Yesterday, you were all (with the exception of Courtney) too concerned with belittling my ant-eradication abilities to give me recommendations for outdoor grills, so I had to take matters into my own hands.
Today, I descended into that mind-numbing purgatory known as the Woodburn WAL*MART Superstore — just a rung above the Canby Fred Meyer on my moral ladder — and made do with my own judgment as a super-shopper.
(The last time I was at the Woodburn WAL*MART — or any WAL*MART — was in March of 1999, at which time Kris and I bought some Phantom Menace action figures for Paul Jolstead’s birthday gift — a belated happy birthday, Paul, by the way.)
I walked away with a $177 Brinkmann ProSeries 2200 heavy-duty gas grill featuring:
- porcelain-coated hood and body!
- one-touch electronic igniter!
- BBQ tool/accessory rack on both ends!
- porcelain-coated, cast-iron grates!
- three cast-iron burners!
- no tools required!
- feeds up to ten people!
- one year warranty!
- propane tank not included�
I was sorely tempted by the $283 Brinkmann model, which weighed 192 pounds instead of 140, and included:
- stainless steel construction!
- bonus side burner!
- under-grill storage compartments!
- four cast-iron burners!
but it seemed silly to spend an extra $106 on those features. (Jeff, my assistant super-shopper declared side burners “worthless”.)
I’ve made do with a sub-$100 grill for a decade, so the Brinkmann ProSeries 2200 is going to be a quantum leap in grilling technology for the Roth-Gates household; I didn’t want to overdo it.
Work has begun on the foldedspace redesign. You can see the current progress here. The site is not yet fully operational. In fact, none of the links work at all, the search doesn’t work, and you cannot leave comments. All you can do is admire my handiwork.
The site features:
- fully standards compliant table-less design!
- a rotating pool of twelve rotating backgrounds!
- a rotating pool of ten quotes and images!
- quicker load times!
- unimplemented hidden easter eggs!
I’d be pleased to take your comments and recommendations into consideration. The basic structure is fixed. I also like the border color and the background color for the text. Everything else is in constant flux (and even these two exceptions are open to change).
Is anything about the new site broken when you view it? Let me know. Is one background better than the others? Are they all terrible? Let me know. Do you agree with one reader’s comments:
I like the new banner at the top as well as the rotating pictures although more nudity would be ok with me!!!!
I’ll make a promise: I’ll give you all more nudity, but it’s going to be of the feline variety.
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