Tonight I went grocery shopping, for the first time in perhaps a month. O, the excitement that is my life!

I usually take a shopping list with me (on my Palm), but I've spent the past few days noting that I was out of pretty much everything, so it seemed superfluous.

On an only barely related note, today lunch was Chinese food. I had some, then went to a dentist appointment. By the time I got back to work, I was starving.

Which made me wonder where the old joke came from, about being hungry again half an hour after eating Chinese food. I used to hear references to that idea all the time when I was a kid, but haven't in years. Was it based in something real? Was it widely believed? Was it a joke on something in particular? It certainly doesn't match anything in my experience.

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