Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spam at Costco and other thoughts

If you've never been to Costco, it's a great place for a free lunch. There is usually someone at the end of every aisle with a free sample of something. And usually it's quite good. Costco is the "upscale" warehouse store, known for selling quality stuff at low prices. So, I guess it is a sign of the times that yesterday they were handing out Spam samples, served as it should be, in a grilled sandwich with Velveeta. And, no, I didn't buy any. But a piece in the paper last week noted that sales at Hormel have been growing rapidly since last May. So, if you are looking for work, I hear Austin, MN is beautiful.

On another note, no matter what you think of the content of Obama's speech last night, isn't it nice to be able to watch your President speak without having the language butchered?

Finally, today's Denver Post notes that craft beer sales were up again in 2008. No matter what the state of the economy, life is too short to drink bad beer. Those of us at Front Range CC anxiously await the opening of a brewpub in the building across the street where an awful sports bar closed 2 years ago. Hurry up Oscar Blues, the FRCC faculty needs you!

Oh, and per the comment by Budd Bailey, you can't call me Tina, but you can all me, Tina.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I met the woman who will be managing that new bar across from FRCC from Oscar Blue. I told her we're waiting and anxious for its opening, and she assured me it will be opening this spring. Thank god! -Angie Hartlove