Monday, May 01, 2006
On last night's episode of HBO's "Big Love" (better than most TV, but not up to HBO shows such as "The Sopranos" or "Deadwood), one of the characters uttered the cliche "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." There was always something about that statement that bugged me, but I didn't figure out what it was until a few years ago -- you need SUGAR to make lemonade. If life isn't giving you any sugar, then you're going to have a hard time making lemonade, aren't you? Of course, you could always use the lemons in your tea, or to squeeze over some fresh-cracked dungeness crab, or polish your copper. So really, if life gives you lemons, you have options.