Daily Archives: February 26, 2017

Love Me (Chicken) Tender . . .

Once again this morning we were out the door and heading for Clear Lake and our family get-together at the Webster Cheddar’s, getting there about 15 minutes before our 11:30 meeting time.

Since we had a party of 8, getting there early helped, and we were seated immediately as soon as everyone showed up. Well, everyone but Miss Piper, who couldn’t make it.

As is usual for our visits to Cheddar’s, everything was delicious. Jan, Linda, and I all started out with salads, which come with one of their tasty croissants.

Cheddar's Salad 2

Everyone got something different, with Jan going with her favorite Chicken and Shrimp, now coming with their Bourbon Glaze Sauce. So good that Jan wanted to know if she could buy a gallon of it.

Cheddar's Chicken and Shrimp

I got my usual Chicken Tenders with Fresh Broccoli and Green Beans, my favorite partly because they give you enough to have plenty of leftovers.

Cheddar's Chicken Tenders

We spent most of the meal going over plans for our big upcoming family reunion the end of June. Jan’s sister and her family are all coming down from Illinois so it’ll be a large group.

Cheddar's Family Photo

Getting our goodbye hugs Jan and I made a bank stop before segueing to the nearby Wal-Mart for a few things, and then it was back on the road up to the Katy area where we make a gas fill-up and Starbuck’s stop. After our usual Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, (still no Smoked Butterscotch) we finally got home about 4:30.

Brandi and Lowell brought my latest Amazon order with them, a 2TB WD External Hard Drive. I’ve been wanting a drive large enough to let me do one or more  system images of my desktop computer, which requires a little over 600GB. So this new drive will hold 3 system images.


This new drive is also USB 3.0, which means it’s about 10X faster than one with a USB 2..0 interface, important when you’re saving 600+ GB files.

Holding this 2TB drive, the size of a deck of cards, in my hand, make me think of my first hard drive, circa 1990. It cost me $995 and significantly larger than a shoebox, it weighed about 15 pounds. And it was a whole 10MB, yes 10MB!

Which means that this drive has 200,000X the capacity of my first drive. a big change in less than 30 years.

Can you imagine what’s coming up in the next 30 years?

Thought for the Day:

“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.” ― Robert Bloch