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Tuesday, October 05, 2004 
When lunch attacks 
For lunch, me and another guy in the office ordered takeout from a pan-Asian restaurant I've never been to before. I got tom yum—spicy Thai seafood soup—which is ideal for head-clearing, and which I've been craving since the allergy onset yesterday. And, don't get me wrong, it's good. But, dude, the shrimp have eyes. And legs, and antennae, and everything else they'd have if they were swimming out in the ocean. (The mussels have shells, too, but those are actually attractive: they're the iridescent green New Zealand mussels.) I'm not a big fan of shrimp in the first place; I don't see why people think it's weird to eat bugs when shrimp with their shells on look nastier than just about any terrestrial arthropod, and with their shells off they look exactly like the kind of giant grub you'd yelp and kill with a trowel if you found it in your garden. When presented with them, I'll eat them (shrimp, not grubs); but getting these bad boys out of their shells is a bit more than I think I'm up to at the moment.

I've been carrying my digital camera around for the past few days, so I took some pictures of the shrimp (and the mussels); I'll post them when I get home, where the camera-to-PC software is. (Because if I have to look at a plate of eyed, legged, antennaed shrimp, I think everyone else should, too. I can tell you're all really looking forward to it, right?)

[ at 2:52 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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