Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

A drive-by blogging

Just a quick note to keep you up-to-date. I went to the State Fair of Texas today and just got home, and I have just enough time to dash off a blog post about it before I have to run to the Full Moon service tonight. I won’t even get to eat until I get home from the moon service, so no complaining!

There were a number of new fried foods at the fair this year but I could only try one, so I had the Fried Texas Salsa with Cheese Gravy. No that wasn’t a typo, not cheese sauce, Cheese Gravy. Sort of a cheesy white sauce with a little bit of meat-ish flavor about it, but pretty decent. The Fried Texas Salsa was a mix of a mild salsa in a corn batter that ended up tasting like corn chips and salsa, a favorite combination in the Poet household. I give the dish a 4 out of 5 score, very good but a little heavy for frequent consumption. Opus says try it out.

As always I went through the Auto Show at the Fair, and noticed 2 things: an increase in the number of small cars that get high gas mileage numbers, and the trucks had less frills and gew-gaws but more features that make them better workplaces, like the ability to become a wi-fi hot spot for up to 4 users or devices. I saw fewer concept cars, more production cars that were really desirable. I didn’t see as many SUVs as I had just last year as the new gas mileage standards are already taking their toll on the selection of mobile housing projects and urban assault vehicles, I saw a lot of models that got 25 MPG city or more and quite a few that got more than 40 MPG highway, with a gaggle between 35 and 40 MPG. The one concept car I noticed was supposed to get more than 40 MPG while still driving like a Corvette. The placard said it was the first hybrid Corvette…

I didn’t see many bikes at the fair this year except as car accessories, I saw one folding model that replaced the spare tire in the trunk of one car… Not sure about the practicality of that concept as I couldn’t get close enough to see if they really replaced the spare or could just fit in the spare well in the trunk.

And that’s all I have today, the links in today’s Feed will go up in tomorrow’s post

PSA Opus