Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Lindy Slop and Leftover Apple Juice
It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?
Of course I am.
It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.
What We’re Eating: My affection for toast is well-documented. Lately, though, I’ve needed a little bit extra on my nearly-burnt bread. Like an old man, I eat dinner pretty early (5:30 or so ) and by 9 or 9:30, I’m pretty peckish. In the grand tradition of hungry people every where, I stuck my head in the fridge and came up with this — on wheat bread: Dijon mustard and a few drops datil pepper hot sauce (though any hot sauce will do), topped with sharp cheddar and run through the toaster oven. This is so good I want it served at a bar and for this hypothetical bar to name it for me: the Lindy Slop was suggested and that’s just fine.
What We’re Drinking: I probably hadn’t had apple juice in a decade, but I’m drowning myself in the stuff now. It’s the kind of thing that happens when you have a toddler around. “Dada? Baba? Zhuice?” OK. Well there’s enough for a cup here, but what’s leftover in the bottle isn’t really worth keeping around so I take a slug. Or I overfill the cup and take a slug. Suddenly, I’ve developed a taste for the stuff and I’m drinking it out of Mason jars.
Reasons To Celebrate
Chicago: As if Nashville wasn’t enough, the ‘Hawks’ success and resultant popularity have led the Blues to introduce an anti-Hawks fan ticket policy. Meanwhile, while Hawks fans were complaining and/or preening and/or being self-righteous about it, tickets to the UC went up 16 or 17 percent. Good news though: the new Transformers movie is being filmed in Chicago.
Your Weekend Jam: “Jed The Humanoid” by Grandaddy
Your Weekend Jam: “Who’ll Stop The Rain” by Conference III’s own Rise Against
Your Weekend Jam: “Sharp Dressed Man” by Blondie
Your Weekend Jam: “Hot For Teacher” by Van Halen
Your Weekend Jam: “200 Proof Lovin'” by Jason & The Scorchers
Your Weekend Jam: “Big Yellow Taxi” by Pinhead Gunpowder
Winnipeg: Most people would consider heat and humidity bad, but since it’s Winnipeg, we’re calling this one a good thing.
Your Weekend Jam: “Summer In The City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
And a programming note: Sunday night we’ll start our offseason review — “Hot August Nights” — with the Chicago Blackhawks. A new post every night (at sundown local time!) covering every team’s summer. Also — Neil Diamond.