10 Nov 2004, 19:50

Land of Lincoln

If you should ever find yourself in Springfield, IL I’d highly recommend trying out their local sandwich of choice, the Horseshoe. It’s a gloriously lard-packed open-faced sandwich that consists of a base of texas toast topped by a choice of just about any kind of meat (for instance, buffalo chicken) and then covered by so many french fries you can barely see the meat. On top of all that, a generous layer of beer-cheese sauce is applied. (And by applied I mean flooded torrentially from the very floodgates of heaven.) Wonderful. In general though, I’d recommend that you not find yourself in Springfield just because, well, its Springfield, IL. Not exactly a booming, vibrant metropolis. So how did I end up in Springfield? Well, I’m out here for the rest of the week on a trip to a client site for work, the first such trip I’ve taken. Generally I try to avoid blogging anything related to work, because it’s been shown again and again that mixing blogging and work is often a bad idea regardless of how benign the intentions might be. Also, I think it would generally be pretty boring. However, for the rest of the week I’m going to be working in an emergency room at a hospital (on computers, not people) and I’m thinking that might result in a few interesting experiences. Actually, I’m a kind of nervous that it will be a little too interesting. There are good reasons I decided to work with computers and not in medicine after all. My first shift starts in a couple hours here, so we’ll see how it goes.


Comment by Dan on 2004-11-10 16:27:18 +0000

I’m sorry, but that really sounds disgusting. If stuff like like that flows from heaven, I’ll have to rethink my goals :)

Comment by Nathan Hessler on 2004-11-11 15:51:19 +0000

that sounds like it’s right up my alley. as homer always says.

‘mmmmmm. Open faced club sandwhich’. 😀