Archive for ‘food’

January 20, 2011

rib-a-que day

Today was Rib-a-Que day at our school (3+ of us Fortnighters work together at an Omaha high school.) You know how everyone always gets excited when McDonald’s brings back the McRib? Well, we are lucky enough to get to enjoy our own McRib-style sandwich about once a month. It is always an exciting day! I absolutely LOVE school lunch. But I don’t always eat it, because bringing something from home seems like a healthier option.

Which brings me to this — lately I’ve been reading  this blog:

http://fedupwithschoollunch.blogspot.com/

… and all I can say is WOW. It makes me really reflect on how our teenagers eat. I actually think our district serves school lunches that can be okay — the trick is that in order to get a healthy, balanced meal, you have to very carefully choose your items, and school-aged kids aren’t necessarily going to do that. The food served to our anonymous blogger was almost inedible.

If she had had the delicious scent of Rib-a-Que wafting through the halls she would have been much better off.

-jb

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January 15, 2011

Dinner Diary in OmaHype

We are so excited about this little feature in OmaHype! They did a review of our EP, Botany Camp, and featured a dinner diary we wrote up one night after a pre-practice feast.

http://omahype.com/2011/01/dinner-diary-fortnight/

Will said, “Musically, they unabashedly embrace the innate popiness that resides in us all. Their music seeps with personality; their songs are danceable and intentionally catchy. Comparisons to popular indie acts like the Get Up Kids, Mates of State and Tilly & the Wall are on par, especially with the dual male/female vocal attack of Corey Degner and Jenn Bernard (who also plays keyboards). But that’s not to say Fortnight can’t rock out a bit. In fact it’s to the contrary, as angular guitar lines tend to sneak into several of the six tracks on their self-released EP. Thank Mike Greene-Walsh and Tim Walker for this. Bassist Matt Carlson and drummer Scott Micheels comprise the rhythm section.”