20 June 2004
Submitted by eve on Sun, 06/20/2004 - 5:58pm. Beautiful
"It must be so sad to be a lady with a flower stand. People buying flowers for their girlfriends all day, for their mothers, for their birthdays."
"That sounds really happy, actually."
"Yeah, but no one's ever going to buy flowers for her. They'll think, 'flower lady. Doesn't need more flowers.'"
"I'll bet she's sick of flowers. With a job like that you probably want... waffles."
--A girl and a guy walking down Durant st
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For tim...
Posted by steff on Mon, 08/16/2004 - 10:45am.
Posted by tim on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 11:03am.
yes you are..... The first step is admitting you have a problem....
--" The torture never stops"--
Posted by Matt on Thu, 08/12/2004 - 4:54pm.
Ya know, after thinking about it, I'd have to say that dating a flower girl would have to be a mixed bag. On the one hand, she probably won't expect flowers on the usual occasions. Maybe just once or twice a year, like a birthday or something. On the other hand, she'd be so well-versed in the damn things, she'd be damn near impossible to shop for. Carnations, chrysanthemums, roses, calla lilies... all would be too banal for her.

Sigh. Makes my head hurt just thinking about it. It would probably be a lot like if I were married and my wife went shopping for an area rug without me. Might as well not bother, because regardless of what she brings home, it'll be returned. I've seen too many thousands of carpets to trust anyone else's judgement.
Posted by Desert Fox on Fri, 08/13/2004 - 9:35am.
It's always struck me as funny that we use the sex organs of plants to symbolize love and such.

I prefer to give potted plants as presents anyhow. Gifts are more fun when they don't die and start to stink in three days.


"Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit." -- Edward Abbey, Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Posted by Cebu on Mon, 08/09/2004 - 8:28pm.
I could go for some waffles. Dammit.
You always want what you don't have.
Posted by Mike on Tue, 08/10/2004 - 10:37am.
I know I have The Waffle Song somewhere. Sigh. Waffles.

Waitaminute. Who buys flowers for their own birthday?
Posted by Cebu on Tue, 08/10/2004 - 1:58pm.
If I had the right kind of flower shop in town (the kind where you pick out the stems yourself) I'd buy flowers for myself whenever I felt like it.

Ah, flowers.

Which waffle song are you talking about? I know one from MST3K and "The Waffle House" by David Wilcox. Excellent diddy.
Posted by steff on Tue, 08/10/2004 - 12:04pm.
women. =P

and now we must sing the waffle house tango again. yes! we must!
Posted by ParU on Mon, 08/09/2004 - 6:11pm.
I love waffles...
It's Amino world without Chemists
The perfect waffle.
Posted by Mike on Wed, 08/11/2004 - 10:08am.
Crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside. When you bite into it, the waffle's crunchy exterior should initially resist a bit but then relent and surrender its warm spongy innerness to you. Warm, not hot: the ideal waffle will slowly spread its heat through you, not sear the roof of your mouth only to scrape the newly tender spot with indifferent edges.

The butter-- and yes, the perfect waffle will definitely require butter, NOT margarine-- should be applied to the waffle a few minutes before eating so as to enable it to begin suffusing the waffle with melty goodness. The syrup, however, should NOT be applied until the last possible moment: it is very important that the perfect waffle be allowed to showcase its absorbency even as you consume it. Nobody likes syrup-soaked sopwaffles packed with tree sap that sit on your plate like soggy sponges and squish around in your mouth and spoil your breakfast mood. No no: best to apply the syrup as you eat for maximum waffle pleasure. Life's all about the aesthetics, you know.

Accessories? This is where individual taste comes in. Personally I feel that the perfect waffle is best accompanied by simplicity: scrambled eggs complement them well, as do plain grits, I've come to discover. (Assuming, of course, that you know the rules for making grits, because those are really easy to screw up too, but this is a post about waffles so that'll have to wait for another day.) Hash browns, if prepared correctly, can mimic the perfect waffle's crunchy-outside-tender-inside goodness and provide an interesting sort of culinary breakfast fugue for the discerning palate.

What's that? Meat? Wow, you're decadent! Okay, yes, I will give meat its due here in the perfect breakfast meal, so long as it is sufficiently chewy so as not to detract from the waffle's outer crispness. A thick slice of ham is ideal; sausages are acceptable; bacon? Now you're just being a jerk.

Top it all off with a glass of really cold milk. (NOT orange juice, you heathen!) You don't really want anything too cakey or sugary after the perfect waffle: cold red grapes are a great way to add sweetness without covering up the delicious waffley aftertaste.

Okay! Don't forget to break out the deep satisfied post-meal sigh, and off you go! Once you've had perfect waffles for breakfast, your day cannot help but be excellent.

(Shut up! I'll obsess about waffles all I want! I had Pop Tarts for breakfast! Bah!)
Posted by Somnambulist on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 7:56am.
Syrup? That's for lesser waffles.
When I make waffles, I tend to make them so well that putting anything on them would be sacreligious.
As for meat items; what would you say to a quarter inch, lightly spiced steak?
Everything else sounds good, though.
Posted by steff on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 8:14am.
i'd say it was very tiny.
.25 in.
Posted by Somnambulist on Tue, 04/04/2006 - 10:55am.
I was talking thickness... a quarter inch thick, and appx. 9 X 6 inches along the sides... don't make me try and dredge up superscript to denote the cubic volume...
Posted by daen on Wed, 08/11/2004 - 4:56pm.
Pop Tarts.
Slimy, yet satisfying.
Posted by Mike on Mon, 08/09/2004 - 7:55am.
I figure if I bought the flower lady flowers she'd act all enthusiastic about them and then SELL THEM AGAIN the second I walked around the corner.

And yeah, when you work somewhere your enthusiasm for whatever it is you're dealing with on a daily basis cools somewhat. The bloom is off the rose, so to speak.

Damn. Now I want waffles!
Is that the
Posted by hypoxic on Sun, 08/08/2004 - 6:04pm.
Flower shop/stand over by Cody's? I used to go to the one on Bancroft. Oh well. But I bet the flower lady would like home picked flowers. Supposedly restaurant cooks like home cooked meals just because they don't have to deal with it. Though a cook might not want waffles if they're like eggos or some frozen crap like that.
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