Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Buffet The Vampire Slayer

Last night we attended my sister-in-law's 40th birthday party at Mandarin, a decidedly popular and yummy Chinese buffet. (Okay, she's technically not my sister-in-law. She's my brother-in-law's wife. But doesn't that make her a sister-in-law? What's the proper term then? And if the proper term is too damn wordy, why CAN'T I call her my sister-in-law?)

Alexander enjoyed his first visit to a buffet, and despite the fact that he'd had an early supper at home, he still wolfed down quite a bit of food (he was most excited to see slices of watermelon on the desert table). On the way to the restaurant I was teaching him how to say "Happy Birthday" (he says "Happy" really well, but the word kind of faded into nothing when he got to "Birthday") and also explained that we were going to a buffet and what it meant. (To me, of course, it means half a dozen trips back up to ensure I've sampled every single offering, and then sitting back and opening my belt to make room for the engorged stomach)

He kept repeating the word "buffet" all night, but of course, he said it as: "Buffy" -- as in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But it would make a nice spoof, wouldn't it? Buffet The Vampire Slayer. A spoof of a spoof featuring Mandarin employees cooking and serving during the day, but after the restaurant closes, combining forces to fight the undead.


Sheri said...

I love buffets of all kinds and they love me too....right on the ol' hips.

Your son says some really cute stuff!

lime said...

bwahahaha. or shally we just start calling you 'mark, the buffet slayer?'

Anonymous said...

I like mark the slut slayer. You crack me up.

barefoot_mistress said...

Oh man, I do like the buffet at a good indian restaurant!

I dont have tv, I know nothing of this Buffy person!
But, hasnt that actress looked like she is 15 for about 20 years now? :P