“I Heart SC - 80 Ways in 80 Days” – Day nine. This one is called “Diving In.”
Hurricane Hugo (1989)
Hugo was the only category four hurricane to make landfall in the mainland United States during the 1980s. This satellite image was taken on the afternoon of September 21, 1989. Hugo would make landfall near Sullivans Island, S.C. later that night as a category four. (Image credit: NOAA)
I was only a toddler when Hugo hit. Mom swears I slept through the whole think and I swear I was up when the power went out because I remember screaming my little head off. It knocked down every tree in our yard (which there were a lot of at the time). We had to chainsaw through the downed trees just to get out of our driveway.
Now more than 20 years later people in South Carolina still talk about it on occasion, especially during hurricane season. Hugo is the hurricane every other hurricane gets compared to here.
Sushi Masa, San Jose, CA
I think I have found my new go-to sushi restaurant in South Bay.
I was happy with their nigiri. The sushi rice was well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Judging by table service alone, I would rank Sushi Masa in the same tier as Akane in Los Altos, Yuzu in San Mateo and the former Kitsho in Cupertino before the chef retried. The selection and quality of fish even for a quiet Sunday lunch was decent. This is a restaurant I have bookmarked to return for a sushi bar omakase meal.
Our waitress was very helpful and gave good recommendations. Make sure you ask for their white board special. They have hon maguro (blue fin tuna) in stock that day. I was offered a cut between akame (lean) and chutoro. It was rich in flavors yet has a subtle buttery texture.
The chef made a pair of perfectly shaped amaebi nigiri. The sweet shrimp blanked the bite size sushi rice at an almost exact 90 degree angle. It was beautiful to look at and wonderful in taste.
Their chirashi is probably the best in the area for a less than $20 bowl. Those who fancy varieties will be happy to find over 10 different kinds of fish and a few pickled things.
Service was great. Food was great. The only thing I could complain about is the wait. There were only a handful of patrons there but still waited over an hour for food. The chef really took his time to prepare the sushi and the quality shown. However, I suspect some less patient hungry customers might not be too happy.
Ke$ha’s real voice
Living proof that Hollywood kills talent.
wtf why does hollywood make her seem like such a sloppy slore, this changed my whole point of view on her.
I will always love this song.
You can hear and feel that Southern/Nashville influence in this! Love it!
birthday knowledge fairy!
Things I knew about Iceland before watching Lazytown:
1. Its cold as f*ck.
Things I know about Iceland after watching Lazytown:
1. Its capital is Reykjavik (however you pronounce that)
2. Population- 319,575 (as comparison the population of my home state is 4,679,230)
3. Has an area of 39,770 square miles
4. The only native land mammal when humans arrived was the Arctic Fox. On occasion polar bears visit but don’t stay.
5. It has no standing military.
6. Much of Iceland’s cuisine is based on fish, lamb, and dairy products.
7. Route 1 or the Ring Road is a main road that runs around the island and connects most parts of the country.
8. Icelandic is the only living language to retain the runic letter Þ.
9. Icelandic culture has its roots in Norse traditions.
10. Same-sex marriages have been legalized there.
11. Whaling is still part of the economy.
12. Home to one of the biggest green screens in the world.
13. And most importantly LAZYTOWN IS MADE THERE!
Never would have known if not for Lazytown. Thank you Magnus Scheving! 8D
DAMN RIGHT ROBBIE ROTTEN