Saturday, January 22, 2011

Crab Redux

Jon and I have been incredibly busy for the past couple of weeks, so I apologize that we haven't been posting more, but until we have a chance to get our next post up, please enjoy the response we received from Jon's sister, Amy, regarding the crab post.  We felt that it was worth sharing!  =)

Hey there,
Just wanted to let you know that I read your latest blog, and I feel so honored to have made a cameo appearance of sorts in both of your sections – it makes me feel like a superstar!
 Your story, Hethyr, totally takes me back to that day… we never did make it to Dave and Buster’s or wherever, did we? 
This might be enough crab legs to feed Amy and me.
Yes, yes, it reminded me of another similar story where an acquaintance had extra coupons to a buffet at a casino in Wisconsin (I guess he gambled a lot) when I was in grad school.  I was in heaven w/ all the crab legs I was eating and eating and showing people my crab leg cracking technique, so as not to waste excess energy and precious eating time.  At some point about ¾ of the way through the meal, after everyone had already been adequately impressed by my seriousness and overindulgent appetite, a girl said “Hey,” and pointed to my hand, “You’re bleeding!”  Sure enough, one of the monstrous crab leg shells had very sharp bumps on it - one of them had pierced my skin, and my finger was indeed bleeding.  I wiped the blood off my finger w/ my napkin, and of course continued to eat, being slightly more careful. Apparently, the true horror of the moment hadn’t quite sunk in, because as soon as I started eating again the girl suddenly yelled, “Oh my God, she was WOUNDED, and she didn’t even notice!”  Then it was all a flurry of awed, impressed and horrified comments, all mixed and jumbled, but I distinctly remember the words “battle” , “like a machine” and “monster” being said at some point… Yes, I think we amazed people sometimes w/ our crab-eating fervor…
And your dishes looked so good... I am partly tempted to make an exception to the vegetarian thing for some crab sometime… and I’m glad you’re able to use the fashionable onion goggles!
In any case, just thought I’d drop you guys a quick note to say that I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog (even when I’m not mentioned in it) – good job!
Your favorite goggle-gifter
P.S.  There are many times that I wish that we lived closer to each other so that we could partake in some of your many wonderful creations (and I guess it would be nice to be able to see you guys too J ), but when I saw the ice cream flavors you are making – I don’t write OMG very often, but - OMG, I don’t think my mouth’s watered that much in a long time! – I almost bought a ticket to come visit and get some…
Regarding the ice cream, stay tuned.  We'll be writing about it soon!
Hethyr & Jon

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