Saturday, August 04, 2007

[I've always been sort of fond of this post, which was also mentioned in the Rake article. I'm not sure why I paired up GK with Sharon Stone in my imagination, but it works for me. -- The Management]

[This one's for Lo.]

No shit. I ate Garrison Keillor's sandwich today for lunch.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, Nina's Coffee Café, the redundantly-named coffee shop1 where I do most of my writing, is directly above the bookstore that GK just opened, Common Good Books. Today Mr. Keillor wandered upstairs into Nina's at lunchtime and ordered a sandwich, an egg salad croissant to be specific. He got it to go in a paper bag and hurried off, no doubt to do jello shots with Sharon Stone or whatever it is famous people do when they're not doing the things they're famous for.

But they gave poor Garrison the wrong bag. He got my friend Julie's vegetable wrap instead. Julie, canny coffee shop diner that she is, checked the order and discovered the error. She of course got a new vegetable wrap. And yours truly got the egg salad croissant.

The reason I got the sandwich is that the guy who made it is a friend of mine, Jason, and he knew quite well that an egg salad croissant is not something that long retains the flavor and freshness for which Nina's is so deservedly known, so he gave me the bag and told me the story.

The sandwich was good. A little messy, but good.

And poor Garrison got stuck with a veggie wrap. It's probably better for him in the long run. He probably needs to watch his cholesterol.

But I bet he's somewhere right now, gazing forlornly at his perky little vegetable wrap and wondering if he can get away with chucking it at Sharon Stone's head while her back is turned and quickly pretending the guy next to him did it when she turns around ready to bite someone's head off. That's what I'd do with it anyway. And as for the mysterious fate of his egg salad croissant?

I bet he thinks the Ukrainians got it. And I for one ain't telling him different.

-- Hulles

1I'm going to keep calling it that as long as they keep calling it that.


Eva Gale said...

Allo, Luv!

Missed you round there here parts, and I loved the article. (Three gave me the linky)

I hope you're about and posting again soon.


Hulles said...

I missed you too, Eva. Thanks lots. I'll be posting again (new stuff) a week from today, inshallah.

anne frasier said...

it sucks when friends have jobs. :(

Hulles said...

Anne, no kidding. But I'm gonna be back on or about the 15th anyway. It's getting to be time.

Lollie said...

Hey, wasn't it GK's birthday on the 7th? Did you eat his cake too?

ps - word verification = ewdorkbe (Jesus H. - now even my computer is insulting me)

Hulles said...

Lollie, you do dork be if you know when GK's birthday is. And no, I decided I'd pass on the cake. I know he'll be crushed if he learns of this. XOXOXO. Can't wait 'til we hook up in NYC.

Hulles said...

And oh yeah, I'm not crazy about your underwear. The resolution is low, which cuts down on the absorbency.

H said...

I do love this story. Thanks for posting it again.

Lollie -- I can't believe you know GK's birthday. Did you send him a card too, you little stalker you? =)

Lollie said...

h - I did send him a card...with a picture on the front of Hulles eating his sandwich.

Hulles - Are these fundies better?

Hulles said...

H, thanks, and yep she is a little stalker isn't she?

Lollie, love your dainties. Nice work on the card.

Ann Vremont said...

I know there are still four hours left CT (3 EST), but it is Wednesday, sir.