A Dedication in Memory of Sheepa

December 12, 2012

The other day, Lola from Lola Couture created a memorial photo for my beloved dog Sheepa, who passed away about 1 year ago.


The dog in the photo isn’t of course of Sheepa.  It’s simply a photo memorializing Sheepa though Lola’s fashions for dogs featuring a potential adoptee from Save-a-Life Rescue… the organization I used to volunteer for for many years. 

Here’s a photo of Sheepa.  As you can see, it’s really hard to not smile when a face like this comes by the couch.  He looked like a living muppet:


Even when lounging, the guy was just awesomely friendly and just a wonderful dog.


And I miss him.

Fatburger acquires Buffalo’s Café. GAAAAAH!

December 6, 2012

imageApparently, Fatburger acquired a restaurant chain from Atlanta called “Buffalo’s Café”.  They specifically offer buffalo wings.  And if they’re anywhere near Buffalo Wild Wings?  Best.  News.  Ever.  Why?  THERE’S ONE OPENING IN WESTWOOD.   It’s on the site of an old Yoshinoya (good riddance) and I think this is the address:

Buffalo’s Cafe
11090 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

My favorite food in the world is buffalo wings & blue cheese, and celery.  And beer to wash it down.  Until now, I had to drive to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Hollywood which has the BEST wings in the galaxy – hands down.   (And the worst?  Hooter’s.  Damn, are they godawful.  I wouldn’t subject my colon to their cuisine if I was starving.)

I’m not a frequent visitor to Fatburger… however, if this Buffalo’s Café is even half as good as Buffalo Wild Wings… nomnomnom.  Every week.  Here’s the photo on their front page:


Here’s the press release:

Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc., parent to the Fatburger chain, has acquired the 26-unit, casual-dining chicken wing chain Buffalo’s Café, one of several new concepts the group plans to add to its franchise portfolio.

Andrew Wiederhorn, Fog Cutter’s chairman and chief executive, said the move would allow the group’s franchise development subsidiary to offer a new concept to its base of existing brands, both domestically and internationally.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Fog Cutter subsidiary will operate Buffalo’s Café as an all-franchised brand under Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts Inc.

Based in Atlanta, Buffalo’s Café was founded in 1985 and specializes in Buffalo-style chicken wings and tenders, as well as salads, wraps, burgers, ribs and other American classics.

The First Christmas Card of the Season

December 1, 2012

imageYup.  As sent to me by others.

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

Why the PC Police had taken away
The reason for Christmas – no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday’.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet
Christ is The Reason’ for the Christ-mas Season!
If you agree please forward, if not, simply delete.