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Do These Look Like Funky Little Penises to You?

Yesterday did not start out as The Most Fantastic Day Ever®. I was tired, I’m stressed about our upcoming move, and I got to sit in a conference call where a woman ranted that someone hadn’t done something, because the lady in question had canceled their appointment and then forgotten to reschedule them. Derp.

The day was rounded out by finding out GoDaddy had shut down our largest site, UrlyBits.com, over a copyright complaint someone filed without ever trying to contact us first. The Scrw Media sites are Paul’s full-time job and the source of his income, so having the largest one down for even a few hours is just not a great thing. To GoDaddy’s credit, they handled the situation pretty quickly, but the process was a bit of a pain, and the stress of not knowing how long we’d be down and the loss of traffic while it was was enough to make Paul a bit cranky last night. Between all that and a bad day in general, I decided it would be a good idea if we said screw it all for awhile and went out to dinner. We both needed a break.

I had a couple of Groupons in the car, one for a Thai place, and one for a Vietnamese place. We decided on the Vietnamese since I’d never had it before, and he hadn’t had it in years. The food was really good, and I got to knock Pho off the list (#72) of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die.

My favorite part of the meal was the spring rolls, and I have to share a picture here. I am used to the spring rolls you get at Chinese restaurants, which are usually fried. These were cold, and if I remember correctly the wrappers are rice paper, which had a kind of squishy, gelatinous feel to them. They tasted amazing, but I swear picking them up they felt and almost looked like limp little penises. Anyone else get that impression?

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