My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.
Do me a favor. If you invite me to a holiday party, don't serve me Spam. I have nothing against others eating the pink meat; I once loved Spam myself. But I am upset about Hawaii's dubious distinction of being the No. 1 consumer of Spam in the country.
I suppose I shouldn't criticize something I've never tried. But to a non-meat, natural foods enthusiast like me, SPAM just seems like an abomination. When did the popularity begin? And why is it so popular in Hawaii? And most importantly -- what's in it?
It was so easy in the "old days" to receive unwanted spam in your email inbox and just delete it, now spam is a sly thing, it creeps into everything and there are many forms. Social media is now the new spam magnet.
It's a scary thought and a reminder of how this "global village" we live in is so interconnected that we can no longer afford to ignore problems that affect "other people," because they can affect us, too.
At some of the world's most memorable museums, food is actually the focus. From the new gelato museum opening in Emilia Romagna this September to a 25-year-old Korean kimchi academy, there are entire institutions dedicated to locals' singular gastronomic obsessions.
Now I know two things. Routers are sexy. That's good to know. And, not a single offer to buy the router (at any price) or to ship it overseas. A low value product, with a low price point. Perhaps Craiglist hookers are looking for a cheap date? That's all I can guess.