I met up with my old co-worker at Fire+Ice for lunch today. I’m still undecided on how I feel about that place. On the one hand, it’s kind of a fun idea, lots of variety, etc. On the other hand, I still don’t like putting raw meat and fish on top of my veggies, I want chefs cooking my food and waiters serving it, and the restaurant is kind of dirty. I do have to say that my stir-fry was quite good today. I think my main problem is that when Fire+Ice opened years ago, it was wayy over-hyped and it greatly annoyed me. So, at that time, I decided I did not like Fire+Ice.
More and more lately, I’ve been noticing that I will immediately decide to not like things that are over-hyped. Sometimes I actually convince myself that I don’t like something, even if I maybe do. And I find myself wanting to argue just for the sake of arguing; so much so, that I’ll automatically choose to be on the side opposite of everyone else just so I can argue it. And I end up honestly believing what I’m saying. It’s kind of scary actually. So, do I like Fire+Ice? Who knows…I guess I could. If they’d clean their dirty booths. Yuck.
Anyway, it was great to see my ex co-worker. She’s really happy at her new job where they actually know what the word “professional” means. I’m happy working for myself (though I sometimes forget how to be professional). And we’re both happy we no longer work for the drama-filled, horrible-paying, lazy state government. I love Massachusetts with a passion, but I never want to be on the “inside” of that mess again. Unless they paid me a lot more money than they were. A LOT more.
“I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me.” -Dave Barry (my hero <3)