David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

yes, man poet too. (plus: lamb!)

Sorry to go quiet on everybody -- yours truly is running around preparing for the Great Spring Road Trip, 2007. This basically involves me driving up to see mom, which will be nice. So I'm trying to get things into order for that trip and for around here in general. As you can imagine, it's a little bit hectic. Today was a good day -- missions were fulfilled. I'll be stopping off to visit some dear friends on the way, three of whom are young girls. So I will be giving the joy of books! Many of them comics. I got Don Rosa's wonderful THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK, a couple of TINTIN collections, and will probably pass along the one-volume collection of Jeff Smith's BONE, too. Also a few novels for the oldest -- she's eleven now, and that's plenty old enough to read some good adventure novels, like TARZAN OF THE APES and THE PRISONER OF ZENDA.

So there was book shopping (and rummaging), and that was good. And then I felt the need for lunch, and I happened to be right near Dino's, a local European store. I asked about a sausage sammich, but the previous customer told me that I HAD to try the lamb. The proprietor carved me off a couple small pieces, and HOLY MUTTON, BATMAN. It was warm and succulent and fell to shreds on my tongue, and there was some kind of a crust to it that was salty and delicious. He gave me the lamb's right shoulder on a ginormous roll. It came to about a pound, and yeah, that included the scapula, but the meat came right off the bone. I put a little mixed greens on it when I came home, and sat out on the porch reading and eating muttony goodness. The rest is in the fridge for dinner right now, and my belly is a very happy place.

And as if all that weren't enough, I was going through my files and found a newspaper clipping I thought I'd lost years ago: the best personal ad I've ever seen. It ran in the Washington, DC City Paper in probably 1998 or 1999, and when I saw it I tore it out and kept it on my office bulletin board thereafter. I have a scanner now, so I scanned the thing immediately. And now I can share it with you!

It's best if you read it aloud.

Yes, man poet too.

I don't know if the guy who sent that in found true love, or something vaguely resembling it, but boy do I ever hope he did.
Tags: life, wtf

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