Polter-Cow (spectralbovine) wrote,

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My Day of New Fish

It was an even lazier Sunday, as smrou and barenakedjanie let me sleep past noon. But then it was time for our final adventures!
  • searching for a place to satisfy Janie's craving for eggs
  • getting to Frescro right as they closed at one and passing on the fancy-schmancy Petit Robert Bistro
  • passing an awesomely pouty little girl in a yelling standoff with her dad
  • passing her once again, this time breathing a heavy sigh after putting on her jacket
  • confusing smrou by suggesting we follow two old ladies also denied by Fresco
  • driving to Newton, a real city, since smrou excitedly recommended the famous Cabot's
  • ordering the fried haddock since a) I'd never had haddock and b) the waitress really wanted me to order fish and chips (on asking for a recommendation in chicken or fish: "My favorite is the fish and chips," on inquiring about the chicken salad being labeled "Our Specialty": "Well, it's not the fish and chips," on coming to take our orders: "Are you going to have the fish and chips?")
  • enjoying the well-fried whitefish, crispy French fries, and coleslaw
  • bucking the breakfast food trend espoused by the rest of the table, although Janie really loved her eggs and bacon and half bagel and half Belgian waffle
  • seeing a "Thanks" and a drawing of an ice cream cone on our receipt
  • eschewing the extensive assortment of desserts in favor of frozen custard at Abbott's in Needham, the first and only Abbott's in Massachusetts
  • enjoying creamy chocolate frozen custard with salted almonds in a waffle cone, paid for by smrou
  • discovering that Janie and the owner grew up within blocks of each other in Rochester
  • watching "The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome," which is still awesome
  • seeing Janie off
  • watching more Middleman special features with smrou
  • enjoying the hell out of the Javi-casts, especially the recurring question-askers and Javi's glee in saying their names
  • freaking out that the person who asked which came first, the episodes or the pop culture references, the very question I wanted answered, was named...Guildenstern
  • cringing and laughing every time someone suggested a Wendy/MM hook-up and Javi violently pooh-poohed the very notion
  • determining that Javi is quite the entertaining showrunner and one whose next show I will definitely be checking out
  • finding out my flight is delayed, giving us time to finish off the Javi-casts
  • having dinner at the Village Fish without Janie, who doesn't like fish
  • trying one of smrou's broiled scallops, which is lightly breaded and quite meaty and flavorful and the best scallop I've ever had
  • eating my first trout, which is fishier and meatier than whitefish yet still has that lack of taste characterized by whitefish
  • getting to the airport early for my delayed flight...which has become undelayed, making me on time
  • watching The Day After Tomorrow, which is surprisingly boring and does indeed feature wtf wolves and people running away from killer frost
  • ...finding my car dead because I left the headlights on for a week
Tags: food, ggmm, i'm a moron, it's a small world, javier grillo-marxuach, lists are less time-intensive, lj friends, movies, my year(s) of (new) meats, personal, pesceducation, the middleman, tv

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