I have encountered a television show with an interesting segment on a plastic bottle in a Kyoto garden.
Before he moved in, I didn’t watch any television other than Amazing Race. He wanted to watch masterchef where Claudia inspired me to play with Mexican flavors. Then I wanted to watch Anthony Bourdain where Scott’s BBQ put Hemingway South Carolina on our map. Then he wanted to watch Action Bronson … what I enjoyed most last year is Race for the White House … if the question does not fit the narrative … embrace it … then redefine it!
“You know people who’ve lost their jobs and lost their homes? Well, I’ve been governor of a small state for 12 years. I’ll tell you how it’s affected me. Every year Congress and the president sign laws that make us do more things and gives us less money to do it with. I see people in my state, middle-class people — their taxes have gone up in Washington and their services have gone down while the wealthy have gotten tax cuts. I have seen what’s happened in this last four years when — in my state, when people lose their jobs there’s a good chance I’ll know them by their names. When a factory closes, I know the people who ran it. When the businesses go bankrupt, I know them. What I want you to understand is the national debt is not the only cause of that. It is because America has not invested in its people. We’ve had four years where we’ve produced no private-sector jobs. Most people are working harder for less money than they were making 10 years ago. And this decision you’re about to make better be about what kind of economic theory you want, not just people saying I’m going to go fix it but what are we going to do? I think we have to do is invest in American jobs, American education, control American health care costs and bring the American people together again.”
He’s been thinking about visiting Charleston since we saw Scott’s BBQ (yes Hemingway South Carolina) on Parts Unknown (new season starting this week). Now I’m making plans. I’m using the OR/WA template as opposed to the Louisiana template because this will be a slightly longer trip.
Second Day of NC/SC Trip: Walk around Charleston
Third Day of OR/WA Trip: Drive to Willamette Valley via Columbia Gorge
Third Day of NC/SC Trip: Drive to Magnolia Gardens
Fourth Day of NC/SC Trip: Drive to Middleton Place
Even though I lived in Chicago for three years, I was never that interested in Mexican food to be honest. When I traveled in Mexico, I loved the ceviche but that says more about my love for raw fish than anything else. Watching Claudia cook throughout this season of masterchef has inspired me to try a bit harder. My first pick: xola!
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