The great thing about the cool thing of the day is that it is a competition whose outcome is uncertain until midnight draws near. Take today for example. Two hours ago I thought a story might win. It had a strong title: save a bunny, kill a cougar. It had good protagonists: Theresa and the ever outrageous Thaddeus Orlando. And, it had an insane plot.
Thaddeus and Theresa had a bet as to whether an older, less attractive but aggressive woman (the cougar) was going to take a younger, more attractive man (the bunny) home for some entertainment. It was becoming clear that the cougar had entrapped her prey when she made a fatal mistake: she retired to the restroom. At this point, Thaddeus, who never loses, intervened and engaged the bunny in conversation. With the line, “It is so nice that you can go out drinking with your mother” the hunt was over and the bunny fled to safety. A classic!
An hour later, when we had finished our drinks, devoured our appetizers (crab cakes, pork with quince chutney and oysters), and were ravaging our entrees, I thought the meal would be featured. We were dining at Seven on The Alameda in San Jose. Seven has a fun bar, modern décor and very good food. I loved my rare ahi and the pan roasted chicken was also delicious.
Yet, it wasn’t until I came home and checked my email that the contest was decided. In my inbox was a message from Warren encouraging us to “elf ourselves.” I’m a sucker for holiday cheer, and in a link I will likely regret for as long as I blog, here are my results. Enjoy!