Can we agree that the question "why are donuts so good?" is silly?
Donuts are good because they are fried cake. It's right there in the name. Fried cake. You can't possibly have a more dense set of fantastic food terms crammed more closely together.
Oh, you could try. You could have like "julienned hummous" or "minced cheddar," but it just doesn't work.
Let's break it down. I would assert that the modifier "fried" is better than all other modifier that describe food preparation. "Grilled" might be a close second, but let's face it, "grilled" isn't even really on the same level as "fried." Minced, broiled, baked, aged... nothing really even comes close. I think we can take this one to the bank.
"Cake" is a little harder. There are lots of foods that might be better than cake, as a general rule: Potatoes (fried, of course), sandwiches, steak, candy bars, chocolate, beer, coffee... you get the idea. And some of them, like beer and maybe ice cream, clearly stand above cake in the Hierarchy of Awesome. But I'm having trouble thinking of a food that so readily accepts frying. You can't fry beer. You can fry ice cream, but let's face it, that sucks. You can fry candy bars, but that also sucks. You can fry steak, but... let's not go there.
No, I'm quite sure that among the top 10 or 20 foods or thereabouts, cake is the only one that comes out so deliciously awesome after frying.
I consistently do nothing for the first half of every vacation I have and then berate myself for doing nothing for the first half of the vacation.
Well now it's the second half and I need to study for the GMAT, decide how to incorporate mustlovebeer.com into geek-beer.com, brew again, transfer the current brew to the secondary, go to Ikea to get GORM (aka cheap brew shelving), clean the office, edit and upload dozens of photos from the last couple months, add tons of content to geek-beer.com, get my computer to my sister, plan something for New Year's... and lots more.
In other news, all future posts will be Friends Only. If you're not a friend and would like to be, please comment on this post (or email me).
Dad, I'm looking at you. You'll need a LiveJournal account.
this is... this is amazing.
I would say there is 10 inches of snow on our patio furniture. Seattle has pretty much shut down. The local QFC missed its morning delivery. We're getting national news coverage here. Spokane has record snowfall. The Portland airport canceled dozens of flights yesterday. Airlines are canceling flights at the Seattle airport in record numbers. My dad says Boise is receiving record snowfall, too. The whole Northwest is going into whiteout.
Totally stunning. I think the odds that Cori and I will be going anywhere for Xmas are pretty slim now. But that's okay. Our house is warm and we've got brie and hummus and crackers and each other and friends in the building.
We managed to get the car into the garage today with the help of Mr. Tea and the Chemist, and it then took about 2 hours to get to the store and back (with the help of the Chemist's Radio Flyer wagon).
Seattle doesn't do well with this. Really. We don't have plows for 45th, even, let alone the side streets. We don't have salt or gravel for the city. Alaska Airlines had to cancel flights because they don't have enough de-icer just for their flights. It's kind of crazy.
But we're cuddling, and we opened Solstice presents. And it's not the end of the world, right?
tom says, "snow!"
ethan says, "ok!" (for once)
they go play in the snow.
they say, "jake!"
jake says, "..."
they say, "jake!"
jake says, "... ok."
they all say, "zomg! snow!"
and good times are had.