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May. 15th, 2007

09:03 am

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Last night, Dan and I met at Thurman's in German Village for dinner, and as we got out of our cars, we noticed a little worn-down brick house on the street with a real estate sign in the front yard. Only it wasn't your everyday "for sale" sign. It said:

For Sale:
Three Bedroom, One Bath with Barbershop


And sure enough, attached to the house was the cutest, tiniest barbershop I had ever seen. It was dark inside, but not too dark to make out the little chairs and mirrors and sinks, and it immediately made me wish I was a barber in the market for a house across the street from the best burger joint in Columbus.

Once inside, in good Columbus fashion, we engaged in deep-fried gluttony. Dan ordered the Bacon Cheddar Ranch Burger, which came with onion straws, and I had the mini corndogs with a plate of fries. The fries were delicious, but a little too mushy for my taste. I picked up one of the little crispy ones that was basically all grease and no potato and said, "I wish I had a whole plate of these," to which Dan replied, "You should open a restaurant called 'A Whole Plate of These." I immediately forgot about my barbershop and started imagining what sorts of "these" I could serve at my restaurant. Like entire plates of just the little garlic chips from party mix and just pepperoni instead of a whole pizza and desserts consisting of only the coconut candies from a box of chocolates and plates of only the red Skittles and only the best parts of anything and everything that has parts. No more saving the best for last, because the best is all there would be.

But then I had to leave my fantasy world to go home to write a paper about sexism and feel sick to my stomach from all the grease I consumed.

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From:bootsinrain
Date:May 15th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
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What are onion straws?
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 16th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Like onion rings, only thin and straw-like instead.

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(This picture is pretty accurate, but I was rather unimpressed with the results of my Google image search. I think I need to start a campaign all over the web to add to the dearth of onion straw pictures.)
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From:evelynnash
Date:May 15th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
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So, last night, my sister informed me that instead of going to grad school like she SHOULD, she's thinking of becoming a dental hygienist or something equally as for-dumb-people. I suggested that if she wants to do something practical instead of continuing with social psych, she should at least cut hair.

She promptly rejected this, but I'm guessing that she'd come around if you offered her a little piece of that barbershop.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 16th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm amazed. Amazed at Joanie, and really amazed that anyone would ever want to be a dental hygienist. I really think it would literally be the grossest job in the entire world.

You know, one of my fellow teachers (who was also miserable in her job but less willing to pull herself out of it) used to say that she should have been a dental hygienist instead. Her reason? She's always really liked picking at things. (Ewww!)
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From:spaghedeity
Date:May 16th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
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Dude, purple skittles totally PWN red skittles.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 16th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
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I almost agree. Purple Skittles are way up there, too. Maybe even tied with red. I almost added them, but then it would have been "a whole plate of these and these", and I don't want to complicate things.
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From:walker_evans_
Date:May 19th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Nice. I love Thurman's! I haven't been in awhile, but your post is really making me hungry! ;)

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Walker
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 12th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Pepperoni without the pizza? That already exists.

http://juryroom.net/_wsn/page4.html

Look under starters and appetizers.
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From:trrrracey
Date:June 12th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
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True, but when was the last time you could order it by itself at a restaurant?
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