Friday, May 2, 2014

Grab a jar of Hellmann’s and celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

In this post: Mud pits, Cinco de Mayo.

Hey there, people. I’m waiting for Sam to get home from work and thought I’d share a short video of a really cute local NBC news doofus trying to cover a story about the drought in north Texas and how our local lakes have all turned into mud pits and boaters are having nervous breakdowns. He’s actually reporting from the lovely Lake Ray Hubbard Reservoir, which is about five minutes east of Howdygram headquarters. Unfortunately the video’s embed code isn’t working (I’ve been pasting and re-pasting the damn thing for 15 minutes) so just use the following link:

In case you require a visual for reference, here’s a local map that indicates the following points of interest: A) Howdygram headquarters in Mesquite; B) Lake Ray Hubbard Reservoir and Recreational Mud Pit; C) our closest neighborhood cattle ranch at Barnes Bridge and Belt Line Road; D) Denny’s; and E) the cheap Chinese buffet at Tripp and Galloway that opened two years ago when Ryan’s went out of business. Sam refuses to take me there because he has an irrational fear of ptomaine poisoning. He really needs to toughen up a little, doesn’t he?
One final thought. This would be an excellent weekend to find a local Mexican restaurant to celebrate everybody’s favorite holiday.
I’m hoping that Sam and I will make it to Alfredo’s tomorrow for lunch. The menu isn’t Mexican but Alfredo is, and we really like his food when we can find parking. I always order the $8.99 special: hamburger steak with mushroom gravy, canned green beans and iceberg lettuce with a crouton and thousand island dressing. Promise me you won’t be jealous.

Thank you for reading this.

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