Monthly Archive for June, 2003


I don’t know what pos­sessed me to try the new McDonald’s McGrid­dle break­fast sand­wich, but I wish I hadn’t. I had no idea that the “grid­dle” part is basi­cal­ly pan­cakes with arti­fi­cial maple syrup, built in.

So, a sausage, egg & cheese McGrid­dle real­ly is like eat­ing a brick of crap- and it sits in your stom­ach for hours. Here is the break down:

Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles™:
7.0 oz (199 g),550 calo­ries (300 from fat), & 33 grams of fat

Holy Jesus!

If You’re Going to San Francisco…

Pres­ley and I are try­ing to plan a lit­tle 5‑day trip to San Fran­cis­co this month– most­ly because I’m being forced to take some time off, and I have a free tick­et on Unit­ed for any­where in the lower-48.

We need to do this on the cheap, but nei­ther of us have ever been west of Chicago.

I’ve heard that there are deals to be had on B&Bs, though I don’t even know what neigh­bor­hood in which to look– Soma? Union Square? Fish­er­man’s Wharf?

And where to eat? Where to go see a good Rock show? What muse­ums to go to/avoid? Which winer­ies to hit? Any­thing to see in Sil­i­con Valley?

Some­one help!