Friday, February 15, 2008

Done!

Well, it wasn't easy but as of 10:00 last night we finally finished our floors. I'll post "after" pictures once we get our house put back together and cleaned up. To say it was a mess is a severe understatement.

It took a LOT longer than I thought it would, but it would have taken me at least another week if my brother Rick wasn't here. For 3 days straight he sat at the wet saw and cut tiles while I installed the floors. So THANK YOU Rick... you're a lifesaver, and WELL worth the lunch I bought you at Wendys.

Speaking of food... last night my wife and I took a break from our tiling adventure and took our family out to Famous Dave's for a Valentine's Day dinner. We ordered the All American BBQ Feast and I only have one thing to say about that...

HOLY CRAP WAS THAT GOOD!!!

If you haven't had this before and you like to eat a LOT of different food in one sitting, this is the meal for you (and 4 or 5 of your closest friends). This sucker comes with ribs, a whole chicken, beef brisket, corn on the cob, cole slaw, fries, beans, and corn bread.

*burp*

It feels a little like being in the renaissance era - sitting at the table, grabbing food at random and shoving it into your mouth while serving wenches bring you more drinks. It's quite wonderful if I do say so myself.

*burp* (my apologies to Dave who I know is a vegetarian and is repulsed by large quantities of meat)

So I'll be busy this weekend finishing up the final project details, going to a charity dinner tonight and playing tomorrow night with The Receders. But the most interesting thing I'll be doing this weekend is a Marmite -vs- Vegemite taste-test comparison based on the samples that two of my favorite bloggers, Dan from England and Mooselet from Australia, sent me from their respective countries. I've even received detailed instructions on how to approach these suspicious substances.

So stay tuned because I'll be back next week, cruising your blogs and saying HI once again. It's been a long week and I've missed you all.

Or is it my comfy recliner? Hmmm, close call.

27 comments:

Marie said...

That does sound good. We went to the Olive Garden and I got the same thing I always get, seafood portofino. And I couldn't get any alcohol because I'm pregnant. So it wasn't nearly as fun as it could have been, but the food and service were good as always.

VE said...

Nothing like ribs...mmmm... Good call!

I ordered a full order from this rib place by Joshua Tree back in Nov and the order was so large I could only eat three and I had eaten so much I felt like it actually changed by DNA structure; I was miserable for 3 days. It was worth it!

Anonymous said...

The Funkster took us to Famous Dave's here in Duluth a few weeks ago. The ribs were delicious.--Bill

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Mmmmm....ribs.

Oh wait. I hate ribs.


But mmmm...new tile.

Jeff said...

marie - You mean you didn't order ice cream and pickles? I thought you said you were pregnant.

ve - Eating too many ribs will change your DNA... it will turn you into a pig.

bill - Lucky you. He never buys me anything.

m.d.j.t.b. - Maybe you should try the ribs with the sweet and tangy grout.

Chris C said...

Dude! Neatorama had a post today about a Valentine's Day sculpture made out of Marmite!

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/giant-marmite-statue-on-valentines-day/

Thanks for reminding me I'm starving too hehe.

Zoe's Dad said...

Marmite vs Vegemite, huh?

Speaking of burp...

Heather said...

The last time I was at Famous Daves I had their chicken and wild rice soup. It was so good I still think about it.

Great. Thanks a lot. Now I want some.

Julie Pippert said...

Ooooh messy food (but fun).

Oooh ick (better you than me testing that vegemite and marmite).

Oooh I'm jealous (I want new tile).

Jeff said...

chris - Yikes! I hope that thing doesn't melt in the sun.

zoe's dad - I'll let you know. *burp*

heather - I would have ordered that same soup if there wasn't already 20 pounds of food in front of me.

julie - Obviously many people like the "mites", otherwise they wouldn't be so popular in those countries. I can't wait to see what all the fuss is all about.

Sarabeth said...

Having had both marmite and vegemite, I can say with great authority that that is some yucky excuse for a toast topping.

Sarabeth said...

Oops, I'm early.

Blog Hopping-HP

Karen MEG said...

Um, YUM!!! That sounds like a great feast!
Oh, floors. We had about 75% of our main floor retiled this summer. Messy all right. I feel your pain.
Bloghoppin' Pomtini...

L.A. Daddy said...

Mmmm. Floor tiling and BBQ! If you and I were gay... and not married, I'd move up there and shack up with you...

Jeff said...

sarabeth - Hmmm, I guess we'll find out tomorrow. Ooh, this is so exciting!

karen - I was feeling my pain too, but then I took a shitload of ibuprofen.

la daddy - I'm glad you qualified that, because if you were married, I'd have nothing to do with you.

Dan said...

Marmite is SO going to kick Vegimites arse.

Actually I predict that you pass out at the taste of both of them.

Me said...

Bet it feels good to have your house back! I wish I could say the same.

I love Famous Dave's! Okay, now I am gong to be craving BBQ and beer. Thanks a lot! ;-)

What is a Receder?

Doozie said...

is your brother single?

Student Teacher said...

Jeff,
I stumbled upon your blog from The Bloggess. You kind of came across as an asshole. Your floor looks fabulous. I love it. Keep up the great work. BTW, wenches are from the Medieval times, not the Rennaissance. ;)

yellojkt said...

I always eat too much at Famous Dave's. But then I do love the barbecue.

Anonymous said...

I see you did your usual great job! You and Mike owe Rick, big time! Now, about my dog's therapy--I'll be sending you a bill for my doggy therapist sessions! Taking her out of her home and bringing her to grandma and grampa's--imagine that! Oh well, I think she'll make it! It's so nice to see how my brothers all take care of each other! sis

Jeff said...

dan - Maybe I should check the "spread" in Vegas? Rowr.

me - A Receder? Don't know what you're referring to. It certainly doesn't have anything to do with a group of 40-something musicians who are losing their hair... so you can dismiss that theory right now.

doozie - Why in fact he is. But I happen to know he has a slight aversion to being stabbed... so you'd have to get help for that first.

student teacher - Then why do all the waitresses at those stupid renaissance festivals always come up to you and say, "I'll be your serving wench. Is there anything I can get you my master?" Ug, I hate those places.

Regarding me and The Bloggess - she had it coming. You don't just go around contracting Parvo without receiving some kind of smart-ass comments. And I think in her case it was close to 70! Here is the link from which she so cleverly took my comment out of context:
http://thebloggess.com/?p=115

yellojkt - Yeah, one thing they're not at Famous Dave's is skimpy.

sis - Hey, welcome back! I hope you had a great time on your cruise... and it wasn't ruined from the guilt of leaving your dog with everyone and their mother in Duluth. Literally. ;-)

Doozie said...

can I see a pic of him before I commit to discontinuing my stabbing habits?

Maureen said...

Holy crap... I wish MY husband would redo our floors... I have been asking for years. Looks fantastic.

If I treat you to more Famous Dave's will you come up here and help me with mine????

Maureen
Still, (yes still!) Blog Hoppin'

Drowsey Monkey said...

That would be cool if your kitchen floor had your face on it!

The Holmes said...

holy keerap. congrats on a big job done with!

wayabetty said...

Can't wait for the "after" pictures Jeff! I got the cleaning bug too, been cleaning the basement, aka black hole the past few weeks. Lucky dog, my hubbie, didn't touch a thing b/c he had to go to work. Lame excuse huh!