Columbia Basin Herald::
The news that Chico’s Pizza Parlor was destroyed in a weekend fire hit many hard. The Moses Lake community and former residents showed their concern online with a flood of comments on the Herald’s website and Facebook page. People even kept talking on Facebook late into Saturday night, sharing memories and photos of the longtime business. I was right there with them because I loved Chico’s too. Starting the conversation was easy.
An entire region mourns the death (hopefully only temporary, but you know how these things usually turn out…) of an iconic pizza parlor.
I grew up there, and Chico’s was an institution. It’s unthinkable to my own children, but my hometown didn’t have a pizza restaurant. Our choices were: 1. Heat up a Tombstone or, 2. Make the 40 minute drive to Chico’s. Option 2 was always preferred.
It was one of the few places in the area where you could take a group of people for a meal and just relax. So many memories there. The arcade where we kids could play while the pizza baked. The ancient bench seats. The mountains of toppings.
Sausage and black olive was my thing.
Edgar received 70.4% percent of the vote, leaving him under 5%—19 votes—short of the votes needed for induction.
Super disappointing, but all signs look good for next year, his last year of eligibility. There is no one more deserving of enshrinement in the Hall than Edgar.
From The Seattle Times:
Every attempt to crunch the numbers based on revealed ballots and past voting trends has revealed one fundamental truth: It’s going to be excruciatingly close for Edgar, one way or the other.
I really hope this happens for Edgar. Few players have been more deserving of the call.
I think I change my website CMS as frequently as I do my keyboards…
Anyway, this site is now running on WordPress. It’s still in an Azure-hosted VM, but now I’m just another WP drone. I think the last mainstream CMS I used for my personal site was MovableType, from maybe 2002-2007. Since then, it’s been static pages, either hand-coded or generated with Pelican. Last year I moved to Ghost but it left a lot to be desired.
I think I’ve gotten it mostly configured how I want, and most of the content (sans images) has been migrated. The theme still needs some tweaks, but I’m relatively happy with things.