ANECDOTE 003: March 28, 2006
All the Rage
From: Ed Brown II [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 7:01 AM
To: PB & J
Subject: All the Rage
PB and J:
Colleen has stated over and over again for me not to worry
myself about the garden stake (lawn ornament) that Eddie
and I broke during our Christmas visit.
I did take a look to replace the ornament at the store
and online, but in December, the pickings were slim and
not of the same style as the one I wanted to replace. Even
still, as the Season is "Spring," the store in
this Philly urban demographic does not carry an abundance
of lawn ornaments.
So, I am at a loss as to what to do. I'm stuck with the
dilemma of guest/host etiquette and familial recompense.
Perhaps I'm obsessing.
My cause for concern is embellished by the hospitality
with which you have ingratiated Colleen and I (and Eddie).
I recall our first visit to the A state--in your previous
home. Colleen and I had brought along with us a phlavour
of Philly, in particular the carrot cake.
I remember that we also brought along some pizza shells
for which we topped one with spinach mushroom, and mozzarella
cheese--and another with a ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomato
and garlic spread. In the gatherings that followed, I was
able to prepare the cassoulet
for everyone, and during our last visit I was able to recreate
Wise Cheeses and Macaroni as well as introduce a new
version of meat and potatoes. Colleen's turkey chili was
a heartwarming sensation.
The best was when we all met in the Chicago suburb for
the Fourth of July. I made the pollo guisada. However, the
birthday cakes were all the rage!!!
Each gathering has been a treat. Perhaps that is why I'm
still concerned about this broken ornament thing.
All the rage...
Eating and making up (guest/host etiquette) is easier than
kissing and making up (familial recompense). Especially
with eating, the polite thing to do is to use a napkin when
one is inadvertently sloppy, whereas with a sloppy kiss???
Let me know what, if anything, there is to do.
Meat and Potatoes Salad
Iceberg Lettuce (shredded)
Potatoes (cubed rectangle, deep fried)
London Broil (rare)
Cheddar Cheese (melted)
Tomato (sliced round)