1. We have a theme for August’s Hobo Tuesday. Check it and see.
2. Yes, there are Atkins diet food ads running in my ad space. Not of my doing. I apologize. Advertising does not represent the views of management.
ETA: Commenter metalchick does, however, raise an excellent point.
Just so you know, I’ll be spending this evening at a wine bar in lower Manhattan listening to Aimee Mann perform. And thank god it’s at a wine bar, because I went running for the first time since 2001 yesterday and EVERYTHING HURTS. The wine, she is needed.
I meant by 10pm. Technical difficulties. And by technical difficulties, I mean it was a beautiful day and I got up and went for a run and went out to lunch and spent the afternoon in the pool and then at around 6:00, while lying in the sun drying out, thought “Oh, shit.” So the technical difficulties are with my brain. I’m only human, people.
This month’s theme was picnic fare, and not only did you all produce summery, perfectly picnicky food but several of you really squeezed those ass cheeks to show yourselves to be the tightest of tight asses.
I was going to tweet this but Twitter is being a pain in the ass this afternoon, so I thought I’d open it up here instead:
Chiffonade: What the fuck?
I just looked up from the computer to glance at the TV and check out the current stage of the Tour de France, which is actually in Spain today. As if that weren’t strange enough, smack in the middle of the shot I’m confronted by a structure shaped like a 90-foot wang. EXACTLY like a 90-foot wang. Thanks for that extended shot from the helicopter, Tour producers.
I will use the memory of this completely non-genitalia-related meal to erase Spain’s horrifyingly penile architecture from the valuable brain space it’s now occupying, space that’s in high demand for much-needed self-deprecation efforts and mental images of Golden Retriever puppies.
Our champions so far: Hubert “The Inevitable Winner” Keller, Suzanne “It’s Not a Coma, It’s a Momentary Fugue” Tracht and Rick “I Can Make ANYTHING Into a Taco, Just Dare Me” Bayless.
Tonight: Anita Lo (Annisa, New York City), Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba, Philly), John Besh (Restaurant August, New Orleans) and Mark Peel (Campanile, Los Angeles). There will be egg cookery. There will be Neil Patrick Harris. It’s a win-win!
First Tuesday of the month: Tight Ass dinner. Theme chosen by last month’s most impressive tightwad: picnic food. Incredibly mundane response: pasta salad. Level of satisfaction with meal: priceless.