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Monday, August 28, 2017

Good morning crew,

I'm going to be perfectly honest and say that I did not realize until practically the day before that we had scheduled our little cookout on the day of the big Merryweather vs. McGonagall fight (in my defense the wife picked the date, not me, although I don't know if I would have picked any better date myself).

Consequently, on the day of the party I had barely finished grilling the first round of food (a batch of delicious, crispy chicken wings) when people started talking about going inside and turning on the fight. There is nothing like a $100 million bloodsport to distract from a cookout.

I didn't want to be a bully about it, so eventually we all trooped downstairs into the man cave and turned on the TV.

Well, the entire program, including the preliminary fights, took over three hours, and I thought that everybody had pretty much forgotten about eating when around 8 o'clock someone mentioned running out to White Castle, of all places.

By that time it was already pitch black out, but I was more than ready to fire up the grill again and start in on the ten pounds of sausages, hamburgers, dogs and corn on the cob that I had bought for the occasion, but despite the offer of hand-prepared, prime barbecue, everybody insisted on going out and spending money on greasy cardboard and beef tallow (or whatever they make White Castle burgers out of).

So as far as a cookout, things were pretty much a failure. But on the plus side I now have enough food in the fridge to feed ten people, provided I can eat it all in time.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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