August 03, 2003

Is My Life Worth a Big Mac?

Today I went to McDonald's for lunch. Our fast food options are limited here in Japantown. All we have is a Wienerschnitzel (click on the "Wiener National" link for a laugh) and a Foster Freeze which is a little scary looking. Down by the University there's a Mickey D's and a Jack in the Box. I decided I wanted some of those world famous fries, so McD's it was.

I almost killed myself getting there. I accidentally made a left turn onto a one way street going the wrong way. Fortunately McD's driveway was the first one so I was able to make it off the street without incident. An SUV driver was looking at me and shaking his head and I was like "Look Mr. SUV driver, I may have made a mistake but at least I'm not ruining the environment at alarming rates with my fossil fuel consumption furthering our dependence on foreign oil" but it was kind of a lot to say in our split-second encounter.

Once safely inside the restaurant, I debated my order. I knew I wanted fries but feared they wouldn't be enough to satisfy my hunger so I chose 6 Chicken McNuggets as well. That was a mistake. The Super-Size fries really was super sized. It was like fries as big as my head. I ended up throwing half of them away, much to Scout's dismay. She loves fries. Yes, I gave her a few, but compared to the yawning emptiness that is her tummy, it was not nearly enough.

Anyway, my fries and chicken weren't all that great so I won't be returning to McD's in a while. Now I have that "I ate too much grease" feeling, because I did. I need to stick to healthier food. Unfortunately, my beloved Bento Xpress is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Posted by Shelby at August 3, 2003 05:01 PM

In answer to your question in the header, apparently not! You did order nuggets, afterall. Hope the fries are better next time.

Signed, a self-professed McDonald's cheeseburger freak. I just love the salty pickles with the sweet bread!

Posted by: Tori at August 4, 2003 05:46 PM

I can't even remember the last time that I had McDonalds - but I do remember going there in college, after girl scouts, and splitting the two hamburger with fries meal. :-)


Posted by: Mary at August 6, 2003 09:46 AM

Once or twice a year I get a craving for a Sausage McMuffin at breakfast. All that grease is really tasty. Other than that I haven't been to McD in awhile. Their fries are good hot, but get a weird rancid taste when they cool down.

One of favorites growing up was their apple pies, but they're nowhere near as good now that they're not fried.

Posted by: Peggy at August 6, 2003 03:56 PM
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