Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Soft Opening

Welcome to Johnny's Garage, home of The Bad Yogi. Here I putter around, muttering to myself about people, politics, food, and anything else that catches my eye. Polemics, pejoratives, pea soup, and many things that don't begin with the letter "p" are all presented for your examination and, I hope, enjoyment.

I am a long-time liberal, both socially and economically. This doesn't mean that I have stopped thinking. There are many "liberal" ideas with which I simply don't agree (i.e. gun control), and many "conservative" ones with which I do (I'll think of them in a minute, I'm sure). Actually, most of the "conservative" ideas that I agree with turn out to be "liberal" in origin. But I try to keep an open mind, just in case a good one comes along. And when my fellow liberals show up with their heads rectally compromised, I will point that out, too. Equal opportunity polemicist, that's me.

I love to cook and eat. This explains why I live in a garage. No, wait, that's not true. But I do love to cook and eat, and I love to talk about cooking and eating. The Garage is located in Pasadena, CA, which, for my foreign friends, is north Los Angeles. While many consider Pasadena to be a culinary wasteland, I disagree: it is, at worst, a culinary battleground, with the war being between the chains taking over Old Town (Hooters, Melting Pot, Cheesecake Factory etc) and the local eateries fighting back. Also, within reach of the Garage is the new Chinatown (Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia etc.) and a vibrant Lebanese community on Washington Blvd. There are many eating adventures to be had, and I plan on having them.

I am married (20+ years!) to DW, and we have a Son, and Elder Daughter, and a Younger Daughter, as well as a smattering of brothers, sisters, grandchildren and the like. They may or may not show up periodically. That's kind of up to them. However, our 2 dogs and 3 cats WILL make appearances from time to time. You have been warned.

Please feel free to comment. While profanity is certainly acceptable, excess use indicates a certain intellectual laziness, and will be commented on. If it gets boring enough, you'll be sent to time-out. Ditto for personal attacks: if you can't figure out how to disagree with someone without calling them names, please return to High School, where you will fit in much better. But strong disagreement is always welcome, as is strong agreement: I intend to have great discussions, and that entails strong emotions, usually.

Now, I'm off to think of my next topic. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I love the way you write. One day when you're bored, try explaining your (and my) twisted, mixed up, step-this, half-that family. I have to count to remember how many sibs we have. Are you really against gun control? I'm totally for it, except I think we should all carry paintball guns around and use them on each other. The one time I needed a gun, the shells were elsewhere: by the time I got the thing put together, the intruder was gone. And it was a raccoon anyway,