Sunday, February 27, 2011

Public Announcement:

We have just completed the

worst week ever!!

Leave behind power outages (48 hours +), snowstorms (7 inches), bouts of stomach flu, and plumbing nightmares (4 hardware store trips, stained dining room ceiling).

It has finished.

On to carnitas with guacamole, black beans, and Mexican beer(s).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Getting back in the game...

Sometimes I think about the subliminal - maybe better described as 'sub-noticed' - influences on creativity, writing, cravings, etc. I saw this interesting video in college, and have thought of it often since.

Quite obviously, the title of my post coincides with the Big Game day throughout the United States... Superbowl Sunday.

This would not be interesting at all, except that today we have, for no particular reason other than not enjoying football or primetime tv, spent the majority of today in "anti-Superbowl" activities.

I'm sure the more astute and analytic among you can draw out all manner of insinuation, context, and meaning beyond the simple fact that I am re-engaging in the game (of blogging) on anti-game day, but I've been more distracted by the delicious anti-Superbowl snacks we've enjoyed together today. And also, by the buoyant and boisterous movie we just finished. (PS did you catch 'buoyant' and 'boat movie'? Dang.)

Today I ditched the (however loosely arranged) meal plan for the weekend, as well as my usually slow-food, seasonal, and from-scratch proclivities; answering instead to the call of chips-and-dip. We watched a movie, but a board game, or a widely-viewed televised game, if you're into that, would accompany these finger foods well.

Oh, and don't forget the cold beer.