Fresh out of the bath

Fresh out of the bath

I had some focus and blur issues with this available light snapshot but it seemed to catch the moment pretty well. Well today I received second-hand information that claims the web service for my previous blog entries from 2004 to 2012 will permanently shut down in June 2014 and all will be lost.  At least I have found out with enough time left to do something.  The old platform was ideal, nearly perfect actually.  We never dealt with spam and posting was exceptionally easy.  One thing that had always worried me was the lack of a compatible back up method and so the moment to pay the piper has come around.  Last year I was able to download the site onto a hard-drive so that I can actually view it offline, though it can\’t be restored to any blogging platform that I know of.  So today I began a manual migration to this software, which basically means copy and paste all the previous blog entries into new entries.  I think if I can convert 4 months per week, then it will only take until February 2014, if I\’ve figured it correctly.

On a positive note, I believe I had the best Reuben sandwich of my life.  For some reason last week, the topic of good Reubens came up and I had made a mental note to try a burger place that has built a reputation for such a sandwich.  Tonight I made a visit and tested the waters with the question on how many they serve, trying to get an idea about the freshness of the ingredients.  The waiter remarked,   "Well…about every 5 to 6 tables, someone will order one- it\’s pretty popular."   I can\’t say it looked or tasted exactly like a traditional Reuben, however it was hands down the best I\’ve had in these parts.  Seems as though they put the ingredients on a flat iron and dice up it up while adding the thousand island dressing, so I didn\’t notice the usual layering of the ingredients that I\’ve seen elsewhere.  The rye seemed to be well buttered, so all in all it wasn\’t a healthy meal but certainly was tasty. 

Nearly turning into a food critic blog.

 “And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!”
Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat