Fried Rice and a new Interview….

So the other day I order some Chinese food, because having someone bring food directly to your house and eating it in your jammies is perhaps the most decadent pleasure that exists.

I ordered some food for my girlfriend as well. This is partly because I’m sensitive and thoughtful and awesome. But, truthfully, it’s also because if I didn’t, she would just eat half of mine and then I’d be sad and hungry.

Just as the food arrived, my girlfriend called me and told me she’d be late getting home from work. I tell her that I’ll wait dinner for her, again because of the awesome, and resist the urge to open the bag to get at the egg rolls. Instead I set the paper bag on my bed and cover it up with a blanket to keep it warm until she gets home.

Eventually she does, and we eat it, and it’s lovely.

But that’s not the end of the story. The end of the story is that now my blankets smell like chicken fried rice. You’d think this would be a bad thing, but not so much. Truth is, it’s kinda nice, actually.

Ah yes. There you go. Another little peek into my life.

Why am I writing about this? Hell, I don’t know. Why do I write anything? I suppose because it amuses me, and because I hope it might amuse you too.

If you’re looking for more odd ramblings of mine, you can find them in the newest interview I’ve done over HERE at the Book Swede.

We talk, among other things, about monkeys.

Later all,


This entry was posted in day in the life, InterviewsBy Pat12 Responses


  1. Amanda
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

    You infinitely amuse me.I finally got my copy back from all of my friends back home. They also would like it if you finished book two and had it out, oh… tomorrow.

  2. Pat
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 2:36 PM | Permalink

    Woo Hoo! I’ve reached infinite amusement! It’s all downhill from here….

  3. Mary J.
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 3:28 PM | Permalink

    That interview was really excellent. Go monkeys! I bookmarked the site. :-) Excited to see the note about your children’s not-for-children book!On a side note, when I would like food to stay warm while I wait for my sweetheart- I put it in the stove or microwave. Snuggling it under my bed covers never occurred to me. That kind of alternative thinking must be a side effect of your mad creative skills. :-)>

  4. Schimpfinator
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 3:36 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat! Your idea was for a modern day “Faerie Tale” has already been done! Raymond Feist has written a bunch of great Fantasy books, and decided that he wanted to write a modern day “Faerie Tale”:

  5. Josie
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 5:31 PM | Permalink

    Although having your bed clothes smell like Chinese food must be nice, I have to wonder if you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night craving chicken fried rice. I enjoyed the interview. I have to agree with the monkeys over birds assesment, but let’s just hope it never comes to that.

  6. Jordan R
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 7:25 PM | Permalink

    Perhaps you best entry yet. Because of the awesome.

  7. Alison
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 8:41 PM | Permalink

    Stomach: *rumble*

  8. logankstewart
    Posted December 22, 2007 at 5:42 AM | Permalink

    Hey! I sent that quarter with the bullet hole in it (along with, I believe, 2 martini dice, a shrunken-shriveled bag of doritos, and a cool rock). I was much younger in life, like 14 or so, when my brother and I set up targets to shoot with our .22 rifles. Wow. Cool. Magma nuggets.Pat, you are so cool. Way cooler than e’en Mr. Kool-Ade himself.Merry Christmas Pat, and everyone else…

  9. C.B.
    Posted December 22, 2007 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    Hmm, next time try putting a box of donuts under the covers. Heck, why not create a new business selling ‘comfort food’ scented sheets!

  10. Steven Weyerts
    Posted December 22, 2007 at 7:58 PM | Permalink

    Dude, did you order from Green Tea (next to the library)? That’s the best I’ve been able to find in Steven’s Point. Or is there something better? I just moved here about two years ago, and so far I’ve been disappointed by the dining palette.Of course, I’m used to living near places like LA, Seattle, and Denver. They have a lot more variety when it comes to food (and crime).

  11. aweSAM
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

    <>Woo Hoo! I’ve reached infinite amusement!It’s all downhill from here….<>In the infamous words of B. Lightyear. <>To Infinity and Beyond!<>

  12. Kat Hooper
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 12:59 AM | Permalink

    Dear Patrick,We wanted to let you know that you’ve been awarded The Best Book of 2007 by This is particularly noteworthy because we just started the website this year, so yours is actually our FIRST best book!Congratulations,Katherinefor

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