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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Melancholy Haze

I haven't talked much about Grillin' On The Bay this year, it's March 31st in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn and if you want to find out more information be sure to check out the website.

This year's event will be bigger and better than last with more teams and some very interesting sponsors. Right now we're have 22 teams signed and paid. The event can only hold 24, so if you're interested in cooking at Grillin' On The Bay, I suggest you get your check in immediately.

But I'm feeling a bit melancholy and a bit overwhelmed by life tonight. Grillin' On the Bay is only one small event in my life right now and it's not even the most taxing. Putting together a cooking contest is an interesting experience. One finds oneself involved in a whole other world. One has entered into the world of barbecue to have some fun, cook and maybe make some new friends.

Instead, in planning and executing a successful competition or class, one finds himself enmeshed in a world of politics, finances, subterfuge, artifice, sabotage, regulations and egos. The games are amazing and the roadblocks and pitfalls are momentous. What one finds most is who one's true friends are, who are the posers and that one must truly process a thick skin to survive.

But to finish on a more upbeat note, here's today's Rose Is Rose

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