Saturday, May 28, 2005

Hot weather and barbeque

Memorial Day weekend, the ceremonial start of summer. Since moving to California a few years back, there are two things that I miss about summertime in Kansas City, hot weather and barbeque.

Now I do appreciate the mild temps of the Bay Area most of the year, but in the summertime I crave the kind of weather that gets folks to dust off the sunscreen and shorts. And as Mark Twain said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was one summer in San Francisco." The forecast for San Francisco today is 59 degrees. That's just wrong!

When it comes to barbeque, Bay Area folks don't really get it. Tossing a few burgers on the grill is not "having a barbeque", that's just grilling.

barbeque n 1: meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce.

It's all about the sauce and there's just not a good selection in stores here. Gonna have to get back to K.C. and fill a suitcase.

Anyway, enough of this rant. It's Memorial Day weekend, enjoy! And I hope you have some hot weather and barbeque to help you celebrate.

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