Monday, September 28, 2009

About the Trough

In the movie, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" there is an improbability drive which, when activated, will result in a very random and improbable location.  This is a blog, not a spaceship, and will not physically take you anywhere.  With that said, you never know what will be contained herein. 

My grandparents kept a 5 gallon bucket next to the stove.  As a child, I was disgusted and yet strangely intrigued by the contents of what I learned was called "the slop bucket."  All leftovers, except meat, were unceremoniously dumped into the slop bucket, whose aroma could easily overwhelm the most sumptuous of culinary concoctions.  This noxious swill was then lovingly poured into the pig trough where it was eaten with gusto and a great deal of slurping sounds.  Usually some grain was added to the slop for texture and provide some actual nourishment.

Without the noxious smells or added grain for texture, this blog is similar to the slop bucket and yet reminiscent of the improbability drive in that many random, hopefully entertaining, blogs will be posted here for reading enjoyment.

Come on back by often,

Twist Huntington

"Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

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