Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Welder Guy Shirt


I got myself a new tee shirt, as being modeled in the photo by my lovely assistant, Ms. Dining Room Chair. I need another tee shirt like a dose of the clap, but a "Welder Guy" shirt rocks. Special 79 is hawking these things to help fund a trip he's taking to Born Free to showcase his work. It's out west and he's out east. Not cheap to get yourself and a motorcycle across the country. A double sawbuck will get you one and that includes shipping. Help a really talented fabricator out a little and get a cool shirt in the bargain.

The Missus and I went out of town for the weekend. We stopped outside of Indy and met my niece for lunch at Jersey's Cafe. Not the place a vegan would normally seek out but they have some kind of tree hugger sandwich that I ordered. Not bad, but I really would have preferred one with pastrami or corned beef. Or maybe the baked potato bowl smothered in chili and cheese. All the sandwiches were about six inches high and everything comes with cheese. As my old friend Mr. Rivers used to say about another subject, "Not good for you, but good to you".


Also stopped at a Tim Hortons for a cup of coffee while we were buzzing around in Ohio. If you're a hockey fan, you've seen the name Tim Horton  painted on the boards of every NHL team. If you're an old hockey fan, like me, you remember Tim Horton when he played. The Tim Horton stores used to be just donuts and just in Canada. Now they're a cafe and bake shop and in the U.S. When my buddy Kevin and I ran the Detroit Half-Marathon a few years back we ran by a Tim Horton's right after coming out of the tunnel, if I remember correctly. I offered to run in a get us a couple of sinkers and then catch up but I guess my buddy figured running 13.1 miles was tough enough without a couple of donuts weighing him down so he took a pass.  Owning a Tim Horton's would be good, though. Get out of education and into donuts. Don't know what a franchise would cost, but putting your money in the bank or the stock market these days is pretty futile. I've invested a lot of money in donuts over the years. Should have invested in the franchise instead. The wallet would have gotten fatter instead of the waistline.


9 comments:

kevin2117 said...

You went to Jersey's Cafe too?! Man, what a trip! We go there at the end of our semesters to celebrate getting done - love the place! I can't see your vegan lifestyle fitting in there at all though... :-)

I'm all in on the Tim Horton's. I fell in love with the place back in the early 90's on the family trip to Canada. I don't have any money to give you for the Kersey franchise, but you know you have my undying support!

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Yeah, Jersey's Cafe definitely not a vegan kind of place. After looking at all the meals the waiters brought out, I'm surprised they didn't have a defibrillator hanging on the wall. Maybe the waiters are all EMTs.

There's a new mall by the college. Be a great spot for a Tim Horton's. At least there I could get an oat meal or a bran muffin. Maybe I should send in the card and see what kind of money they're talking.

kevin2117 said...

ANY spot is a great spot for a Tim Horton's. I am surprised there are none in Indiana....

kevin2117 said...

http://www.timhortons.com/us/en/join/franchising.html

Surly said...

Those shirts are cool and that guy does very nice work. Craftsman with a capital C.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Kevin: I checked out the franchise link. Besides owning, they have a deal where you're a store operator. They take 20% off the top but you can get in pretty cheap that way. Says they're traded on the NYSE. Maybe I should invest heavily and live on donut dividends.

Surly: Besides the fact that the shirts are cool, that's why I bought one - I greatly admire and respect that level of craftsmanship. Not easy to get there, even harder to make a living doing it if you wish to remain true to your beliefs and values.

Traveling Pirate said...

I had a Tim Horton's maple glaze yeast a couple summers ago in New England. That was a damn fine doughnut.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Traveling Pirate: You, me and the PhD could throw in together on one. With all the money you're making, now that you've left the classroom, you need to do something with it. Besides going to Italy, of course.

Traveling Pirate said...

Ha! I wish I was making the big bucks. Give me a few years . . .