Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sadness is Nature's Spanking

Yes, the subject line is a quote from Morel Orel. A wicked little cartoon that combines Ozzie and Harriet, South Park and Davey and Goliath.

Went on a little road trip to a British Food store. Wanted to see what was there so if my girlfriend gets an urge for food from her homeland, we can drive an hour west and pick up a few things. I did manage to snatch up a couple of bottles of Irn-Bru, which is a Scottish soda. It's hard to describe. Like a cream soda with quinine, it's also caffeinated - and addictive. The closest I've found to match its flavor is a Goya Product called Champagne Cola. It's also known for some very quirky and humorous ad campaigns. (and it's made is Scotland, from girders) This one, which came out last year, is a rather touching look at the character of Scottish people.

If Coca-Cola could do its ads half as good I'd buy more of it!

While west, I visited the Dayton Art Institute. There was a very good collection of Chinese works, including this 13th century Buddha.

I was not wowed by the museum. It had a surprisingly good cross section of modern American art. The rest underwhelming, and under represented. Yet for free parking and free admission, there's really no reason to complain.

Last night was the Columbus Crew's season opener on the road in Houston. I was invited by a friend who is a die hard fan to come view the game with him. So I found myself at Claddagah in the brewery district with a hundred or so people - most of them dressed in Crew Canary as they cheered, sang and drank. The Crew were down 1-0 until the 82nd minute when Guillermo Barros Schelloto scored to tie it up. The man's a legend.

Worked on some writing a little today, preparing for Wednesday's slam and the June reading. Had more usable material than I suspected, but still have a bit of time to fill in. There are over two months left to assemble some quality material that is worthy of a second place tie.

Had a friend take this one last night in a snug at the bar.

Trying to decide if I look literary or uncomfortable.

Back to work tomorrow, as we continue to wait for word from London.


marybindc said...

You look content in that picture. Which is so cool and deserved.

The Guy You Thought Was Rude said...

Thanks. The alcohol was out of frame!