Sunday, May 27, 2007

Catching Up

Been a little busy here the last few days. Filled out and sent off paperwork to adopt a dog. I know, I know, I said I wasn’t going to rush. And I didn’t—Kate said she’s been looking and looking. (Thanks, and I’ll let you know!)

Hemmed my dress for the concert. We had our pre-Carnegie Hall concert last night and I think it was awesome. We recorded it and if it turned out ok and I can figure it out, I’ll try to put some of it up here.

I’ve been trying to recover from a couple of mental pics AD burned into my poor susceptible brain. I will never look at beanbags and celery the same way. I’m almost afraid to go see what I’ve been missing at his blog the last couple of days. I may have to go back into counseling. Or at least get some stronger drugs.

I think what I have spent the most time on lately has been this silly restaurant meme Diamond Mair tagged me with. I have racked and racked my brain and cannot come up with any “to die for” establishments. There are lots of places I like to eat at, but I haven’t found that little out of the way joint that I would call extraordinary.

But let me ask you—first, picture this: Grandma, standing at the stove, making fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. Home grown and canned green beans with bacon, that you sat on the front porch and helped snap (the green beans, not the bacon). Homemade bread and butter. Made from scratch shortcake, covered with fresh strawberries (that you weren’t allowed to help pick because you were banned from the strawberry patch for eating them all).

Now I ask you: What restaurant could ever hope to top that?

However, in the spirit of cooperation, Sarcastic Sally came to the rescue and wrote this for the meme:

The rules: add your name to the list,
Pick five people and notify them,
List your five favorite eating spots at your location.
The List:
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, United States)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona, United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Bubs (Mt Prospect, Illinois, United States)
Mob (Midland, Texas United States)
Yas (Ahwatukee, Arizona USA)
RSP (Scottsdale, AZ USA)
Ralphd00d (Phoenix, AZ USA)
DW (South East US)
Diamond Mair (near Houston, TX)
FlyingFlo (KC-ish, MO, USA)

1. McDonald’s—gotta love those fries. Crisp, piping hot, fried to golden perfection, and doused with salt. Only problem is, Youngest Sister is a store manager, so I can’t win any cool prizes.

2. Taco Bell—taco supreme, hold the tomatoes. As long as you dine in and don’t carry out, they’re crunchy and filling. And it contains all four food groups. Even without the tomatoes, because I put sauce on it, and that’s made from tomatoes. And even though they don’t do the four food groups any more, too bad. Too many levels on the pyramid. I think the aliens that helped build the pyramids would be appalled with what man has done to them.

3. Pizza Hut—Meat Lover’s on hand-tossed crust. Back to the four food groups, and again with the sauce. I don’t think they have any cool contests, but even if they did, I couldn’t win because Niece works there.

4. Sonic—blended root beer float. Smooth, creamy, and priced right.

5. Dairy Queen—their cream gravy isn’t too bad. I wish I worked there. I could live on soft serve. And it’s a dairy product, which is good for you.

Now, if you’re in the area and want to know where you can sit for hours and have coffee and conversation, or the best margarita, give me a holler (and invite me along).

So let’s see. Everybody over on my links either has been tagged or will be tagged, except possibly Kate or Lovi. And I’m not going to force them to do it. However, if they want to, or anyone else, go for it.

Hope you all are having a safe weekend.



Kate said...

You missed O'Dowd's Little Dublin in Westport. That's MY favorite in KC! LOL Great lunches and the Guinness is mighty fine, too!

Nicole Tan said...

Sonic and the blended root beer float sounds absolute tempting to me!!! and wow 3 fast food chain?? haha but I have to admit Mcdonalds, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are the best around...

Ps thanks for doing the tag. I hope you enjoyed it.. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

velverse said...

Everything will be just fine when you have mcd's and their hot frieds :D

Oh hooray. another vote for taco bell. Sounds it is just a MUST GO place!

Thanks for sharing :D

Flo said...

Well Kate, I guess you'll have to stay longer then when you come to visit. We'll hit O'Dowds (I haven't been to Westport in years), and we have to find a good BBQ joint--unless you know one of them, too?

You're welcome, Nicole and velverse.

phlegmfatale said...

You know, it didn't have to be a delight by anyone's standards but your own. Here's to taking pleasure in food that's readily available. Frankly, I love the blizzard (Oreos, thank you) from Dairy Queen.

Best wishes with your Carnegie Hall performance. A friend of mine did her debut recital there a few weeks ago. What a thrill it must be to perform there.

HollyB said...

You made DB LOL. The rest of us were so serious naming all the fancy smancy places, and you do yours on the fast food chains.
But you know what? I eat at McD's and Taco Bell more often than any of the other places I named, well except for the Smokehouse.
But Sonic, we all know I'm there 4-5x/week. But it's for the Rasberry Tee and that WONDERFUL ice.

Kate said...

*sobbing* I've never eaten at a Sonic drive-in....

Flo said...

*sighing* I guess we'll have to take care of that, too, Kate. But that's ok, I don't mind the sacrifice.

Hey Holly, we have a couple of Smokehouses up here, wonder if they're the same?

Thanks, Phlegmfatale--what type of performance did your friend do?