Octopuscarwash's Gourmet Adventures

I live to eat. Yes, I am an Asian Jew. My favorite meal is breakfast (oatmeal in particular). I'm only in high school, so I am a complete amateur. Some of my favorite cuisines are Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Japanese and Korean. I eat so much Chinese food that it's hard to say whether I like it or not... all I know is that I don't like what most of America seems to think of as Chinese food, Panda Express. I'm a pescetarian and love coming up with my own healthy fusion food.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Wow, greatest Halloween I've had in a while. It seemed like my costume was going to be a disaster until the last minute.
We got together a group to go as the Clue characters. I was Miss Scarlet with the candlestick (our very very VERY obviously fake toy gun was confiscated by an obnoxious English teacher a few days ago). Should I grow my hair out again? The wig was starting to grow on me (pardon the pun).
After school, I changed out of the costume, and a few people from the swim team and I went downtown. We hung out for a while at one of our houses, sang karaoke and such, then headed over to Flat Top for dinner!
I LOVE PLACES LIKE THIS. I realize that a lot of these buffet/ all-you-can-eat places are ripoffs, since the only difference is that you see what's available, as opposed to having a closed-off kitchen, but that is definitely what makes it fun.
Our sticks:
I filled my bowl to the brim with brown rice, vegetables, and all the soy products they had (Quorn, tempeh, seitan)... I was really excited and felt like being vegan for the night for some reason.
I added a white stick for vegetarian/ allergy, and a yellow stick for vegetable soup... what bugged me is that I asked them specifically if they would turn it into soup or just give soup on the side, and they said on the side, but they turned it into soup! I definitely eat my fair share of soup at home and this didn't feel quite substantial enough. I ended up getting a second bowl of what seemed like a decent portion, but it wilted down so much when it cooked that it was really only a few bites.
Most people got noodles or flat bread, and one girl got hers as a mushu wrap.
Our coach was saintly enough to give us a day off practice for Halloween, and I really am trying to eat less on the days that I don't swim. However, they wanted to head over to Cold Stone. Because I was actually still really hungry from dinner, I was a good child and ordered a small frozen yogurt with cherries, whereas the rest of them got decadent, chocolate creations.
I was SO TEMPTED by the pumpkin ice cream (I got a taste of it), but no, I was resolute. Besides, today is my dad's birthday and we are going to have a very decadent dinner.
We went back to the house and played a childish game of 10 Fingers/ Never Have I ever... Only someone on the swim team (me) would say "Never have I ever swum anything besides breaststroke in the 200 Medley Relay."
And no, I had no candy whatsoever this Halloween! It really didn't appeal.
And PS, I am so happy this year. Freshman and Sophomore years were terrible. I love the swim team, and I love hanging out with people in different grades. Love the freshmen!

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