Instead of a quiet, peaceful lunch in front of the art museum, last Wednesday we spent lunch with P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and Leo DiCaprio.
And everyone else at the "Vote or Die" rally.
P. Diddy was channeling the Rev. Jess Jackson, except with threatening slogans, Mary J., I'm sad to say, was a rambling idiot, and Leo sounded like an earnest 7th-grader giving a school report. Calls for the candidates to concern themselves with poverty and urban blight got perfunctory "woo hoos" but the issue of finding jobs for graduating students got wild "WOO HOOOOOS!" This is Case, after all, not Berkeley.
I thought they were giving away chips and sodas, but it turns out they were charging for them. Feh.
Fortunately, someone from Terra Chips, makers of gourmet root vegetable chips (like taro, sweet potato, yuca, batata, and parsnip), was there giving out free samples. I tried the Zesty Tomato, which was flavored with tomato, Worcestershire sauce and celery. The chips are thicker and harder than ordinary ones, and it was a bit salty, but otherwise quite good. The flavor was a tad overwhelming, but it's something different.