Honestly, I cannot think of a goddamned thing that’s better than basic basil and pine nuts pesto. Made this to go over angel hair pasta. And it went, all right. #nom
Rejoice, citizen! No longer need you settle for foreign-owned beers, brewed by people not unlike yourself, admittedly, but who are nevertheless employed by foreigners with ways quite possibly different from your own! Behold – American Patriot beer!
Yeah, that’s right.
Evan C. Jones of Gut Check, the Riverfront Times’ foodie blog, wrote about (and sampled) this St. Louis-based response to the buyout of iconic Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian brewing firm InBev.
Confession: Earlier today I paused in front of a restroom mirror and turned so I could check out my own denim-clad ass.
It’s like I don’t know who the hell I am anymore.
Trying something new yet old here at the blog: eliminating comment functionality. It’s new because I haven’t tried this before; it’s old because my original idea of a web journal of my imperishable prose, lo those many years ago, did not allow for comments at all. A couple of people (okay, one person) asked about this reclusive attitude, and I decided it was rude and somewhat craven to not allow visitors the ability to comment.
Now, apparently, I seem to care a lot less. Yay for rudeness and craven…icity!
Am I really a recluse? Well, yeah, but that’s not the issue here. Comments (from others) have always felt like something for which I had to be responsible, much as the comfort of guests is the charge of a good host. It’s always felt a tad burdensome, even for such a seldom-remarked blog like this. Took a while before I finally acknowledged this to myself. Once I did, the next step was obvious.
So yeah, bad host, actually.
Pulling up the drawbridge this way might be perceived as an abandonment of a community, except that there is no community to abandon. This blog has exactly two semi-regular commenters (::waves::), and they both know how to reach me.
Kind of an experiment, then; just trying this to see how it feels. I may give some thought to alternate forms of commentary in future.
I want it on the record that as I am putting actual effort into maintaining personal health – refraining from alcohol and tobacco use, eating a balanced diet in moderate quantities, engaging in physical exercise, and dutifully taking prescribed medications – the very least I should receive in return is freedom from throat-irritating, chest-congesting colds.
ESPECIALLY DURING A SUMMER CHARACTERIZED BY THREE-DIGIT-DEGREE TEMPERATURES.
That is all.