Special dinner tonight...for a certain value of "special." After going to the airport and picking up Mom and Dad's car, so I can have a good (and safe) vehicle for a week while looking for my next car, I swung through Northeast Portland and had Popeye's chicken. My chicken dripped
on me. Yeah, greasy. I was in the mood for greasy.
No collard greens, though, which I was in the mood for, too. Argh! (Leafy greens with calcium: more proof Mother Nature's a fantastic
inventor.) So my side dish was cole slaw. I considered adding onion rings, too, but decided that'd be, er, overly
decadent. But I was tempted.
To detour screechingly into other news, there's going to be a comic book adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand
. A counter guy at Excalibur Comics informed me. Already I'm wondering who'll adapt, who'll draw, and (this marks my geekiness) the important question what era it's going to be set in
. Late Seventies, like the original novel? Late Eighties, like the expanded novel? Mid-Nineties, like the miniseries? Now, like...now? These are important considerations!