this at 4, but that “itis” got me REAL good… I didn’t officially wake up until 5.

(slightly nsfw, jump to 2:10 for an explanation)


Free Ribs ’09

May 16, 2009

This space is reserved  for anything that might happen while I’m out getting free ribs.

It is 8:10 am, and I am getting ready to leave my house.

I get here at 9:18 and there are already about 20 people out here. I had plans on getting here earlier, but someones phone died.

Moving on, I would like to take this time to mention that Shane’s Rib Shack actually doesn’t open until 11am. There was a lot more publicity for the event, and there were more people here I think.
MellownMighty got here 925, and another 4 people arrive by 9:30.

Oh and I would like to give the “hater of the year” award to the lady who wouldn’t let MnM skip, I don’t think it was that big of a deal for ONE person to skip, but then again I had food at home.

About 9:40 the Manager steps out and says that they will hand out the shirts at 10:20 …

Apparently there’s a rumor that the fliers mentioned free sides… I see a fallout on the horizon something very similar to…

So to ms hater I have a question… So since u left the line and your husband in line, are we allowed to tell you not to cut the line ?

Speaking of line cuts… This is getting a little out of hand. I counted at least 4…

A storm is brewing…

10:13 and it’s a healthy line, not quite 100

It’s 1020 and no sign of the shirts…
People are still in good spirits and no fights or arguments broke out.

Shirt distribution started at 10:29

Bloggers need ribs too !!!

Bloggers need ribs too !!!

I got 29 ( I was 11 last year )

MnM was 31, and she actually almost didn’t get a shirt, the owner kinda looked over her…

My super cool camera man was # 30
and his Arab Money homeboy was #28

Mr and Mrs hater were #s 26 and 27 respectively because we let them skip so the four of us could eat together.
Last shirt of the first wave was # 88 at 10:33

LOL @ a blond getting #69 and not getting why everyone wanted her picture…

Yup... and she has a kid, she insisted on telling us that.

Yup... and she has a kid, she insisted on telling us that.

Shirt #100 given out at 10:40am

I had to out run my friend for this shirt. He's got more money, he'll be ok

I had to out run my friend for this shirt. He's got more money, he'll be ok

5 people promptly show up afterwards  looking for shirts, my condolences to their stomachs and wallets…

I would like to know why people expected to show up 20 minutes before the place opened and expected to get a T-shirt; You should have woken up early like this guy:

I heard he was at the Rib Shack from about 6 or 7am

I heard he was at the Rib Shack from about 6 or 7am

Special shout out to my ribs photographer for taking a bunch of the pictures today.

He also gave me a ride to the Rib-Shack.

He also gave me a ride to the Rib-Shack.

I Would like to take this time to state that I do NOT sound like this guy I don’t care WHAT my photographer thinks. For the most part, it’s been pretty peaceful out here, no fights, no arguments, no one got hit with a bottle

A news crew arrives 10:53… You’ve already been scooped by an amazing blogger. If you’re in the Tallahassee area, check ABC news around 6:30pm I might be on…

*Edit: I actually went ahead and recorded the news report; I think I did a better job talking about the event. That’s what happens when you arrive late. Enjoy. *

No, that is NOT me eating before the young male who is talking about the free ribs and pool parties; i’m pretty sure it’s him.

From what I gathered, there were about 10 people out here from last year.

shame on # 22 for wanting to be on the 6:30 news for this event; I hope he isn’t asked for his opinion on the other Free Food situation…

And a bigger “shame on you” for the news guy trying to get in the personal space of everyone while they’re trying to eat. I understand that there is probably NOTHING else going on in town right now; but please sir, respect the boundaries of everyone trying to eat Free Ribs.

Funny quotes of the day:

“Aww, Sorry Ms. Becky maybe next year dear” – #36. She said that for EVERY white girl that didn’t get free ribs.

“put THAT in your blog ” – MnM

and “I didnt’ get my Ribs !!!” – My photographer planned on saying this after we all ate to see if he could get more ribs…

I didn't get my Ribs !!!

I didn't get my Ribs !!!

With a full stomach and a plate of empty bones, I must say I truly enjoyed myself. They reminded me that no matter WHERE I go, their ribs will reign supreme.

I noticed that the crowd was very diverse: I didn’t see any Asian people or any Hispanics. MnM said she saw 2 Asian people… I thought everyone liked ribs. (slightly NSFW)

And a thunderstorm starts to end the event. We end up leaving at 11:47.

Mail Time

February 27, 2009

It’s Mail Time !!! 

As you may have remembered, I had a bad experience over @ Harry’s for Valentine’s Day. Like I said, I wrote them an email, and I got a response, I then replied and in the mail today…

I got a Letter !!!

it was from Harry’s 

They wanted to apologize again, and they sent some gift cards (nice) and they want me to send another letter after we go and eat with them again. 

I’m shocked they responded so quickly (or at all, actually) 

So for now, I am placing a “neutral” vote for Harry’s until after we eat there again.