Wednesday, January 24, 2007

This is my new vision of the future: barbecues.

It isn't fancy, it isn't difficult to achieve in mediocrity, but how to achieve barbecue perfection? On February 18 we will officially have an apartment with a patio, fully equipped to house a barbecue. But will our own personal grill ever live up to the blissful Grinnell Pigweek? That wonderful week when hiring someone to grill a pig for you for 24 hours was suddenly in vogue, and you practically couldn't turn around for falling over a succulent pig?

For vegetarians, this question may seem moot, but keep in mind that we will also have the capability of grilling vegetables and portabello fungi on our grill. It will be fantastic.

SO the question is, how to realize the true grilling fantasy? Below are some illustrations of the "barbecue fabulous dreamland" as viewed through very different pairs of eyes. But which is best? Only God or a democratic vote can decide.

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Option 4: