Do you remember seeing the first Raleigh Barrel Monster? Here's the second one, and this time it was authorized by the company that provides the barrels. From what I've read recently, this guy started a craze, which I think is terrific. Creativity should be encouraged wherever you find it!
This afternoon, coming into the neighborhood from the grocery store - where I somewhat calmly dropped $215 bucks AND used $35 in coupons - I saw something move on my right. It was our resident hawk, who had caught a squirrel. Holding the hapless squirrel in his talons, he flew across the street in front of me and into a nearby tree so he could dine in solitude. I wish I could catch all MY food like that.....lol. How do two people manage to need $250 worth of food and supplies anyway?
We went out to dinner last night. I had met the guy, who is a good friend of mr. kenju's from the pipe smoker's club, but I had not met his wife. Sometimes these things do not start or end well, but we had a great time and I really look forward to seeing them both again. We went to the 42nd Street Oyster Bar, and I think it had been at least 6 years since I had eaten there. I did remember how much I loved their hush puppies, though, and they haven't changed a bit! I had grilled catfish with a lemon sauce, twice-baked potato and house salad. Mr. kenju had a double shrimp cocktail (12 big shrimp) with a salad. The other guy had soft-shell crabs and oysters and his wife had salmon on a bed of mesclun greens with the twice-baked potato. I can assure you there was NO room for dessert - which was a shame. Their key lime pie is to die for!