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Get to the Point
Side note. Has anyone else noticed Ray Wattson roaming the front page of our blog sporting all kinds of construction equipment? Monday a blue print, yesterday a ruler, today a shovel. What’s he up to?
Food. That’s the thing that holds today’s blog topic together.
First food of old. Does anyone remember last April when we hosted our very first Fancy Flours Cookie Cutter Challenge? I was tasked with using a porcupine cookie cutter to celebrate Earth Day. Most memorable was the “sharp” (no pun intended), but anonymous reader who was kind enough to point out that I packaged my porcupine cookies in plastic bags. All while I had the nerve to ask, “What quill you do to help save Mother Earth?” Ouch… literally and figuratively.
The high of the day, however, was when one of our oh-so-creative-readers suggested using the porcupine to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Her slogan, you might have guessed, was… “I’m stuck on you.”
I know a good idea when I hear one, so I couldn’t wait to bake up my very own batch of pink, red, and white porcupines. This will make the perfect treat for all the teachers and helpers at Matthew and Jack’s school.
Next. More food.
Monday Struble Suds provided a great recap of Highlowaha’s Super Bowl Snack Throwdown. Cristine shined like Howard Cosell, giving a play by play of Kate’s Frito Fantasy Candy versus Ray’s Two Bean Lettuce Wrap. Nobody commented. Nobody.
I am going to venture to say it’s because the team we were all rooting for (Team Kate) didn’t win. It’s like the Yankees and their billion dollar pompous baseball team swooping in and winning the World Series again, when other teams are harder working and far more likeable.
But we must be good sportsmen – or women. So, hard as it may be… Congratulations Ray Wattson on your winning recipe and for earning the title as champion of Highlowaha’s Second Annual Snack Throw Down.
And now, painful as it is.. May I present to you your limited edition Super Bowl.
FritoRay here. So, what can I say? I’d like thank all the little people who helped make this possible. Thanks to the patrons of Struble Sud’s who recognized that children, because of their size, should only get half a vote. Thanks to the gallons of beer for spurring on the festivities. Thanks to Kate, who overestimated the sophistication of the beer addled midwest pallet that will unthinkingly select any snack with sausage in it over any snack without. Thanks to the Commissioner of the league. Thanks to my hairy armed sous chef. And a special thanks to Matt and Christine Struble for…………….
Now about this bowl. I’ve been thinking about this bowl. My friends have told me that I should keep this bowl and enjoy it as a symbol of my greatness. I think this is too shortsighted a viewpoint. It’s a really cool bowl and blessed with my image; but, I’m fortunate enough to have several mirrors in the house. I’m thinking what Kate and her blog needs is a little, well… me. A little Ray Wattson. So, Kate, I’m going to have Claudia send you the bowl. I know, I know, I don’t have to do this. And, yes, I am the coolest. Stop stop stop. Just take the bowl. You can owe me one.