…I had hoped to have a lovely picture for you, here, of my dinner, today — but my camera has conspired against me. It was steamed sweet potatoes and black beans on tortilla chips, topped with guacamole. The steamed sweet potatoes are easy-peasy to make, and delicious, too. Just grab a bunch of sweet potatoes, peel them, cut them into roughly half-inch cubes, and steam them for exactly 7 minutes — then toss them with your favorite oil (I like peanut) and season with salt and pepper. Also makes an excellent side dish for any meat. But, I’ve been thinking… why not have a meatless Friday? I’m not Catholic, and I’m not considering going without meat, but I do have to think about new food ideas a lot. It seems to me that a professional food worker should regularly consider vegan or, at least, vegetarian dishes while brainstorming food ideas. So, meatless Fridays? I’m thinking about it.
…I mean seriously, if you want to celebrate Irish history and culture, learn a few words of Gaelic, starting with, “Tá mé ina amadán.” If you just want an excuse to get falling-down drunk in public, then go celebrate Mardi Gras again.
For the "people" who think I'm "soft" because I'm domestic...
…build your case on this review. Live With Kelly was awesome, this morning. Martin Short was an hilarious guest host (see him again, tomorrow), Ewan McGregor is the most beautiful human being ever (our very own Cary Grant), and I was inspired to put a Lazy Susan in the refrigerator (I already have baskets for the meat and cheese).
…but I think it’s time to admit that I’m done with The Mission, and that I need to back way the fuck off from all things Mission-related. The next few months are going to be increasingly stressful, and this is as good a time as any to start making some changes. So, no more “Cranky Old Mission Guy”.
I liked it in jest, as MM had probably posted it with similar sentiment. I glean this from the outside looking in, not knowing the full story but there have been a few times lately where people get all huffypuffy at MM for retarded reasons. And well usually it ends up being just a bunch of hot air.
Hmm, well. MM didn’t just repost it, they liked it, too. And the only way I can understand that, since they were being insulted pretty directly, is if I am (and the general run of MM readers are) being played by MM and their “inner circle” of friends. I’ve been through that kind of crap before on the web, and I have no willingness to go through it again.
…first news conference in several months. Since the Republican debates started, maybe? I dunno. I’ve had my issues with the dude (about internment, and dope, and gay rights…), but I have to say: In one relatively brief talk with the press, he pretty much destroyed whatever attack it is that the Republican candidates think they are mounting on his record as President. I mean, fuck, I would have my issues with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, too. Obama is starting to sound like a leader for the ages. Or, at least, like a responsible adult with reasonable priorities.
He tells The Advocate magazine, “I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it.
“Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a [bleep].”