Enter the Dollar Store in New Orleans (Thanks to Claire's mom/sisters). Oh yea. 1.5 ounces of Premium Beef Jerky (Product of Argentina) for $1...yes, ONE DOLLAR.
Suck on that Costco.
Speaking of Costco, I ate lunch there yesterday with Claire. I would love to see their profit margin. I mean seriously, we split a hot dog, a piece of supreme pizza, and a coke and it cost $3. I have paid more than that for one dog. I love that place. Now, if they could only find some $1 jerky.
How cool am I, taking my Lady Friend to lunch at Costco? Best Boyfriend Ever.
Went to a bar last night and played NTN trivia. I have not done that since college. Claire and I had a blast! Yes, I can confirm the rumors that she did beat me in the first game. She ran away with it with the last lightening round. Luckily, I smoked her in the second game. Whew, ego intact.
But I do have one concern. It needs to be prefaced with the line "I am not a smoker." Sure, I enjoy an occasional cigar and might have snuck a cigarette or two in my lifetime, but I have never smoked with any regularity and frankly find it a bit stinky. But last night, Claire and I are sitting at the bar, enjoying our wings, a libation, and NTN and the two guys next to us are sucking down Marlboros like they were running towards a finish line...one right after the other they lit up. And a funny thing happened...I started to want one.
I used to know that feeling...when I was in college, I was a bouncer. This was back in the day when you could smoke in a building in Cali...I would work Friday and Saturday nights, 6-10 hours, surrounded by smoke. After work was over for the week, I would go through withdrawls. I craved cigarettes and by Tuesday or Wednesday, I would be having the shakes and would clammour for just one little hit of tobacco. After that fit would subside, usually Wednesday afternoon, I was cool again. Problem was, two days later I would start the whole cycle over.
I wonder if that is what happened last night. A subconcious call for a hit of tobacco from the days with I did(n't) smoke.
No mom, I did not smoke a cigarette last night, but I might have a cigar this weekend. :-)
By the way, all is right with the world. Pitchers and Catchers reported last week, position players showed up this week, and baseball highlights are back on ESPN. I love me some baseball.