March 09, 2007

Fortune Cookie Wisdom of the Day!

Jeff and I met up at the swanky Wan's Chinese in Cahaba Heights, and I must say I was highly disappointed. No buffet for one thing, and the place was nice and tidy with clean plates and silverware and glasses. Thankfully, the hot and sour soup was tasty, and the kung pao chicken had the odd texture and scorched flavor of something other than chicken, or else it wouldn't have been anywhere NEAR the stereotype I so crave in my Asian cuisine.

As usual, the luncheon talk dwelt on our usual mix of xenophobic bigotry, work, cars, stupid people, local media personalities (including the personable, cute, and inimitable Wendy Garner, and the savaging of one former TV climatologist who thinks much more highly of himself than he ought but who shall remain nameless since I can't spell in Polish), Internet filth (i.e., Possumblog), cars, and imaginary restaurants.

All in all, quite a nice lunch, especially since I got two whole magazines out of the deal.

Now then, what you've ALL been waiting on!

First up, this:

An interesting sports opportunity is in your near future.

I sure hope that dream of having my own cheerleading squad is about to come true!

Next, something even BETTER:

A short stranger will soon enter your life with blessings to share.

I really appreciate the wisdom in these things, but I DO so wish they'd at least give me a name to go on. I've already intensely questioned several short people here in the building whom I've never met before about the blessings they're supposed to share with me, and apparently NONE of them were the right one.


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Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 9, 2007 12:55 PM

Wan's is pretty good--I eat there sometimes since I live close by. As you note they are actually "swanky" compared to a lot of their competitors. But I guess if you were looking for a Chinese lunch *buffet* in the Cahaba Heights area I'd probably say one of the better ones close to there is Mandarin Cafe on Acton Road at I-459. I've been there twice and they're not bad at all.

Posted by: Stan at March 10, 2007 05:49 PM

That one's probably a bit too far for me to get to at lunch. If only the Cathay Inn were still open. It was always to convenient, and located right next door to a vet's office!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 12, 2007 11:37 AM

Yeah, I know what you mean. I wish Cathay Inn was still open and also Joy Young's. There must certainly be a good Chinese restaurant or two on Southside but I am not as familiar with that area. About the only places I personally know about on Southside/UAB area are the Fish Market, the Pita Stop, and the Purple Onion. And the Fish Market, as much as I like them, does such a good business one can't always get in and out that quickly.

But then you could always get Jeff to pay for it, eh?

Posted by: Stan at March 12, 2007 12:40 PM

Hehehehe--yeah, RIGHT! There is a buffet place over at the Palisades we've eaten at before. Probably need to go back there again.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 12, 2007 01:22 PM