Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love And Food... or Love Of Food? Is There A Difference?

So,
what's a guy to do when he's tired, busy, cranky, irritable, and just plain snotty? Simple, spend a weekend with the gal pal... It's funny, someone pointed out an observation to me that I didn't realize before but now that I think about it, it makes sense. It seems that most often due to my whacked out schedule, I don't post as much as I should. But when I do post, it almost always seems to happen after spending time with the gal pal, or I've finished chatting with her. She cracks me up. Every time I go see her, and I spend about ten to twelve minutes with her, I feel every tired, busy, cranky, irritable and just plain snotty attitude disappear. They don't exist anymore. They are replaced by awe, and by amazement. We went to lunch after church on Sunday with her folks and I think all four of us were almost ready to nod off at the table we were at in a mexican restaurant. Of course the lone exception being when her dad and I both were busy inhailing the tortilla chips and salsa that we had before our meal arrived. I normally don't eat like that with the lone exception of when the gal pal and I go to that restaurant. Of course, her dad wasn't buying that... He laughed at me and just kept saying "uh-huh, sure Mik". I even pleaded that if I wanted to eat heavy duty mexican food, being of mexican descent, I could just go home or over to my sisters' and I could whale-out all I wanted. He acknowledged that and then laughed when I told him that when I do eat mexican food, sadly, it's usually Taco Bell. Or as I like to call it after eating there each time... Taco hell. I dunno... They just opened a Del Taco in my town and I've gone there and tried it a couple of times. It's not too bad actually. I liked it. I've tried Jack In the Box and again, not all bad. Okay so nothing can take the place of homemade... My question today: outside of homemade, what's your favorite chain for mexican food and what's your favorite meal from there? I know, I know, not the most ponderous question we've ever dealt with, but hey, why not? As I type this out, I'm dreaming of FOOD.... GLORIOUS FOOD...mmmm... (oh yeah, and how awesome my gal pal is...) That figures. I started this entry to say how much I love and appreciate my gal pal and I get side tracked by my one true weakness in this world... FOOD...lol

6 comments:

Indigo said...

I can't help you on the Mexican food question. My favorite food is all Greek. Chicken Slouvaka(sp) or Gyros and I'm putty. I love it! The thing is I didn't discover Greek food until I moved North.(Hugs)Indigo

madcobug said...

I usually just have a 7 layer burrito from Taco Bell. Never go to a real Mexican restuarant. Helen

Lynne said...

There is a mexican resteraunt (hole in the wall) in Waldorf MD, that the husband likes. I love their food too, but it never loves me, lol. Anymore, I can't tolerate spicey food.

Melanie said...

There is a little hole in the wall place a half mile or so from me...cant remember the name of the place...WAY good burritoes and gordita's and homemade chips and salsa! YUM!!!

Melanie

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

For me, it is Hacienda. Love the ultimate margaritas, the chips and salsa, and usually a combo plate of some type.

Carolyn said...

Taco Hell! That's what I've always called it!!! You crack me up Mik- and it doesn't surprise me that your gal pal has that effect on you. I'm glad you get along well with her folks too. We have a few good Mexican food places down here, but most are not nationwide chains and are authentic. We still hit TH though now if we go out at all, as it's quite easy on a near empty wallet! ;-) Back home I used to go to Chi Chi's and LOVED the chicken or seafood enchilatas! And the fried ice cream for dessert of course. Man, I miss that place. Funny Mik, how whenever I comment on your blog- I get to thinking about back home lol. God Bless you much !!!!