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Category Archives: Silver

THE SHORTEST HORROR STORY

The Shortest Horror Story: The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.  There was a knock on the door. — Frederic Brown LISTEN: It was probably just a Jehovah’s Witness.  And they’re not that scary.  They’re quite friendly, in fact – and more than happy to go away and knock on someone else’s […]

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THE CURE FOR WHAT AILS YA

An inebriated inquiry: I have small dinners at home with some frequency – me, my partner, two close friends and then two newer friends – people we’d like to get to know and who we think everyone would get along with.  I take a great deal of care creating a new menu for each dinner, […]

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OBBLIGATO

Silver solemnity: My best friend’s mother recently passed away, and in many ways she was like a second mother to me.  As part of her will, she left me the family silver.  Neither my best friend or his sister wanted it, so they told her to give it to me.  I’m truly grateful for this, […]

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SERVIEEEEWWWW…

An understated and understood undoing: I can not believe I am writing this.  I went to dinner at the home of a new aquaintance (sic) who is a rather eccentric artist.  The food was good but wierdly (sic) prepared.  Things like sweet potatoes stuffed with poached fish and salad made out of raw beets.  Anyway, […]

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MOSQUITO MOSCATO

A diligent drinker explains: I have a friend who drinks through a straw.  I mean, drinks everything through a straw. Water, milk, cola, cocktails and beer.  The fact that it’s incredibly wasteful notwithstanding, it’s childish and sometimes embarrassing.  He carries straws with him and pouts if he can’t have one.  He left a fine dining […]

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CUM GRANO SALIS

A genial inquisition: Which is worse: To let a species go extinct, or to lick your fingers at the dinner table? LISTEN: That depends – is it a formal dinner?

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CINDERELLY

A truly fastidious question: When I have people over for dinner, or any entertaining, I try to clean as I go.  After dinner, I like to wash and put away the dishes…otherwise they just sit out.  My kitchen is open to the living room and dining room, so leaving them out would look chaotic.  Anyway, […]

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BLACK MARKET

A shrewd new parent states: I think sterling silver baby presents are stupid.  They’re useless and they tarnish and nobody ever really uses them.  People should buy toys or diapers or something we really need. LISTEN: What’s the resale value on plastic children’s toys?  Or recently used disposable diapers? That’s what I thought.

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