Posts Tagged: kfc

Apr 10

Midweek Thoughts – Part 15


Midweek Thoughts! Yay!

It’s a beautiful day today. It’s sunny and 51 degrees, and according to Accuweather we’ll reach a high of 75. My first thought upon exiting my apartment was, “wow, it’s much too nice out to be working today.”

But nice weather aside, it’s a blessing to have a job. It’s a blessing to be here at work today. There are so many people either out of work or working a low-paying job. Meanwhile I have a job that is consistent, pays decent, and allows me an extraordinary amount of freedom in how I conduct myself. (I get to set my own work schedule, vacation days don’t require advance notice, I can take my lunch break whenever I want, etc etc.) Nobody really cares how I do my job as long as the work gets done. So I guess my point here is that I’m happy to be at work today.

Conan is coming to TBS! I have to be honest, I don’t think I’ve watched TBS even once over the last three years. But that’s going to change in November! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Conan O’Brien is a funny dude and his Twitter feed is hilarious! “Just got the new iPad. This amazing device has already revolutionized the way I use a calculator.” Now that’s a good tweet!

Speaking of iPads, I find it hilarious that a device can be considered “revolutionary” and “magical” when all they basically did was take a device that already existed and make it bigger. It’s a giant iPod Touch. Yay! When all of those Apple fanboys finally leave their homes and try to take the iPad with them, they’ll discover it doesn’t fit in their pockets. This will lead to a worldwide increase in the sale of man-purses. Hey, maybe Apple could release an official man-purse. They could call it… the iPurse!

And finally, it is perhaps the most exciting new product of 2010. KFC has released the “Double Down” sandwich. It’s the first mainstream sandwich I know of that replaces the bread with two big hunks of chicken.


Aside from the chicken “bread”, it also contains bacon, cheese and a special sauce.  Unfortunately, I can’t eat bacon (despite the fact that I love it) because pork upsets my stomach, and I don’t care for mayo. (The special sauce is based on mayo.) I do commend them for not putting any vegetables on the sandwich though. It’s perfect for your average obese carnivore. (Or aspiring obese carnivores.) If ever there was a sandwich made with a man in mind, it’s this one.

It’s also good for grossing out vegans if you’re into that sort of thing.

Mar 10

KFC’s Boneless Filet

KFC recently announced their new boneless filet. What’s a boneless filet you ask? It’s a breaded chicken filet with no bones. It works out particularly well if you enjoy eating chicken, but don’t enjoy eating the bones.

I stopped in at the local KFC yesterday to try this new menu item. True to their word, the filet had no bones. It was just a gigantic hunk of meat.


I was so excited when I saw it that I bit into it without even thinking and promptly burnt my tongue when the hot juice of the filet squirted all over my tongue. It does saw “Caution Hot” on the packaging. I should have heeded the warning.

Anyway, despite the burnt tongue, I still thoroughly enjoyed my big chunk of white chicken breaded in the colonel’s original recipe. In fact, it was so good that I went back today and ordered it again.

You can order the “Boneless Filet Box” for $5. It includes a boneless filet, biscuit, one side of your choice, and a drink. If you prefer, you can order the boneless filets individually for $1.99 a piece.

Now if they’d hurry up and offer a grilled version, I’d probably eat at KFC every day.

Feb 10

Day One of My Road Trip


I drove over 500 miles today. Today was day one of my 1000 mile journey to see my special friend, Leah. I’d never gone on a road trip of this length before. In fact, the longest road trip I had previously taken was only three and a half hours.

I started my journey at 7:22am central time. It took me nearly 90 minutes to reach the state of Illinois. I made the mistake of wearing a hoodie and my coat, and as it turns out, my car heater works exceptionally well. By the time I reached Rockford, IL, I had to pull over just to take off my coat.

But my battle with in-car climate control was only just beginning. When I had my heater going for a while, my car would get much too warm. Then I would roll down my window just a crack to cool down the car. I actually turned on the air conditioning a couple times for a few minutes. Unfortunately, my feet would get cold. I discovered the nifty little setting in my car that lets me aim the heater at my feet. It was swell.

The roads in Illinois are terrible. They’re bumpy and full of cracks and potholes. You’d think they’d take better care of their roads – especially the Interstate. There was very little traffic though. My decision to go through Bloomington instead of Chicago was a very wise one.

Indiana was more fun. The speed limit was 70 mph for a big stretch of the trip. I actually set my cruise control at 76-77 much to my delight. The speed limit on the freeway is 65 in Wisconsin, so I never get to go faster than 72 at home.

I arrived at my hotel at approximately 5:00pm eastern time. Tomorrow I will be driving through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and into South Carolina.

Things I Noticed Along the Way:

I drove past the world’s largest fireworks store. It struck me as somewhat odd that you can actually buy fireworks in February there. My brother-in-law would probably love that store.

There are loads of Cracker Barrel restaurants along the Interstate. I must’ve seen at least a dozen signs along the way, and quite possibly more than that. Funnily enough, my hotel is next to a Cracker Barrel. I almost ate there but instead opted for KFC which is right next to Cracker Barrel. Heh.

Illinois posts a minimum speed limit under the normal speed limit signs. I had never seen this before.

Illinois and Indiana both have a slower speed limit for semi-trucks. This is pretty cool as it generally makes them easier to pass.

The only area on my entire trip that had any congestion was the Interstate around Indianapolis. This struck me as odd because the Interstates in Wisconsin are usually jam-packed with cars.

In Indiana, you’re not allowed to stop, stand or park on the Interstate. They must’ve had problems with that before since they’ve posted a zillion signs informing drivers of this fact. They also seem quite obsessed with informing drivers that bridges may be icy. I guess Indiana is a safety conscious state.

Jan 10

“I’m so Hungry I Could Eat At Arby’s!”


So there I was sitting in my office and pondering lunch. My office is conveniently located near McDonalds, Culver’s, KFC, Wendy’s and Arby’s. Sometimes it’s it’s hard to choose when confronted with so many quick, easy and healthy options.

Today I chose Arby’s. It had been a while since I’d eaten there, and aside from the fact that their ketchup cups are way too small, it was an overall pleasant experience. I’m not that into fries, but I’ve always loved Arby’s curly fries. Their roast beef sandwiches are pretty good too after being doused with ketchup.

My family has always liked Arby’s. Our little town never had one though, so oftentimes if we were on the road, we’d find an Arby’s and eat there. Everyone would get excited about it, and we’d say stuff like, “I can’t wait to eat at Arby’s!” (No, I’m not joking. We really did that.) I even got into my car a couple times and drove 45 minutes one-way just to get some Arby’s.

A couple years ago, they finally built an Arby’s here. My family was excited. Oh boy were we excited. For the first few months we ate there all the time. But then, the unthinkable happened. I got tired of Arby’s.

Today was the first time I’d eaten there in at least six months. It’s funny how things work. Now that I can have Arby’s anytime I want, I hardly ever want it. I just hope the place stays in business. I know that if they don’t stick around, as soon as they’re gone I’ll be saying, “I’m thinking Arby’s.”