Lunch with Brian

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Madam Mam's, March 17, 2010

With the University of Texas students on spring break, Brian and I decided to go somewhere close to campus, and Madam Mam's on Guadalupe (aka The Drag) is a favorite. We found a lot of parking available on the street behind Mam's.

We were the first customers of the day and were seated at my favorite table next to the fish tank. They take good care of their fish tank and the fish seem happy.

The waiter asked us what we would like to drink, and then noticed my St. Patrick's Day pin and beads. He said that he forgot it was St. Patrick's Day and didn't wear green. I had a couple of strands of beads, so I offered him one. Grinning from ear-to-ear, he thanked me with a bow and put the beads around his neck. It seemed like I made his day. And making his day made my day.

Brian ordered F11 with beef and extra spice. It's flat rice noodles with a garlic sauce. I ordered G4 with chicken. It's bean thread noodles (transparent, rubbery noodles) with peanuts, cilantro and dried onion in a spicy lime sauce. Both dishes are served with lettuce salad on the side. And both rate "way yum."

While we were there, we listened to one of the local radio stations over the sound system. First up was Tom Petty. Brian thinks Tom Petty is butt ugly. I asked him to compare Petty with Gary Busey, and Brian said they used to be the same level of ugly, but that Busey has surpassed Petty in ugly now.

We also heard Cher's "Believe" and Brian said he loves to sing along with that song because of the the echoey, autotuney goodness.

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley "Leather and Lace"d us and Sheryl Crow told us that all she wanted to do was have some fun. (Hey Sheryl... we already know... Cyndi Lauper told us that 10 years earlier). Speaking of Cyndi Lauper and Cher, Brian went to a Cher concert one time and Cyndi Lauper was supposed to play, too, but she had broken her leg and didn't perform. I guess that proves that "the show must go on" doesn't happen if you literally "break a leg."

We also heard a commercial for an upscale car dealership in Austin with a lady doing the voiceover. Brian said he doesn't like that lady's voice and pictures her with deep, dark red hair and breast implants, smoking a pack a day.

After the meal, we went next door to Terra Burger for ice cream. They have some of the best chocolate ice cream in town. It has little chocolate bits in it and is served in a cup that says, "Caution: Contents Hot."

Chocolate ice cream in a cup that says Caution: Contents Hot.


Mary said this on March 17, 2010 8:06 PM:

Madam Mam's is in a song I like. :-)

kim said this on March 17, 2010 9:01 PM:

Oh yeah... I forgot about that song. lol Thanks, Mary! :)

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