Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Return of 'Bread and Circuses'

FuBarrio's mood has lightened considerably the last week.

His once deeply furrowed brow has lightened to a mildly-pleasant arch....The sun is shining, birds are chirping, glorious spring is in the air. Unleaded is under 2.50 a gallon, and with any luck, in the near future mere mortals may consider international travel as a possibility without first leveraging another HELOC outa the ol' homestead.

However, all this pales in comparison to the profound importance of the return of the almighty "bread and circuses"TM (twinkies and cable t.v.) :)

OK...Well, to be honest, we still have neither here in Montevideo. However, GL made a brilliant find called 'medialunas' or "half-moons" to the linguistically challenged. These are basically croissants ( that spelled right?) but SOFT and with honey drizzled over the top....almost "spongecake" like in see where I'm going with this right?

In addition, I was able to listen to a radio broadcast of my Huskies' 2nd half collapse against the Sooners, AND I was able to watch 'Survivor' online (damn that show is stoopid -- why do i enjoy it so much?)

If I watch Survivor at the same time as eating a medialuna I almost don't even notice that they are missing the artificial whipped sugar-oil filling and assorted preservatives that keep the mental accuities of fuBarrio well lubricated while state-side.

Of course, all of this romantic opulence may have unintended side effects; like, bringing down an empire, and/or referring to oneself in the third person whilst enjoying serious waves of meglomania -- All in all, totally worth it!

Hail Caesar!, I mean "four more years!!!"

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