Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Good food and good people

A treat this midday: Mom and Dad drove into Portland and took me to lunch, at Old Wives' Tales. My third time there, their first, and all of us were happy with our feedings. I had an open-faced Greek Melt (feta, artichoke hearts, red peppers, tomatoes and Kalamata olives, which I don't usually like but which worked on this dish, all on dark rye) and the restaurant's signature Hungarian Mushroom Soup. I shared with them, and Mom shared her good gazpacho. Dad cracked that he'd once tried serving Mom cold tomato soup, but that didn't fly.

Good catching-up discussion, both before and during the meal, and they gave me suggestions for tech upgrades that might help me in my job hunt. After that, we drove up to Lloyd Center; they wound up not getting anything, while I bought the new mass market paperback of Daughter of Hounds* by Caitlin R. Kiernan (greygirlbeast) and Peter David's Tigerheart.

Meanwhile, I remain mustachioed. A good sign I need to shave, though, is that I burst out laughing each time I look in a mirror. I don't think I'm making the mustache my thing. (Dad's growing his back, though.)

* I'd convinced myself that I'd pre-ordered the book through Amazon, but I realized a day or two ago that I'd never finished the transaction so the book was not winging its way to me. So I winged my way to it!
Tags: peregrinations

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