Well, I guess not everything is a disappointment. I was expecting the antibiotic I’m taking to upset my digestive system and it’s doing that quite nicely. At least antibiotics come in horse-pill sizes so you feel like you’re getting something for the money you pay.
My biggest disappointment of the day was going to they Dairy Queen near work for lunch. They used to have the old-school menu (Queen burgers, King burgers, and a giant “Hillsburger”) but now they have a much more corporate-looking menu. The hamburgers were awesome in the past, like they’d used fresh meat, and they were served on real, though chipped, plates. Now it’s all fast-foodish paper and the burgers have that cafeteria taste. I described it as the same taste as the burgers in my high school. I thought the meat was actually fake until I showed up too early once and smelled them grilling. Somehow they pre-grill, let them sit, and then reheated them before they served them and that made them taste funny. My co-worker described it as the “rest stop Roy Rogers drive-through taste.” Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Another disappointment was getting the external hard drive for my DirecTV DVR. Sure it’s bigger and will hold more shows, but it completely replaces the internal hard drive and it’s like resetting the whole thing. Nothing is set to record and all the settings were deleted. I was all set to re-enter all the shows to record but the DirecTV web site was down. Ugh. Time to put that all off. Besides, I have a bunch of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” recorded and I don’t want to lose those.