Updating My Culinary Passport

Someone once told me I was a very complicated person, Modern Philosophers.

I know that sounds like an awesome compliment, but she meant it in a hurtful way.  Her words confused me more than they offended me, however, because I think I’m a pretty simple guy.

Sure, I have complexities that might frighten away the kind of person who runs from a good challenge, but overall, I’m simple.

You can sit me in front of a really great television show, and I’d be perfectly content.  Right now, I’m bingeing Castle from the very beginning.  Love it.  Great writing.  Well developed characters.  Fun chemistry between the leads.  And Detective Beckett is quite easy on the eyes.

I’d also be just as happy watching the Yankees game.  Or give me a good book and a comfy chair.  Better yet, a promising idea and access to my laptop is all I need to pass the day.

And some Snapple.  Don’t forget my beverage of choice.

Not at all complicated.

I don’t know what she was talking about!

humor, life, Modern PhilosopherTo further prove my point, I’m going to relate a tale of how I dealt with some stress today.

I wasn’t having the best day, so I took a moment to stop and consider that.  What would it take to improve my mood?  How could I prevent falling any further down a rabbit hole of stress?

I thought about how cool it would be if we could just order out a bunch of pizzas.  Because, as any Modern Philosopher worth his toga will tell you, food can solve most problems.

And since I’m forever evolving as a Modern Philosopher, I took my problem solving to a higher level because pizza is a very obvious solution to the puzzle.

I wanted to bush the boundaries and open up my mind (and stomach) to an entirely new option.

I settled on Chinese food.

General Tso’s Chicken is going to make it all better.

It’s that simple.

humor, philosophy, Modern PhilosopherOkay, so maybe it’s slightly more complicated than that.

It will be General Tso’s Chicken, fried rice, and an egg roll.  Plus, I’m going to bring some Snapple from my stash at home.

That will be my lunch tomorrow.

Knowing that Chinese food is on the horizon has already exponentially brightened my outlook on life.

Because I’m a simple guy, who knows how to solve a problem.

I’m really not at all complicated.  Trust me on this while you’re passing the soy sauce…

Do you think you’re a complicated person?  If someone told you that you were would you be offended?  What’s your go to Chinese food order?

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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10 Responses to Updating My Culinary Passport

  1. kristianw84 says:

    I wouldn’t say I’m complicated, but I have been told that I am. I think it’s because I live in a town of conformists and people who take all of their news at face-value, and they’re confused by my rebellion and ability to think for myself. 🤷‍♀️

    It doesn’t offend me, but to be fair, people befuddle me.

    General Tso’s and Sesame chicken are my Chinese go-to’s.

  2. lindahobden says:

    Crispy Singapore Noodles is my favourite Chinese food takeway & anything with cashew nuts in it! 🤣

  3. Ocean Bream says:

    I think to an extent we must all be complicated to people who don’t want to take the time and effort to understand us. As with anything. That being said, I don’t think you are complicated at all. Your Chinese food conclusions seems very rational and logical to me!

  4. markbialczak says:

    Won ton soup, pepper steak with friend rice, egg roll, happy Mark. OK to substitute in chicken and Chinese vegetables, General Tso’s Chicken or barbecued spare ribs (bone in or boneless depending on my mood) for the entree. Once in a while pork lo mein is preferred over the friend rice. I guess I am a complicated parson, Austin!

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