May 17th, 2005

Expostulation

Hospital Food

I usually describe hospital food as solid fuel. This place is essentially no exception, except... there is the fast food court.

The Court sports a pizza place by the slice, a Wendy's, and a Gyro Shop. While I have acquired food from the Wendy's, more often if I get food here (rather than packing in my lunch), I get one of the offerings from the Gyro called "Three slices and a side." The three slices vary, pastrami, turkey, club, sometimes vegie. The side is nearly always hummis.

Yesterday, the hummis proved on the watery side, even before they added the sesame oil and paprika. Well, the paprika doesn't make it watery. Today, it is most excellently hummis-ey.

There is a word in German which evidences quite the concept: bierdurst, beer thirst, and only beer will quench that thirst. I wonder if some language has an equivalent concept: hummis hunger.
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    hungry hungry
Stoojyoe

Simply Because

Hawkins: I've got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?
Griselda: Right. But there's been a change: they broke the chalice from the palace!
Hawkins: They broke the chalice from the palace?
Griselda: And replaced it with a flagon.
Hawkins: A flagon...?
Griselda: With the figure of a dragon.
Hawkins: Flagon with a dragon.
Griselda: Right.
Hawkins: But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle?
Griselda: No!!! The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
Hawkins: The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.
Griselda: Just remember that.


[Edited To Add}: This is partially thatwordgrrl's fault. Posted a brief review of "The Court Jester" with Danny Kaye. Little did she know it's one of my favorite movies.

Boy, does calling it a movie instead of a DVD date me or what? But I remember, I does, I remember seeing this one on The Big Silver Screen.
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    nostalgic nostalgicly amused