Reheated. One week old. From a well-to-do, posh-ish steakhouse. Sonny ordered the rotisserie chicken—the “specialty.” It came with green beans and mashed potatoes.

He didn’t finish it, and put it in the fridge. There it sat, with leftover paella and two blocks of cheese.

Fast forward to an hour ago. I’m talking with Uber peep Seth, mapping out the meaning of life and sh*t, stuff most people can’t begin to wrap their minds around, and I’m munching on the now warm leftover Sonny meal consisting of said chicken, beans and potates.

Frikkin’ outstanding. The consistency is firm, like a pudding, with flakes of red skin laid in, flecks of pepper that pop like sultry, snide remarks in the creamy potato conversation. There’s garlic there, in the back, dressed well, not making a scene, but noticed. I nodded my head toward him, paying homage.

I cried when I finished them. Frickin’ chicken, leave me! And find me more potatoes!


About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

3 responses to “MASHED POTATOES!!1!!1!”

  1. Felyne says :

    Week old chicken? Perhaps that’s why you haven’t blogged since the 2nd…. just give us a sign that you’re still alive…. anything…. an apostrophe, an exclamation…. we need proof of life….

    so anyway…. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Warm wishes and fuzzy feelings and all that good kinda stuff to you babe! *mwah*

    Much Love
    – Felyne

  2. Terrina says :

    I don’t even know how to reply to this except to say, good call on having the chicken leave you.

  3. Salmons says :

    Hey T, how’s life? Welcome to the blog 😉

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