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Sandwich Alley: Soon enough, friend

OK, today's Serious Eats newsletter put me over the top. I have to say something. Today's SE email had a link to their article about Bleecker between 6th and 7th Ave., what they call New York's "Sandwich Alley." I've never dined there that I recall. They talked about Murray's (where I've only eaten ice cream) grilled cheeses, lobster rolls (my most memorable came from McDonald's in Boston) and what they claim to be "the best sandwich in Sandwich Alley."

Oh I am slacking. Why? Lots of reasons. I do have about six sandwich articles hibernating in my drafts pile. They're waiting for me to edit them, but I've opted not to for the last few months, citing business reasons, also, laziness. If you're curious, my most recent ones unwritten posts are about pregnancy, Hawaiians and peanut butter. They may never see the light of day. Meanwhile, my tomato sandwich post is completely outdated, having passed its seasonal relevancy for 2009. Oh well.

So what's new? Now I have a good excuse not to update this blog. I'm writing a novel, and I only have 30 days to do it. It's a challenge called National Novel Writing Month, and I've accepted, agreeing to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. At this moment of procrastination in the very early hours of Nov. 7, I'm at 11,016, which I'm pleased with. That means I'm on pace, even if the novel's nowhere near coherent yet. I expect to fill a good chunk with sandwich descriptions when I get stuck. But point is, it's keeping me busy.

There you have it; that's where I'm at. I have the best excuse to date for not updating this blog, so there. If you have your own sandwich thoughts, send them my way, and I'll update the site via you.


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