By the time I get off work here in Seattle, all the cool shops are closing up for the day. This really blows since I'm just across the street from one of my favorite comic book stores.
Because of this, I have two things I can do at night that don't involve something illegal or deeply frowned upon by the local authorities... eat and drink. So this evening I decided to go have some yummy Cappellacci di Zucca from Il Fornaio. And the only thing better than the food tonight was the view, because there was a really cute girl at the table next to mine. Seriously cute. I totally started falling in love with her as I was eating my breadsticks. At least I was falling in love with her until she opened her mouth to have a bite of her pasta... and never closed it again.
GACK!! SHE CHEWS WITH HER MOUTH OPEN!!
Gross! First I was happy that she was there, but then I was disgusted that she was there... nobody wants to see some bitch smackin' away on their dinner like that while they try to eat.
Oh well. Despite the rain, it's actually kind of a nice evening out. As I looked out over the deck, a ferry boat was passing by...
One more day. Cannot... keep... eyes... open... must... have... sleep...
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That’s pretty gross. My dad never closes his mouth when he eats either. It drives me nuts.
Amazing what you can learn about someone over dinner… 😉
I’m sorry they sat you next to the cud chewing cow, but that photo is breathtaking.
I am totally agree with you… Chewing with the mouth open is disgusting !!!
I love really your photographs. I would like so much to make a turn in ferry boat at Seattle !!! This photograph makes me travel a little and I like that !!! 🙂
Nice picture. I love the sepia tone of it. Is that from your deck or the restaurant’s deck?
Mark… I dunno… maybe some guys think it’s “cute” in a girl?
Kapha… I could marry her, but she couldn’t eat… ever. 🙂
Frances… It’s the neon fish. You can’t take a bad picture if there’s a neon fish in it!
Laurence… Well, Seattle isn’t Paris, that’s for sure… but it is a perfectly lovely city in its own right!
Jeff… It’s from my hotel. It’s probably my favorite place to stay in Seattle and is called “Inn At The Market.” The building is built on a hill overlooking the market and the waterfront, which is pretty cool.
My grandmother used to pinch our thighs under the table if we chewed with our mouths open. Self-preservation taught me never to do THAT again. She had a mean pinch!
cute can only get you so far… ha ha.
i am waving hi to you from my apartment. can you see me?
In some cultures, open-mouth chewing is a site of…um… a lack of manners.
Ahhhh, I’m so glad to see I’m not the only one with the “mouth noise” peeve. Mine expands beyond just eating with your mouth open to gum smacking, gum cracking, slurping, and any excessive mouth noises made in the course of a normal day.
I’m also glad to see I’m not the only one who develops instant crushes with members of the general public. 🙂
Maybe she knew you were watching and wanted to fuck with you.
Bre… And see… you should be thanking your grandmother, because now nobody will be writing about you in their blog for chewing with your mouth wide open!
Sizzle… No. But I can feel your good vibrations! 🙂
Pauly… Yeah, well, I thought it was supposed to be here too… but apparently I was wrong about that?
Diane… I fall in love with cute girls at least twice a day. It’s annoying. 🙂
Part-Time Buddha… Uhhh… it’s not like I was sitting there STARING at her. She was just one of those people who like to chew with their mouths wide open. It happens. Besides, she was too involved in conversation with her friend to even notice me. Sigh. 🙁
I’m so sleepy right NOW that it took me more than a couple of seconds to realize that the sign was not advertising a “Pubic Market.”
Yes. Nap now.
That picture is freaking me the hell out.
Really great picture. It’s a shame nothing is ever open late downtown. You could have headed over to Elliot Bay Book Co. They are open until 10.
Well, this guy thinks it’s gross.
Open mouth chewing is high up there on my list of pet peeves. My father used to do it and it was gross, and I made damn sure my kids learned not to do it. Just so unnecessary. And that picture of LittleDave is very gross – tell him to stop it!
Mooselet – that picture of Little Dave might be gross, but you gotta give Big Dave credit. He even took the time to make sure his ears and forehead move up and down when he chews. THAT’S dedication!
Il Fornaio? The Fornicator? Now, THERE’s a good name for a restaurant!
*Watches gleefully as all the other Blogography regulars rush to buy plane tickets to Seattle.
Um… yeah… “Il Fornaio” means “the baker” in Italian.
But the food is good enough that you might think otherwise…
Blech. I really hate when I’m at a restaurant and the table next to mine is full of people chomping away on their food like a group of wildebeests.
Second place offenders. People that chew gum in the same manner, because it’s non-stop chewchewchew.
I is amazing to me how people have totally forgotten or are just never taught manners. I too was punished as a child when I did something inappropriate at the table and I’m so glad now that my mom did so.
The famous Cappellacci di Zucca!
That sucks about the cute girl with poor manners! How disappointing. What a let down. *sigh*
Note to self: Send my father a thank you for teaching me to chew with my mouth closed.
Well…Um…You’ll always have Seatle?
My husband smacks his lips when he eats sometimes. I just give him the stinkeye. It’s disgusting!
You can’t give up on an attractive girl just like that. She could always change. She could start keeping her mouth closed while she eats. It’s possible 🙂
That picture alone makes me want to drop everything and fly to Seattle immediately. God.