Today’s abbreviated blog is brought to you by the fact that I am currently in Gainesville, FL on a recruiting trip.
I flew down yesterday afternoon in a fifty-person regional jet which was too warm and departed late, seated next to an attractive young lady who would not give me the time of day, and landed in what used to be the sleepiest little airport I knew. Sadly, it appears as if Gainesville regional is growing; it looks as if it’s now up to as many as five gates, though on the plus-side it now sports a bar (but not necessarily a sports bar).
Also sadly my trip does not include extended stay through this Saturday when the Alabama Crimson Tide come to town to play (and for me hopefully lose to) my beloved Florida Gators.
Last night’s big activity was seeking out dinner. Through the magic of the Internet and a phone call to my coworker Joe’s wife, who has the ability to locate good eats from a distance, Joe and I wound up at a bar/restaurant called Stubbies and Steins in downtown Gainesville. Upon inquiry we were told that the place was once a much smaller establishment called Stubbies Shirt Bar and that expanded about four years ago and now specializes in great beer and German food.
I ate a Jaeger Schnitzel (pork) with a side of red cabbage and “pomme frites”(um, french fries). The food was good, as were the two locally-brewed beers from Swamphead Brewery that I drank. However (there is always a however) the prices were far from the college-town friendly prices that I was seeking. My bill, including a tip, came to $35. Yikes! Even worse, even though there were scads of sorority pledges wandering throughout downtown in matching t-shirts none of them were in Stubbies and Steins making the place nearly a literal sausage fest.
I’m thinking “Two-for-One happy hour and dirt-cheap Mexican food” tonight. 😉
Okay, time to correct my headache, drink some coffee, and iron my pants so that I can look nice while recruiting.
(no stats section today, I don’t feel like design with the cut and paste on my iPad this morning)