June 22nd, 2004


Rubio's, Home of the Fish Taco

So, I don't know how many Southern California types out there know the chain of taquerias to which I refer up there, but many years ago, I was smitten with a girl (that many years ago, yes, she was a girl) who lived in San Diego. We went to the ocean and on the way back, got something to eat at this fast food place. I got a cup that could be refilled for 49 cents With Any Purchase At All Rubio's Locations.

That last bit, I'm copying, because I have that same cup here in front of me. Actually it says .49 and then a cents sign. Which sounds like about half a penny. But that's not important right now.

Actually, none of this is important. Just the same, I'm continuing on to the point (such as it is) of this ramble. Near the bottom of the cup, there's text that reads "Expires Dec. 31, 1990".

So. I know full-on people that have been on this planet less time than this cup. Somehow that's hard for me to fathom.