Jan 28, 2001

Pierogie Bowl

Mrs. T's Pierogie Bowl
Schuylkill Mall - Frackville, PA
Yesterday afternoon, my grandfather won his age bracket at the 8th annual pierogie eating contest sponsored by Mrs. T's.  He had a strategy going in - stuff two pierogies in your mouth in the beginning, and then just eat one pierogie for each one that his opponents were eating so that he'd stay one ahead.

Pottsville Republican Herald - click for full size

Jan 24, 2001

Arrakis And The City

This photo was taken near the intersection of 49th St and 7th Ave in New York, across from the Playwright Tavern and Pax Wholesome Foods.  There was a billboard for the Dune mini-series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel last month on the building above Hoilihan's.  I wanted a picture near it like the nerd that I am.

Jan 23, 2001

I Recall Central Park In Fall

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planet Hollywood - Times Square
This is the sweater vest worn by Matthew Broderick and the license plate from Morris Frye's 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California.  It was his love.  It was his passion.  It was his fault that he didn't lock the garage.

Jan 22, 2001

It Was Cheaper Than The Other Souvenirs

I saved one of the tokens from the arcade at WWF New York on Times Square from last weekend.

Jan 21, 2001

Cross Face Chicken Wings

WWF New York
Times Square - New York, NY
We had dinner at WWF New York.  I picked the chicken wings instead of the cheesesteak because it comes in a collectible WWF bucket that they let you keep.  They really missed a golden opportunity to call them the "Cross Face Chicken Wings".

The place is pretty cool.  They're promoting the heck out of Chyna and the XFL.  There were tons of copies of Chyna's Playboy for sale, as well as footballs, pennants, shirts and everything else you can think of with the XFL and team logos.  I was tempted to pick up a New York Hitmen shirt, but they're pretty expensive.

Chyna was there at the time, but I didn't get to meet her.  I think she was having dinner with a fan, but I can't say for sure.  She was at a table and there was a camera crew filming her and her guests.  She's pretty awesome.