I just saw this website (a fellow wordpress website I may add) in an email from a dear dear friend and initially was like whaaaat. Then I read it. Good stuff in there. It’s called Stuff White People Like and don’t let the overt title dissuade you from entering, its hilarious. Below is one of my personal favorite entries:
Stuff White People Like examines the issue: Should white children be allowed to drink wine?
White people need to learn about wine as soon as possible. Not learning until college puts them at an inherent disadvantage to Europeans and white children raised abroad. It is strongly recommended that children learn about wine regions, vintages, terroir, and tannins in elementary school to give them that all important leg up when they reach college.
Being able to declare “my favorite wine as a child” in a conversation is recognized as more impressive than stories about extended visits to wine regions. In fact, it can only be topped by a story about opening your own vineyard.
White people also enjoy binge drinking.
White children should drink wine. They should not be allowed to drink beer or other “party” liquors.
So enjoy this website every once in a while…my friend Paul has it on his RSS feed which must mean it’s alright because he’s very picky.
It looks like the writer’s strike is over! Apparently they got a “fair deal” so that’s good (even thought I would have no idea what a fair deal is in Tinsel Town). The thing that sucks about all this is the money lost or wasted…and all my nights wasted on other “productive” things instead of NBC television. Says the Seattle Times:
The strike took a $3.2 billion toll in direct and indirect costs on the economy of Los Angeles County, the home of most of the nation’s TV and film production, according to a new estimate from Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.
The last writers strike, a 153-day walkout in 1988, caused an estimated $500 million in lost wages.
So yeah, I’m pretty stoked.
Everyone says “Don’t write about work on your blog. They’ll get the information and turn it against you.” Like I would just bitch about work on this blog…pshh, I have much better stuff to do. And magically, since I have found another job, all of my work issues have disappeared! But Chitlins will stay in my heart and I do hope that our paths cross again as it is an incredible organization who does an incredible service to kids.
So on my last day I brought in THE caramel apple pie I made from the previous post. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks delicious and was really easy to make. I would go with the advice UnderConstruction gave me and make sure you don’t overfill with apples. So I will share this pie with my lovely coworkers after the best lunch ever. See, whenever there’s a birthday, special event, or work gets TOO lame the cool kids go out to this amazing sushi place down the street. We get raunchy, laugh a lot and eat more than we laugh…and we are going there today! I am really going to miss the cool kids and I know that some of the friendships will continue past Chitlins (I like to think I’m pretty good at staying up with friendships).
So goodbye Chitlins and thanks for all the good times. To the bad times: suck it.