August 19, 2014: Happy National Potato Day! Chips, fries, crisps, whatever you make of them, I’ll eat them. Mashed? Yes. Au gratin? Yes. Hash browns? YES. Potatoes are my Kryptonite. Although, if you put spice on them, that might keep me away. So perhaps it’s for the best that Potato Day coincides with National Hot and Spicy Food Day (not to be confused with the International day we had back in January. We Americans clearly need to have our own, as far away on the calendar as we can get from the rest of the world).
Today is also Gene Roddenberry’s Birthday. I love both the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises, but I’m one of those ones who loves Trek more. Roddenberry was a great dreamer, who dreamed up a universe where we could maybe all get along (as long as Captain Kirk romanced all the alien ladies). So live long and prosper, my friends.