Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marzipan, Coffee, and Dead People Are So Cool.

So yesterday, I went to Gourmandise with a friend.  Gourmandise is all diet food.  I promise...ZERO just have to read the calorie content from the right side and not the left.  Things in life depend on a certain point of view, right? Or maybe it was Obi-Wan-Kenobi that said that...

You can get creme brulee to go in a great disposable aluminum ramekin...who does that? Yes, I'll take three. No, they're not for anyone else...just me. :P

There's free Wi-Fi. This should appeal to anyone that loves to mooch.

You can get sandwiches, salads, and croissants stuffed with egg, melted cheese, and love.

Yes...they serve LOVE at Gourmandise...and it doesn't cost you any extra. Well...maybe a pant size or two.

And the company was great too.  Justin told me about his cadaver and how they stuck pins in all 38 of them and the "first years" had to go through and identify from memory all the different parts that had been pinned (which sounds really really hard). I've never seen a cadaver before but I think seeing one in the future is possibly in the cards.  Coffee with future doctors is kinda like an episode of House...only way cooler, cause Justin is nice and not grumpy like Dr. House.  I thought "First Years" sounded so Harry Potter.  I just wish Justin had said, "Expelliarmus!"

Coffee, marzipan, there a future story here?

Happy Thursday!


  1. Thanks bunches! I was doing good with just coffee this morning and now I have a strong urge to clog my arteries.

  2. I really liked your story. Did Justin say if the cadavers smell? I'm not entirely sure if I would want to see a dead body, but I guess not knowing them would make the experience less emotional. It might help my writing to see one though. Hmmm...

  3. Lucinda: Anytime! hehe thanks for leaving me a comment.

    Laura: He says, "Yes they do. Their smell is hard to is a really sharp smell that stings the eyes and the nostrils." Hmmm...that sounds really unpleasant. I wonder if it is chemicals and preservatives.

  4. This is one of the things I miss about Salt Lake, good food and the random little places that serve it. St George is awesome, but lacking in cool food and variety.

    Yes...chemicals and preservatives, formaldehyde in the embalming fluid stinks and burns. I'm not studying medicine...just hunting zombies.

  5. OMG! I need Gourmandise! NOW! LOL! My husband and I are on a strict diet. : (

    I'm following you back from my blog--I'm a Crusader, too.

  6. Gah I am so envious! Those marzipan Cake slices look delicious. At least looking at pictures is calorie free.

  7. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Great to meet you - look forward to seeing more of your stuff.


  8. My stepdad loves marzipan. He's British -- is it a British thing? I don't think I've ever had it.

  9. I look forward to all your posts and this one didn't disappoint. It put a smile on my face, then I ate lots of junk food. I'm fat now. Thanks.

  10. They have creme brûlée to go? I think I'm in love.

  11. Oh my, don't even get me started on all of the high calories things that I probably shouldn't be eating...but of course, eat anyway! This place sounds amazing. And to answer your earlier comment on my blog: I agree, we should be friends. gay fiction writers unite! :-)

    <3 Gina Blechman

  12. If I'm ever in the area I'll have to go there.

  13. Charlie: Admit that the only reason you live in St. George is so you can indulge in that gambling habit with its proximity to Vegas...oh and the strip clubs. Just kidding. But you could totally do whatevers you do in SLC only better.

    Zan: Strict diets never work. Ask Oprah.

    SM Schmidt: I could totally mail you one :) I'm serious.

    Stephanie: It can't be a British thing. I heard all British food had no taste to it which is why all Brits are skinny.

    Cheryl: At least you don't work with co-workers that in an attempt to keep their spouses from getting fat, they bring baked goods from home and offer them for free under the masquerade of being nice and from being trapped in a loveless marriage to a fat person at some point in the future. And before I get flamed for that comment, I've confronted people on this issue before and they totally admit to doing just that.

    Kari: They TOTALLY have creme brulee to go...and it's really good too. Not like vanilla pudding but actual creme brulee with the crispy, shatter it with a spoon, crust.

    Gina: We shall be like chocolate and peanut butter...which according to Reese's is better than Saturday and Sunday.

    Rogue Mutt: I don't think they serve doggy food. J/K...I kill myself don't I...I'm sure it's the first doggy joke you've ever heard, right? lulz...kk...seriously should really go there. The food is amazing.