Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thankful for:

1) All the friends who cared enough to invite me to Thanksgiving dinner.
2) All the friends who know me well enough to follow their invite with "...but you'd probably rather have a day alone."
3) Barbed wire.
4) Campbell's putting pull-tab lids on their canned chili.
5) Ruination IPA.
6) "Pain Is Good"® brand hot sauce (Batch #37, Garlic Style).
7) John Moses Browning.
8) Johannes Gutenberg.
9) Capocollo, Swiss cheese, and Wäsä rye crisps.
10) Keith Gordon's masterful direction of Vonnegut's Mother Night.
11) "Off" switches on cell phones.


HollyB said...

If I knew your middle name I'd send you a proper chiding of "Tam ____ K____! Campbells Chili!!!" You poor thang. The Dearly Beloved and I will send you a care package soon of Wolf Brand Chili, some San Marcos brand jalapenos and, just b/c we're nice folks, and you're a pretty nice gal,too, not b/c the chili needs it, some Louisiana Hot sauce, just in case the stores there don't sell any.
You poor, deprived,thing. Songs have been written about returning to Texas and having a big steaming bowl of Wolf brand Chili. I like mine with Fritos, but the Dearly Beloved is more of a traditionalist and prefers saltine crakers. We'll send enough chili so you can try it both ways.

Anonymous said...

Well Tam, I think you hit the Spot, Literally...

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only on thankful for that movie with Pamela Anderson. It was cinematography at its best.

Huh? What? Maybe that not the Barb Wire she's speaking of? Oh, pashaw! It's got tons of guns in it, what else could she be talking about?


Hunter said...

Try the WASA multigrain crackers. Even better than the rye.

Huck Phinn said...

Ahhh, Ruination IPA! Stone Brewing, producers of Ruination and one of those "nothing succeeds like excess" brewers, also does Arrogant Bastard, which is wonderful. As grand as the Bastard is, they also brew a seasonal release called Double Bastard. Richer, darker, stronger, more complex, Double Bastard is labeled with the year of its release, will bottle condition if aged (HA! Try to keep some long enough to find out!) Hard enough to acquire here on the west coast, you will need to be diligent, resourceful, and lucky to get it back east, but, I assure you, it is worth the effort.

My latest discovery in the sensory overload brew department is Triple Exaltation Old Ale, brewed by Eel River Brewing Co. in Fortuna CA. Rich, dark, strong (9.7%), complex, moderately hopped but with a very slight sweetness. Also worth aging, my introduction was a two year old bottle. Wonderful stuff, fresh or aged.