Restaurant Review & Prompt 21

20 Jun

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live in a society of advice columns, experts and make-over shows. Without even knowing it, you can begin to believe someone knows better than you how to live your life. Someone might know a particular something better – like how to bake a three-layer molten coconut chocolate cake or how to build a website – but nobody else on the planet knows how to live your life better than you. (Although one or two people may think they do.) For today, trying asking yourself often, especially before you make a choice, “What do I know about this?”

(Author: Jen Louden)

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Restaurant Review. La Croissanterie Linda. Dimly lit cafe. French nouveau decor badly in need of a reno. Free wifi. I told Marvyn that the breakfast croissant I had was filling but bland and not worth writing home about. And what I do I do? I write about it in my blog. Why? Because the prompt asks, “What do I know about this?” Well, when it comes to food and good deals this is what I know:

I know that $4.99 (Canadian) for a bacon, egg & cheese croissant AND cafe au lait in Montreal is a good deal. Especially after flying 5 hours from LAX to YUL, waiting in line for 45 minutes at customs, riding for 25 minutes in a cab ride to the hotel, 30 minutes with Verizon Wireless, and knowing we had 6 hours to kill before we can actually check into said hotel at 4 pm. And did I mention the free wifi? #Trust30

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One Response to “Restaurant Review & Prompt 21”

  1. Marvyn Peralta June 20, 2011 at 8:47 AM #

    hi- i’m marvyn.
    here at La Croissanterie Linda, i’m looking around at decor. so flashback!!! <<<
    Celeste has a cousin, Justin. he plays drums (stay with me…) & he had an outdoor gig, playing at Santa Monica back in March 2011. we both went to check it out, but walking around admiring storefronts, i noticed this Jeans store, & the outer wall (to public) was composed of glass compartments. in these compartments were old OLD vintage SINGER sewing machines. so it looked like a glasswall of classic black sewing machines. at that moment, the thought flashed thru my head "i wonder where the "tables" for those sewing machines went?" (since these machines were disassembled from a special worktable, w/ pedal & workspace)

    now flash forward to present Jun2011, i'm in a Montreal Croissant cafe, & notice that the tables somehow are slightly uncomfortable to manage, just when sitting. on further inspection under their tablecloths, i note that THESE ARE the old vintage SINGER tables, from which the vintage SINGER sewing machines came.

    yes, they still have the footpedals to drive the sewing mechanism, just not attached. …well, some do & some are missing. most of the tables have the assembly brace, still bearing the classic “SINGER” product name/logo, & others have the wheel for the belt drive. so mystery solved guys. we can all stop worrying. you’re welcome.

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