Friday, February 25, 2005
JPennant: Hahaha. "Dont panic" indeed
McClint: did you ever read the book?
McClint: or listen to the radio show or see the old BBC tv show?
JPennant: I confess, I just skimmed the books
JPennant: it was just too ahead of me
McClint: you gotta be open to scifi a bit too
JPennant: I never actually read them thru
McClint: too bad he died so young
McClint: it is good. but you gotta read it to at least understand "don't panic" the Babelfish, and the significance of "42"
JPennant: oh I read that
JPennant: didnt he die at 42?
McClint: ummmm actually i'm not sure... let me check
McClint: born march 11, 1952 died May 11, 2001
JPennant: by the way, that guy died
McClint: what guy?
JPennant: the guy I was telling you about who died where Im working.
McClint: ??? i dont remember
JPennant: Oh. Tuesday, i said I saw a guy die that morning
JPennant: then I said he was still being worked on by paramedics when i left
JPennant: He had collapsed face down in the hallway
JPennant: he was overweight and sedentary
JPennant: nice guy tho
JPennant: it just made me stop, but prolly not for the reasons I thought I would
JPennant: in brief, it brought to mind that song "Suicide is Painless"
JPennant: When I obsess about dying, I worry about how painful it'll be
JPennant: It didnt look that painful.
McClint: yeah. that's why god invented morphine :-)
JPennant: Just in an introspective mood
JPennant: I could use some Starbux
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
"I'll get the Chicken Parmigiana but with risotto."
"But we have Pasta. It comes with pasta."
"Risotto. I like rice. I want it with risotto."
"I'll check with the kichen."
Heh, I think he's used to telling people what they should have.
Me, I prefer rice over pasta.
It was VERY good.
The owner of the restaurant collects little FIAT 600's, and I was taking pictures of the bright yellow one parked in front of the place.
I started taking pictures, and naturally, people started pulling up to look at the car.
(Whats UP with that, by the way?? I start taking pictures and people pull up to enjoy the view.. and be IN the view. Goodness.)
The owner was doing the usual Italian Restaurant Thing In a Touristy Area, calling and waving to people to come on in.
While across the street, he was indicating to a bunch of people to come on in. I had intended to have Dim Sum down the road (Dim Sum! All you can eat!! Five dollars!!), but you know - I decided to check it out.
Not expensive, pretty good.
As I walked out, the owner firmly shook my hand and in heavily accented english, looked me in the eye and said he hoped Id be back.
You know, that might be his schtick - but that goes a long way with me.