I’m still waiting on the appraisal. Since the housing market went to shit, all these layers of extra paperwork and second sign-offs have been added that slow everything down. With the housing credit ending, there’s a scramble on that I think is slowing things down even further.
Sigh. I just want this part of the process done with, so that I can rest easy.
In other news, I went over to Faidley’s in the market at lunch. Hot damn. I wanted to enjoy some seafood, and in particular some crabs, before the price of seafood goes to hell thanks to the BP spill in the gulf. If you’re looking for crabcakes, this is one of the places to go. I actually skipped the crabcake today and instead had a steakfish sandwich. My coworkers are always talking about steakfish, and I’ve been like “what the fuck is steakfish?” No one has ever really given me a straight answer. It’s definitely not any old kind of fish served cut up in steaks. It’s a certain kind of fish deep fried and served on a sandwich.
I did a little Googling, and it seems that steakfish is uniquely a Baltimore thing. Essentially, it’s a poor man’s fish filet sandwich. People swear up and down that it’s not hake, although I think most of the steakfish you get these days is in fact hake. I guess there is a steakfish of yesteryear that was made from some other fish.
In either case… it was alright. It was sorta good-bad. Like aweful, but sorta likeable. I think Faidley’s knew how to fry it up right and get the most out of it. That it’s totally local colored my opinion. I’m eating it and even if not totally enjoying it, wondering what could be done to spruce it up.
I’m wondering if steakfish tacos might be a workable dish.
Anyway. I was tempted to make this post a rant about the oil spill, which would devolve into a sort of rant about being a bit unhappy with Obama (he just approved more offshore drilling), but at the same time being unwilling to admit it publically because, as much as I might have some complaints, I don’t for a second want to sound like the Republicans speciously crying bloody murder on the right.
I’ve got some concerns about Obama, and I fear that in the next election I won’t be voting for him, so much as I am voting against the Republicans again. I am sick of this. I wish I could consider voting for a third party candidate without worrying about the Republicans taking over and getting another eight years just like the Bush years.