August 7th, 2003

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MAN. Last night I was hanging out with one of my imaginary internet friends, and we went to this Ecuadorian/Cuban seafood restaurant that just opened up about a block from my apartment called "Mitad del Mundo". I had the house special, which is shrimp, scallops, clams, oysters, and whitefish in this light garlic cream sauce with basil. You also get fried plantain with everything.

The place was fucking GREAT, which is why it made me sad that no one else was there. Admittedly, it was a Wednesday night, but as we were leaving the waitress chased us down and said "Please come again! We have live music on weekends! Tell your friends!" My hope is that they were just being friendly and not expressing horrible desperation, because this is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in years, and it's RIGHT BY MY HOUSE. So I would hate to see it go out of business.

P.S. See, this is an entry where I really with I had a userpic of Matter-Eater Lad.
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Oh yeah

One thing I forgot to mention last night. We also went to Delilah's to listen to DJ Mattlock spin some excellent country grooves, and it just so happened that they had Old Crow shots for $2.

Which means that, say, if you slip the bartender a ten, he will line five of them up right in front of you.

For reasons you can probably guess, I forget what happened after that.
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Here is a song I just wrote about the year 1829.

1829! 1829!
Of all the 1820s, you're the flyest super-fine!
I sing about you sweeter than the voice of Patsy Cline
'Cause you're 1829!

June the fuckin' eighth in the town of Liverpool
The UK's first non-London municipal swimming pool!
Sevastopol in Russia told the Jews to all get bent!
Philly laid the cornerstone for the first U.S. mint!
Leo XII and Pius VIII both took the final hike!
A bunch of Polish people drowned 'cause of a broken dyke!
A dude named Johnny Martin set the church at York on fire!
Bill Burt invents the typewriter, unless I am a liar!

1829! 1829!
In the early 1820s, you're the year that really shines!
I dream about you daily while I drink and dance and dine
'Cause you're 1829!

Catholics in England got the right to ply their faith!
J.Q. Adams left the White House and he soon became a wraith!
The Turkish and the Russians both negotiated peace!
Then the Turks turned right around and gave autonomy to Greece!
An opera bowed in Paris with the title "William Tell"!
And also, Goethe's "Faust", which was bombastical as hell!
The cops in London got help in the form of Scotland Yard!
Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, lived a life that was quite hard!

1829! 1829!
For suckas who would dis you, I am gonna draw a line!
Reading all about you sure beats working in a mine
'Cause you're 1829!