Friday, April 27, 2012

Various & Sundry: What To Do Once You Get Your Burrito

Let's start with the burritos.  Sunset Magazine had a fun article about the great NorCal/SoCal Burrito Battle.  The author is totally biased, being from Orange County, but does her best to be impartial, giving her hints on where to find the best burritos of both the Northern and Southern persuasion.  I am shocked--shocked--that Ramiro and Sons didn't make the cut.  And I am completely impartial about that.

Now that I've got my burrito, I am ready to head out to clergy conference--especially now that Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee member Tim Schenk has written the Clergy Conference Survival Guide.  It's full of helpful hints like, "During the inevitable evening social hour (cash bar), always carry two drinks with you. This way if an especially wind-baggy colleague corners you to talk about his/her most recent Maundy Thursday sermon, you can escape by pretending you’re taking the other drink to someone else. Repeat as necessary." An excellent technique.

You should also use clergy conference to catch up on your reading.  No need to read Bad Religion, according to this delightfully vicious review by Charlie Pierce. ("In Bad Religion, Douthat breaks a great deal of rock to come around to the unremarkable conclusion that American Christianity would have been infinitely better off if somebody had stopped the banjo Mass in its tracks.") If you're thinking about reading any of the Man Booker Prize nominees, you might want to check out this infographic tracing the themes of each book. (Hint: the black lines connect to the books about death.)  Or, if you'd rather, you can read one of these Six Princess Books For  Parents Who Really, Really Hate Princess Books.  Oh, they're for children? Well, whatever.  Clergy Wellness, people.

Or, if you prefer, you can just look as some of these great photos of dogs diving.  That's what I'd do.  You can do that and eat a burrito at the same time.

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