Dazed and confused? Not me. I’m just Lost in the Cheese Aisle.

Friday, August 10, 2012


This morning, as we gathered at the Local Bagel and Smoked Fish Emporium for our usual post-minyan breakfast, an Asian family - mother, father, two young kids - came in and sat down.

Being the outgoing sort, I went over to introduce myself... and, as I espied the platters of smoked fish and bagels on their table, I couldn’t help but ask: “Do you eat this sort of stuff often?”

The father replied, “Oh, yes. We go out for Jewish food every week.  Only one problem, though...”

I could see it coming.  It was all I could do to avoid the Eye-Roll.

“A week later, you’re hungry again.”

[OK, part of this story is true.  Guess which part.]


Jim McQuiggin said...

Damn, I can't tell you how long I've wanted to eat dinner at your house!

Yep. It's been awhile.

LOng story short, I quit writing at Patriside a couple years after taking a newspaper job. Just too much writing. Then, when I quit the newspaper to start a freelance writing career, I started blogging again.

Weird how the world works.

Anyway, the new digs are over at www.jim.mcquiggin.com and somewhat different from what I used to do... hope to see you!

Elisson said...

Why, Mr. McQuiggin! Glad to see you're back in the Bloggy Saddle - funny how real life gets in the way, innit?

I had, coincidentally, stopped by Patriside just the other day to see if you were still at it. Alas... but now I know.

Cool runnings!

Jim McQuiggin said...

Likewise, I stopped by your old place then followed your suggestion. Nice place! Forgive me for not digging around more but I *will* be back.

So good to see a familiar face. So far, it seems like 9 out of 10 of my old blogging friends have shuffled off into the ether...

Happy days! I end each night's blogging with a cocktail recipe, the intent being (to take a twist on Timothy Leary) to provide "set and setting."