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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lunch at desk


Taco salad from Taco Gringo.

My first phone conversation this morning was with a kid I went to high school with. Even though I haven't seen him since school, I recognized his voice before he told me his name. We were in only one class together -- behind the wheel (driver's ed). Class was at night, after dinner, in the winter. It was good driving experience. Also, I think our car was a Toyota. Is that even possible? An import in the early 70s?

Anyway, it was him, me, another girl, and the teacher. The other girl showed up for the first session and never came again. So, then it was just him, me and the teacher. It seems like we spent most of our time driving past the teacher's girlfriend's house in the dark. Or, I should say, former girlfriend. I guess we were sort of stalking her. (I'm having total deja vu typing that. Now it's gone.) Okay, the kid. He was a talker. I remember he told us that as soon as he got out of school he was going to get married to his lifelong sweetheart. And they did get married.

(I'm keeping his name confidential for now. But, I may blog about him later because he told me he's making a major comeback. I can't wait.)

Posted by Marie at July 20, 2011 10:42 PM


That looks good, Marie. I'd have to pick around the cilantro. :) I usually don't care for real Mexican food. I prefer Americanized Mexican food, like Taco Bell. I did once have a truly fantastic Spanish omelet at a Mexican restaurant in Dallas a long time ago, though. It came on a ridiculously hot terracotta plate that I burned myself on several times.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at July 21, 2011 9:03 AM

Sounds like an interesting conversation.

The thing for me about Taco Bell is it's predictable. I like it too, but anywhere you go in America it will be the same.

"Authentic" Mexican food can be good too, but I've also run into some I didn't care for. Unfortunately, the ones I like along those lines are all in the Los Angeles area.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at July 22, 2011 12:13 AM

I like Taco Bell, too. But as soon as Taco Gringo opened a place on my side of town, I never again "made a run for the border." It's run by a local family (American), is totally fast food, and has several things on the menu you can't get at Taco Bell, including hot dogs and pulled pork.

Two of my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants have both been shut down by the INS -- one several years ago, and the other just a couple weeks ago.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at July 22, 2011 5:42 PM

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