My esteemed blogging colleague and all-around good fellow (which nobody can deny) Elisson is celebrating four years of toiling in the blogosphere today, and I just wanted to take a quick second to congratulate him on his fine body of work and future euphoric musings to come. He’s one of the few individuals I know to which I can apply the term “Renaissance man”—his site is choc-a-block with opinions and observations on any subject imaginable.
Elisson is also one of the few bloggers I’ve actually met in person. When he would be called on to make occasional sojourns into Savannah, he would often call me up and ask what sort of deal I could get him at the La Quinta Midtown. (Yes, I was just as surprised as you are—apparently he’s never read TDOY too closely.) I recall one interesting moment—though maybe not as interesting to the individuals in the lobby who witnessed the incident—where he and I attempted to do a sort of “dueling Sydney Greenstreets” singing the Louis Armstrong hit, What a Wonderful World. (Oh…yeahhhhhh…)
My favorite items on his blog are his rapturous descriptions of the meals he prepares at Chez Elisson—he’s clearly a man who enjoys the finer things in life, whereas yours truly is perfectly satisfied with a double quarter-pounder with cheese and fries. (This might explain why I’ve been cursed with a case of Fat Ass, as Elisson succinctly calls it.) Recently, I saw a recipe on his blog for a salmon dish…and since I’ve been meaning to invite my sister and her roommate over sometime to sup, I thought that would make a splendid dinner (Kat’s roommate is a vegetarian—not by choice, but because she has a reaction to a lot of the protein in steak and chicken; salmon, on the other hand, is something she dearly loves). Then I took a quick trip to Reality Land and remembered that my greatest culinary triumph is not cutting myself while I’m opening a can of Spaghetti-O’s.
Anyway, if you’re familiar with the man’s writing…go on over and wish him “mazeltov.” I’ll raise a glass of iced tea in his direction and wish him many more blogiversaries to come.