Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Fire On the Inside" by Pillar will be on my Top 25 rock songs of the '00s

My Top 25 of the '00s includes one of the best Christian rock songs which I'd label somewhere between "metal" and hard-rock. I haven't heard the song on mainstream radio stations, but it sure should get a lot of airplay on all rock stations.

The song is "Fire On the Inside" by Pillar. It's a great song! Check out their website by clicking on Pillar. You can listen to the song on their website.

Was there any 'meaning' to the '00s?

I won't answer that question here. I'm neither a REAL philosopher nor a shrink. I'm not saying the world's all screwed up, even though it is. Well, at least I'm not going to spend time thinking or writing about the world's problems today.

I think I'll forget about that question and go back to dancing around in circles with the radio -- well, not cranked up to blow the ceiling off, though -- ON! loud enough for me to be super-charged throughout my body for New Year's Eve, and maybe causing aftershocks in my body for several days into 2010. In the last part, I'm joking. However, I do like to dance by myself to rock songs, especially ones with no dance beat whatsoever. It does make dancing more interesting though not necessarily make me a good catch. Ladies, what do you think? No, don't answer that question.

I want to add this: Please don't turn the music up too loud! But please have fun because, in my opinion, there's nothing more fun than fun. And rock music is fun! Which makes fun even more fun. Yes, I do need that kind of fun. Did I use the word "fun" too many times? No. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!! Happy New Year!!

In upcoming entries, I'll just say what I was going to say... yeah, I do mean, I'll write what I was going to write, and maybe even turn you ON! to songs, food, and fun. These aren't the meaning of life but do make me feel happy. I'll try to think it over later. Okay, maybe not.

I'll go get an iced latte and finish my Rock 25 of the '00s. There will be more than 25 songs from this decade on my Top 100 (over 40 years) but I'll figure that out later.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Looking up to Dave Grohl


Dave Grohl was honored in Warren, Ohio this year. It's the town where he was born. Grohl became a famous rock star as the frontman, guitarist, songwriter and lead singer of the rock band Foo Fighters. Yes, he was an outstanding drummer in the legendary band Nirvana before he formed Foo Fighters. But drummers don't always get the recognition they deserve for helping make a band great. Now, Grohl is a member of the rock super-group Them Crooked Vultures and as the drummer he's helping give that band their own distinctive sound.

The above painting of Grohl in Warren, Ohio is a nice large, mural-style artwork that really reminds us how popular he is in rock music these days. I'm so good at stating the obvious, I'll probably tell you this again when I publish my list of top rock songs. That's because there will be songs by those bands on my list. Yes, it is because they are great! What else? I bought Foo Fighters Greatest Hits CD before Christmas as a gift to myself. I'm planning on having a little party (because I haven't started listening to it yet)... the party will be... actually just me and the CD, maybe way too much coffee or soda pop.

I'm also going to buy the new CD by Them Crooked Vultures -- for a second time -- because instead of opening it when I bought it the first time, I gave it as a Christmas present. Today, I'm gong to the store to buy the CD. Maybe I'll pick up food some place, too, because I want to feel good when I'm listening to the CDs.

Okay, it's almost 2010. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

David Grohl Alley in Warren, Ohio


Yeah!! Cool!! I wasn't there, but my Mom posed and Dad took this photo. Nice job!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flyleaf got lucky or even more blessed (depending on how you see it) coz I woke up,

turned on the radio and listened to their version of a well-known Christmas song, "Do You Hear What I Hear". I like it.

Then, I decided to do this strange little write-up just in time for Christmas. So, Merry Christmas to Flyleaf and their fans!

Flyleaf has some great songs and they are a Christian rock band whose songs have become popular on mainstream radio. And they have an outstanding new video with the song "Again", which is listed as the Number 1 music video on Yahoo! Music, from what I could see this morning. So, as they say, check it out!

Anyway, I'm still drinking coffee (that should stop in about 40 years, yeah haha) and rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

I called "The Effect" to request a song, but reached their office and not the request line. The guy said they are probably not at the radio station right now.

(It is about 2:30 am, so maybe I'll stop eating chocolate chip cookies and eat some real food. No, that wasn't the name of the song I hoped to request, and I didn't tell the dude on the phone that I was eating chocolate chip cookies. Perhaps it sounded as though I was running on c.c. cookies. I don't know. End of narration of what I'm doing right now, which of course could be January, February or March when you are reading this post. Of the year 2010, 11, 12, or 2031, one year before... well, check out my blog later, and you'll find out.

I almost forgot. One of the best songs, which will be on my list of 100 best songs since 1970, is "Monsoon" by Tokio Hotel.

If you don't know where I'm coming from or what my opinion on music is by the time I'm finished, then maybe I've been fair, which is what I've set out to do here, as a writer of this blog. I will consider any rock songs and recording artists, but I'm not going to put all of them on that list. And I'm not showing favoritism. However, I do think my taste in music has been influenced by great bands and their songs.

My goal in choosing songs is not to make a favorites list but to try and figure out which songs were among the best. Some people reviewing music use the words "great" and "greatest" but to me that could be understood to mean songs that were popular or have been heard on radio stations over the years.

I'll try to explain at another time why music reviews and my thoughts on rock music appear on my fast food blog.

Now where was I? Oh yeah, the song by Flyleaf, an outstanding Christian hard-rock band, would have sounded even better if it had layered vocals. How do I know this? Well, I was listening to "The Effect" on the radio, then I opened the Effect Radio website so I could try to request a song. (It's a good station and I like it a lot.)

I listened to the webcast from the website at the same time as listening to the song on the regular radio. They weren't at the same place in the song, with a little delay on the song played on the webcast. I went back to listening to only the radio for now, but if you are some place else, maybe you can click in to the webcast. Have fun!

No, I didn't go to the moon. And I won't be going to the moon.

There's no fast food there, as far as I know. This is a fast food blog. If you think there's fast food on the moon, then maybe you know more than I do.

I didn't even go to Ohio, United States, Earth. haha But Mom and Dad did in August and early September. They went to Warren, Ohio and took some pictures at David Grohl Alley. Okay, that's next time. And this time, I really mean it.

Have a great day!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Did we really go to the moon?

Well, I didn't go to the moon, did you?

I mean astronauts... Did astronauts really go to the moon?

No.

I mean: Yes.

But No, it won't be discussed here.

That's what I mean.

But I do know this...

(I'll finish that thought--and name the song too, which is a separate topic-- next time.)

oh, the suspense!
I'll tell everyone soon what
is one of the best songs since 1970.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Breakfast after holiday (Thanksgiving) and...

Tonight, just thinking about how beautiful the college girls would have been at a PARALLEL UNIVERSITY.

 
Pecan pie and coffee.

The pie was yummy. I bought it at Albertsons and was happy it tasted so good. Sometimes pies from grocery stores have bad crusts. Not this one. It was good.
It's worthy of my 'Food That's Fast but Not Fast Food' mention (even though I don't have such a thing), so I'll mention it.

There, I mentioned it.

Now, it would be fun to find out if we really are what we eat.

What if...

If you see me, oh around the beginning of 2010 and I look like a GIANT PECAN, it's okay, don't fret.

I still kiss as good as ever, even if I haven't done any kissing in a long time. Maybe as a pecan, I'll get some love from walnuts, cashews, and almonds. Women? I doubt it.

Some women, my goodness, I'm afraid of you. My advice? Well, what good would that do.

Okay then, just be yourselves, but only if yourselves are nice, polite and kind selves. Otherwise, please stay away from me.

Pie is better than fun, if by fun you mean oh, cut that out and quit screwing with the English language.

{Note: This is my opinion and is not an endorsement. It's only about what I ate or drank when I consumed it. I am not responsible for foods, food quality, consistency or food safety and related issues of any foods, including baked goods, desserts, fast food menu items, meals or manufactured food products. To give feedback, voice safety and health concerns, or to bring up issues about foods, please contact the place of purchase and company that cooked, baked or manufactured those food items.}

Let me add:

If you can't eat pecan pie or kiss because you are not allowed to, that's okay, don't worry. Just do as you are told. Or whatever. But if you are allowed to, that's good too.

End post.

Wait.

Fun!

I just thought I'd put a plug in for good old-fashioned fun. Do something that makes you smile and laugh. I didn't mean the word that ends with the letter 'x'.

That makes you laugh? If so, maybe I'm on the wrong planet Earth.

Yeah, if I had a chance to go back and do it (well, not IT!!!) again...

I WOULD HAVE gone to a PARALLEL UNIVERSITY.

And I would have had more fun there. Ummm...good, clean fun. Yeah, Right!

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Monday, December 07, 2009

This note is just to say I will post photos from the past right along with more recent photos. And the stories, articles and short posts won't only be about what's happening now.

Snow, snow... This was last year in December.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Shake It


I liked this Egg Nog Shake from McDonald's. We parked and I sipped on it. Yeah, I did "ENJOY" the shake as it says on the cup, but I would have liked the pumpkin-flavored shake better. Several times I tried to order that flavor of shake at two or more McDonald's restaurants (and it was listed on the drive-thru menu) but when I asked they said they they didn't have it right now.

Maybe someone somewhere doesn't want me to drink that flavor because they think I'll want to vote, since (as I recall) the last time I had that flavor of shake, I voted the same day.

Let's see now, what could I vote for this time: I'll vote for the shake that's best to drink while I'm voting... for best shake. Okay, I'm kidding. But really. I did drink some shakes this year to try to figure out which shake I liked best, and I think it just got me more confused. But if I can't come to a decision right away, then I can drink more shakes next year. So the world can't end in 2010. At least not until I'm finished drinking shakes.

A. Doomsayers, quit saying the world is going to end. B. Smile.

After Thanksgiving


We went shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Before coming back, we went to Fred Meyer then to the McDonald's next to Fred Meyer. I ordered iced coffee in that drive-thru so I could get going again. Two hours earlier I drank an Egg Nog Shake at another McDonald's restaurant not far from there.

Yeah, I get around. haha

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fast Food from an A&W Restaurant

 
A&W's New Bite-Size Brownies for $1.79 are a good treat. There are 6 little brownies. The centers are soft, moist, and slightly gooey, a nice contrast to the chewy outside of the brownies.

The 3-piece Chicken Strips & Fries at $4.39 is more than I'd like to pay for fast food these days, but I wanted to try it. The food tasted great and here's the best part: it was still warm when I finally sat down to eat. The French fries were about average in flavor and could have been better, but I thought the chicken strips were comparable in quality to the chicken strips of fast food competitors.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Releasing my frustrations by eating fast food after not finding a new CD release

 
I went to get some fast food at an A&W Restaurant after I was unable to find the newly released CD I was looking for at the store.

This menu makes me happy because it gives me the feeling I'm doing something exciting and that there's some night life around here, when in reality small towns like this one can be quite boring, especially on a Tuesday evening.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Food Bank

 
Here's another photo of the local food bank, which distributes food to the food pantries in two eastern Oregon counties. It's an important part of the Oregon Food Bank network. You can read more of what I wrote in previous posts.

I also mixed in my happy, humorous thinking on other topics. It shows that we can have some fun and at the same time make a difference in the lives of others.
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That's one strange photo

 
After taking photos Thursday at the food bank, I went to Jolts & Juice for an iced latte. I walked outside and ended up with (not really planned) this very strange camera angle, not getting much of my face in the picture and everything leans one way.

Next time I should make everything in the photo lean the other way, just so nobody thinks caffeine causes any particular ideology or reflects it. Heck no. That's what I love about caffeine, it's so non-judgmental. Caffeine isn't a person, but now maybe you're starting to understand what's going on here, or not going on, at Fast Food Yummy... harmlessly making fun of what needs to be made fun of and at the same time praising the very best in fast food, soft drinks, espresso drinks and coffee, I am very serious.

Serious about foods and beverages, then of course writing like a guy hanging out and talking to his buddies. This blog is supposed to be a fun place.

I'm also very serious about the music I review and mention here, and any other important topic. There will be more writing about music on the way. Stay tuned! As if you could tune into my blog. umm, haha

My strongest efforts have been made to achieve objectivity. Also it's my real opinion and what I honestly think about each food or beverage, to the best of my ability. I'm writing what I do because I like to eat and write about it. What was I saying earlier, umm writing...

My reason for photographing the food (look below, because this is a blog) was specifically for Fast Food Yummy, so I could encourage people everywhere to do what they can to:

HELP FEED HUNGRY PEOPLE

Volunteer and/or Donate good quality, safe, healthy foods that follow donation guidelines.

That's my own personal pitch for helping people all over the planet because I believe in it.

The holidays are coming. Please help feed the hungry. Be happy and make other people happy too!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Volunteer your time or Donate to your favorite organizations

 
The regional food bank in Ontario, Oregon distributes food for the hungry to food pantries in Malheur and Harney Counties.
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Southeast Oregon Regional Food Bank on Thursday afternoon hosted the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours in Ontario, Oregon.
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What if aliens grew underground

 
Boundaries of the imagination may be all that can limit our creativity as writers. It's almost Halloween and that's a good time to have a little fun!

This is a Sunchoke (also known as a Jerusalem artichoke) from the garden. It's a tuber and grows in the soil. In one sense, I like sunchokes better than potatoes because they have a sweet, nutty flavor. It's good steamed with butter or in thin slices, fried and served like hash browns. Yum!

Since it's going to be Halloween on Saturday, I'll be eating candy and write about it. But I don't eat candy every day. Hey, I can't believe it's snowing as I type, though I'm hoping it won't stick.

Being a real live snowman for Halloween would be a very cool costume, but I prefer having a hot babe in each arm. Of course it's another fantasy that will melt away, as soon as my brain thaws out. haha Lots of kidding in here. Too bad goofing off isn't considered a transferable skill. Then I might actually be able to lasso a real paying job, that is permanent and with benefits. I need to invent a time machine that takes me back to the Old West, or to the 25th century. Maybe it's nice there. And who knows, perhaps "Fast Food Yummy" is required reading for college students in the future. I always had a feeling pretty girls would like me better after I was dead. Oh yeah, I will be there if I can somehow invent a time machine. Better get to work. haha Bye.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just kind of hanging out.

 

It's like... yeah, just bought a latte, sitting in the passenger seat, and I thought 'smile', therefore I smiled.
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Friday, October 09, 2009

Congratulations President Obama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!!!

 
I wish you the best in your continued leadership and efforts to achieve peace on Earth.

God bless you, President Obama.

from Scott
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

 
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I refuse to conform to screwed-up society. Governments, businesses, and people that would muzzle us are WRONG. Freedom of speech & writing forever!!!

 
It's a beautiful spring day (in this photo) except my favorite person passed away in April!! I miss my Grandma! I love her. I know she's in heaven, and I'll always think about her, so she's in my heart and my mind too.

She believed in me and cheered me up when I was feeling down. I've been mistreated, cheated, lied to and under appreciated by some past employers and past girlfriends. It's painful. Sad. Depressing. It's yet another reason "Fast Food Yummy" is such a great place for me because it's where I put a lot of my good feelings and comments about the best fast food experiences, and what else comes to mind when I'm hanging out with friends or by myself.

But have you ever noticed how there are more and more people these days that want to destroy our good feelings and take away our smiles?

Governments of this world continue to try and take away freedoms of speech from people on our planet, including the freedom to write what we think and believe, and that makes me very upset. Some nations of course are ruled by idiots who arrest people for what they say or write which means in those countries they have very little freedom of speech or almost no freedoms at all. Well, there's the 'reality' everybody seems to want me to focus on. Sometimes what comes to mind when I'm eating out is the big world because I care about people and I want change for the better.

The above photo shows my best dog friend, Dolly, also known as Dollie by my parents, and known as Dahlilah (or you could spell it Delilah, Dollilah, or Dollylah), Dollishka (my Russian nickname for her), Dolly Pepper (a name that didn't stick when she was a little puppy) and Dollypiglet, and other nicknames that shall go without mention at this time.

Dolly is cool.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last time...

 
I used these Soy products to make the Soy Shake (pictured). Soybeans are (among the) ingredients used in the manufacturing of these foods, which in my opinion are very delicious.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Soy Shake

 
It tastes similar to a peanut butter milkshake, which is a shake flavor I've loved in past years. But this shake does not have ice cream, milk or peanut butter in it.

This is a Soy Shake. The first time I made a soy shake this year, I used a blender but that makes it too runny, not thick at all that way, and it doesn't seem much like a milkshake. So I stirred it in a bowl. Then, using a spoon, I scooped it into a tall glass. Next, I ate the shake with a spoon. Yum! Oh yeah, I did take pictures but didn't feel like making any funny faces. As a result, I'm not in any of the pictures.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

 
This ought to offset my zany donuttiness. Yes, it is me! Spell check just informed me I was wrong about the spelling of 'donuttiness' but since spell check isn't a sexy chick, I don't care.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rock songs reviewed: Ace Frehley makes a big comeback! Thai band Clash has a heavy-rock hit!

By Scott McLean

My pick for songs of the month, so far, are Ace Frehley's single "Outer Space", released in August, and "Tah Chon (Crashing)" (which was released in 2006) by the band Clash, of Thailand. Note: This band is not The Clash.

I like what Ace Frehley, the legendary (and ex) lead guitarist of the rock group KISS, is doing in his comeback. His song "Outer Space" could become a pop/rock classic, or at least it will revive his career. It has a catchy melody, is a danceable song that rocks hard in spots, too. I think it's going to be a hit! Ace is back!!!

Clash is a Thai band that I previously didn't know anything about. "Tah Chon" is a very cool song, moving back and forth between heavy-rocking parts of the song and outstanding--softer, though powerful--vocals, then back to the band rocking hard again. And that's the kind of rock song I like best.

Message to readers: I hope you will support your favorite bands and solo artists, by buying their singles and albums if you can find them available for purchase online or in your local stores.

Different face, same doughnut craving

 
Here I am with a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
I began eating it right after taking the picture using the webcam.
It's almost gone now.
Please refer to my last entry.
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Don't!...I mean Do!

 
I meant...

Donuts!

It's after midnight now, I'm rather bored but there are still some donuts left in the box. This pic was taken yesterday. So I'll make the same face when I'm eating the doughnut in a few minutes. It's going to be another yummy Krispy Kreme doughnut, which also means I am feeling happy right now.

Just to keep up my tradition, I'll add: I'm hungry.

Have a nice day!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Drinking a hot Latte from Seattle's Best Coffee Express

 
At around 10 pm I went to the Seattle's Best Coffee "Express"
just inside of Albertsons.

In the cup is a medium (16 oz.) Latte with an extra shot of espresso and a flavor. I chose Hazelnut flavor because that's my favorite. The summer special price was $2.50 and the extra shot of espresso and flavor were $.25 each. I'm still drinking the latte as I'm typing. A machine made this latte, but I think it's better than most lattes I've had in the local area.
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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Love me, Love myself

 
at Love's, where there's a wide variety of snacks to choose from.

The ice cream bar was very good tasting. Though I usually buy ice cream by the ton. I'm joking, and do not eat much ice cream.

Actually, I have been craving this i.c. bar for a long time but was afraid it might become habit forming. The fountain drink was great too and I know it was very sweet--the way I like it--because after eating the i.c. bar, the soda was yummy. Sometimes after I eat ice cream, pop doesn't taste good, but not this time. I added squirts of lime and vanilla to the soda, so that could be the reason.
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It wasn't too hot outside!

 
How many excuses can I come up with for eating an ice cream bar? Well, enough I suppose... Let me begin with the best one: it seemed to be saying "Eat me!" (but it didn't, and I wouldn't eat talking ice cream if ice cream could talk) Then, also, the air conditioner is broken... and I just ate a spicy meal and needed some ice cream. OK it's not wrong to think of ice cream as a 'need'. I don't think I'm going to hell for thinking ice cream is an important part of my life. At least I hope not because I doubt that they serve it there.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

TATA, we miss you!

I feel in my heart and believe in mind that TATA, the dog of Rampai and her Mom, will be in doggie heaven, which surely must be where all the dogs go and get to be exactly as they were when they were young and full of energy. Maybe they get to play ball and always be very happy in that wonderful place. I believe the soul or spirit of every person, and our pets too, continues after his or her life on earth is finished, even if I can't explain how that happens. Rampai, I hope you know I'm thinking of you especially now, and I'm glad you are such a good friend.

Scott

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready for Fall, and getting back Up! too

In a little more than a month, I'm going to drink a latte (or several, though not the same day) to help me feel Up! for Fall, and buy the soon-to-be-released album by Alice in Chains, "Black Gives Way to Blue".

"A Looking In View" is the superb hard-rock single (of more than 7 minutes in playing time) which I've been listening to often this summer. It's powerful, starts very strong, and the band, with a new singer, sounds as good as they did in the '90s when they had several hits, which I feel can best described as grunge-rock/hard-rock.

I bought the single on iTunes, after first listening to it when the band gave fans a free download. I deleted it that same day, and purchased the song later once I figured out how to do it. I hope other rock fans will buy this wonderful hard-rocking single.

It's only been the recent years that I've been a true Alice in Chains fan, first getting excited every time I heard one of their songs on the radio, then buying their greatest hits CD about two and a half years ago.

Here's the link to an Alice in Chains website. You must only click "Yes" on the website if you are 18 (or older), and must click "No" if you are under 18 because there is "Explicit Content" in the music video. Also, in my opinion, this video, which is with the song "A Looking in View" is hard to watch if a scary, slightly violent movie bothers you; it's tense and almost frightening scenes could bother some viewers. But in my personal opinion, it's an outstanding video to go along with this excellent rock song!

One last thing: the song "A Looking In View" will be in my Top 100 rock songs but I don't know when my list will be finished... possibly next year.

I'm glad you stopped by here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

You can click on the photo of the "dream shake" and it gets a little larger. Also, I just put it as background on my computer. It looks delicious, and huge!

Dream Shake

 
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