The current TV commercials for Jack in the Box have Jack, their main man, hurt and in the hospital. There is a whole series of vignettes about the accident, the ER, the hospital room, etc. that is cute and ends with a web site address: hangintherejack.com This is really clever marketing, and typical of the high caliber advertising campaigns run by Jack in the Box. In my opinion, the whole organization is top shelf. I go to Jack in the Box at least once a week for a breakfast burrito. They make theirs with sirloin steak and it’s a bargain.
Every once in while I have a craving for a great burger, and I’ll go to Jack in the Box for one of their sirloin burgers. They are huge and taste better than any other burger in the area with the exception of Backyard Burgers. McDonald’s is last on my list of fast food joints to eat at. Funny how I managed to eat there almost every single day as a teenager and early adult years and can’t even stand the smell of the place or their “food”. The only thing I will go to McDonald’s for is there $1 sweet tea and now a days they are making it so sweet it hurts my teeth.
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There are plenty of branded donuts to choose from when you want to have donuts for breakfast. The grocery stores carry Hostess, Entenman, Little Debbie, and their own bakery produced selections. There are also specialty bakery stores, such as Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. Personally, my favorite donut bakery is the Shipley Donuts. There are only a handful of those stores around town, and none of them are on the normal route to my office. So if I want to pick up some donuts on the way to the office, I either go out of my way 15 minutes to the bakery or then get stuck in traffic on the way back or I go by the one Krispy Kreme store that is on the commute route.
I like Shipley enough that I would be willing to go by there on my way home and keep the donuts overnight for presentation the next morning. That’s not as good as freshly baked, but at least they have the full flavor of the Shipley recipes. But the Shipley stores close down mid-afternoon, and the best donuts are sold out each morning to customers who drive over in the morning and get first choice. So I am resigned to only having Shipley donuts once in a blue moon and when I get the occasional urge to treat the office with donuts, they will just get the convenient Krispy Kreme glazed
After all of the Christmas holiday shopping is done and over with, in a few weeks, a lot of people are continuing to do their every day shopping online after seeing how much money they can save by staying at home and finding deals on just about everything that you would ever need to buy. I have never enjoyed shopping. I don’t like anything involved in the whole process. With the price of gas sky rocketing and the economy still in turmoil, I’m just like everyone else in the fact that I have to watch every penny these days. So spending money on gas to go out just doesn’t make any sense. Then there is the parking issue, and having the long walk to and from the car, which can be a real pain especially in bad weather. That in it’s self is enough to keep me from venturing out to any store, any time of the year.
The crowds, the screaming babies, the unruly teenagers, the rude sales associates are no walk in the park either. So I’d just assume stay home, turn on my laptop, bring up offers.com to find what deals are out there and let my fingers do the walking on my keyboard to get my shopping done. We even have a grocery store that takes online orders and will deliver your groceries right to your door, now how easy is that. Isn’t the Internet awesome?
This year we’ll have the traditional family gathering at Christmas at Mother’s house. The whole affair takes the entire day – with people arriving at her house around 10:00 in the morning for the gift exchange and then a big Christmas dinner, then we laze around for a couple hours visiting and admiring each others gifts, then we have dessert with a family sing along. If the weather is not bad, we’ll stay until about 10:00 pm and when the little ones start getting cranky we head home.
The very next morning I’ll be on an airplane to Miami so I can get checked into my Key Largo rental home and have my week of surf and sand in the Florida Keys. This will be such a great trip and it will be even better knowing how much money I am not having to spend with the various deals that I’ve managed to find and participate in along the way.
I found the perfect beach house using a very user friendly beachfront rentals website beachhouse.com and I booked it immediately after finding it and this was way back in August. Getting a rental house makes a lot more sense than a hotel room if you are going to be someplace for more than just overnight. You get all the comforts of home plus more privacy than a hotel can give you. The house I’m renting is right on the water overlooking the marina, and I’m going to try to make arrangements for a private charter to go fishing at least one day while I’m there. Another day will be spent driving down to the Key West and having some fun in Old Town.
I am really looking forward to recharging my batteries and getting away from this rat race for a whole week. In fact, I could use that vacation right now. Of course I’ll be bringing my laptop and taking pictures as much as possible, but that isn’t going to be a reality for over another month.