2-9-09 Monday (Got Milk?)

The weather forecast for today was to be lousy. With that in mind, we deemed today "laundry and errand day". We slept in awfully late. The only problem was that it was a gorgeous day all day. Not so much a problem I guess as much a surprise. We kind of wasted a day. Oh well. We did like 8 loads of laundry at the facilities here. We did more laundry than we probably needed to but decided to take advantage of the cheap price. .25 for 10 minutes dry time. $1.00 to wash. We washed the blanket, comforter, mattress pad, towels as well as clothes.

After such an exciting laundry day, we checked our mailbox and saw local coupons and ads. Jim sorted through these and spotted a Chevy's coupon. We used to have a Chevy's in Fort Myers. In this area, there are approximately 6 of them. The coupon was 1 entree at full price, 2nd entree at $3.99. That was a pretty good deal. Chevy's for dinner it is.

We ordered sampler type platters. We didn't care for 90% of it. What we really liked that they were skimpy on was the glob of cornmeal. We love that stuff. No cactus shaped chip jammed into the cornmeal like they did in Fort Myers. I realize this may not make sense to some of you. Clean your screen or something. Does anyone know the name of this stuff or a recipe for it? Anyway, we had an extra coupon and slipped it to a couple a table away on our way out. They were appreciative and I'm sure we get some sort of point for that in the cosmic point system. Probably not, but that's OK. It's nice to be nice.... or some crap like that.

We drove into San Francisco and met up with Andy Connors. Andy is a good friend of Sandra, who is an ex-coworker of Jim's. Got it? Anyway, Andy showed us where Harvey Milk lived and worked (photos below) and then we bar hopped to a few places in the Castro. It was very interesting to talk to Andy about life here. He's lived here 10 years and still loves it. At roughly a $1,000 a square foot, it would definitely be an adjustment for most. Andy described it all as his "bubble". People are free to be who they are.

Above: A mural inside the store.

Above: A mural on the upper floor, exterior.


  1. I'm wondering if the corn stuff is like Chi-Chi's sweet corn cake? A lot of grocery stores carry a mix for it.




    Best stuff ever!! Hopefully you can find it at a grocery store... the mix... it's super duper yummy.

  2. Liz, thanks. It's looks like it but the recipe prep would be impossible for use. No blender, food processor or pan within pans. I'll keep searching. Thanks.

  3. I found it! http://therecipeswapper.blogspot.com/2008/01/sweet-corn-tamalito.html

    I went to Chevy's to find the name of it and then Googled it.


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