Chinese takeout used to be a regular part of my diet, Modern Philosophers, which probably explains why I run so much.
Once the pandemic hit, however, I stopped ordering any food that was not prepared by me in my introvert’s kitchen.
Even now that most restrictions have been lifted, and I’m fully vaccinated, I’m in no rush to get takeout. It’s not that I don’t trust the people making the food, it’s just that I’m already dealing with an overwhelming number of anxieties and phobias. Why add to that list by making myself wonder if there’s anything wrong with my takeout order?
But I am on vacation, and sometimes Vacation Austin gets VERY crazy. Case in point: I ordered Chinese food for lunch.
General Tso’s Chicken to be exact.
I have been craving the dish very badly, and what better way to add to my wild vacation than by taking a walk on the takeout side? Besides, I was paranoid that my car would die if I let it sit in the garage for ten days, so a trip to the Chinese restaurants killed two birds with the very same stone of paranoia.
As always, my lunch was delicious, but not the amazing feast I had built it up to be in both my mind and my stomach. Truth be told, I got full and didn’t even finish it.
But don’t take that to mean that my vacation day is anything less than a success. I’ve already been out for a run and gotten a haircut.
So Chinese food was just the cherry on top of an already action packed day.
While I ate lunch, I watched the episode of Castle I had on the DVR. I don’t know about you guys, but I love re-watching shows that I enjoyed during their first run on TV. Right now Castle and The New Girl are both filling up my DVR. I’ve gotten lucky because I caught them both at the end of their syndicated runs, and now the stations are going back to the Pilots and starting again from the beginning.
Sure, you can do that on a streaming service, but I don’t subscribe to any. So I’ve got to binge watch my shows the old fashioned way.
That’s my update from vacation. I have nothing else planned for the rest of the week, and am really looking forward to it.
What are some old shows you’ve been binge watching in reruns?