Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lemmy's Pizzeria

Well since it doesn't take long to get stuff from my blog onto Google anymore I think that I should do a review about Lemmy's since there is nothing on the internet about it (...common who has a business without a web page these days?)

Lemmy's Pizzeria is in Manhattan Ks (66502 for all your searching needs). It is the latest restaurant to go into the building that once was the best BBQ in town -Cox Bros. I know what you are thinking, "Another pizza place in this town, that is the opposite of what we needed." That is what I thought too, but I still gave it a try.

The first thing I should mention is that their hours are from lunchtime (don't know the exact time) until 10pm. They are also closed on Mondays. The first thing that I noticed when I walked into Lemmy's is that it still looks like Cox. Sure there are a few new coats of paint, but for the most part everything is the same. This made me uneasy as I am not sure how good a place can be if it doesn't take on it's own identity. They at least still have regular live music guests though, so that is nice.

For dinner we ordered a family order of cheesy bread for an appetizer a large cheeseburger pizza and a large Loaded Lemmy's. We also got various sodas and tea, they have Pepsi to drink (which for me is a minus in the books). The cheesy bread arrived quickly and it was huge. For $6 the family cheesy bread alone is worth a trip to Lemmy's. I'm not saying that it is the best food in the world but it is a good deal on decent food. After we stuffed ourselves with cheesy bread the pizzas arrived. The large pizza's are about the same size as a large from Pizza Hut's, and they cost about $15. I had the cheeseburger pizza which was about your average pizza, the crust is somewhere between a pan pizza and a hand tossed from Pizza Hut and the toppings were very reminiscent of what Pizza Hut had before they went to “all fresh” ingredients. The pizza crust is good fresh, but I learned today that the leftover pizza crust gets a bit hard when microwaved (the pizza itself when microwaved performs just like any other nuked pizza).

In short: Overall I think Lemmy's fills a nice spot that is missed in Manhattan Pizza cuisine. It is a Chicago like pizza place that doesn't really taste like anything else we have. The prices are decent and if you get some cheesy bread with your pizza you will have ample leftovers. Expect to pay around $25 for two people (but remember to factor in saving money from leftovers). Lemmy's closes at 10 every night and is closed all day on Monday. It is worth checking out.

If you try it out let me know what you think of it.
p.s. La Fiesta is also a new restaurant in Manhattan, you can check out a very very short review about it here.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Worth a mention

Edit: I posted OK Go's video here. If you press play on each video one after another they are timed so that you can watch both videos at the same time and compare. I do belive it is awesome.

First if you haven't seen OK Go's music video for "Here It Goes Again" you should check it out.

Now that we are all on the same page check this out:

Not bad from some of high school students at a talent show. B-rav-o

Here is OK Go's:

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Elephant in the way.

I grade alot of tests so I know this answer is worth more than zero points.
That should be worth at least 2 points.

Friday, January 26, 2007

La Fiesta

Tonight we checked out the new restaurant in Manhattan called La Fiesta. It was pretty good, and a very good value. I recommend it. *Edit: A better review below*

Afterwards we headed to the movies to watch Pan's Labyrinth. The movie is a good one, worth the movie ticket price. I recommend that too.

Edit: This post is getting alot of hits from people searching La Fiesta, Manhattan KS, 66502, or there abouts, so i feel that I owe the people that are looking for a review at least a few details about the place.

La Fiesta is a surprisingly cheap (say $7-8 a person) traditional Mexican food restaurant. They have alot of things to choose from and they include all the normal Mexican food dishes. La Fiesta isn't like On the Border or Carlos O'Kelly's, it has more of a traditional Mexican flavor, much like Los Potrillos. I would have to say that La Fiesta is the best Mexican in Manhattan right now with Hill Side Cafe, and Los Potrillos being second and third.

I might be a bit biased, I grew up in Garden City Kansas, which has alot of Mexican food joints. La Fiesta is no where close to the best Mexican food on the planet -El Charro (RIP), but it fits right in there with the good home style kind of Mexican food. I plan to go back.

In short: La Fiesta has Coke, you get free chips and salsa (the salsa is good, and the chips are fresh). It costs about $15 for two people to eat there and is probably the best Mexican in Manhattan.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cat cat star wars

It's Thursday and you know what that means: cat videos! (Joking, Thursday isn't really cat video day here on my blog... I'm just keeping you on your toes. You never know when a ninja will jump out and try to kill you from behind the lines of the text on my blog. You must always keep a sharp mind when reading my blog. ALWAYS.)

Anywho, I gotcha some good videos to watch, first up is a cat in a weightless environment:

I just love the death roll the cat goes into at the end. ...Man it must be nice to be a scientist.

Next up is a cat in a "pet spa":

Every cat should have it's will broken like this, at the end it just gives up.

Lastly I don't have another cat video, but i do have the end of the original Star Wars movie (A New Hope) reenacted entirely with hands:

Spiff if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Live like it is 40 degrees outside

I live in an apartment complex that has a fair amount of kids, but since the is housing for graduate students alot of these kids are not from America, and I have noticed that many families come from areas that do not have snow. So when there is snow the kids make things with the snow but they do not make the stereotypical snow objects. For example on my way to school today I noticed that someone had built a couple of these snowmound people. I really wouldn't have realized that they were people except that they all had different hats on, and some sort of mouth. This snowmound-man caught my attention in particular, mainly because of his Happy Birthday hat. The snowmound people might not have long to live, but they sure know how to party.

***Edit: I just zoomed in on the picture to see what the arms are made of, I though that they were carrots. They aren't. ^_^***

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Class at 8

Oh yeah, it is as awesome as this picture shows it to be.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Good

I want to post something on my blog. I feel like I want to write about something important, such as why the NFL is far an away the best sports league, and how they accomplished it. Or maybe about the possibility of Kansas City getting the Pittsburg Penguins. But for some reason I have been shying away from posting big posts like that recently, I don't know why.
So then my other option is to post something either witty or entertaining. I am not very witty right now, and there really isn't anything entertaining out on the tubes at the moment, so both of those are out.
So I guess I'll just post about thinking about what to post about, and call it good.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Buttercup

Where have all the song and dance numbers gone from the movies today?

...Not that I actually want them back...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tower Defender

Tower Defender is one of those games that is easy to start playing and thirty minutes later you are still playing it. Commonly this kind of game is called 'awesome'. The games is played by placing towers that shoot at the little guys running around a track. If you don't kill all of the guys by the time they reach the end of the track they kill one of your lives. Each time you kill a guy you get gold so when the waves of guys are over you have a chance to buy more towers or upgrade current ones. You can also research new technology if you get a piece of wood (you get one every seven levels). This game is one of the best in recent times, it's definitely worth a 'check it out'.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

No volleyball for you.

Ever since I was a little boy I had a dream, a dream that one day when I grew up I would lead a revolution in Russia and become it's dominating leader. After becoming the leader I would install a network of beach volleyball courts. These courts would show the people of Russia that it is ok to have fun and to relax.

Well today that dream is crushed.

It was below zero when I woke up and it is not much warmer now. Today when my fingers were punished harshly for the minor crime of touching the steering wheel I realized that I could never install a series of volleyball courts in Russia, it just would never work out. I mean where would I get all of that sand?

Friday, January 12, 2007

Pa55w0rd5

Let me tell you about something that really bugs me: changing passwords. I really dislike it when "the man" makes me change my password. They say it is for security, I say it is so that they can stay in control. That way when I forget my new password I have to go back to them and ask them for a new one. They like that, I know they do, that is why they have me change my password. It obviously isn't for security. Because keeping things secure wouldn't require me to write down my password.
Now I actually do not write down my passwords... yet. The reason is because I rotate between four major and a fifth "trash" password. But that pattern is going to have to stop because today when I had to change my password I could not use my old password for my new password (hey it's worth a shot) or any of my last 24 (!!!) passwords. That is ridiculous, uncalled for, and as it has been said before, frankly that dog will not hunt.

IT guys you have been warned, let me keep my passwords that I remember and do not give out, or else I will be forced to remove the space bar from every computer that you reign with your iron fist of "security".

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Colgate 360 -the toothbrush Jesus must have used

Now I do not often find dental hygiene as a reason for a blog post, but then again I have only had my teeth cleaner from the gods for only a couple of days. Of what do I speak of? Well the Colgate 360 of course. I received it for Christmas in my stocking and despite its outer appearance of just a normal toothbrush, it was a gift that only Santa* could have bestowed onto me.
Why is this specific bush for the teeth so good? Well for one it cleans the teeth in about a third of the time of a normal toothbrush, really, it does. And even though the toothbrush packs a punch in brushing power it does not feel like a plastic hotdog in your mouth, it is quite nimble, and very ergonomically designed. Finally the makers at Colgate have thrown in a special gift, a tongue cleaner on the back.
Let me tell you, if you are in the market to buy a new toothbrush, take a look at the Colgate 360, you too will find it a reason to celebrate it in blog post form.

*Santa as played by Nicole's mom.

Friday, January 05, 2007

OCs

Last night we went out to Old Chicago for dinner ~ Italian Nachos are good .


Monday, January 01, 2007