Friday, May 26, 2017

A Small But Important Distinction

Memorial Day celebrates the lives of those who died in the military; Veterans Day celebrates those who have and are serving in the military. 

For automotive racing fans - no "double dip" this year.  None of the Indy 500 drivers (as of this writing) are going to run the Indy 500 and then chopper down to compete in the NASCAR Coca Cola 600.  Today, however, is Carburation Day, if you're into that kind of thing. 

Have a great holiday weekend.  Among other things, I am trying to work out the details of a new contest - the Construction Dudes Beauty Pageant.  Only construction workers can enter and am wrestling with should women be excluded?  The majority of dry wallers, plumbers, electricians, roofers are male.  Hmmm... should there be separate gender candidates?  Will the lunatics in the knit pink pussy hats descend on me if I don't?  If more women cared less about their manicures, would there be more female construction workers?  This is already tricky.  Perhaps a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a scoop of potato salad (Richie's is excellent) and a baked bean or two  will ease the trauma of creation.  

Richie's Potato Salad
3 or 4 red potatoes, peeled, diced and cooked.  Drain them and throw them in the serving bowl.  Add splashes of pickled jalapeno "juice" and stir well.  Add sliced black olives,  chopped red onion, chopped pickled jalapeno rings, chopped hot, sweet cherry peppers; mayonnaise to suit with a dot of English mustard optional.  Chill and serve.

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