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Canadian munchies hit the spot

posted at 11:01 am
on Feb. 2, 2002

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Those of you who know me well will remember my fascination with ketchup chips.  Well, one of the million monkeys who helps create the Internet on his keyboard has done a review of Canadian snack foods, and guess what! Ketchup chips are his favorite as well.  Good to know I will have a defense next time I’m teased!

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In other news, the new Pasadena Yellow Pages arrived this week.  The back cover is an ad for “Rooter Plus!” plumbing services, whose ad amuses me in several ways.  For one thing, they promote having a “Free Estimate” where I get to “approve the price before we start”—wow, that’s innovative.  They also have a Logo that says “Drug Free Workplace” inside one of those red “Do Not” circles.  So basically it looks like they’re advertising that they do not have a drug free workplace.  I think we’ve all seen enough plumbers cracks when they’re crawling under the sink—we don’t need them on crack as well.

But the absolute worst selling point in this ad is that they feature “video sewer camera - you see the problem!” Yeah, I see the problem with that idea—I’d almost rather watch daytime talk shows on TV than a close up of the raw sewage of my own house.  Almost.

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There was, I kid you not, ICE on my car earlier this week when I got up early to drive to that conference thingy (see last entry).  I mean, ICE!  That’s pretty much the reason most people live in L.A. is so they won’t have to scrape off their windshield at 7 in the morning with the breath visible.

On the plus side, cold weather makes for a very clear, beautiful drive into work along the foot of the mountains.

But still, I think once every 10 years is often enough for that sort of weather here, don’t you?



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