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April 29, 2022 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Daze of thoughts and sugar.

funny hiring sign (© image, copyrighted, no permissions granted, all rights reserved)

Best tag line on advertisement ever. (© image)

Why bother with mediocre TV entertainment with so much amusement just outside the door.

More than a few chuckles from this clever sign.

Maybe GEN Korean BBQ will open a patio-on-the-waterway out their back door like the refurbished Tiki Bar and the Drive-thru Daiquiri Place did (Of course those encourage patrons to park their cars out front and not on the deck / boardwalk in the back – to avoid irritating the turtles and the flocks of migrating birds that lounge on the banks. A rare hidden shady respite from pavement for all. Not to mention an occasional alligator sighting could even make it a destination spot. (Please do not toss the gator chicken…it’s like the bully bears in Yellowstone. )

On new paved bike routes and by apartments, this could be a good choice of locations. Next to the Ramen Bar, down the strip center from the Guatemalan/Central American restaurant  across from the Japanese Ichibon Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant, and a stones throw from the Himalayan place and the Mediterraneao Market and Cafe.

Feeling hungry yet? We can fix that without the guilt.

Hmmm, friends on bikes doing an afternoon of restaurant crawls: “Tastes of the World Pedal Fest”. Socially commendable: exploring different cultures. Hey, you burn off the calories on the bike ride, right? Healthy and eco-friendly. Win-win-win!

Another excuse option: tell everyone you just had to stop and cool off indoors – with a little snack – multiple times – on your way to the Nature Preserve. Mumble something about participating in the Spring Migration Bird Challenge.

Might be plausible. Well, maybe not the bird watching…or the bicycles. Wait. There are electric bikes. Trendy for a reason.

Too tired to leave the house or like homemade best? Something worthy of Food Network’s “Spring Baking Championship”.  No problema:

Just add a 3-D printer to your kitchen counter jumble to create the sweetest desserts.

It may take a little practice – or an apprenticeship.

Wonder if this will turn into a career path for space colonizers.

Sounds sweet and neat, but with HEB’s bakery just around the corner…

With my luck,  it might be best to avoid any “I Love Lucy” learning curves.

Never know what else is just around the corner…like something worth a laugh or an actual blog post.

Anyway, this one stirred and served. Have a great weekend.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.


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  1. shoreacres / Apr 29 2022 6:39 am

    I don’t know — I have a feeling Costco’s bakery puts HEB to shame! I still can’t wrap my mind around 3D printers. Of course, I’m one of those who can’t see an exploded view of a box and pick the correct shape for when it’s reconstructed.

    I can’t seem to get rolling this morning. No work at Lakewood today, thanks to Keels and Wheels, so I’m thinking a trip down to the Island might be in order. Or, I thought so. Now I’m thinking the nature center, and a roll up the street through some of the places you mentioned. Or one. Got to keep that calorie count down.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 29 2022 7:22 am

      3D printing is somewhat like mining for bitcoin…someone can see how it’s done.
      I ran across these people a while back – nice to see they are running and improving an idea – having decided it must taste good (and having chefs on board) as well was look good is a giant step forward. Nice to se people develop
      I do wonder if future space colonists will be utilizing mush into something that looks like real food – or will the accepted appearance of food change drastically.
      With drought, supply issues, fertilizer shortages, planted fields given up for subdivisions/destroyed by war.- and people already starving,I have to ask if making fuel out of corn and food sources is wise. But then again there’s a lot of whack-a-doodle around.
      It is a half step off day…even Molly didn’t want to go for a walk and the birds aren’t singing in the back yard.MAybe a good idea to wander out and look for horseshoes and 4 leaf clovers or what.
      Will look forward to hearing about your latest discovery/adventures. Thanks and Onward.

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Apr 29 2022 7:00 am

    Now I’m hungry!

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  3. Ally Bean / Apr 29 2022 7:22 am

    A Drive-thru Daiquiri Place? Really? I like the idea of it. LOVE the tagline. Clever

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 29 2022 7:50 am

      The Daiquiri To Go place opened during the shut down/pandemic – and has stayed and expanded with a deck/patio out the back. Pleased to say, people have adopted the business and it’s doing well.
      Thanks for driving in and Smile on

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  4. SusanR / Apr 29 2022 10:08 am

    All those great places together. I’d never be able to decide which one to go to. What a fun dilemma. The 3-D printing thing is absolutely fascinating!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 29 2022 11:15 am

      Yum, yes. (and good thing those are a bit far to walk to from the house…for both pocket book and waist line. We have to make do with the Italian place, the fish taco place, and the Greek/Lebanese place.)
      This couple has really developed an idea starting with no way to make a cake one day. It is cool
      Who knows what will be used in space colonies/travel – easier and less shelf room required to ship liquid or mush than fresh ingredients.
      Thanks for ladling a comment into this post


  5. disperser / Apr 29 2022 2:37 pm

    No envy here since we don’t like eating out (take-out, maybe, sometimes, rarely). People we know were all despondent-like in 2020 for not being able to eat out, but we didn’t even notice, and we’re still reluctant to eat in an enclosed space where no one is wearing masks (yeah, yeah, COVID is done . . . right … except for people dying—currently around 300/day—or suffering from long-covid, but, you know, gotta eat out, go to bars, and have parties).

    We’re also lucky to not have friends (no one asks us for gas money), so no job hunting for us.

    . . . still got neighbors, though . . . might need to do something about finding a different place.

    As for television (we don’t have cable or get local stations), you’re right; crap-all available. We watch a few streaming shows from England and Australia, but that’s about it.

    We like going outside . . . the refuge, a few lakes, some parks . . . could use more nearby scenery (besides lots of cornfields) and mountains (none near here) and national parks (none near here), but even the backyard can be entertaining (except we can see neighbors).

    Gonna get into 3D printing someday . . . , but with too many current interests, it’s tough sneaking new interests into the schedule.

    HOWEVER . . . if I can 3D print my snacks, well then, that’s a whole new discussion I need to have with myself.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 29 2022 4:43 pm

      Almost every other place/business here has a “Help Wanted” sign out – that tag line is the most creative motivating someone one we’ve seen recently. Some are posting the hourly wage – and it changes frequently – almost like watching the stock market. (We are easily amused)
      Definitely voting yes about the 3D printed snacks. (and future applications for those machines…I know NASA is mulling over big machines for building space colony structures……so much potential…but I want a list of the ingredients before I consume any of 3D foods…possibly creepy, I know bugs have protein, but…and some of us can’t eat soy/have food allergies, so list the ingredients of mystery foods before loading the machines.)
      It’s patio dining season right now – before the roasting season starts. People around here are ready to be outside – especially the younger set. However, we decided even before the pandemic we cooked better – and for less – ourselves…still looking for magically disappearing dirty dishes…the rabbit in the hat type trick attempt isn’t working well.
      Thanks for adding a little bite


  6. sustainabilitea / Apr 29 2022 4:48 pm

    Yes, I’m definitely hungry now!! Do 3-D snack have no calories but lots of fiber? I’m ready! 🙂 Happy Friday!


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  7. Curt Mekemson / Apr 29 2022 5:33 pm

    Met a guy when I was hiking down the PCT whose booming career was in 3-D printing. He’d made some of his light weight equipment on a printer. Talk about creatiivity: high tech gear with low tech walking. Hard to get around the latter. And no, he didn’t mention printing light weight food. But speaking of electric bikes. Peggy and I just saw bunches in Zion National Park… people of all ages and physical conditions. Good for them! On the road and full timing. –Curt

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  8. The Hook / May 2 2022 10:40 am

    That is indeed a brilliant sign.
    You gotta love truth in advertising.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 2 2022 11:53 am

      And that humor is around if you look for it. Great to see you around (Short of time right now, but slip’ by blogs as I can.
      Hang in there. Did read your book – that last page is a like POW. Actually that should be the inspiration for the cover – striking dark scene, ominous buildings own either side, with a man walking away between them…I understand the imagery of the current title, but not sure it would draw a reader to open it up/purchase. Don’t give up yet. Hey, writers have to suffer, right ( I know you’ve had enough already) Started a review, but things have been a bit dark here, too with uninterrupted time scarce. Sounds like you are up to elbows in all sorts of life interrupting – but still looking for good thing for you around the corner…it’s just a loooooong block, OK?
      Meanwhile, yeah, enjoy the sights and chuckles! Thanks for seeing the sign.


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