Wednesday, April 23, 2008

For the Love of Chinese

When you live on an island with only three open restaurants (one of which you won't eat at due to an unfortunate food poisoning incident,) there are times you'll do almost anything to get something different for dinner. Like wait down town to meet the boat at 5:00 pm, even though you were done working an hour and a half earlier...

My Chinese food is on that boat...
...I'm giddy with anticipation as they open the hatch......look at those brown bags; I can almost taste the cashew chicken...
Look at that smile... Now I have to ride my bike over a mile (uphill) to get home and I don't even care - because I don't have to cook tonight.
Getting home late; lugging food uphill; it was *so* worth it.

18 comments:

miss chris said...

Sweet cracker sandwich, this post killed me. I hope it was wonderful1 :) xo

Shannon said...

Couldn't see the pics. O ya, it feels good not to cook sometimes - doesn't it. We had Panda Express for dinner tonight (which is kind of Chinese)! Mmmmmm...

Maggie said...

Thank goodness the summer season is just around the corner! More choices!!

Jade said...

That is very cool! I didn't know you lived on an island. Glad you got your chinese!

Sew Bee It said...

I don't know how you make it without Chinese food down the block! Though, to be honest, the best Chinese food I've ever had was in England... And the best Indian... and the best Greek... Well, now I'm hungry:) And thanks for the extra engery, I'll be putting it to use soon!

Philigry said...

oh yes! i would do the same thing! yummy!

Crystal said...

And I thought we had it rough! Boating in your food fix. :) That is great!

Mandy said...

I remember the days of going across the ice to get the chinese--oh, how good it tasted in the dead of winter!!

So glad to see the boats are running again to give you some freedom.

Marcia said...

Wow! That'a delivered meal! I bet it tasted wonderful. How many people live on the Island year round?

Liz said...

There are about 500 of us who are here year round. (Give or take a few.)

village mama said...

glad it was worth it!

clara said...

Now I get to understand more about delivery in a WHOLE new way :-)
Enjoy your weekend!

susan said...

what island do you live on? i am so stoked to live on the mainland now! after 35 years of living on kauai it is great to be able to get anything i want any time i want and be able to get in my car and drive for days...if i want or need to. it is so cold again and they say we are getting snow tonight or tomarrow and my daffodils are starting to bloom...

Stephanie said...

Oh, my, I didn't realize how much I'd taken delivery for granted! Moving from a large town to a small one was an adjustment as far as restaurants go, but not THIS much of one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

MegandMag said...

All your island talk gives me romantic notions about wanting to move there. Your first tutorial was great too. I tagged you for a meme. graggirl(dot)typepad(dot)com. Michelle

Dawn said...

You have a beautiful blog! Your silhouette's are breath-taking--absolutely gorgeous! And your very first quilt is so wonderful...all that hand-piecing and hand-quilting...

purple and paisley said...

i was absolutely thrilled you left a comment on my blog...thank you so much! my husband is fascinated looking at your pictures - he thinks your island living is wonderful...and your 1st quilt? wow...it's gorgeous!

The Pastoral Princess said...

LOL! I would do just about anything for Chinese food too...but a bike ride, a whole mile...uphill...that would be pushing it for me! Hope it was yummy!!