American Idol ≠ World Stuff AND Friend Friday

Today I'm introducing a new feature here at Enigmatic Meanderings that I'm calling "Friend Friday." This just means that on some Fridays (though, possibly, not every Friday) I'll feature something from a friend of mine. Sounds like fun, right?

But first, let me relay to you a conversation that just occurred in my office.

Here's the set-up: Liza was up here with Story for a few minutes, and Erin was standing in my doorway talking to us. Earl was walking by on his way to talk to Taylor. He stopped in, though, to see Story and whatever. While he was there, he asked Erin how the heat's been for her (you see, Erin is pregnant, as many of you know, and it's funny to some of us that she's pregnant during the hottest time of the year). She remarked that the air-conditioner has been out at their townhouse and then animatedly relayed to us the story of trying to get it fixed. This resulted in her saying that she and Ben had finally given up and called an AC guy themselves to come fix the problem. They called Evans, whom Liza and I have used before, and Liza, especially, liked. She then went on to tell Erin why she liked them so much when the following conversation occurred.

Liza:  ...So they're really nice. Plus, it's who Rick and Bubba recommend.

Erin:  (Sarcastically) Well, there's a shining recommendation right there.

Me:  (Equally sarcastically) Isn't it?

Erin: (To Liza) You listen to Rick and Bubba every day, don't you?

Liza:  No.

Me:  She used to, during school.

Liza:  When I was driving to school every day, I would listen to them about twice a week.

Erin:  (Skeptically) That's it?

Liza:  They talk a lot about hunting and sports and stuff, and that's not really my thing.

Erin:  Right.

Liza:  But I like to listen to them when they're, you know, talking about world stuff... like American Idol.

!!!!!!!

Oh, babe. (SIGH) I love you.

Now, on to Friend Friday...

Today's Friend Friday Feature is the blog Kitchen Mischief: A Chronicle of Culinary Mishaps and Masterpieces by Josh and Matthew. Josh was one of my closest friends in high school, and though he's a marketing manager for Time Inc. here in Birmingham, we haven't really spoken directly since that time. It's a shame really. I even struggled with where to put their blog in the links to the right. I settled on "This other stuff"because it's specialized and not a personal blog, but it's not because I don't consider Josh a friend or anything. It's just one of those things that happens as you age. Plus, I don't really know Matthew, though I'm sure he's a great guy.

Anyway, back to Kitchen Mischief... these guys aren't chefs or anything, but they love food and have good tastes. On this blog they're simply sharing recipes and how-to tips they've tried with the idea that if they can do it, so can you. It's a young blog, but it's great, and here's to hoping they keep it up. So, check it out.

Have a good weekend.