Let’s All Open Our Blogs to Delicious 23:5

vip harbor seafood, dim sum har gow
My favorite koala bear that eats with a fork, August Gloop of Grab Your Fork!, tagged me with a quick and easy meme that is perfect for posting on the climax of Wedding Week, when I will be securely strapped into electric Tang orange organza for upwards of eight hours, unable to do anything but smile pretty and shed only one obligatory so-called-waterproof-mascara-foiling tear.

The instructions:
1. Delve into your blog archive
2. Find your 23rd post
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions
5. Tag five people to do the same

So, while I stand, perfectly pedicured feet strapped into glittery gold sandals, quietly listening to how love is patient and love is kind (that’s First Corinthians for the layperson), the rest of us can all open our Delicious blogs to Post 23, line 5 and contemplate the deep philosophical meaning of:

“servers who barely speak english, dressed in the typical cheesy red-lantern-golden-dragon-chinatown-restaurant type uniform, are set against a seafoam green and flamingo pink decor, glossy white formica furnishings, leftover from the ’80s miami vice era.”

It’s the opening description of VIP Harbor Seafood, a Chinese restaurant that’s not very good, but for some reason, I find myself there every once in a while, simply because Chinese options on the Westside are limited to a few somewhat decent restaurants and Panda Express. Ah, I could write words about Panda Express. Words, I say! But I shall save that for another day – a day when I don’t have to be wedding blissfully ignorant.

Am I to analyze this particular sentence in isolation, like a line-by-line analysis of The Tempest or A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Nah. I’m not sure that Delicious 23:5 is all that earth-shattering, or that there is any philosophical meaning to be found in Miami Vice. The only interesting thing about the sentence is that it comes from a period when I didn’t bother to upload photos for each post, and I was just too lazy to hit the shift key to capitalize the beginning of sentences. Delicious 23:5 wasn’t too long ago. Wow. How far I’ve come in such a short period of time. Pictures and punctuation! ;)

And now, let’s turn to 23:5 from the next five…

Three to whom I always pass…
1. A La Cuisine! – food porn that makes me sweat
2. A Year in Food – travelling Europe, soon to be in Cali!
3. The Amateur Gourmet – even his writing about an archived post will probably make me LOL

and two who are my neighbors…
4. Eating LA – much wider radius than my narrow focus on the Westside
5. Professor Salt – the OC. ’nuff said.

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