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My Very Own Fast Food Commercial

Jun 28, 2010

I don't understand Pandora Radio.  My Britney Spears Quickmix plays almost all Britney and Justin Timberlake, but my Katy Perry Quickmix (which I added just to hear "California Gurls" over and over -- btw, how high do you think Snoop was when he recorded that? "West Coast West Coast...heeeeeeey!  heeeeeeey!") plays really weird, slow stuff that doesn't sound like Katy Perry at all.  So last week I gave up skipping songs only to get to other weird songs and made an "Up on the Roof" Quickmix, i.e., The Drifters, The Temptations, etc. -- classic oldies beach music.  My mother always says her generation's music will last forever because it's actually good, and my generation's music will fade and die.  I do love me some oldies, but "California Gurls" is pretty darn catchy ("Dai-sy Dukes Bi-kiiiii-nis on top!"). 

As I was walking to work one steaming hot morning last week, "Some Kind of Wonderful" came on.  Right exactly at :32 (skip to it in the video for the full effect), I saw this:

Directly to the right of those posters are more posters, and three men were putting them up when I stopped dead in my tracks and my mouth fell open like a codfish (that's a Mary Poppins reference -- at the Kennedy Center July 1 -- August 22!).  I didn't move until I caught one of them looking at me awkwardly.  And then I only moved a little past them to take the above glorious photo.

For those of you who don't live in the NCR (that's short for "National Capital Region, but I like throwing fake gang signs while saying the acronym), tasting the sweet goodness of Chick-fil-A is a luxury not many of us often behold.  You can travel to Woodbridge (I refuse, traffic is too bad, like, all the time), Silver Spring (Maryland? Pshaw.), Landmark Mall (used to live over there but will never go back if I can help it), or Ballston Mall (I'm a Washingtonian, not an Arlingtonian, thankyouverymuch.). (My friend David says I'm a provincial snob. I do not disagree.)  So you can imagine my glee when I saw the signs that Chick-fil-A would be coming to Crystal City, right where I work! (Of course I wouldn't be caught dead in Crystal City if I didn't work there.) 

You better believe as I walked the rest of the way to work I imagined myself dancing with a cow and biting into a Chick-fil-A sandwich in slow mo.


  1. When is this amazing establishment expected to open? I will go get a spicy chicken sandwich with you!

  2. you know, there's actually a chick-fil-a EXPRESS (not as good as a full-fledged one, but good enough) at george washington university's "food court."