A little late for valentines
Feb. 13, 2009 5:53 pm
Updated: Feb. 14, 2009 3:47 pm
I am not a holiday person. I spent 5 years running food & beverage at a resort which was a 365 day a year job, including weekends, holidays, Saturday night weddings, Sunday brunches ect.......pretty well burned me out on holidays, because I was always working. Nothing says Thanksgiving like spending the afternoon/evening helping my dishwashers clean the remnants of everyone else's mess. My family gave up on ever inviting me to a holiday meal. If I did show up, I was either a grump because of the work I knew was waiting on me, or asleep on the couch.
At any rate I despise Valentines day. This is a holiday for restaurants, florists & halmark. If Obama wants to stimulate the economy, I think he would be better off creating a few more cheesy holidays instead - maybe one a week. This would be a better use of our representatives time - wait a minute, I think today, Friday the 13th can now be known as PORK day. Although I think Iowa already the market on this one. We could all burn PORK burgers on our gas grills made in China, barbeque until we bust, and throw in a Lions game on our 89 inch digital plasma tv's (maybe they could have a post seanson intersquad scrimmage - at least they could claim a win).
What holidays would we foodies like to celebrate? We may want to consider a new Independance day 2009, where we kick all politicians (who have served over the past 30 years) out of the country (I heard Guantanimo has a nice resort with diminishing occupancy), and replace them with anyone who has any inkling of common sense. Our former & current representatives apparently have none. Today I feel like our country has just bought a 12 year old Chrysler at a "buy here - pay here" dealership at 25% interest for the next 300 years.
I did promise my wife a road trip - need to get her to a real grocery store soon before she starts twitching violently. Her favorite is Trader Joes, closest of which is in Ann Arbor. Our valentines gift to each other will be a good meal somewhere during the trip. Any suggestions foodies? Many to choose from, I'm leaning toward Tai but we are debating an Ethiopian restaurant that looks interesting. Any help would be appreciated.
The only way to teach someone to be a humble servant is to be one yourself.
The Hospital Foodie