Sunday, August 10, 2008

The failed triathlete and the success of the construction worker

There's always a silver lining it seems, even in the most adverse of circumstances it's surprising how quickly things can turn around, and this day was no exception. Somehow we again managed to grab defeat from the jaws of victory.

I have lived in Cincinnati, Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville, but never have I witnessed what I saw in San Antonio. While traversing across town in search of our location we witnessed the typical cat call from a construction worker to an attractive woman walking down the street. Something that I have seen dozens of times over the years. Until that day I have only seen 2 outcomes:
1 Damsel issues an FU, and keeps walking.

2 Damsel shakes head slightly in disgust and quickens pace as she saunters on.

But not this time! She stops, makes a quarter turn, ponders her options and approaches the gentleman. She cocks her head to the side and rests her hands on her hips. Next thing I know he is entering her phone number in his cel. WTF, if chivalry isn't dead, there is definitely now a more effective alternative.

The plan was to start at Van's Vietnamese, then hit Taco Taco for tacos and the Liberty Bar on the way out of town for dessert. All started off well enough, and the food at Van's was absolutely exceptional! We started with the beef kabob with peanut sauce, some sushi rolls and hot and sour soup with shrimp. The latter bore little resemblance to the Chinese counterpart that you may be familiar with. It was amazing with just the right amount of lemongrass, spices and broth.

We then moved on to Bo Luc Lac or Shaky Beef, and and order of Basil Chicken and Shrimp. The Bo Luc Lac was exceptional, and the Basil dish was solid. I think that if we had it to do over again that I would be more than happy with the soup.

What I'm Reading


What I'm listening to lately

  • Ben Kweller-Changing Horses
  • Trojan Country Reggae Box Set
  • The Grand Archives
  • Sun is Shining- Bob Marley vs Lee Scratch Perry
  • A.C. Newman-Get Guilty
  • Justin Townes Earle-The Good Life
  • Bon Iver-Blood Bank
  • Breathe Owl Breathe-Ghost Glacier
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Conor Oberst
  • Frightened Rabbit-The Midnight Organ Fight

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