Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The ole Bell and Chain

My gf, Julie is getting on my case about all the Taco Bell I've been having. Looks like I will cut down on my joint Bell runs. No matter, i am free to indulge in solo runs on work days.

Today, i had two Chalupas, nachos and a large Pepsi.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Taco Man!!!!

Over the weekend, I went to my buddy Harold's Halloween party. My costume? You got it... it was Taco bell related.I was lazy, so i got a big sheet of foam core and downloaded a TB logo off the web. I blew it up on the color copier at work and pasted it on the front of the board. I was a take-out bag of tasty Taco bell snacks.

I am sick; i'll admit it.

The best part was going thru the drive thru at midnight dressed as a taco, where i engaged in a bit of cannibalism as I devoured a crunchy taco and a Crunchwrap Supreme!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Secret

While many of my co-workers read this blog (and think me crazy), not many of the higher-ups do, i.e., my bosses. So I will let it slip that I went on a job interview today. Another consulting firm in town is hiring a mid-level IT manager and I put my sombrero in the ring. It'd be a bit more salary and responsibility.

I think I kicked ass. We'll see in a couple of weeks. The head IT guy is going on vacation for a coule of weeks, so it'll be at least that long before i know.

Now that that's out of the way, i know you're dying to know how i celebrated my secret interview: with TACOS of course! Two crunchy tacos and a gordita. The two taco thing has kinda become my staple... that with a third item. You really need the crunchiness for that textural taste sensation.

Peace, out!

Friday, October 21, 2005

I'M FULL!!!!



What a Hellish week at the office. We are always upgrading, swapping out, rebuilding stuff. Nothing makes a week feel longer than a few days without the Bell. I rectified that at lunch.

Today, I maximized my dollar by getting FULLLLLL! Yes, the Big Bell Value Menu.

I started with the Cheesy Potatoes, Then the half-pound Beef and Bean Burrito and finished with the sweet Apple Empanada for dessert. This meal saved my life. That, or the life of my co-workers.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Three Square Meals

I love the weekend. It's the only time I manage to squeeze in multiple Taco Bell meals without making time to do so. Saturday afternoon, it was two crunchy tacos and a Chalupa. I had sour cream. Sour cream is a much maligned condiment that i love.... Like anchovies on pizza, you either love it or hate it.

Saturday night is alright for fighting but I'm a lover not a fighter. My first love is taco Bell and I showed my true affection by eating a Chicken Quesadilla, a Crunchwrap Supreme and an order of Nachos.

When I awoke this morning/afternoon, I headed straight for the nearest Bell and got my breakfast/lunch. A crunchy Taco, a chalupa and a gordita. By including the holy trinity of the handheld menu, i showed no favored nation status to any of the menu items. Alas, this brought universal Taco peace in the galaxy.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

True love

The girlfriend has been giving me a hard time for not enough Quality time with her. Didn't I just take her out for chalupas on tuesday night?

Well, no matter... I made up for it tonight. We hit the Bell and like a gentleman, i treated milady to a feast of the Margareta Taco Salad and a cheese quesadilla. How she could waste her Taco Bell experience on a salad is beyond me. How could she ignore the siren call of the Crunchwrap Supreme? The sweet song of the Zesty Chicken Border Bowl? Well, I couldn't. I ate both of those and fell in love all over again.

And the girlfriend ain't bad either.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ten down, none to go

Today was a spectacular day (for a Monday). At lunch, I unleashed a torrent of Mountain Dew Baja Blast into my system after the weekend. I used it to wash down a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, a Fiesta gordita and one Crunchy Taco.

On the way home, I went a little hogwild. Don't judge me, but I bought one of those ten packs of crunchy tacos, and YES, I ate all ten of them. I'm only human and even after eating six of the ten, I could not help myself as I saw those remaining four tacos calling out my name... begging me to finish them off. In a sense, they seemed to be crying out, "EAT ME!!!" And so I did. I ate every crunchy bite.

Did I feel shame? Hell no. If eating tacos is a sin, then I don't want to be a saint!!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Sunset at the Bell


tb_skyline
Originally uploaded by Totblog.
A buddy just sent me this beautiful sunset over taco bell headquarters. What a majestic site to behold. Somehow I pictured the brain trust and think tanks of the bell parked in some woodsy campus in the midwest.

But I have to say I'm happier to see that the bell is proudly haging out on the corner in Irvine Ca in a glass building. I wonder if you can look in and see them creating the next Crunchwrap, Empanada or whatever happens when they throw those seven ingredients up in the air.

Anyway I can tell you my Taco Bell looks a whole lot different at sunset that that building there.

Hmmm. I wonder if they have a bell as a cafeteria in that monstrosity??? That would be a fun lunch date.

Friday, October 07, 2005

XML feed reminder

For you folks reading this as a newsfeed, don't forget you keep up with my taco journies with the XML feed:
http://thinkoutsidetheblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Viva La TOTBlog!!!!

Do not try this at home!

Hmmm. I noticed no winners yet in my Name that ad post/quiz. I also noticed the weird blog spam (check the Name that ad post) in the comments section. I like the love, but could do with out the penisd enlargement spam.

At any rate, I took a short break from the Bell this week. I've been eating lots of catered leftovers from company meetings. The upgrade process at work as not been smooth, so the IT guys have not been able to slip out to get lunch.

Last night I satiatedd my cravings though with another TB blow-out. Here's the line-up:

Crunchwrap Supreme
Taco Supreme
Grilled Stuft Burrito
Code red

Ambitious and frought with peril but for an old pro like me, hardly a monumental task. All was consumer in a timely manner.

Now after my last two posts, some of you might wonder about my girth. Well, rest assured I am in tip-top shape. While I do enjoy a gordita (or four), I am in a good place. Of course, amateurs should not attempt my strict regimen of Taco Bell, morning, noon and night.

leave that to the pros!

Monday, October 03, 2005

The big update you've been hungry for

Sitting a work looking for an distraction away from work. SO, here were my last five Taco Bell meals.

Friday night:
A large Pepsi, two crunchy tacos and a beef and bean burrito. Old-fashioned? Perhaps, but I consider this meal to be the comfort food of my Taco Bell diet. Like having a large labrador retriever fetch tyour paper and slippers as you puff on your pipe in front of a roaring fire, and sipping brandy from a sifter glass, surrounded by mahogany finishes and.... but I digress.

Saturday lunch:
A crunchwrap supreme (they're back!), cheesy potatoes, a large Code Red and an empanada for dessert. If the Friday dinner was old school, this was definitely new school. Friday was like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Saturday was like 50 Cent.

Saturday dinner:
Joined by the gf, we munched on Zesty Chicken Border Bowls and shared an order of Nachos Bell Grande. Eating by the glow of my 30 inch TV as we watched a Tivo'ed LOST (I love that show).

Sunday lunch:
Hung with Tony and Rand, we chowed down on tacos, chalupas and gordita. I think of gorditas and chalupas as brothers, but not twins. Well, maybe fraternal twins. Accompanied by a large Pepsi.

Today:
Another crunchwrap supreme, a crunchy taco and a order of nachos. Yes, I may have over-extended myself this time. I almost (almost) didn't make it through the nachos, but I toughed it out and finished them while working.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Name that ad, round one


valuemenu
Originally uploaded by Totblog.
Oh this is sooo cool. I found all these still frames from old Taco Bell spots when I googled taco bell, which I do almost every night because I mean what else is there to google right. So anyway I found a few of these photos, some from some very rude "awful commercial" sites, and I thought we'd play a little game of guess the product that they're for.

This first one might be tough. They had a few ads featuring this fellow.

And in case any of you ladies have been wondering what I look like in the tub, this should give you a pretty good idea. Sans the avacado mask of course.

Good luck lets see who can guess.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Guess the ad #2


nightatthebell
Originally uploaded by Totblog.
This one might be a toughie too. I'll give you a hint. It takes place at night.

Seriously this one was actually a followup to one of my favorite taco bell spots of all time. it was so long ago.

see if you can guess what this one might be for. the winner gets 6 million border bucks. Or 2 border bucks after taxes.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Building Blocks of Lunch


more meat closeup
Originally uploaded by Totblog.
I was staring into my nachos bell grande today and thought about just how lucky I am to live a life so full of Taco Bell goodness. The words of those value menu ads ring true to me. I am full.

And as I looked into those the bellmordial ooze that was my NBG, I felt a strange kinship to those 7 ingredients that make up everything I love at the bell. Whether a cheesy gordita crunch or the soon to re-arrive (hopefully) crunchwrap, the glory of the Bell is an anchor in the seas of my existance.

The color and flavor of every dolop of sour cream, every serving of ground beef remind me that I live life outside the bun. And outside the bun is where I shall remain.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Shakespeare in the Drive Thru


Shakespeare in the Drive Thru
Originally uploaded by Totblog.
For all you folks playing along at home, I just wanted to give a shout out to the grammatical marvel that is the cheesy gordita crunch TV commercials.

Three friends create clever adjectives for the crunchy chewy and cheeesy nature of the cheesy G. I like the improv feel of these spots.

Given the shakespearean plafyulness of the script I'm surprised they didn't have a guy in drag playing the girl's role as they did back in the day. Not that I'm complaining.

Art immitated life a few times last night as I took in 3 cheesy Gs while watching the spots on INXS rock star.