Michael and Lena and Brayden have a podcast. Well, they've published one episode, and Lena and Brayden came to town and stayed with us for the weekend to tape episode two. The podcast is about crosswords, especially common crossword fill. And common crossword drinks. So we made sloe gin fizzes, which were not great. We made eel on rice one night, because eel is in the crossword a lot. We went out for dinner another night because we wanted to show off the best of Binghamton (seriously, it was obvious how infrequently people come to town because we just drove around pointing things out: "Look at the river. It goes all the way to the Chesapeake Bay!"). We would have had wine with dinner, but weirdly they didn't have a wine list printed, so Lena asked what they did have, and the poor waitress (who we've had before and like), went into a long recitation of wine types... "we have a pinot noir and a chardonnay, and a merlot, and a sauvignon blanc...". I stopped listening and just watched Lena smile increasingly broadly and politely, then order a martini.
If you would like to listen, here is a link to Episode One of On the Grid. Episode Two is being edited as we speak.