day 313: food thoughts


Is it just me, or do a lot of you end a busy day with food on the brain? In a trance-like state I pulled out of the parking lot at my school at 12:45 and drove straight to Panda Express, where I self-medicated with orange chicken. Yes, I feel much better now.

Food is so connected to feelings and memories.

Seafood=growing up on the eastern seaboard.
Kale, soup= Vo.
Pastrami burgers=wedding night (hey, there was a burger joint between the reception center and the hotel and we were hungry!).

So, I sit here in the food court reading, writing, and breathing fire from my Kung Pao.



16 comments

LisAway | June 29, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Mmmmmmmm, food!

Stacy | June 29, 2010 at 2:48 PM

I love Panda Express. Orange Chicken, mmmm! And the closest one to me is about a half hour away, so it's a rare treat! Great, now all I want is orange chicken.

Kazzy | June 29, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Sorry, Stacy. :)

Connie | June 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Bologna sandwiches=wedding night.
That was 100 years ago when bologna was a delicacy!

Food, smells, songs, they all bring back a flood of memories. Hope you enjoyed your orange chicken! Yum!

gigi | June 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Yes! And yesterday after a very long day with two little girls, the minute they left I drove to McDonalds and got myself an ice cream. I felt much better by the time I got home.

Amber | June 29, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I think it's even worse to start a busy day with food on the mind because from the minute I wake up, all I can think about is what I will make for dinner.

Charlotte | June 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM

I often feel the same way, although all I ever want is chocolate or cookies or ice cream or donuts or ... I need to go eat some junk food now. Thanks.

Bossy Betty | June 29, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Oh yes, Oh yes. Must go eat now.

wendy | June 29, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Oh yeah.....food is a DRUG
feeds us ----in many ways
comforts us...WHY??
It's only food................

Dona | June 30, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Have you tried the honey walnut shrimp? Tasty!

Ca88andra | June 30, 2010 at 2:22 AM

I think I have food on the brain continuously. Comfort food can equate to anything from raisin toast to mac cheese to something sweet depending on my mood.

TechnoBabe | June 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Comfort food is called for sometimes. I don't know if there is a Panda Express here. There is a really great oriental buffet and people who want take out fill up a take out box and it is weighed and they pay according to the weight. I think next time we will do that, we tend to want to get up and go for seconds when we are sitting in the restaurant.

Kimberly | June 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Food is intricately bound up with our memories, so true.

Eowyn | July 1, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Homemade Bread
Homemade Ice Cream
Tomato soup and cheese sandwiches

I could do a lovely list of food and why I love it and the memories attached.

I want orange chicken now.

Mrs4444 | July 1, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Absolutely! We don't have a Panda Express, but I've inhaled a Figaro's Pizza many a time under the same circumstances. (well, not the whole thing, but that's just because people are watching most of the time, haha.)

Luann | July 7, 2010 at 10:33 AM

No, it's not just you.