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19 May 2008 @ 09:28 am
weekend  
Pretty good weekend. Re-painted a peeling wall in the living room. Caught up on the current season of Doctor Who (man, when did Felicity Kendall get so old?). I skipped my pilates for a few days and felt a total mood and energy crash as a result. Felt much better once I started up again. Tried to take a walk in Fairmount Park, but there were some humongous regatta going on. Crowds of people and stands selling carnival food are not conducive to my healthy strolling. Plus, one of my feet is now deciding to hurt. Grrrr....

On sunday, we did Dim Sum with a bunch of friends at Dim Sum Garden, which has the worst location in all of Chinatown, stuck under this stinky overpass, right next to where all the Chinatown buses pick people up. Their food however was awesome. Their homemade noodles may have been the best I've ever eaten. We got them with pork, with duck, with seafood, with chicken. Basically, it was bring us noodles and keep them coming. But the best part was the soup dumplings. This was a new thing to all of us (but the reason it was chosen). These babies are dumplings with soup INSIDE. They're incredible. Not only do you get the crazy sensation of biting into a dumpling full of hot soup, but they have so much flavor.

Oh yeah, one more thing. Last weekend I did that thing where you plant seeds in egg cartons and I'm thoroughly amazed that it's actually working. They're growing so fast that I have to check them a couple times a day (PIC).

 
 
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Listening to: Fiona Apple - "Slow Like Honey"
 
 
 
theballadofyoko on May 19th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Nice seedlings!

If you liked the noodles there, you should definitely try this place: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/view.php?id=10715
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on May 19th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks... I'll definitely try them out.
(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
holy cow, that is one fabulous ass...

and dumplings filled with SOUP?! now *that's* a hell of an idea! god, I love me some dim sum. I keep meaning to try making that...whaddya call it. turnip cake? yeah, turnip cake. good stuff.

cheers,

alex.

p.s. are you thinking about nanowrimo this year?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin no zoomassmonkeydiary on May 19th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
It depends on where I stand with my current novel. If I've got a significant amount of that written, I might take a vacation form it and do a nanowrimo. Otherwise, I'll just try and use it to motivate me on my ongoing project.
xterminal on May 19th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
[jaw drops]

wow.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on May 21st, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
59 N. 11th. Just south of traditional Chinatown.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on May 27th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Soup dumplings are why China will one day rule the world.
With help of giant robots and weather-machines, of course.

These dumplings are to dumpingness as jebus is to god.

I will no longer consider the great spaghetti monster, you have converted me to the soupdumplingnoodlegod.

The only one true deity.

Hedonism. It's flightly. ;)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on May 27th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Hehe....