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04 October 2003 @ 10:47 pm
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I am a past-tense she, a lispy shadow entity of memory, embodied by yellowed photographs and now empty phrases.


The food in the cafeteria has been pretty lousy lately, so seven of us wound up walking to the nearby Chinese restaurant (though only five of us actually made it there, as two split off to make purchases at our ghetto-tastic Kroger). I've discovered that cheap Chinese restauraunts kind of freak me out, because no matter where you are in the country, you're essentially eating at the same place. The same features are applied to a generic building - you have your framed collages depicting "Oriental" subjects like peacocks and villages, your large paper menu with red and green print, and faded pictures of the main dishes illuminated on the wall above the cashier's head. The images are invariably the same squarish size, show the same things, and seem kind of aged and brown, regardless of the location or how old the restaurant is.

Though it was good (and tasted like the cheap Chinese food I remember from years past), I felt like I ate too much and (of course) felt sick. I don't understand my body anymore ... I used to know its limits, but all prior records seem to have been thrown away.


FFTA Observations: Bangaa are useless, Marche is clueless, and Mewt is a spoiled brat. Snipers are awesome!
Current Mood: tiredtired
El Duderino, if you're into brevitythrames on October 4th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
what place did you go to? I only know of two Oriental places in town, and one of them can hardly be construed as being solely Chinese (the Aloha, and it really isn't cheap, either)
El Duderino, if you're into brevitythrames on October 4th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
there's also the China Wok Buffet, but, I don't think that's really within walking distance of any institute of higher learning here o_O
One Who Wanders: contemplativeabiona on October 5th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
::consults the menu::
It was the First Wok, in the Fairview Plaza-thingie with Kroger, which I guess is on the corner of ... something. It's past Fairview Park and a set of train tracks over the road, that much I remember!
Bananakin Skywalkerhicat on October 5th, 2003 07:01 am (UTC)
Wooo for FFTA! *dance* Marche is not useless in my game- Well, not in battles, at least. He's an idiot in all games. Mewt's a whiny kid, and the bangaa are UGLY. *shakes her fist at them* I like the viera and the moogles, oh yes. And the nu mou, I suppose. The little nu mou look like toys!

... okay, enough babbling for now. ^^ *dances off*
One Who Wanders: cheerfulabiona on October 5th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
I didn't say that Marche was useless, just that he was clueless. : D He's handy in battles (even though I can't seem to equip items which I should be able to, because they have abilities for the Paladin on them and he's a Paladin). I'm all about the Viera, Nu Mou, and Humans. There's only one Bangaa in my clan, and I hardly ever use him. XD;
(unmuted): i see in the dark through colored lensesdoublesketch on October 7th, 2003 03:29 am (UTC)
hoorah for family-owned chinese restaurants. o how i love every little roach.

in geek news, i have found a copy of seiken densetsu 3. addiction ensues.
Fish: beetlejuicekayay on October 8th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
And all have the same platic plates and bowls and disposable wooden chopsticks with the words, “Please try your nice Chinese Food with Chopsticks the traditional and typical of Chinese glonous history and cultural”. Sometimes they even have ever so helpful instructions, such as, "Tuk under thurnb and held firmly. Add second chcostick hold it as you hold a pencil. Hold tirst chopstick in original position move the second one up and down Now you can pick up anything." Wow. Without those instructions I’m sure masses of people would be completely lost and hungry.