I love sushi and it was about 11:00 and I was still hungry so I ran to the grocery store real quick. Elaine wanted some spring rolls so I went to the frozen foods section. Then I went to the deli figuring I'd get wings or a sandwich. I got sushi.
Now some supermarkets can make sushi. Some cannot. This was about 1/2 way decent and 1/2 way sucky.
It wasn't the worst I'd ever had. And I did eat every one of the slices. But I can tell you I will not buy sushi there again.
I like my sushi a certain way, I'm probably spoiled. And this was just gummy, the rice was gummy.
Now I've had worse. At a Kroger once (when we were outside DC), I got some sushi that was so awful you wouldn't believe it.
It was a California roll which you'd think no one could mess up. But you'd be wrong.
Among other things, the avocado was not ripe. They had cut up an avocado that was hard as a rock. The rice was gummy. Instead of tiny little match sticks of celery, they had cut the celery width wise in large chunks. They didn't know how to wrap the seaweed so it was not only the outer layer (instead of rice) but it also came loose as you ate.
Tonight's sushi wasn't that bad. But it wasn't too good.
They had a huge platter for $19.99. I almost got that. But I told myself, "Mike, if it's still here after 11 o'clock at night, there's a reason."
So I got two little $5.99 ones -- a shrimp and a California roll -- and they each had 9 slices so that was 18.
Elaine was going to ask me for a slice when I must have made a bitter face. She said she was going to pass.
Okay, so the big news of the day was Hilary Rosen's 'apology' for saying Ann Romney never worked "a day in her life." Ann Romney chose to stay home and raise her five boys.
Hilary Rosen offered a non-apology.
If I'd said something insulting and had offered an 'apology' like that, my dad would have torn my ass up. And if he wasn't around, my mother would have. I wouldn't have sat the rest of the day and would have been "ouchie" the next day. There were few things that ticked them off. But you were expected to say you were sorry when it was needed. Not to them. They were laid back and didn't really care. Dad would usually warn us "your smart mouth's about to get you in trouble" and we'd know to knock it off. But if we hurt a neighbor's kid's feelings or one of our brothers or sisters and we didn't say a sincere I'm sorry, it would have meant a licking.
So I'm just amazed that Hilary Rosen really thinks "I'm sorry and the whole thing was just a faux controversy" qualifies as an apology. That's basically saying, I'm sorry your feelings hurt because you're not smart enough to know what's important and what's not.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"