You know what drives me to distraction? People who ask, "But, what does it mean?" If you take away anything from our group it is that everything and anything means whatever you want it to mean, or it means nothing. Manny asks, "Can we combine?" I answer, "no", and then the group proceeds to combine two things to create a third thing that ultimately has no meaning but still requires discussion, and voting.
People also think I control outcomes for this group. This simply isn't true. I hold us to rather flexible and amorphous standards but the outcomes are almost always a complete surprise to me and often not what I would have chosen.
These standards are that our themes cannot directly or obviously be food related, i.e. southern, Greek, slow. Nor can the themes be directly or obviously related to a holiday falling in the month we are discussing, thus for February rejections included hearts, pink, princesses. I would have accepted "internal organs" which could include hearts, if it had been presented in a non-food related way. I recognize this is a subjective and wholly unreasonable personal judgment on my part so you need not point that out. Unstated but still a standard is that I attempt to steer the themes away from subjects that are directly personal to an individual or that are "inside jokes" to only a select few members.
So far I've managed to do this write up without addressing the subject of blitter. What follows is NOT what you expected!
Blitter is a circuit of rapid movement that affects memory. A Bob is a contraction of a blitter object. It is a sprite or fairy like object that graphically moves or removes memory. (Do not correct me, Atari Geeks. I'm using poetic license.)
Sometimes I let my cover slip with regard to how deep my geek creds really are. This one of those times. I suspect that even your geekest friend may need to google this one. When I thought about a music video for blitter, I knew that I had to find an Uncle Tom clip because you can't say "blitter music" and not reference Uncle Tom (not the one in the cabin, dearies.)
Every month a new crazy theme! Lots of fun and lots of food and drink. RSVPs open 30 days prior to the event and these dinners fill up quickly. Remember there are no rules. Caryl will email the address to those attending the Wednesday before the dinner. Be sure to RSVP early as we always fill up quickly. Do RSVP though, especially if it gets you on the waiting list. Usually the waiting list people get to join us for dinner. Plan to cook on site, unless your recipe takes 45 minutes or more to prepare start to finish. Because the oven opens and closes often baked goods (excepting cookies) are best done ahead of time. Remember this isn’t just a potluck; this is about sharing the pleasure of cooking and food, and learning from one another while drinking wine 'n stuff and having great conversations. Bring what you'd like to drink plus a little to share.