Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Friday Mussings

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Yes, I did mean that.

Finally – its Friday!  Yesterday I thought it was Friday all day.  Imagine my disappointment when I was leaving for the day and people were saying “See you tomorrow!”  And I’m thinking to myself “pshaw… I’m not coming in on Saturd… dammit!”  And you’d think I’d know what day it was since it was a comic posting day.  Sheesh.

Me and two of my co-workers travelled into the deepest darkest depths of North Africa for lunch yesterday to get take-out from Crown Candy Kitchen.  I’d never been there before so I figured what the hell, why not?  Let me tell you… we couldn’t have looked more lost if we had a neon sign flashing above us with the word LOST written in 20 foot tall glowing letters.  Imagine this: Three white guys in button down shirts driving down the side streets of North St. Louis in a shiny silver BMW.  Me in the passenger sheet holding three pages of Google Maps trying to figure out which way to go when the route we are taking is inexplicably cut off by a street closure.  Yeah.

But we found it and made it inside without hearing a single gunshot (although to be fair there was a lot of road construction happening nearby so we might have missed it) and I have to admit its a pretty neat place.  A throw-back to the 50’s or 60’s in style, decor, seating… everything.  OK not everything.  The prices are insane.  It cost me almost $12 for a ham & cheese sandwich with some potato chips and a marshmallow malt.  What the hell?  Up here?  Who can afford that in this area?  Sadly, the candy prices were even higher.  Have they never heard of Wal-Mart?  It was good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think I’ll be taking that particular safari again any time soon.

On the way back to the office my friend was showing off and punched the accelerator on the BMW.  We rocketed back and then he slowed down abruptly.  I asked him what that was for, thinking maybe he saw a cop.  He said we were doing 95 MPH and he didn’t want to take the Broadway exit ramp.  I called him a pussy.  There’s no other response possible at that point really.  If he’d have floored it and got another 20 or 30 MPH on it we could have taken that ramp, hit the apex, and flown right over the parking garage – through the side of our building and into his parking spot in the garage.  But no.  He slowed down and took another exit.  Pussy.

I brought my lunch today….

Hong Kong Tales: Embarrased at lunch

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

For the past couple of days two of our big bosses are in Hong Kong visiting and attending meetings and such. Being the nice guys that they are, they invited the entire office out to lunch at a fancy / expensive dim sum restaurant yesterday at City Hall. We had two huge tables full of people. We ordered dim sum from the ladies pushing the funny little trolleys around and they would hand us baskets of yummy goodness. It was fun and the food was really good. OK, so that’s the location.

Now for the setup. A week or so ago, a friend and co-worker showed me a pair of tiny red shoes with funny stitched tiger faces on the toes and little whiskers that stuck out. She said that they were called “tiger shoes” and she had a friend send her the pair from the mainland. She told me it was very traditional and nice to get a baby a pair of tiger shoes. They were cute but odd looking. So the other day I pass by a store that seemingly has two names (Goods of Desire and Delay No More are both displayed in huge letters) and carries lots of odd clothes and accessories. I notice in their display window that they have adult size tiger shoes. How cool is that? And then I forgot about it.

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