I was in Dayton a few weeks ago and saw these back-in parking spaces. I’ve seen pull-through spaces around the courthouse square in Newark, Ohio before (and in other towns), but never ones where you back into them. Are these common?
I can see where they allow more parking than parallel spaces. They probably don’t cause any more traffic backups than parallel spaces do when people are maneuvering their cars into them, either.
Aside from it being a large employer for the county, the store is one of only a few large privately-owned retailers around here. People from all around the county go there for groceries, prescriptions, clothes, household items, hardware, electronics and all sorts of other things.
What’s a community to do when faced with yet another store closing? If Meijer’s presence in the Newark/Licking County area is important to you as an employer or destination for your family’s pharmacy, grocery, and other household needs, don’t just shake your head and comment on Facebook.
After years of being shot down, Donald lowered his sights a little:
“I’ll do anything for cookies.”
For cookies? Really? Poor guy.
…What would he do for a pie?
I’m not one to call the kettle black, though. I am a fiend when it comes to sweets, especially cookies. They’re little, portable bites of goodness. I made the mistake of baking a roll of Pillsbury’s seasonal peppermint sugar cookies early this week. I used my blackened, well-seasoned baking stone and these rocked. But ya know what? They’re all gone now. Howie doesn’t even like them. He took one bite of one and handed the remainder of the cookie back to me.
Who does that??
I can’t keep stuff like that in the house. If there is healthy stuff available, I’ll eat it. If there are cookies or anything else delectable like them, that’s where I gravitate. Just step away from the sweets, m’am, and no one will get hurt.
The image is an illustration from a 1948 Baby Ruth candy advertisement. Click the image above and you’ll see the whole ad. I found it at plan59.com, which boasts a huge online repository of vintage ads and art, plus offers prints and hi-res image of the same.
By the way, I always assumed the candy bar was named after baseball great, Babe Ruth, but it turns out there’s speculation it was named after others. Baseball wins, though. Snopes has the skinny.
Ah, the 70′s…Good times for silly products and commercials. Who remembers Body on Tap shampoo?
Gotta love the chic, feathered hairdo and that line, “Brewed with one third real beer….But don’t drink it!”
You have to wonder how much of that phrase was just a marketing tagline and how much was prompted by their legal department. Legal disclaimers have become an art form in our sue-happy society.
What’s your favorite shampoo, from then or now? Anyone remember LemonUp Shampoo’s fresh fragrance? I adored that stuff. I’m a sucker for a good-smelling shampoo. I learned today that LemonUp is available again, thanks to Vermont Country Store. I’m tempted!
If you’re overcome with curiosity or have a renewed hankering for brew shampoos containing beer, you can always check out the new kids on the block like Duffy’s Brew, BRÖÖ Citrus Pale Ale, and Haslinger Bier Shampoo on Amazon. I was surprised beer shampoo is still available, though I really shouldn’t be.
For years, we drove past this place thinking it was just a little bar. My husband heard they had good food, so went there for lunch with a friend. He raved about it and took me back there for dinner last week. The food is made fresh from scratch — not frozen — and is reasonably priced.
We split an order of chicken wings as an appetizer. They had a very light, crispy breading and had good flavor. I think there were 10 wings and the cost was only $5.95. We had the option of having the wings tossed in BBQ sauce or having the sauce on the side. We chose the latter. They make the wings fresh for each order, and it shows. They were good wings. A wider selection of sauces would have been nice, but it wasn’t a deal-breaker.
For my entree, I had fried frog legs. Having had big frog legs in Louisiana, I set a pretty high bar. I’ve had them at Asian buffets, but they’re always little previously-frozen wimpy frog legs. When I asked how big theirs were, our server brought out a pair of frog legs ready to go into the fryer so I could see for myself. They were plump, fresh frog legs cooked intact. Lightly-breaded with just a dusting of a seasoned flour, they were really tasty. The thighs’ circumference was about the same as a US quarter. Forgive the poor quality shot, but I took it with my phone in dim light.
Four nice-sized frog legs with a side of cottage fries.
Yes, I giggled when I saw them. In all my previous experiences with them, the legs have been separated. We remarked about how they looked like little people. Now there’s a nice thought, huh? I must admit I held up a pair and made them dance a little jig. My husband did not video record this, unfortunately. I did stop (just) short of singing “Hello! Ma Baby!” as I did it. Even I have a few filters left.
Here’s the whole film, “Some Froggy Evening” cartoon with Michigan J. Frog. It’s one of my favorite Looney Tunes films!
But I digress.
My husband had baked steak, which was also good. The mashed potatoes and gravy were great. We both liked that they didn’t salt the heck out of the recipes. We don’t use a lot of salt when we cook at home, so it’s almost inevitable that most restaurant fare is way too salty for our taste. I had to add a little salt to my food, but I prefer that any day. You can always add salt, but you can’t take it away!
My husband had the apple dumpling a la mode with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I had the red velvet cake, something our server said was a new item. The apple dumpling was a tad rubbery, perhaps microwaved a little too long. It had a light, flaky crust and tasted very good, though. The red velvet cake had a wonderful, light and fluffy, whipped icing, not the usual heavy cream-cheese type. The cake was high, a good 4″ tall. As delectable as that icing was, there was a bit too much cake in relation to the icing. It made the dessert a little more dry than I prefer. Had it been a layer cake, the icing to cake ratio would have been about perfect. The dessert is the only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 on my review.
When my husband went there the first time, the owner’s mom asked what his name was, saying she tries to learn the customers’ names. It’s just a friendly, homey place serving good old-fashioned American food.
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Whether you’re a local, in the Columbus area or out toward Zanesville, Mt. Vernon or Lancaster, it’s worth the a nice drive in the country and a day trip.
Over seven minutes elapsed from the time her husband called to the time the police arrived. Fortunately, she was able to defend herself and her kids. Even if she’d called 911 first instead of her husband, that would have been at least seven minutes she waited. If that were me and my family, I would be very thankful I had my gun.
I haven’t blogged about gun control, seeing as my husband does plenty of that at The H-Man. I grew up around firearms and hunting, but because my dad was an abusive person and my relationship with him was poor, I associated all of that with him. My husband began getting interested in guns a few years ago and I really struggled with it. I just associated them with good old boys and my father. Slowly, through keeping an open mind and watching some of the excellent shooting shows on TV, I began to respect the skills of marksmen and overcame my irrational feelings. I enjoy target shooting now and am thankful I know how to safely handle a gun and shoot.
Like I said, I am glad Melinda Herman was able to defend herself and I’m proud of her for using her skills to do so. There have been many cases where homeowners haven’t been able to do so, and terrible things have happened. With proper training, safe handling, and a plan, firearms can save your life.