Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: Communist Mongolia

While almost every communist nation (current or former) allied and/or was helped formed by the Soviet Union, Mongolia was one of the first. It operated as a Soviet puppet state from 1924 until it collapsed along with Eastern Europe in the early 1990's. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Photo: Longhorn Lunch Steak and Salad

My wife loves Longhorn steakhouse. This is her meal and a salad she had on a lunch in October. 

Things I Like: Pixel Pals Super Mario Bros. 3 Normal Mario

 I noticed these things at Gamestop, and they had many different versions of many different series. I wanted this regular Mario as it looks exactly like Mario does in Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES. This otaku decor was really calling out to my inner nerd.

Fact of the Day: World's Oldest Restaurant

While contested, the world's oldest restaurant is probably Ma Yu Ching's Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China. It opened in 1153 and survived many wars, invasions, and dynasty changes since then but did not continuously operate because of some of these conflicts. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Photos: First Round of Christmas for the Little Ones

 It seems like yesterday when I had no nieces or nephews, now I got A LOT of them. So I got half of them their Christmas presents already, though they won't get them until Santa is ready anyway. My baby niece Little R is getting this bunny here.