December 28, 2007
You Say Potato, I Say Perfection
"The year 2008 has been declared the International Year of the Potato by the United Nations, noting that the potato is a staple food in the diet of the world’s population, and affirming the need to focus world attention on the role that the potato can play in providing food security and eradicating poverty."
Words to live by.
This year, in honor of this bold move by the United Nations, I plan on replacing my champagne toast at midnight with a feast of potato-laden dishes. Baked, mashed, smashed, twice-baked, au gratin, french fried, scalloped, hash browned, poutineated, latkenized, and so on. Perfection, thy name is Solanum tuberosum.
December 17, 2007
Top Five Song Lyrics of 2007
I did this two years ago--you know, back when I actually posted things to my blog--and I figured I'd do it again for '07(ish).
"I wouldn't trade one stupid decision for another five years of life."
"Hey! You! Stop kicking my legs! I'm doing my best. Could you pass the figs?"
"Why do I get the feeling it's time to go? You got mirrors on the ceiling. You're serving Darjeeling in your art nouveau."
"The mousy girl screams, 'Violence! Violence!'"
"I'm gonna rock your body 'til Canada Day."
If you know all five songs without googling, you should really stop reading my mind. Or at least skip to the better parts which start around page 256.
December 11, 2007