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Vesuvius

Vesuvius
Angel Hair lovingly studded with Meatballs, sauced with Spicy Three Meat Sauce
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A symbol of power long dormant, but still deadly, Vesuvius stands as a constant reminder that no matter the stength of mankind's belief in its dominance, Nature will always reign supreme. The best laid-plans of mice and men often go awry, particularly when covered in molten lava.

Pictured here is Vesuvius, the very picture of quiet strength.

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors
Shrimp Fritta swimming in Marinara, impressively nestled within a blanket of Fettuccine
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The scene is familiar - a group of accountants out for a weekend adventure to escape the humdrum routine of their day-to-day lives. This weekend is white water rafting down the Ococee river, though the thick Georgia clay colors the water, making it less white and more a dull red, an ominous portent that escapes their notice.

In the eight years that the Ococee Board of Recreation has operated, no serious injuries have ever been recorded from rafters. Today, that untarnished record will be tragically broken.

Pictured here are the doomed Weekend Warriors, though it is better to die living than live dying.

day 16

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(i do not know when it is that the olive garden closes
and opens;only something in me understands
that if i show up too early they serve smaller portions)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small bowls

            lunch was fourpaws

dinner was
                         composed of
three

plates

          of pasta

love
rain
death

with apologies to mr cummings

a special thanks to
          my dining companion
" "

love

love
Spaghetti saturated in Alfredo, mixed with Meatballs
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-twirl the longness of spaghetti
smile dustily to the people,
for dinners
who crookedly care.

pictured here is love

rain

rain
Angel Hair covered in Spicy Three Meat Sauce, merged with Italian Sausage
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there is the sweet shy pirouette
your angelhair
and then

your italian
sausage.

pictured here is rain

death

death
Penne coated in Spicy Three Meat Sauce
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if i believe
in death be sure
of this
it is

because i have tried this pasta

pictured here is death

Day 15

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I've been getting a lot of questions asked via inquiring fans - some of these questions have been asked with some frequency. Thus, the following:

**Frequently Asked Questions:**

Q: How did you get pasta pass? How do I get pasta pass?

A: The pasta pass was given out as a promotional item to the first 1,000 people to find the buried treasure (a single golden olive) of Horace Garden, founder of the Olive Garden empire. Since there was only one treasure, it was very easy to find after the first guy just left it sitting at the Home Depot.

Q: Why is every Pasta Pass holder a white guy in his mid thirties with a half-built shed in his back yard?

A: See above.

Q: On a scale of none to all, how much of the pasta?

A: [not dignified with response]

Q: Fat????

A: Maybe!!!

Q: Are you actually depressed, or is that just the pasta talking?

A: Can't it be both? But seriously, this is a known effect of long-term exposure to high levels of pasta. It is commonly referred to by any number of clever monikers; see today's pasta names for a partial list.

Lunch was Sadghetti.

Dinner was composed of three plates of pasta:

Mario's Malaise
Curse of Carbs
Linguennui

Keep those comments, tweets, and emails coming, people! I don't have time to respond to them all, but I read every single one~

A special thanks to my dining companion, Nick, who has been the shining beacon of every new week for three weeks running!

Sadghetti

Sadghetti
Spaghetti richly joined with Roasted Mushroom Alfredo
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Spaghetti is nearly impossible to say without a childlike smile crossing your face, which is what makes the nature of this dish's oppressive depressive so impressive. There's very few sauces that don't work with this noodle, but this one found a way to do it. And with no toppings to distract you, you can really focus on how much it doesn't work.

Pictured here is Sadghetti, the most morose morsel.

Mario's Malaise

Mario's Malaise
Angel Hair topped with Italian Sausage, combined with Alfredo
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Named for its discoverer, Jonathan Malaise, this dish proves that great tastes can, indeed, taste bad together.

Pictured here is Mario's Malaise, not that it stopped me from eating it.

Curse of Carbs

Curse of Carbs
Roasted Mushroom Alfredo thought-provokingly merged with Italian Sausage, garishly mixed with Cavatappi
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"May you live in Bavettine times" -Italian Curse

Pictured here is the Curse of Carbs - you may feel a slight 'bewitching' sensation.

Linguennui

Linguennui
Whole Wheat Linguine superbly saturated in Meat Sauce, heaped with Shrimp Fritta
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I dunno, sometimes linguine just...doesn't...I mean...

eh...

Pictured here is Linguennui - it's not bad or anything, but why bother?

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