Friday March 25, 9:24 p.m.
It was slightly unusual riding in a car on a bright sunny day while the stereo was playing "Tron: Legacy" but that was the case as The Anime King and The Anime Chamberlain drove to this restaurant in Whitby called "Buster Rhino's".
The usual question which would apply to Whitby was "Why?" as in "Why would anyone go to Whitby?" I'm not sure if it would even be classified as a bedroom town for Toronto. And "Buster Rhino's" itself is located in an isolated industrial park...a bizarre location, to say the least, for a southern BBQ restaurant. In fact, the place was set up in a facility which was obviously more
appropriate as a distribution warehouse, and The King told me that Buster's had originally been set up to do just that instead of being an actual restaurant. But as Speedy would readily admit, the best laid plans tend to stray. The place sold hot and cold sandwiches, ribs and other BBQ-friendly goodies. I ordered the Hot Beef Brisket Sandwich with Hush Puppies on the side. The sandwich was fine but the hush puppies are an acquired taste. Or at least, there should've been a few less served.
Afterwards, it was back to Toronto to a Tim Horton's for a couple of hours of coffee and conversation. Talk ranged from anime to the real facts of the radiation seeping out of Reactor 3. It was there that the Chamberlain's very cynical side poked itself out which sparked a small argument between him and The King, a la McCoy and Spock. After 2 hours, it pretty much killed the conversation so the Chamberlain drove us home. However, the Chamberlain suggested getting together next week for dinner and maybe even a trip to Elmira for the annual Sugar Run. Apparently, due to the unusually long winter (even for Toronto), the maple syrup harvest has been late by almost a month. This would literally be a golden opportunity.
After having munched down a huge sandwich and those Hush Puppies, it was just my luck that Mom and Dad brought home a large pizza for dinner. I was able to survive the culinary onslaught.
Things haven't changed much in Fukushima. A couple of reactors are still spewing out steam. However, as expected, Stephen Harper's government has fallen and so begins 5 weeks of campaigning.