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Friday, February 27, 2004

Beast of Burden!

The office is going to Long John Silvers, apparently partly for religious reasons. Now we here at myl have mixed feelings about LJS. On one hand, they don't hold a candle to the small chains and individual fried fish shops you'll find ensconced within urban locales. Many of these places like to boast - e.g., "Dock's -- That Great Fish" or "Solomon's -- Best Fish in the World" or "Fish Port: Best Fish in Town" (they were more modest). On the other hand, we don't hate LJS. Indeed, it's hard to run a fish restaurant because they have lower profit margins (why do you think so many Italian places open up? The price of the food is almost pure markup. Whose kidding who - they get that Pasta out of a box from Aldi!)

Monz however does not share our ambivalence about LJS. He hates the place! Thus, Vicki steps into the void and offers to bring Monz some Chicken egg foo yung and a veggie egg roll from the China Chef.


Thursday, February 26, 2004


>> lunch?
> No lunch for Monz.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

French Dip Sandwich!

Indications were that if Monz was not stuffed-up with a cold, it wouldn't have been too good. We're at work at too tired to say more...


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Sucked Out!

Deadline passed, and our crack team of correspondents couldn't overcome their profound sadness and sense of lethargy due to the news about the FMA. We're sorry.


Monday, February 23, 2004

He Can Go His Own Way!

Forgoing the company sandwich run to Jewel, Monz was planning to have turkey chili from home. How was it? As of deadline we hadn't heard specifically, but it was good last night and his sense of humor is still intact...


Friday, February 20, 2004

Heart of Gold(-en Cheese)!

We were going to blow-off today's blog entry after deadline for going to press came and went, but it'd be a crime not to let the world know that our generous general purchased Father and Son's pizza for the whole office to celebrate his latest court triumph. Sausage and peperoni included.


Thursday, February 19, 2004

Might As Well Face It!

Monz is addicted to...chilli! Even when dining at Portillo's, Monz can't pass up the tex-mex-bean-charged chilli dog. And a supersized char dog, mind you.


Wednesday, February 18, 2004

What Should Have Been On The Menu!

With the rest of the gang at the previously-in-good-graces Cochario's, Monz sets off on yet another chili variation. He starts with Jewel 2-star chili mix. Not promising - weak, broth-poo. Add meat. Add beans. Add a dWALLOP of Dave's Insanity Sauce. Va-wa! A chili that will put hair on your chest and hair in their nose.

That said, after hearing the results of a certain north suburban junior high school girl's basketball contest, maybe the dish should have been Shepard's Pie...


Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The Empress Has No Clothes!

Back to the China Chef to work through their mighty menu. Monz ordered that favorite of chinese chef fans everywhere, consisting of sliced chicken breasts stir-fried with vegetables. The Chef delivered large fried breading chunks dripping with grease, in which a tiny chunk of chicken might be found within. Last we heard, Monz was in fear for his life!


Monday, February 16, 2004

Tip Of The Hat!

To...Amy! Why? Recall this request from us at myl...

"Amy are you eating all that excess beef? Give it to Monz and make his lunch a treat."

And that's just what happened today, when Monz, making do as only the Monz can, had his already-satisfactory turkey sand-weech supplemented by Amy's donation. But rather than eat it separately, Monz ignored conventional lunch wisdom (which says you can't add beef to a turkey sandwich) and make a spectacular creation, to which he added mustard and consumed.

Interestingly, we had indications that "the firm" was closed for President's Day. Apparently that wasn't the case. Top drawer!

Friday, February 13, 2004

What's Wrong With This Blogpicture?!

Pizza Hut. "Eh." But wait, what was that we just read? "I can't wait for Pizza Hut day again!" Wha'appened?! No humita? No experimenting with their new 4-part 'za?

We want a double creme stout beer!


Thursday, February 12, 2004

We All Have Needs!

Monz taunts and teases, relaying a very entertaining report and daring us not to run it. When you aim to please, how can you wheeze? Anyway, Monz had the Turkey O'Toole from Bennigan's today and like fear, it tasted metallic (but lead, not alluminum).

Monz also demanded we provide links to more exciting Web pages. We obey.


Wednesday, February 11, 2004


So well written, so entertaining, so thoroughly prepared, we present Monz' report (delivered to us in written form) unedited. Are you thinking what we're thinking (i.e., that Monz is getting the blogging itch?)


Today I was slapped in the face with the harsh announcement that we would be having Pizza hut for lunch. Normally I respond to this assault with The Usual. But I just couldn't bring myself to do that today. Today I treated myself to a roadtrip!!

For months I've noticed an interesting little joint on Pulaski called "La Humita." It looked new and good. So today I drove there for lunch.

What a treat! I ordered the house specialty for an appetizer -- La Humita. It is basically a tamale with cheese inside. YummY! Apparently the owner dude's mom makes them in the morning. Then, for a beverage, I had a raspberry natural shake. They call them shakes, but they are just fruit and ice mashed up -- refreshing! My main course was lamb chops. Not just one or two like at your foofy downtown joint, but a plateful! And they were garnished with some of the yummiest zuchini, red pepper, carrots I've ever had! I declined dessert.

The atmosphere was kick. There was only one other table of people -- some of the secretarial pool. As I was leaving another old couple came in.

I can't wait for Pizza Hut day again!


Tuesday, February 10, 2004

He Blinded Us With Science!

How do scientists put their brilliant new discoveries up to the test? By seeing if the results can be duplicated, that's how! So it's no surprise that Monz returned to the China Chef today to see if the previous good experience could withstand the test of Ma Po Tofu (and a veg egg roll). It did! But we can't say more...


Monday, February 09, 2004

"A Labor of (Self-)Love...and Kickassness!"

Homemade turkey sloppy joes. Yummy!


Friday, February 06, 2004

Setting The Scene!

The break of dawn -- a happy, uplifting time...for some people...sometime. But not you. Not today. You're driving on dreary snow-slushed streets, heading to an industrial park in a nondescript city to pour through documents in a small, windowless room. Stop by McDonald's for breakfast. They get the order wrong. It's lukewarm and tasteless once corrected. Not lovin' it! At the industrial park the minutes turn to hours. 5PM comes. 5PM goes, along with most of the employees...but not you. Finally you leave. Traffic home. Order dinner at Burger King. No onions you say. Onions, they give. Get home. Boot-up. Ready to blog a yummy lunch. Eyes behold:

"Barbeque beef sandwich from Jeff's. OK."

Emoticons would not do this feeling justice.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Sit Right Back!

We can't keep wit like Monz' report today to ourselves, and any attempt to recast it within our prose would just dilute the experience for you. So here it is in it's unedited glory...but wait the end to see the tag line that, just like Dylan, brings it all back home!

>>Today we are lost at sea like the passengers on the S.S. Minnow because both Amy and Vicki are out! Amy is sick and Vicki is calling on customers. I feel totally on the verge of ailing -- tired and lethargic and I slept forever this morning -- so I ain't going out for the usual. Good thing I ordered the large size Egg Foo yesterday and can eat that! I cooked up some turkey sloppy joes at home, but everyone ate it last night so I couldn't bring that.

Oh well. I bet the foo is excellent today!

And, I forgot to mention, China Chef gives you fortune cookies. Chinese House NEVER DID!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine???? Aiiiieeeeeee!!!<<

Subject line: "Okay, little buddy"


Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Of Masters of the Art!

We were pleased to learn that there is a new Chinese chef in town (and in neighborhood): The China Chef! We were ecstatic to hear that their cuisine did not make the Monz hork -- far from it! We were overjoyed to hear that there was no shrimp in the egg roll (we don't mind it, but Monz does!). We were positively giddy when we heard that the overall verdict was "non-greasy and YUMMY!" We weren't quite so positively moved to see Monz' closing comment: "Readers will be hearing about this place in the future."


Tuesday, February 03, 2004

One Rerun That Never Gets Boring!

Monz asked us to issue a correction for yesterday's post: this tex-mexed-up chili is his creation alone. Is it a coincidence that he's having it again today? We think not!


Monday, February 02, 2004

The Big Game!

Continuing his exploration of fine tex-mex cuisine, Monz and his better half cook up a twist on the brought-from-home chili: spicier, with hot spices and jalapenos. As for the game, when we at myl mentioned how we enjoyed a recent halftime show, Monz showed no mercy: "It sucked -- this sucked worse." Hey, TV that sucks, that might make a great blog!



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