Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seasonal Produce

The fruit and vegetables that we eat are planted, grown and harvested over the course of a cycle. The portion of time in which they're ripe and best ready to eat is considered their "season".

I am not a fruit, or a vegetable, but I too belong to a class of those who are picked during a season - the political junkie. No, I'm not just the guy who watches The Situation Room every night, I'm the guy who went to grad school for campaign management, and now I'm the guy who is leaving Washington DC to work on a congressional campaign.

It's been a strange 24 hours since I heard from my new boss that I got a job as a Field Organizer in Florida's 16th Congressional District, but since I'm leaving Friday morning for the Sunshine State, and I'd prefer that my not so unique brand of snark and sarcasm not be around for any prying GOP opposition researchers to find, I'll be temporarily shutting this blog down sometime this weekend - so if you come and visit, and it says you need a password, you really don't, it's because there won't be anything to read until after Election Day.

I want to thank my friends and readers for being so good to me over the past year and a half. I started this blog out as something just for Apples and I, but now people actually read it, and I couldn't be more humbled by that.

I will miss writing for you, I will miss obsessing over the latest trend or which chef is going where, and I will miss all of you who have given my ego that quite unneeded boost over the past months.

I'll be back, better than ever; but in the meantime, if you'll excuse me, we've got a race to win.


Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog and will miss it while you're gone. I look forward to seeing your blog resume after the election!

Anonymous said...

Great news for you -- congratulations -- but, I'll miss the blog. It's fun to read and a good way to keep up on what's going on locally and nationwide with food. Maybe before you go you could post a top five or 10 other local blogs you like so your regulars can easily find something that's just as good?

Anonymous said...

You will be missed! I just moved to D.C. from Florida, so I hope you enjoy my former home.

All the best and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! But, I'm going to really miss reading your blog, it is a wonderful source for local food news, as well as, great source for other local and national food blogs. It is my go to site!!! I'll be looking forward to you starting to post again after the election!

Anonymous said...

I will miss the blog while you're away, but will look forward to it returning in November!