Monday, April 27, 2009

LA Times Festival of the Books and Free Food

This past weekend Tom and I took Harper to the LA Times festival of books in Westwood so that she could see a couple of the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba. If you aren't familiar with this show, it's a children's program that involves some silly characters and lots of music (including bands that we like such as The Shins and Of Montreal). Harper enjoys watching this occassionally and we think that it's all right. It was actually created by one of the members of the Aquabats, Christian Jacobs, who also happens to be LDS. Harper wasn't really sure what to think about all of the kids jumping around, but she did her share of bobbing to the music.
Today KFC had a promotion for their new grilled chicken by offering a piece of free chicken for every customer. Since we live within easy walking distance and Harper and I had some time to kill, I thought it would be worth checking out. I don't think I've been to KFC in over 10 years because I don't like it . . . at all. But I was willing to give it a try.

We arrived at 12:40 and there were about 20 people in line in front of us. People started chatting and someone asked, "You don't have to buy anything to get the free chicken do you?" To which a couple of people replied that they didn't think so. Then several people commented that they definitely weren't going to buy anything, they just wanted the free chicken. I thought it was interesting that every single person ended up buying something in addition to the free chicken. I guess you win KFC.

When I got to the front of the line, the cashier asked, "Leg or thigh?" I asked if I could have a chicken breast, and they told me that I could but they would rather give me a cheaper piece of chicken. I got the breast.
By the time I sat down with my food it was 1:10. The chicken was not very warm and it was pretty dry. I don't eat much meat, especially of the bone-in, skin-on, fast food variety, and I felt sick afterward. I think it will be another 10 years before I hit up KFC again.

Stay tuned for tomorrow . . . free chicken from El Pollo Loco for the Taste the Fire Challenge.

5 comments:

Jan said...

I always peel the skin off. And while I know the breast meat is supposed to be better for you, I have trouble eating it -- too dry. I usually stick with the chicken let - usually just right! But again - without the skin.....

The Burnetts said...

sounds about right for KFC...I think El Pollo will be better :) Either way, I like free food!

Judy said...

Hey! We were there too! I wasn't hanging out in the same area you were, however.

mom j said...

I'm with you...it could be 20 years until I eat the stuff too. With the skin, too greasy. Without, too dry.

Snakebit said...

Wish we'd have seen you on campus. It was a wonderful event.