The downtown Olive Garden is closed and nobody cares but me. Look, I'm not saying it's my favorite restaurant or anything. It's just a great place to get a cheap lunch that's actually pretty tasty. The minestrone soup is great when it's not too salty, and -- call me crazy -- but I actually like the cheese ravioli with marinara. It's one of my hangover cure meals. See also: spaghetti marinara from Buca, #6 easy mayo from Milio's (I prefer Erbert & Gerbert's, but parking there is a bitch), and #3 no meat from Taco Bell.
I was this close to posting a big rant about a contractor that's giving me hell right now, but I'm honestly afraid of getting sued if I name names. If anyone has a paint job coming up, feel free to send me an email and I'll gladly tell you who NOT to hire in the Twin Cities.
Likewise, if anyone has any glowing recommendations for painting and masonry companies in the Twin Cities, please let me know. I've had it up to here with the way these f**king criminals do business. They try to take advantage of people like my client who live in affluent neighborhoods. They don't show up for the first day, hell, the first week, on the job. They change the estimate price after starting the work. They insult my intelligence by claiming certain conversations never took place. They're completely disrespectful to me and to my client.
You know what? Screw it. No more messing around. I just joined Angie's List 5 minutes ago. $53 a year is so worth it when it comes to dealing with these goddamn contractors. Looks like I'll be calling Varsity Painters tomorrow morning.