Sunday, February 13, 2011
good mood food
A cool photo of my son Tom last night at the Wolves game, posing with three distinguished members of the Timberwolves Dance Team. Have you ever seen Tom look happier?
And it was a beautiful evening as temperatures finally inched above freezing. We walked along Hennepin Avenue getting to the game, through the Hennepin Theater District, where I was amused by the marquees. First, there at the Orpheum Theater: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Christian hipsters from the '80s. Then at the State, Boz Scaggs was appearing. Boz Scaggs was mostly in the '70s, a minor music figure I assumed, and I know so little about him that I was surprised that he could possibly have enough fans left to fill the State Theater.
But the marquee at the Pantages Theater was the cool one: "Arby's Annual Meeting: Good Mood Food." It's funny to think of Arby's corporate people having a meeting, don't you think? What do they talk about? The newest roast-beef sandwich, the one that will put their customers in a good mood? As fast food goes, Arby's isn't so bad, I guess, but I don't remember it ever putting me in a good mood, not so far anyway. On the other hand, when have you ever seen me in a bad mood? Or do you have to already be in a good mood to go there? And more importantly, how sick are you of my rhetorical questions??