Friday, December 29, 2006

Taco, Burrito, Chorizo, Fritos and a million Drive-Ins

What's that? I asked, pointing at an odd looking row of booths about the width of OUB Plaza.

That's the ATM drive-in, said the mother-in-law.

Why so many? I asked. We're looking at a small branch in a small town. How many people are going to have a money emergency at this very spot anyway?

People just don't like to get out of their cars, it seems. This is despite the fact that parking is free, like EVERYWHERE. I saw tonnes of drive-in fast food outlets. And drive-in cinemas. Even drive-in pharmacies! The drive-in pharmacies just kill me every time. How is a pharmacist going to suggest appropriate medicine to a voice over the intercom? Sir, by your voice it appears you have explosive diarrhoea. And a kidney stone.

Was on the lookout for other kinds of drive-ins, but haven't seen anything else yet. What next-

Drive-in vet (just shove your sick animal into this here slot, with a note and your credit card authorization)

Drive-in enema (please position your anus under the spot marked X and refrain from clenching)

Drive-in handjobs - wait - I think that's already available everywhere.

But aside from the strangeness, the best part of Texas has to be the pork ribs. And the creamed corn. Especially the creamed corn. Nobody seems to bat an eyelid when I ask for a pint sized carton of creamed corn. Want to upsize that? Can even get the double pint size if I want, but I am afraid of what the voices in my head will be saying to me when I am scraping the bottom of the carton at the end of the evening and licking corn off my hands and face.

The Son has developed a strange and horrifying addiction to, of all things, chocolates that come in the shape of a coin. That's just gross. The stuff is usually found in novelty bags at the bottom shelf of supermarkets, for 69 cents a bag, for goodness sake. Nobody wants to eat the chocolate - it's not even good chocolate. And yet we have a small incessant voice asking non-stop for his "bit zit" about 20 times a day (he thinks it's a biscuit).

I don't think this stuff is available in Singapore. Nobody eats coin chocolates anymore. They're just gross. I feel grossed out just peeling off the foil for him.

Am suffering from Asian stomach. Too much food, too little time. Am constantly eating. My poor brother in law (whom we're staying with) must be wondering if I ever stop eating. After eating the pint of corn 2 days ago, I cleared out about 10 buffalo wings (no dip - too sour), leftover turkey from the fridge, all the apple juice, some fritos (no dip - too starchy), 1 can of Campbell's Mushroom soup, a hot dog, coffee, leftover pizza from the fridge, some leftover chicken soup, 3 corn on the cob (yum) and some fries. Didn't finish the fries - felt guilty. Actually, I feel guilty now for not finishing the fries. Half the world is starving and the other half is throwing away their fries.

Forgot to mention the 2 slices of Christmas ham that I chowed down as a filler.

What a difference this is from the 1 week I spent freezing my ass off in London and eating tiny little triangles of Pret a Manger sandwiches for S$6 each. Downed with S$5 apple juice (2 gulps). How do British people get fat?! And all the food is stone cold.

Signing off, from the land of pounds, inches, miles, funny-looking sockets and people who drive on the wrong side of the road.

17 Comments:

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

There are many gold coin chocolates for sale in Singapore, especially during the Chinese New Year season. I feel rich eating gold.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger ene said...

Like what LMD wrote above, you can so totally get those gold coins in Singapore, especially with CNY round the corner.

They are rather gross, now that I'm all grown up. I can't fathom how I used to eat them.

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous kierra said...

happy new year!!!

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

Hi! Thanks for your comments and advice - I felt relieved to know that they could be available in Singapore, even if it's possibly seasonal.

I raided Walgreen's on the last day before we left, and bought 70 bags of chocolate coins. "Enjoy!" was what the cashier said to me, I believe, as I walked out, looking like Santa.

Happy New Year, Kierra!

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous kwonghou said...

with the size of servings there, most people are so obese that they don't want to step out of their cars if they can avoid it.

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

nike free, kate spade handbags, nike air max, michael kors outlet, christian louboutin, coach purses, oakley vault, tiffany and co jewelry, christian louboutin outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, coach outlet store online, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, coach outlet, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, kate spade outlet online, louis vuitton handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry outlet online, red bottom shoes, true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, ray ban outlet, true religion, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet store, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, longchamp outlet, nike shoes, longchamp outlet online, prada handbags, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, burberry outlet online

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

longchamp pas cher, chaussure louboutin, longchamp, nike air force, nike free, hollister, sac michael kors, vans pas cher, nike air max, nike air max, converse pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, lacoste pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, new balance pas cher, louis vuitton, louis vuitton pas cher, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren, air jordan, lululemon, mulberry, timberland, guess pas cher, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton uk, sac vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, michael kors uk, nike roshe, nike free pas cher, barbour, ray ban uk, nike roshe run, hollister, air max pas cher, tn pas cher, ray ban pas cher, north face, air max, sac louis vuitton, scarpe hogan, hermes pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors canada, ralph lauren pas cher, north face pas cher

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

north face jackets, birkin bag, ugg soldes, p90x workout, ferragamo shoes, mac cosmetics, marc jacobs outlet, nike huarache, bottega veneta, babyliss pro, ghd, north face outlet, mcm handbags, herve leger, uggs outlet, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, giuseppe zanotti, soccer jerseys, rolex watches, jimmy choo shoes, canada goose outlet, celine handbags, mont blanc pens, ugg, beats headphones, ugg boots, chi flat iron, uggs on sale, canada goose, soccer shoes, wedding dresses, asics shoes, hollister, valentino shoes, reebok shoes, longchamp, lululemon outlet, ugg outlet, new balance outlet, abercrombie and fitch, nfl jerseys, vans outlet, roshe run, canada goose outlet, nike trainers, instyler ionic styler

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

air max, juicy couture outlet, louboutin, canada goose, wedding dress, louis vuitton canada, canada goose, ralph lauren, uggs canada, moncler outlet, thomas sabo uk, replica watches, parajumpers outlet, gucci, pandora jewelry, converse shoes, hollister clothing, nike air max, swarovski jewelry, converse, karen millen, montre femme, coach outlet, swarovski uk, timberland shoes, moncler, moncler, hollister, supra shoes, pandora charms, ray ban, links of london uk, oakley, juicy couture outlet, moncler, lancel, canada goose uk, toms outlet, baseball bats, pandora uk, iphone 6 case, vans, ugg, moncler, canada goose pas cher, hollister canada, moncler, moncler

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, longchamp outlet, burberry, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, chanel handbags, longchamp, michael kors outlet, louboutin outlet, nike free, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, replica watches, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, kate spade outlet, prada outlet, nike outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, uggs on sale, louboutin, tiffany and co, louis vuitton, burberry outlet online, nike air max, jordan shoes, ugg boots, cheap oakley sunglasses

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

ray ban pas cher, kate spade handbags, nike roshe, vans pas cher, lacoste pas cher, nike roshe run, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, timberland, nike air max, coach factory outlet, true religion outlet, burberry, michael kors, coach purses, vanessa bruno, michael kors, converse pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike blazer, michael kors, oakley pas cher, tn pas cher, ray ban uk, mulberry, louboutin pas cher, hogan, ralph lauren uk, michael kors, coach outlet, sac guess, new balance pas cher, air force, nike free, lululemon, ralph lauren pas cher, coach outlet, north face, hermes, nike air max, true religion jeans, nike air max, sac longchamp, hollister, true religion jeans, north face, longchamp pas cher, air max, air jordan pas cher, nike free run uk

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

louboutin, birkin bag, hollister, longchamp, ghd, insanity workout, nike roshe, beats by dre, hollister, oakley, nike air max, jimmy choo shoes, celine handbags, hollister, asics running shoes, gucci, giuseppe zanotti, vans, wedding dresses, timberland boots, mont blanc, north face outlet, valentino shoes, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, lululemon, ray ban, abercrombie and fitch, new balance, ralph lauren, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, iphone 6 cases, nike air max, instyler, babyliss, herve leger, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, ferragamo shoes, nike trainers, reebok shoes, nike huarache, converse outlet, p90x workout, converse, vans shoes, soccer shoes

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

toms shoes, moncler, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, michael kors handbags, barbour, replica watches, moncler, doudoune canada goose, pandora charms, wedding dresses, doke gabbana outlet, canada goose, louis vuitton, bottes ugg, barbour jackets, louis vuitton, karen millen, michael kors outlet, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, moncler, louis vuitton, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, moncler, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, swarovski crystal, links of london, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, moncler, canada goose, canada goose uk, louis vuitton, lancel, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose outlet, canada goose, michael kors outlet online, hollister, moncler, moncler, ugg boots uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, thomas sabo, canada goose, swarovski, sac louis vuitton pas cher, coach outlet

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger 艾丰 said...

jianbin1204
michael kors online outlet
wedding dresses
michael kors handbags
uggs on sale
ugg clearance
tods shoes
bottega veneta outlet online
uggs outlet
links of london uk
replica watches
nike shoes
arizona cardinals
mont blanc
lululemon outlet store
miami dolphins
basketball shoes
cleveland cavaliers
michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
michael kors outlet online
salomon speedcross 3
abercrombie fitch
iphone cases
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton uk
nike huarache
woolrich clothing
celine outlet online
ralph lauren,ralph lauren uk,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren polo
oakley outlet online
tory burch sandals
indianapolis colts
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
ugg boots

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger 艾丰 said...

jianbin1204
michael kors online outlet
wedding dresses
michael kors handbags
uggs on sale
ugg clearance
tods shoes
bottega veneta outlet online
uggs outlet
links of london uk
replica watches
nike shoes
arizona cardinals
mont blanc
lululemon outlet store
miami dolphins
basketball shoes
cleveland cavaliers
michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
michael kors outlet online
salomon speedcross 3
abercrombie fitch
iphone cases
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton uk
nike huarache
woolrich clothing
celine outlet online
ralph lauren,ralph lauren uk,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren polo
oakley outlet online
tory burch sandals
indianapolis colts
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
ugg boots

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger 艾丰 said...

jianbin0526
ralph lauren outlet
cheap football shirts
cheap oakley sunglasses
lululemon outlet
michael kors uk
oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren outlet
nike huarache
true religion jeans
bottega veneta outlet
lacoste polo shirts
swarovski crystal
jordan shoes
hollister clothing store
michael kors handbags
nike blazer pas cher
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
nike air huarache
tory burch outlet online
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton handbags
cheap michael kors handbags
mulberry outlet
tory burch outlet online
fitflops sale clearance
ferragamo outlet
longchamp outlet
longchamp pliage
lacoste shirts
cheap mlb jerseys
burberry outlet store

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger eric yao said...

Louis Vuitton Michael Kors Outlet North Face Outlet North Face Outlet Moncler Outlet Coach Factory Ray Ban Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Coach Black Friday

 

Post a Comment

<< Home