I still don't know what HBTY means. I'm sure it's deliciously kinky. What I do know is that steadfast LJer chefxh always makes sure to extend hearty wishes for happiness with that mysterious acronym to his friends on the date of their birth. Since he is having a really shitty week, I think it especially important to give him some of what he gives others. To wit:
Oh, and you might send him a recipe or something to brighten his spirits. I'll offer my own here for my all-time favorite comfort food. Note the clever name:
• Make some rice, however you like to make rice, setting it aside when it's done • Cut up some onions • Toss them in a heated frying pan • Add a bunch of ground beef of the leaner sort • Cook on medium heat • While the meat and onions are simmering, open a can of creamed corn. Or two, if you're in extra need of comfort • Warm up the creamed corn -- gently, for it's a delicate dish -- in a pot • When everything is ready, dump the meat and onions over the rice, then swirl in creamed corn to taste • Don't eat too much • Watch a comfort movie after dinner to extend the soothing vibe
I'm serious. Whenever I feel low, this totally cheers me up. Perhaps it's just the memory of my father referring to the meat-and-onions as Hackfleisch, but I'll take comfort from any quarter. Anyway, have a good evening, chefxh. Your many loyal readers are keeping their members crossed on your behalf.