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Now, this sign was a little confusing to me. The last time I visited, the restaurant was called “Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles.” It seems that Ron’s passing in 2005 was the basis for the name change (according to the staff.)
The menu, though, was the same great awesomeness as before. Troy and I both ordered the legendary “Midnight Train.” Check it out:
For dessert? I had the sweet potato cheesecake. There is no photo of that (since I ate it immediately.)
On our way out, I noticed that the mannequin behind the counter still had a “Gladys and Ron’s” t-shirt on it. I asked if they had any more left since the name change. The woman told me that there weren’t any more…
except the one on the mannequin.
Troy asked again to have her clarify, “So that is THE last Gladys & Ron’s t-shirt ever?”
“Yes,” she replied.
OH HELL YES I had to buy it.
It’s a small, so Shannon gets it – but I own the final shirt before the name change. It’s probably not a big deal in the scope of the universe, but it was a big deal to me.
My Apple story predates the glossy hand held devices and soothing female voices doing digital commands. In the Eighties, personal computers weren’t for “nerds” or “geeks;” they were a spectacle that seemed more like science fiction since the technology wasn’t commonplace yet. My parents were clever enough see the writing on the wall, though, and for Christmas of 1984 they invested in an Apple IIc. I began learning BASIC and other important computer skills (i.e. playing “Zork.”) By the time I started middle school in the fall of the next year, I was a bona fide “Whiz Kid” (for those of you that remember THAT televisions series.) My Apple Story is a simple one, but it had a lasting impact on my life: In sixth grade, my Georgia middle school started a computer class and I was scheduled into it right after home room. The class’s teacher, it turned out, had no idea what to do beyond turning the school’s Apple IIe computers on and off. After just a couple of days of fumbling she discovered that I knew *exactly* what I was doing and offered to “allow me” to help her with the class. I agreed… in exchange for her letting myself and the other students to play computer games I had copies of every Friday. The deal was struck and once a week we enjoyed an hour of Karateka and Choplifter and whatever else I could get my hands on. Good times. It was also the first time a certain shy kid learned that knowledge of technology would help get him through life and it was (at the risk of sounding cheesy) the first time I had ever felt true personal confidence. Sappy and dated – but that’s my most memorable Apple story.
This was written as a response to a contest on Mashable. I figured it was worth reposting on my blog for the hell of it.
I’ve been swamped. Anime Weekend Atlanta. Planning InvaderCON. Finding Sailor Moon. Day job stuff. Family stuff.
I’m behind. I still have Man v. Food posts to make. I have paragraphs of epic awesome to type.
I’m just exhausted.
Next weekend… maybe. For now: I ate another one of these things this last weekend.
Does Beast Wars Suck? Sure does! Just ask this STANDING ROOM ONLY #Transformers panel room at #DragonCon 2011!0
The line outside to get in was a forty-five minute wait. Thanks to everyone who showed up to our panel in the Dragon*Con 2011 Animation Track.
Last Monday I wrote a post about the spoils from my travels over the past few years: my Starbucks mug collection. Today, though, is the collection in our house over ten years in the making… Shannon’s Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear collection.
I’ll never see this in the morning outside of my house. Ever.
I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account. Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that I think is icy cool.
I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account. Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that I think is so embarrassing that it must be shared.