i tried calling taiwan cafe again to order some smelly tofu, but once again they were closed. i went to chinatown to investigate and found a notice written in chinese taped to the door. from what little i could read, i surmised they were on vacation (and not out of business, which was my original fear). i thought about going to the apollo grille for the korean box lunch, but i couldn't bear to spend $12-13 on lunch for no particular reason, so instead i went to the chinatown cafe again and got the salt & pepper ribs with rice ($5.50), eating half, saving the rest for tomorrow.
julie came over in the evening to watch the state of the union address. she cooked up some mushroom & chicken sausage risotto, finished just in time for bush's speech at 9pm. red tie instead of blue! we spent the night heckling the president. i particularly liked how he singled out steroids use in professional sports as a cause that america should be fighting against, and then the camera pans to patriots quarterback tom brady. i guess bush doesn't want any carolina votes. steroid abuse? yes, that's more serious than the fact that the entire world hates the united states, terrorism is rampant, and the economy still sucks. nice job! and kids, say no to drugs and premarital sex and stay away from gay people and believe in god. we finished off the evening with the daily show, even funnier now in this election year, i watch it instead of the real news, politics is a great big joke anyway.