Posted by chris on Nov 22nd, 2012
- Jill: Thanksgiving plans? I ordered enough turkey for 5 people so… help
- Chris: I’m in!
- Jill: I’m making Rachael Ray’s crab mac and cheese. YOLO
- Chris: You had me at Rachael Ray. Then again at crab mac and cheese. I passed out instantly after YOLO.
One day we’re going to find you nodding out in an alley somewhere with a rubber band around your arm and a handful of cake in your fist.
—Jill, after discovering the tonnage of desserts I consume. Highly unlikely scenario. No way would I have a handful of cake leftover.
Posted by chris on Oct 28th, 2010
From Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon
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Jill wins Most Ridiculous Sentence of the Day. Over the phone: “Can I put in a request for the cheese cave?”
Doctor, when can I eat hard cheeses again?
—Liz Lemon from an episode of 30 Rock (“Future Husband”)
I almost said these exact words. Recently, while taking antibiotics to combat an illness, the doctor ordered me to avoid two things: dairy and sunlight. No problem. Who needs dairy and sunlight? Besides well-balanced human beings who enjoy life and feel happiness.
But I like not being dead, so I follow directions. I shield myself from dairy and hide from the sun, hoping this is not how vampires are born. Occasionally, I crawl out of bed to eat. No butter. No cheese. No dairy of any kind. In the dark. A melange of medication for dessert. Tiramisu is played out, anyway.
This week, I finished the last of the antibiotics. Now, I can finish the last of the ice cream.
This blog post is dedicated to my dear friend, Jill. Most co-workers, friends and frenemies sent me traditional “get well” messages. But Jill threatened me on Facebook:
so, can I remove your blog from my RSS feed? because it hasn’t been updated in months. what, was your level of food snobbery not welcome in portland? have you started putting A1 on your well done filets?
Her kind words touched me in ways I can not describe. A cold day, devoid of sunlight was brightened by the warmth of this message. I credit my quick recovery to Jill’s boundless compassion. Fancypants Ivy League educated medical professionals will claim that prescription drugs and modern medicine are the real heroes, but I — and everyone reading this — knows the truth.
Posted by chris on Apr 23rd, 2009
I showed up too late to try the Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes that Jill was talking about, but she was nice enough to bake another kind of vegan cupcake:
A pretty darn good vegan dessert — makes you wonder how much better it would’ve been with the addition of tasty, tasty animal products.