Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



Try as they will,
and try as they might,
who steals me gold
won’t live through the night.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(message from my wife today)


Steak ‘n Shake


From Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert: 

Steak ‘n Shake is a fast food chain, the first except probably for White Castle. Certainly it’s the best. How many fast food chains bring you a glass of water and silverware, and serve you on china? Friends in Los Angeles took me to In-N-Out Burger, and I consumed a mushy mess on a soft bun and shook my head sadly. The very names of the two chains describe the difference in styles of sexual intercourse between California and the Heartland.

Some days I think that last sentence is the finest sentence I’ve ever read.