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The Need For Speed 
21st-Apr-2005 08:46 pm
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
So, today my group from work went to the Nascar racing place at the MoA as a morale building exercise. . It was actually a lot of fun. I went quite a few years back with a few friends and it was okay but we only did one race. Today we drove three races so there was one to get the hang of things and two to enjoy more. I managed to place first (out of the real people) on the second race and did okay on the third race but not as well (I got involved in a wreck early on and never made up for it). A couple of my coworkers decided they'd had enough after one race (I guess it can be a little unsettling for people with more sensitive constitutions). I should try and go back sometime with some other people.

After the racing we went to Hooters for some drinks. I think this was the second time in my life that I've been to Hooters (the last time being when I went to the nascar thing before). I'd assumed they'd have a full bar but all they had was beer, wine and frozen margaritas. Several of the guys didn't want their significant others to find out that they'd been to Hooters. It seems like something worth hiding should be more enjoyable than that. (I think the only really redeeming part of Hooters is that it amuses me when it reminds me of Raisins.

Picked up some Lime Pepsi at Target tonight with monstersocks to help prove that I'll buy any silly new soft drink they make. Haven't tried it yet.
Comments 
22nd-Apr-2005 03:55 am (UTC)
did you buy that pepsi spice? we had a few cans at the theatre left over after christmas and we would take sips with our faces all pinched to see if we could figure out what it tasted like...flat pop...with orangade...gummy worms and rc cola...the list went on and on
22nd-Apr-2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yep, I think we still have a bottle or two. I wasn't too enthralled by it. I still have a lot of Pepsi Blue that I bought for around ten cents a bottle at Cub one time. We probably also have a few bottles of the limited edition Mountain Dews too.
22nd-Apr-2005 03:56 am (UTC)
That racing thing was pretty neat. I want to try A.C.E.S., the F-18/P-51 simulators.
22nd-Apr-2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
That looks pretty cool too. Eight player dogfights could be interesting.
22nd-Apr-2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
I've never been to Hooters... well, not for business. Once I had to ask directions to another bar, so I stepped inside to talk to a bartender I think, but I was pretty disgusted about the whole thing and refused to speak to the waitresses.

I was going to pontificate over how pathetic a cola company must seem to imitate exactly what their competition's doing, like Coke comes out with Lime Coke so Pepsi just happens to release Lime Pepsi, like anyone's fooled by what's going on. On the other hand, I guess there's no graceful way to follow that up: you can't respond with Mango Pepsi or Banana Pepsi or Starfruit Pepsi, because it's obvious that you're both trying to compete with the fruit-cola thing but also trying too hard to make it look like you're not imitating your competition exactly. Like, "Oh, this? We've been testing Pomegranate Pepsi for months, it really is coincidence that it's been released hot on the heels of Lime Coke."
22nd-Apr-2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
It's really not a particularly interesting place. I doubt I'd ever go if I had to actually pay for any part of it.

I'm not sure what's sadder, the fact that major companies imitate each other like that or the fact that I'm very likely to try both because I'm amused by variety even though I almost never actually drink soft drinks these days.
22nd-Apr-2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm the same way, I bought Pepsi Lime this afternoon. I had to know for myself! But it's not like I'd buy it twice, so I'm not really funding anyone's yacht.
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