This blog’s fairy godmother, Six Apart, is spoiling me: first, they made it so you could create profiles in the comments and now they’ve granted me a wish I’ve been wishing for for a very long time. You see, the posts on my blog are all very formal: big title, big picture, lots of text and tags, etc, etc. I’ve always wanted a way to write shorter posts–much less formal–that would let me update the site throughout the day with links out to interesting recipes, videos, blog posts, articles, and so on. Well now, at last, my dream has come true: welcome to shorts, a new style of post here on The Amateur Gourmet. From now on, my site–which is normally dormant after each day’s single post–will be much more vibrant: with shorts, the site’ll be updated multiple times a day. Like a jolt of electricity, these shorts’ll energize the blog the way Kevin Bacon’s dancing energized the town in “Footloose.” Actually, I’ve never seen “Footloose” but I saw the Broadway musical version (which was really bad) so I know the basic story and can make this statement: Shorts are the Kevin Bacon to this blog’s John Lithgow. So thanks again, Six Apart, for making all my blog’s dreams come true: let’s get dancing.