Monday, June 30, 2008

a bit more...

so, i just wanted to explain a bit more what this blog is all about. we're not trying to tell you how to become a bit better b/c, truly, we don't have any expertise in such things. (ab really didn't want me to admit this b/c in the blog world, everyone is a self-proclaimed expert, but i think it's a matter of personal responsibility: if everyone is an expert then no one is an expert. moreover, if some of these bloggers are "experts", i'd sooner be a bumbling fool than their cohort.)

but, nevertheless, potential improvements abound. like, have you ever had dinner at the new restaurant everyone's recently been raving about? and all the hype makes you hate the restaurant before you've even made reservations? but you're trying not to be such a flat-out hater so you go for a low-key dinner with very low expectations? and the bread/chicken mole burrito/lamb cheeks turns out to be, against all odds, legitimately good? and the ambiance/interior design/wall color/acoustics/service isn't straight-up offensive? and you think, wow, that could be a really decent restaurant if only the pasta had a bit more arugula/ the tom collins had fresh lemon juice/the waiter had one less tattoo? and you spend the next 30 mins tweeking the potential goodies to make them a bit better? and when you arrive at your home, you pour just the right amount of gin over perfectly shaped mini ice cubes, squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon into that tom collins glass that feels just right in your hand, and rejoice in the good... and in the joyful process of making the good just a bit better. aah.

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