Saturday, August 17, 2013

If you open a Hoagie shop, You should know what goes into a hoagie

Let me start by clarifying that i was raised in South Phila.  I'm old school South Philly - Irish Catholic, and I grew up on Hoagies, Cheesesteaks and pizza (oh and spaghetti with "red sauce").

So, why is it, these days, you go to your favorite "hoagie" shop and ask for a hoagie, and they ask what you want on it?  Do you want tomatoes, lettuce, onions, oregano, oil/vinegar or mayo?

 Let's set the record straight - lettuce, tomato and oregano are GIVENS.  They should automatically go on EVERY hoagie.  Onions are optional in my book and so is mayo but NOT mayo mixed with oil and vinegar.  If I say American hoagie, I want mayo, the non-spicy ham and american cheese.

 If I say Italian hoagie, I want oil and vinegar or hoagie dressing (a recent hybrid sold in some delis) and the spicy capacole and provolone cheese.  .

If you don't know what goes on a Hoagie, move back to NYC and make your stupid sandwiches there.

Here's a recipe for an Italian Hoagie..don't forget to drizzle some olive oil on the roll first and then put the other ingredients, red pepper, a pinch of oregano (chopped oregano) and some red wine vinegar..just a dribble  and then

1/4 lb prosciutto di Parma, thinly sliced
1/4 lb capicola, thinly sliced
1/4 lb genoa salami or 1/4 lb soprassata salami, thinly sliced
1/4 lb provolone cheese
top with shredded lettuce
1/4 lb provolone cheese
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced (I prefer the onion pulled into raw rings and cut in half and sprinkled throught the lenght of the hoagie.)

Time for lunch!!

PS this rant was brought to you by yet another Hoagie Shop employee asking, "ya want tomatoes and let_us on that?" DUH it's a hoagie right??? Of course I do.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I haven't said much about this's time.  The Marketplace Fairness Act... that is SOOOOOOOOOOOO unfair to all of us...

Well this person said it better than I can so read this:

The Inside Scoop

Tell your congressman to GET BACK TO WORK and KILL THIS stupid act ok??

You can find the email address etc. here

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Since When Did Having a Telephone?

Since when did having a telephone mean you were open to random stupid marketing phone calls at the whim of some slimeball marketing company??

In  the 1950's phone calls were for emergencies.  In the 60's for conversation. Now it seems like it's the toilet bowl of communication.  Every turd has my number and thinks they can use it.

First it was my house phone, so I got an unlisted phone number. Which GOOGLE choose to make public by crawling a press release with it on there, that had nothing to do with Google.

So I got my phone numbers on Pennsylvania's and the Fed DO NOT CALL LIST.  Fat lot of good that's done me. The worse annoyers are The Republican Party during the primary and election cycles.

They don't want to market to me, The Democrat.  They are after my husband for contributions and The Independent registered here who has moved on to a real life. 

To add to the "misery loves company" theory, some marketers are now sending text messages to my cell phones, costing me money (cause I'm not paying Verizon for texting ability) and waking me up at 3 AM.  Sure I'll buy your shit that you pushed to me in the middle of the night making me think someone died or had a horrific car accident on the way home from work. NO PROBLEM.  Here, hold your breath and I'll buy when you turn blue and die.

Today's recipient of PITA award is SENIOR BENEFITS.  

Do not call me. Don't call me manually. Don't call me on an automatic dialer and make me wait while your stupider than rat turds operator gets on the line and keeps pissing me off more and more asking dumber than dumb questions (sample: "Is this your own phone?"   I used my Dad's line, "No I was just passing by and hear the phone ringing so I came in and answered it").  If it's Not my phone what am I doing here??