General Tso: Kitchen Warrior

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.

vacation, humor, Modern PhilosopherI 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?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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11 Responses to General Tso: Kitchen Warrior

  1. kristianw84 says:

    Now I want General Tso’s.

    I haven’t seen New Girl but I’ve added it to my watch list because I heard Justin Long is in a few episodes. I also like Zooey Deschanel.

    I’m rewatching Fraiser, although, I haven’t seen every episode, so some are new for me.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation. 🙂

  2. beth says:

    enjoy your time and now i want chinese food!

  3. markbialczak says:

    I’m glad to hear you scratched the Chinese food itch, Austin. Way to get out there!
    My latest binge was Scorpion, a great show that got four seasons on CBS in the mid 2010s. It runs on POP carried on my DirecTV and I DVRd all of it.

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