Even though it has been strongly suggested that Katy and I do a food blog, I am simply not going to go there.Â Â Having to admin yet another WordPress blog would do me in.Â Â Food worshipÂ is out of control, and that worship has led to the success ofÂ Food TV,Â trendy restaurants, eating contests, food porn, and the general expansion of waistlines everywhere.
That being said, I admit to being an incorrigible foodie.Â I like to eat out, especially at joints, greasy spoons, and diners [no links – if they have a web presence, they are probably not worth trying], but I really love to cook at home.Â So, following a passion, I am going to give food blogging a shot with some posts here.Â No restaurant reviewsÂ ( those are on my Yelp Account), wine or food snobbery,Â just an occasional post about cooking and, of course, eating.Â I may talk Katy into contributing a recipe here and there, like the Hominy Casserole, that had folks contacting me to help them find hominy in their part of the world.Â But she has a different approach to cooking that I do:Â she measures ingredients, uses thermometers, timers, the correct utensils.Â There is just no joy in that kind of cooking
I haven’t really thought about my future food posts yet, butÂ if you are into George Foreman Grills, quick egg dishes, bacon, fresh veggies, cheese, shellfish, soul food, Nutella, and hot dogs,Â and you really have no use for cookbooks, maybe I will crank out somethingÂ you will find interesting.
The original title of this post was “Is this any way to run an urban bait shop?,” but I am trying to get my negative attitude under control.Â I was driving by the Pyramid the other day and caught the glitter of a tear in the eye of Ramses the Great.Â The pyramid site is suffering from lack of maintenance.Â Weeds on Ramses’ throne! Shocking!
Isn’t Bass Pro Shops paying some rent on the Pyramid, and couldn’t some of that rent go to grounds maintenance, and maybe even a little Roundup?
Weeds at the Pyramid
Here’s another shot of some different weeds providing base framing for the pyramid.
And you may remember that Sidney Schlenker or someone collected money for the bricks set into the wide sidewalk out front of the Pyramid. Maybe you would want to locate your brick, if you bought one, and clean the weeds out the cracks.
Weeds in the personalized bricks
I also found what appeared to be the Pyramid’s official Mailbox