Archive for July, 2010

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Wok Box Kid’s Meal Is Not Worth It

July 24, 2010

It’s hot here today. Heat makes us lazy. OK, admittedly we’re lazy with the heat or not. But we’re super lazy tonight, so we ordered delivery from Wok Box. We’ve been to their restaurant location a few times, but this is the first time we’ve ordered delivery. The meals that Court and I have had have been great. It’s amazing to watch their cooks prepare all the different types of food. They serve a variety of Asian dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Mongolia in a quasi-fast food setting. You order at one of the counter, get a number and pick up your dish from the other end. Find yourself a seat and enjoy. My favorite dish is the Singapore Cashew with chicken. It’s on the spicy side but I like most of the vegetables (and I’m picky about some Asian vegetables), and I can sort of handle it. I was hungry tonight and I thought Penny would be pretty hungry too, so rather than share, I ordered Penny her own kid’s meal – Jungle Noodles. This is how their website and their menu describes Jungle Noodles:

Veggies tossed with chow mein noodles served with stirfry sauce.

Sounds somewhat appetizing for a child, albeit lacking in the protein department. Sounds like fun too, because an 18 month old can have alot of fun with noodles. But this? This is what we got:

Yes, that is one VERY lonely strip of carrot you see in the middle. And that was pretty well the extent of the “vegetables.” That, plus a 200 mL juice box cost me a whopping $3.99. I could have bought a 8 pack of juice boxes and cooked Penny a pack of ramen noodles for less than that.

Needless to say, I’m really disappointed with Wok Box and am rethinking spending our money there.

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Disabilities

July 15, 2010

I just saw an old employer of mine advertising an organization that matches disabled persons with jobs. It made me think, why aren’t there more jobs for people with disabilities? I mean, how hard is it? It could be as simple as adding a note to your job posting that your building is accessible. You need to be willing to conduct phone and/or video interviews for people with limited mobility. You could say point blank that you are willing to work with people with disabilities. It’s always going to depend on the impediment involved. You might need to purchase some speciailized equipment. You might need to look at specialized training. You’ll probably need to have an orientation session with your existing staff. But it can be done! If I was in any kind of hiring position, that’s what I’d be doing.

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Brainwave of the Day

July 13, 2010

I saw a billboard today, something along the lines of “Join the fight to end bad driving.” It didn’t say ‘bad driving’ but it was something like that.

My brainwave? Change all of these “Join the fight to end ________” advertisements to “END the fight against __________” advertisements.

I don’t want to a join a fight, whether it’s to end cancer, MS, cerebral palsy, kidney disease, diabetes or anything else. However, I’d like to support the eradication of these diseases and illnesses. Stop them in their tracks and boot them out of our lives. No more pansy-fingertip-poking trying to shoo them out. Just drop kick them as hard and as far as we can.

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My name is Nicole, and I don’t finish projects.

July 13, 2010

Even if you aren’t that kind of person yourself, I’m sure you know someone like me. I have a horrible habit of not finishing projects. I’m not too sure why, but maybe it’s in an effort to find hobbies that I like. There’s been many of these projects over the years:

  • a hooked rug with 4 dinosaurs that I started when I was about 8 years old
  • various knitting projects
  • cross stitching kits
  • sewing projects
  • soother straps I wanted to make to sell

Obviously I want to do some sort of craft but I have yet to find one I really like. The rug hooking was tedious, the knitting frustrating, the cross stitching needs to be perfect, the sewing was too hard, the soother straps too much work. I love the idea of knitting; to be able to while the time away and do something productive with my time. My nana was a knitter for as far back as I can remember

Obviously unfinished blog post