It’s a Pork-Tastrophe in the Making! A-PORK-alypse!

Everybody stay calm. We’re aware of this latest crisis and we’re planning Porktober accordingly. As you may have heard, The U.K.’s National Pig Association, an esteemed organization if ever there was one, is predicting a pork shortage in 2013. The U.K.’s National Pig Association said the European Union’s pig herd is declining significantly as pig … Continue reading It’s a Pork-Tastrophe in the Making! A-PORK-alypse!

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The Gas Man Cometh (and Yet, We Still Have No Working Stove)

This weekend was a weekend of promise. The promise of a completion of our sweet abode. The weekend where everything remaining on the new homestead punch list was going to be checked off with a satisfying finality. Alas, when homeowners make plans, the Contractor Gods laugh. There wasn’t much left, really. We needed speakers installed, … Continue reading The Gas Man Cometh (and Yet, We Still Have No Working Stove)

How to Know if You’re a Pretentious Foodie

I’m at a three day work event where I’m sitting right next to my boss, elbow to elbow, in a basically subterranean bunker with practically no cell phone service. So no personal Twitter, no Web surfing for weird blog fodder, not even texting with XFE. This must be what solitary confinement is like. Oh, plus … Continue reading How to Know if You’re a Pretentious Foodie

More Barrel Than Pork (Do You Like Dry Wood? I Have the Restaurant for You)

I had really crappy barbecue the other night. I wish I could say it was an accident. I can definitely say it was a mistake and I should have known better. I may not an expert at barbecue, but I’m not exactly an amateur either. I am from Texas, so I know good barbecue. My … Continue reading More Barrel Than Pork (Do You Like Dry Wood? I Have the Restaurant for You)

Making the Case for Travel Karma

Crap. So I actually heard about this story yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work. But then, I got distracted by armadillos coming to DC. Because if anything can distract me from fears of my impending death, it’s a cute armadillo. A woman from Australia died in a New York helicopter crash. I … Continue reading Making the Case for Travel Karma