at 4:29 this afternoon, i will sit on my lumpy couch, put my feet up, turn on the TV and prepare to watch the new york jets get slaughtered by the hated new england patriots. i’m hoping/praying, of course, for a rout — BY GANG GREEN (awful nickname for the jets, i know; the new york giants are called big blue, which makes me think of IBM). even a one-point victory will do, like last week. but the last time these two teams faced off, those pesky pats humiliated the jets.
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when the football-loving masses of this great nation gather in front of their HDTVs, there will be chips and dips aplenty to be passed around. how do i know this? from the rapidly diminishing stack of potato chips and sour cream dip, nachos and salsa at my local grocery story. i, however, have my own filipino-style chips and dip: KROPEK, or as the packaging referred to it “biscuit de crevette,” with vinegar dip. i’ve always liked the pink-colored ones with a delicate shrimp flavor, but i’ve also enjoyed the yellow ones that were shaped like rectangles. if i don’t watch myself, i can finish an entire bag without blinking 😛
the japanese have a version of rice crackers that’s also sold in fil-am stores. there are different flavors — some savory, others salty — but i like the ones that are a little sweet.