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Today... Nov. 19th, 2007 01:48 pm
I am mainly watching electronic paint dry. In fact I got bored enough to install my load & bandwidth monitoring tools on the server to see just how fast it was drying.

I have just eaten a burrito that was the antithesis of the excellent one I had at wahaca 3 weeks ago. The wahaca burrito was so perfectly wrapped it almost deserved a ribbon, was warm through, and of outstanding taste and quality. This one looked like a shed sandworm skin and had chilled guacamole doing a fine impression of ectoplasm. Fortunately, it was at least edible, but I didn't even try to pick it up.

(It occurs to me that if I was blogging my lunch properly, as webcowgirl does, I'd have taken a photo of it. Evidently I'm not geeky enough - although the iPhone's camera's not so bad...).

Am also feeling alarmingly dizzy today, as one of my colleagues was on Friday. He's now off sick. This, I do not need.

also, for webcowgirl: - possibly needs a little more cleanup.

I think I shall now raid the supplies of free-but-low-grade hot-choc here to see if that helps.

From: thesilia
Date: November 19th, 2007 - 05:05 pm (Link)
is the restaurant's name really spelled wahaca? because in texas, that would be oaxaca. lol.
From: wechsler
Date: November 19th, 2007 - 08:06 pm (Link)
Yep, that's really how the spell it. No-one would ever work out how to pronounce oaxaca here.
From: thesilia
Date: November 19th, 2007 - 10:15 pm (Link)
i kinda wish they'd spell it oaxaca just because it would be fun listening to people trip over themselves trying to pronounce it. but that's my nasty side showing!

just like "quesadilla" is sold as "mexican sandwich" in new york city because only the puerto ricans up there could pronounce it. :) dunno how common these things are in other parts, but they're ubiquitous here, even in american restaurants. it's basically two tortillas with melted cheese between them. sometimes there are roasted veggies and strips of meat, as well. traditionally, they're served with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, for that red-white-green effect.
From: wechsler
Date: November 19th, 2007 - 10:40 pm (Link)
"quesadilla" I can manage - it's just Spanish pronunciation, and I suspect most brits would do ok. And there's no shortage of spanish or south/mid americans (or any other nationality) in London.

"oaxaca" I'd have to assume to be pre-colonial, as I have no idea of its meaning or etymology.