14 Days 'til BEA: Road Trip To Mattapan And Gaffigan In My Head
It's always an honor and privilege to enter a community and craft with their kids--or, I should say, young adults. They were mostly 8th graders and towered over me. Thank goodness they were sitting down around a table instead of standing up. It's hard to give instructions if I can't make eye contact!
Okay, now I have to make a confession about today's long and boring drive. I ate a Big Mac--and I loved it! In my normal life, I stay away from fast food and I haven't been to a McDonald's in seven years. But when I hit the 3rd hour of my Boston drive, I heard the comedian Jim Gaffigan's voice telling me how delicious McDonald's hamburgers are. (If you are familiar with his stand-up routine, he's a man obsessed with foods like Hot Pockets and fast food chains like Waffle House and McDonald's.) After spotting the golden arches from a distance, I exited off the highway and found the nearest McDonald's.
No, I didn't even try the "healthy" McWrap. It was a Big Mac all the way--and it was fan-tastic. I would say it was finger lickin' good, but I don't want to mix up my fast food slogans.
That was several hours ago. And I'm still awake because I can feel it working through my intestines. (Ouch.) It will probably be another 7 years until my next Big Mac purchase, but I don't regret one single bite!