Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Olive Garden...Real Italian Food?

My wife and I do not eat at the Olive Garden, though sometimes I have been dragged along to a lunch with colleagues. When I do end up there, I only eat the salad because everything else I tried just doesn't cut it to my Italian taste buds! Sorry, Olive Garden lovers, but try going to Italy and eating real Italian food and you'll never be able to go into Olive Garden again (except for maybe the salad).

Take a look at this video on YouTube, taken originally from MadTV! It's funny, though I don't know too many Italians under the age of 60 that have racist views anymore. Focus on the Italian food comments...funny stuff!

Dulles Day and Plane Pull

This past Saturday, Sept. 8, was the annual Dulles Day & Plane Pull. In the past ten years that I've lived near the airport, I was always out of town or occupied and couldn't attend. This year I wasn't letting anything stop me. I love planes and wanted to see what the fuss was all about.

So it was fun to see all the little planes lined up and to watch the different teams pulling the FedEx plane (see the video). To see the plane engines and cockpits up close was kind of cool. We stayed about an hour and then we took off...on a shuttle bus back to our car! It was a pretty hot day so the air conditioning on the bus felt very good!

Click the photos to enlarge them!