Last night, I was awake until bleeding 7am…then slept until almost 7pm today. Woke up still tired and cranky. Not sick, just sleepy. -.-
However, Mrs. Harris had picked up the latest issue of Food Network Magazine, because it’s full of Halloween and pumpkin recipes, and she knows me all too well :3 One of the articles is about the New York Public Library and its new project: taking menus from the Rare Book room and scanning them and transcribing the recipes. Intrigued, I went to the site. A couple of clicks later, I’m helping transcribe. As an anthropology buff, I think this is awesome, but Ross keeps rolling his eyes at me.
The first menu I went to ended up being the Alcatraz Mess Hall Christmas menu from 1929. It’s sparse, but not as bad as it could have been. They even got “mixed candies”! I just find it hilarious that butter is listed…and the last item is cigarettes. :D I just see grim 20’s gangsters lined up in a buffet line with cartons of cigs at the end given out by other inmates in hairnets.
“Gravy?” “Yes, please.” “Butter?” “Nah, but can I have two helpings of smokes?” “Fuck off wit’ dat. Youse can have seconds when youse finish what youse got.”