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Of other Green Things:

The green thing that I had for dinner tonight was green. And also orange. That should have made me suspicious. It had the consistency of jelly, but no jelly I know should be that opaque. It had the shape of a slice of cake, but no cake should taste like that. “Taste like what?” You may ask. I’m sensory-impaired in that respect. I often can’t tell what is what. In this case I did not want to know. I wanted to take a picture, but I was afraid that the… Read more Of other Green Things:

The Hotel New Hampshire

Another Irving book. I swore not to read any more after Until I Find You. Needless to say that I didn’t like that one very much. I find that some of Irving’s books (not all of them… wait, yes, actually all of them) are just an exercise in collecting weird characters with weird jobs and weird fetishes. It’s okay, if you do it right, after all I loved The World According to Garp, and the people in that one are about as cockoo as you can get, but sometimes it… Read more The Hotel New Hampshire

Lunch at Rosy’s

The hotel food where we are staying is okay. Almost everything gets served as a buffet, so the emphasis is on stuff that can be kept warm for a long time. Chicken, fish, pork, beef in white wine or tomato sauce, noodles and a lot of rice and potatoes. Lots of bread fresh from the loaf. Salad. Different kinds of plain boiled vegetables. I especially like the boiled, fried or pureed plantains, both green and yellow. And the yuca. And the pineapple. And… You get my drift. Hotel food is… Read more Lunch at Rosy’s