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The Mandarin!

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by brendanmckeigan


Don’t let the title fool you. I’m not talking about the villain from Iron Man. I’m talking about the all you can eat buffet of gluttony goodness. Which is where I had lunch today before heading back to Ottawa on the train.

There are a couple of things wrong though. I’m not sure I’m ever going to eat again. I mean, I’m sure I will. But right now I feel like the morning after somebody gets incredibly blackout drunk, and then wakes up half drunk, half sick and says, “I’m NEVER drinking again.” Yeah, I bet. Good luck with that.

The Mandarin has got everything you ever want to eat. It’s a Chinese buffet that has Thai Food, Sushi, and of course, pizza and mashed potatoes. Obviously, I didn’t want to offend anybody, so I decided not to eat pizza and mashed potatoes. But only because I’m not sure I could eat either of those with chopsticks.

I’m sure you’re all wondering why I had four plates of food. Well, if you had ever been there before, you wouldn’t wonder that at all. My third plate was mainly sushi, dumplings and shrimp. Followed by my final plate of fruit with dessert topped with more dessert. The real reason is because starting tomorrow, I’m going to start a detox for the month. I’ve done it before, I lost weight, it was fantastic. This time around, my girlfriend and I will be doing the cleanse together. Which is great because the last time I did it, I faced a lot of ridicule for wanting to eat healthier. Jokes on them though, because I look fantastic in a bikini now!

Today was my last hurrah, so to speak. I indulged in all of the wonders that horrible for you, but delicious food has to offer. I’m looking forward to doing the cleanse though. It’ll be nice to have the extra motivation. I’m a self-starter by nature, but hey, the more the merrier! That’s it for today. I’m going to read for the majority of this train ride because the WiFi on Via Rail is slower than a mouth breather at a science fair.