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Food (Pizza) for Thought

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Mr. And Mrs. Elecpencil ventured out for an evening Sunday. Along with some friends we attended the Stage at the Oakland Theater. It is an open mike event that happens monthly and shows what great talent we have in the area.

Last night featured short stories, poetry, comedy, monologue and singing. Brooke the MC was spontaneously funny and a good time was had by all. Well, not by you if you weren’t in attendance. Where were you? You are missing one of the most entertaining events in the area so get your butt down to the Oakland for the next one. Look on my previous blog list for a longer review of the last one I attended.

Before the Stage the Elepencils and a couple we are great friends with stopped by Avalon Gardens on Belmont Ave. for dinner. We were surprised to find the only thing they serve on Sunday is pizza. That was OK with me as that is what I go to the Avalon for. After some nice dinner salads and my favorite beer, Straub we ate some Briar Hill Pizza. I think Avalon Gardens has some of the best pizza in the area and we have an area with some great pizza (check out a former blog I wrote about the good eats in this area).  I’d be interested in knowing your favorite area pizza or other dishes so drop me a line.

Speaking of food I present an older poem of mine with best wishes for the coming New Year:


Forrest Gump said,
“Life’s like a bowl of chocolates.”
I can tell you life
isn’t always a bowl of cherries
or peaches and cream milk & honey
or as dandy as candy
or as fine as wine
nor filled with sugar & spice.

Too often we get in
a pickle or a jam
and feel twisted up inside
like a pretzel
and get a chip on our shoulder
and express sour grapes
in the wrong direction.

Well it’s time to spill the beans,
there’s more to life than
bread and butter
and meat and potatoes.
To get the gravy in life,
America must celebrate
its melting pot
by using all its ingredients
we can make a delicious gumbo
not be content with hot dogs and apple pie.
The most nutritious thing we can do
is get the spices out of the cupboard
roll up our sleeves,
quit using our fingers
to point blame at
others who don’t look like us
and use those fingers
instead to start cooking
up a bottomless pot
of the broth of diversity
for variety is the spice of life.
Too many cooks cannot spoil this recipe,
only enhance it.
The kitchen will never smell sweeter
I guarantee ya…

Peace love and understanding

Don’t be a Grinch in the New Year

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

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