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飲食衝動

According to my exhaustive research, the characters above signify “craving, as in food” in Chinese. I don’t know if that is true, but it works for me.

I have been desperately craving Chinese food for several days now. I can’t speak for all women, but I do know that for me, a pregnant craving is on a ‘HOLE ‘NOTHA LEVEL than a regular craving.

A regular craving is, “Gee, I could really go for some Chinese food right now.”

A pregnant craving is, “If I don’t get Chinese food NOW I will crawl out of my skin, my head will start whirling around in circles, and fireworks will start coming out of my ears.”

Sooooo….we got some Chinese food tonight. The thing about Chinese food is I never want just one thing. I pretty much have to go to a buffet where I can get a little bit of General Tso’s chicken, a little bit of beef with broccoli, an eggroll, some of those green beans with garlic, and so forth. I don’t like a la carte Chinese places because you wind up with a whole plate of the same thing. P.F. Chiang’s is an exception, but still, you have a whole huge plate of General Tso’s chicken, and no eggroll. I’m just sayin’.

First we went to the Chinese place in Geist by the BP. It was out of business (we cleverly deduced by the realtor sign in the window). So we tried the Chinese place accross the street, but they really only do takeout not buffet style eating. We headed into Castleton, passed several sushi places, and finally spied “8 China Buffet” on the left. Josh peeled out in a daring feat of driving prowess and we made it into the parking lot.

We will definitely have to remember 8 China Buffet, because it was really good. Not as good as Tau Tau in Northern VA, but close. We discovered the Hannah really likes Chinese food. I think it’s good for her to try different things, so I gave her bites of everything on my plate, even the really spicy and hot stuff. She especially liked broccoli dipped in the sauce from General Tso’s chicken.

And now, my craving fulfilled, I will slip into an eggroll-induced coma and wake tomorrow to crave something totally different.

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