June 27, 2006

Where should we eat lunch?

On the terrace of the University Club, with the profs?

University Club terrace

Or should we just get something from one of the food carts?

Library Mall

Either way will be swell. There's never been a lovelier day ... here in Madison, Wisconsin.

20 comments:

angieoh! said...

My favorite of the Madison Carts was the Southern food one. I loved the chicken sandwhich or rice and beans. YUM. Helped me through many a law school day (which might explain why I got so chubby during law school!).

Great photos, Ann!

Maxine Weiss said...

The Terrace!!!! I like the armrests, on the chairs, at last! As you can see, that one guy really makes use of them. They're important!

What I don't like, is having to put belongings on the ground. That one guy's folio, and that other guy's black briefcase, or whatnot, is sitting on the floor.

They can't set them on the table?, or one of the few empty chairs that aren't being used?

I never like putting my stuff on the floor. I guess I'm used to larger tables, roomier booths, or benches.

Or, I'll just keep my belongings on my lap.

Is that weird?

It just strikes me as not quite right to have to store personal effects on the floor.

Peace, Maxine

Eli Blake said...

yeah... tell me how great Madison is, next January.

That's when I'm glad to be living in Arizona.

Mark the Pundit said...

A group of us like to have lunch with one of our professors at the main campus cafeteria, and he was always accommodating.

I guess that is why he was voted the most popular professor on campus for 5 years in a row!

Might I suggest eating with students - and blogging about it!

AJ Lynch said...

It just occurred to me from this post..Ann Althouse is truly a basically happy , well adjusted person. Even if she has an addictive compulsion to blogging! Thanks for sharing - it's been like a monsoon here in Philly and we are looking forward to some sunny days.

Ann Althouse said...

Angieoh! -- Sounds good. I don't use the carts enough.

Maxine: I'm constantly putting my stuff on the floor, but I'm really vigilant about thieves, who I always imagine are ready to take advantage of any inattention.

Eli: You get the award for most predictable comment. Maybe more variable weather would make you less predictable.

Mark: You may notice that I don't blog about students. I can't really.

AJ: You'll be interested to know that lunch was all about talking about blogging.

Sissy Willis said...

Same thing here in Boston: Nothing so rare. :)

Patrick said...

The carts were good back when I was there for undergrad. I always wanted to heckle Karlton Armstrong (for his bombing of Sterling Hall,and killing a guy), but I took joy in the fact that a guy like him had completely capitulated, and became a capitalist!

Patrick said...

The carts were good back when I was there for undergrad. I always wanted to heckle Karlton Armstrong (for his bombing of Sterling Hall,and killing a guy), but I took joy in the fact that a guy like him had completely capitulated, and became a capitalist!

Patrick said...

oops

Brendan said...

I always thought the Univ Club looked very out of place on the Mall (architectually speaking). And boy could we use some of that sunshine here in DC.

Eli Blake said...

Thank you.

predictable = consistent.

Besides, living in paradise tends to do that to you.

Jennifer said...

Paradise? Ick! Arizona is beautiful but the August I spent there, I spent running from one air conditioned spot to the next.

I miss living in a college town. You guys have a serious food cart set-up there. I'm drooling. I can't believe its that great even in the summer! My college town was D-E-A-D in the summer.

nedludd said...

Not to put too fine a point on it, professor, but screw you.

Here in Central PA we just had five inches of rain in the past two hours. I am getting nervous, as I saw some of my Amish neighbors taking the timber they were to use for a barn and begin to build what looks like a boat from it.

All but two feet of rain in four days, and you post pictures showing, what is it called. sunshine?

Go for the pushcart and hope you don't get ptomaine.

Wickedpinto said...

Are those prefab cafe' area's you filmed there?

You live in a city, and cities are either contrived, or non-existent.

In my area, I can't find a thing like that, but in a short drive, I can find something that is real.

I'm just curious about YOUR opinion about that setting, were those hedgerows, or whatever they are called, contrived in that area?

amn said...

I will be at the terrace eating green curry chicken from the Sukho Thai cart, and I will be very happy.

verification: moets (mo' eats?)

Mike said...

I agree with Jennifer. I've been to Arizona. Paradise, my eye; it's a steekin' desert. I'll take Madison any day (even in January, thank you very much).

Internet Ronin said...

Ann: If I may stretch this a bit to speaking of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, did you by any chance know Denice Denton, the late Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz, when she was the only female professor in the engineering department at UW?

Ann Althouse said...

Internet Ronin: Yes, I did. It's very sad. Terrible.

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