Episode 335 : Off Trek Batting

Catching up from two weeks this episode. Tony talks vacation, William talks movies and gaming, and then Tony talks about a harrowing experience he had. Also, apparently Iowa is the best place in the world for institutional foods. Enjoy!



What foods did you like in your elementary school(s) cafeteria? (Assuming you ate food from your elementary school’s cafeteria, of course.) –Cawfee


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2 Responses to Episode 335 : Off Trek Batting

  1. Beth says:

    I wish I had lab partner (or labs!) to carry me through AP Physics. That class was miserable, and in being so, changed my life. I probably would have had a better senior year of high school without it (negative effect) but I probably wouldn’t have gone to Iowa if not for that class (positive effect). I’ve been thinking I should send that teacher a postcard to let him know how I’ve turned out (3 engineering degrees and a professional license later) – even though I still don’t understand his class or his teaching style. I wonder if he even still teaches there.

  2. Beth says:

    My elementary school didn’t make food. For about half my time there, there was no lunch program, but once a month food was ordered in from a fast food chain (Subway, Taco Bell, pizza, etc). The other half, there was a prepackaged lunch program where you got a hot pack and a cold pack the days you had pre-ordered hot lunch. Of those, I liked the taco boat, soft tacos, and fajitas. Most of the rest of it wasn’t very good, so I only got lunch at school a couple times a month at most. In high school, my parents gave me a generous allowance and I was responsible for paying to go out with my friends, to school dances, meals out, movies, etc. I was a good saver, so I seldom ate school lunch then either. On the days when I didn’t pack a lunch, I’d get a bagel from the grocery store across the street for about 60¢. The things I was most likely to eat at the high school cafeteria were Tostado Tuesday (basically a version of a taco) for $1.85, or the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies for 25¢ each. My junior and senior years of high school I didn’t have a lunch period, so I very reliably brought my lunch from home and ate in a specific class (or senior year, in the car between High School B and High School A). The need to attend High School B was so I could take AP Physics, thus contributing to my less than wonderful senior year. Although it made me the third generation of women in my family attending two high schools our senior years to take calculus class.

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