28 January 2009

Say It Ain't So

Over the holiday I went for a routine eye exam that turned out to be anything but routine. Standing in for my family optometrist was a greasy substitute who, within minutes of sitting me down, commented on how good my English was, with a look of utter amazement. I explained that I was born in Austin—a minor detail. Thus began a torturous eye exam that went from racial to sexual harassment, a story for another time.

Based on more recent events, the eye exam wasn't a singular, anachronistic encounter (far from). Rather, the compliment on my English was foreshadowing—for the childish jokes about my ancestral cuisine, for the fingers pointing at me and the "china" I hear from the day laborers just south of I-10.

To those of you who just don't get it, the year is 2009. Act like it, please. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to snack on your pet!

21 January 2009

Yelp Reviews

After trying the sliced beef from Hickory Hollow I decided it was time to join Yelp. Herewith, my reviews thus far.

02 January 2009