Monday, October 24, 2005

It's time to Knight Me

So, the time has come to start the poll, so that you can help choose my new name for the Knights of the Round Bottoms. I've put together a list of my suggestions as well as the suggestions put forward by my readers, so be sure and cast your vote. Remember, like they tell rich Republicans in Florida, vote early and vote often!

Knight Me!

The story behind some of the names:

Sir Wantawing: Wings are my kryptonite. I know they are bad for me. I love them anyway. Its utterly dysfunctional I know, but like a battered white trash trailer park wife, I can't help love that wing o' mine.

Sir Arthur "Two Chins" Jackson: I like this one. Its a Monty Python reference, from a sketch featuring a character named Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson.

Sir Lee Padthaiserver: This one cracked me up. I'm not sure who suggested it, but I think its either Gary or Craig. It ties back into a post I made awhile ago, about the Surly Asian Man. If you read that post, you'll understand this particularly clever reference.

I made some particularly silly dieting mistakes this week. Nothing major, but I was punishing myself for no reason. You see, on Saturday I was craving pad thai. Really, really jonesing for it. I wanted pad thai like Bush wants oil money. But I told myself no! I am on a diet, and I am not going to be weak. And I didn't have pad thai.

The next day, I came very, very close to driving into a McDonalds. Then I realized, why was I being an idiot and depriving myself of pad thai? Its not that bad, and with my bonus points on the Weight Watchers diet, I can actually have it without too much trouble.

So on Sunday night, I had pad thai. And it was glorious. Yum. Pad thai is the one thing that I believe will keep me safe from the temptation of chicken wings. The best part of the deal was that I actually managed to have it while still only using my points from the day - I didn't have to use any of my bonus points at all.


kate.d. said...

pad thai really is some sort of heavenly creation. revise that ben frankin quote on beer - "pad thai is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy" - i think it still works!

Asher Hunter said...

I agree! I have never encountered a more delicious dish.

Kim Ayres said...

Sounds to me like you're most taken with Sir Lee Padthaiserver, and I think if I voted for anything else you'd be disapppointed. Obviously Deep Fat Friar didn't appeal to you as much as it did to me, so a vote for Sir Lee it is!

-Sir Man Boobs-

Asher Hunter said...

Thanks Kim! Deep Fat Friar was a darned good one, but Sir Lee, like Sir Wannawing, is more "me".

Lord Lessismore said...

If only Bush showed the restraint you did! If you had invaded another country in an attempt to secure pad thai, I definitely would NOT vote for you next term!

I think your decision to succumb to pad thai versus wings or Mickey-D's was a wise one. For a diet to be at all maintainable, it can't be torture and often has to involve choosing the lesser of two evils. For me, the breakfast choice is the hard one. I usually choose a high-fiber, low-fat cereal that probably still has more sugar and carbs than I need but, hey (sez the voice in my head) at least it's not a doughnut or french toast. Or a french-fried doughnut, for that matter.

Looks like you're on the verge of a self-dubbing! Be careful with that sword when you do the deed. Of course, given the nature of the KOTRB, perhaps you should use a celery stick?