Monday, September 14, 2009

Update on "the numbers"

Side's devious and immature mind was churning after posting that last item on zeitgeist, and it occurred to me that I could have used the classic line from a famous commercial series of some years ago: "Mikey likes it."

At the moment, I don't remember the product, but it will come back to me.

For now, thanks to the 'Mikey of the moment.' The numbers are continuing to climb, and by the end of the day, I expect a new record will have been set. I suppose I'll have to live down to his expectations to keep the numbers up and climbing.

On a completely different tangent, for you foodies out there, the newest issue of Bon Appetit magazine, dated October 2009, has chosen our own Portland as "America's foodiest small town for 2009." It mentions many places Side knows, and many it doesn't. It even includes Micucci's Groceries on India Street, one of our most loved places for delicious staples.

It's all about flavors and quality, which has been discussed here before. Scarlet's and Back Street Bistro in Brunswick were cited as masters of the art.

It's great to hear about more places to try in Portland, but no doubt the publicity will make it even harder to get a res at Fore Street, one of the best places in the entire world to enjoy a classic martini (up.)

What a shame that Mikey and friends will not get to try one; the carbon footprint required to get to Portland renders such pleasures declasse'. Cretins like Side are expected to engage in such despicable and unsustainable behavior, and so one feels a sense of duty to partake of said martinis before they are outlawed.

One must do what one must do. Or as Jimmy Hoffa put it, "ya gotta do what ya gotta do."

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