Today is my half-birthday (and it's not to late to buy me 50% of a gift on Groupon). Half-birthdays are, of course, 6-months away from someone's real birthday. They've always fascinated me (so much so that I had to search my old posts to make sure I haven't talked about them extensively yet)...
I'm a good person, I tip between 15% and 20% depending on how well I was treated (I just made several enemies saying sometimes I only tip 15%). I'd say on average, I give 18% (I just made several more enemies that realized I don't always tip at least 20%). I'm confident in my choices, so I don't have any shame over this but that doesn't stop people from trying to shame me.
Last week while I was in Florida I visited an American institution, Waffle House. It's one of my favorite chains and one I can only really visit if I'm in the southern part of the country. I love the waffles but the other thing that keeps me coming back is the ambiance. Like most 24-hour restaurants, the patrons (and staff) are pretty interesting.
Last week I went to Universal Orlando and got a 2-day pass for both parks: Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure. I hadn't been since 1994, so it was pretty much all new to me. I present here my ranking of all the rides that I was able to go on.