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2 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Sometimes, one has to "just say no" to specials and coupons.

I clipped a handful of Long John Silver coupons on threw them into the console.  At midday, I was hungry and the light bulb went on.  I used one.  I got 2 pieces of fish, 2 sides, and 2 hush puppies.  I then regretted it.  I didn't get sick or anything.  The food was just gross.  I threw out the remaining clipped coupons.  Perhaps that's why 5 years lapse between visits to LJS.

Again, like Nancy Reagan once said, "just say no."  The "Tour de Costco" is almost guaranteed to have a better outcome.

Exactly.  LJS is the worst.  There are so many better alternatives for fried fish than that restaurant.

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I'm trying to avoid fried anything as much as I can.  For fish close to home (literally less than 2 miles)  I go to Bonefish Grill, albeit a chain but w/ pretty tasty food.   There are several excellent local seafood places I frequent when I want something different...but so many have fried items.

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27 minutes ago, balthazar said:

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

gag.... seafood.....

Cow would be my favorite food. Then pig, lamb and chicken. 

But seafood is not far behind.   I like seafood. Not all. But most.  Octopus, shrimp,  Greek style fried shrimp, various types of fish. Nothing exotic. Salmon, rainbow trout.  There are some types of fish that I do gag. But Ill eat seadfood generally speaking. 

Ill eat veggies too. All kinds of veggies. Lots of veggies.  But I love my veggies with a complimentary side of fleshy meat... 

Its a personal choice, done for me by my ancestors...oh...for thousands of years.  :)  

 

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Cow would be my favorite food. Then pig, lamb and chicken. 

But seafood is not far behind.   I like seafood. Not all. But most.  Octopus, shrimp,  Greek style fired shrimp, various types of fish. Nothing exotic. Salmon, rainbow trout.  There are some types of fish that I do gag. But Ill eat seadfood. 

Ill eat veggies too. Lots of veggies.  But I love my veggies with a complimentary side of fleshy meat... 

Its a personal choice, done for me by my ancestors...oh...for thousands of years.  :)  

 

For me it's shellfish. I'm not allergic, but I can't even stand the smell.  I'll eat swordfish and that's about it. 

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5 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

For me it's shellfish. I'm not allergic, but I can't even stand the smell.  I'll eat swordfish and that's about it. 

I do not mind shellfish. Lobster and crab. But lobster and crab are not exactly my fave.  Like I mentioned above, shrimp would be on top of the crustaceans list.   I will NEVER do mollusks or clams and the like.  gag like you said. 

I never tried swordfish, nor does it seem like I will ever give it a try. 

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I put my resume up on Indeed and I'm already getting calls.   I'm not even sure I'm leaving yet. 

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As far as seafood, I love shrimp, jumbo shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, tilapia, walleye (a Lake Erie speciality), lobster, salmon, cod, cobia...  I love surf & turf and seafood pastas and soups like bouilebasse..    Maybe living in the Florida Keys as a teenager shaped my taste.     I love sushi occasionally also 

Three of my absolute favorite restaurants are all seafood-centric places...The Moorings in Newport, R.I.;  Poseidon in Del Mar, Ca;  and Pier W here in Lakewood, Oh.   

Phoenix wasn't exactly known for seafood, but I liked Mastro's Ocean Club in Scottsdale. 

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42 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I put my resume up on Indeed and I'm already getting calls.   I'm not even sure I'm leaving yet. 

I've debated doing this myself. Is there a charge to post it? 

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I haven't put mine up on Indeed, been mostly using Dice and Linkedin over the last decade+.  But I get job postings emailed from Indeed..

Dealing w/ recruiters gets pretty tedious because so many have no comprehension of geography.   Just because I live in Ohio doesn't mean I'm interested in gigs in Columbus or Cincinnati.  And I still get Arizona job postings, though I haven't lived there in 2+ years...

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So car and driver had a new comparison test up for all wheel drive Altima vs all wheel drive legacy.  Also toyota just announced that Camry will be available with AWD for 2020.  I remember from my 2019 Malibu test drive the sales guy said that lots of people as soon as they found out AWD was not available on Malibu they went to the equinox.  Do you think this new focus on AWD on midsize sedans May boost that market and should Chevy also offer an AWD midsize sedan to compete.  

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5 minutes ago, regfootball said:

So car and driver had a new comparison test up for all wheel drive Altima vs all wheel drive legacy.  Also toyota just announced that Camry will be available with AWD for 2020.  I remember from my 2019 Malibu test drive the sales guy said that lots of people as soon as they found out AWD was not available on Malibu they went to the equinox.  Do you think this new focus on AWD on midsize sedans May boost that market and should Chevy also offer an AWD midsize sedan to compete.  

For sedan sales to start augmenting and to get people out of their CUV/SUV fix, sedans have to become passenger, family, cargo hauling friendly again. 

If that means AWD, then yeah!

It certainly means better accessible trunk space that is large enough for family needs and egress and ingress improvements over what we have now as sedans.

Interior space shoudnt be  taken for granted either.  Rear leg room should be a priority along with head and shoulder room front and rear. 

As much as I like the sleek, fastback design, that kind of design favorises looks over practicality and usage. 

And...maybe sedans need to get a tad bigger also. The Edge is on the same platform as the Fusion, so the Edge is just as long as the Fusion, but the Edge is sooooo much larger that the Fusion.  The Edge rides taller and has a taller profile, nothing says that the Fusion can't ride a tad  taller while utilizing is space more efficiently  while retaining its car  qualities over the Edge as a CUV...

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I like sleek, fastback shapes..if they have hatchbacks....not a fan of tiny mail slot trunk openings.  If you can't fit a standard 12x12 box through the trunklid opening, then the usefulness of the trunk is limited...  driving mostly hatchback SUVs and hatchback coupes most of my life has made me jaded about sedan trunks.  About the only sedan I drove regularly that had a reasonably big trunk was the DTS..that was nice. 

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3 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

gag.... seafood.....

I have that reaction to boiled chicken, chicken congee etc. Yuck.


 

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

I've debated doing this myself. Is there a charge to post it? 

Nope. It's really easy too. 

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9 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

gag.... seafood.....

ARE YOU TELLING ME YOU DON'T LIKE FISH?

 

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Love some good seafood including tasty shell fish myself. Growing up in Oregon an hour drive from the Coast and eating some of the freshest seafood including the best dungeness crab I've ever had. Surprisingly, Phoenix and Scottsdale have some really good fresh seafood in fine dining restaurants and better grocery stores that's flown in daily just an hour flight from So. Cal. I've had some of the freshest and very tender grilled salmon and fresh shell fish here in Scottsdale at The Capital Grille, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar and daily fresh oysters served at Dominick's Steakhouse. Gotta get your natural Selenium everyone!    

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Angus beef is still my fav. grilled animal, grew up on a farm where we raised our own grass fed beef, nothing better. A T-bone or NY Strip grilled medium with taters on the side please!

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On 11/12/2019 at 9:10 PM, Robert Hall said:

Haven't eaten at a Long John Silvers in maybe 15 years..pretty bad IIRC.   A random eating experience I do miss, though...I miss having an IKEA nearby...I used to go to the one in Chandler, AZ periodically for lunch or breakfast..  tasty.   Never been a Costco shopper, with Amazon I rarely need big box retailers. 

"Just say yes" to Chandler's (AZ) IKEA.

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11 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

For me it's shellfish. I'm not allergic, but I can't even stand the smell.  I'll eat swordfish and that's about it. 

I didn't like seafood as a kid.  Then I learned how good it is for you (certain types are amazingly high in protein and low in fat).  My mom would make a baked sole in a tomato/cacciatore type sauce that was delicious.  I would definitely eat it and ask for seconds.

I'm with you on the shellfish.  I'm not sure how it smells different from other fish.  What I don't like, though, is the consistency and dealing with the outer shell.  I hate clams, crab, mussels, crayfish, and many more.  I had calamari within the last 10 years (in Europe), they tasted just okay, and, within hours, I got sick from them.  No one else in the party got sick.  I don't know what that was all about.  I won't eat them again.  Surprisingly, I'm okay with scallops and with larger shrimp.  I've had lobster about 5 times and it was good.  Once was at a seafood buffet on a Good Friday at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe.  All the lobster you could eat.

What you like is what I call "steak fish."  It's presented like a cut of meat or a chicken breast.  I agree. I love swordfish, halibut, and, if you get a good cut, shark can also be very tasty.  I also like smaller fresh water fish ... flaky and white, wow ... and if the scales have been removed.

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11 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

For sedan sales to start augmenting and to get people out of their CUV/SUV fix, sedans have to become passenger, family, cargo hauling friendly again. 

If that means AWD, then yeah!

It certainly means better accessible trunk space that is large enough for family needs and egress and ingress improvements over what we have now as sedans.

Interior space shoudnt be  taken for granted either.  Rear leg room should be a priority along with head and shoulder room front and rear. 

As much as I like the sleek, fastback design, that kind of design favorises looks over practicality and usage. 

And...maybe sedans need to get a tad bigger also. The Edge is on the same platform as the Fusion, so the Edge is just as long as the Fusion, but the Edge is sooooo much larger that the Fusion.  The Edge rides taller and has a taller profile, nothing says that the Fusion can't ride a tad  taller while utilizing is space more efficiently  while retaining its car  qualities over the Edge as a CUV...

Well there was the AWD Taurus.....

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