As president, I hosted the 2006 SouthWest Writers Contest Awards banquet today at the Marriott. We had people from as far away as Puerto Rico. And the food was great: Chicken Cardinale or Vegetarian Pasta Penne.
Since the room was filled with writers, I started out by reading a top ten list of opening paragraphs in novels that were never published. This one has a food theme:
"I could feel the pizza rising, the bile on its way up, over and out, all the pepperoni and mushrooms on a frenzied journey to daylight. Why did I drink all that beer? Why did I feel the need to impress Jesse like that? She told me pizza wasn't a good thing to eat before doing beer bongs and now I was going to prove her right, right down to the imminent pepperoni and mushroom stains on her beautiful white wedding dress."
Damn! That could've been a blockbuster novel....