But first, let's have a little humor. Take a listen at this morning's conversation between AdRi and I:
"Brickback? Brokeback? Bareback?"My letter to FoodDay was printed in The Oregonian today, and that sentence there would be a link if they put the article on-line. It's actually 1/3 page with 3 other letters on the same topic, and an opening six paragraphs. But guess what kids? It's not online. Update: It's now online here. Here's the headline:
"No honey, brickbats. I don't know. I'll look it up."
Grocery budget stories spark buzz; Articles about families trimming food budgets draw praise, brickbats.I believe my letter falls into the brickbats category. Brickbats. The American Heritage Dictionary says:
- A piece, especially of brick, used as a weapon or missile.
- An unfavorable remark; a criticism.
No response, but they did print the letter. And today I learned an archaic word rarely used in modern language, and one that stems from Middle English 16th century and as a theater critic reference. The Oregonian continues to prove how in touch they are with their readership.
The original letter and my blogpost can be found here.
Oh FoodDay. I'll still read you, and I'll still make your CousCous with Carrot and Cilantro salad you have on Page 3. Because I'm fickle that way. I just wish you were a little more in touch with the rest of us. Kisses.
Update: Special welcome to all of my new visitors from Slashfood!