Wednesday, May 07, 2008


The trailer may only be half finished (albeit functional), but never mistake that my priorities are not in order. This afternoon I tatooed the pit with this. Rest in peace Waylon Jennings, rest in peace.


ULIKA BBQ said...

nice touch.

When are you going to blog about the DAC album that is on the wall?

Anonymous said...

So how about an update on BBQfeast? How'd the rig work out.

m.a. said...

I haven't read this thing since I quit working at court; nice to see that it is still bursting with such interesting material and that you are staying just as red on "the blog"as you are at home. Now do some updating; it is May the 21st for crying out loud.

Anonymous said...

Ok Pat, now that I'm down here in Ft Myers with no good BBQ in site. I have to rely on you posting updates to quinch my appetite for those suculant ribs and to die for pulled pork. It is now june 11th I am hungry for a post... bad things might start to happen. Post you damn blog, Ft myers depends on it whether these motherscratchers know it or not.

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