You know how it is when you're working on a project, it seems like the whole world is all about that thing. Everywhere you go, everyone is talking about Chinese restaurants... ok, well, so, not exactly, but this New Yorker article by Calvin Trillin makes me pretty dang cheerful. That, and the bizarre Chinese takeout carton Christmas-tree ornament recently given to me, no kidding: it's that old-school kind of glass ornament with the sort of frosted/metallic surface, tapering to a pointed hole on the bottom (where they blow the glass from? I don't know) capped with a decorated metal finial. Except it's a Chinese takeout box instead of the usual red or green sphere! Now, who besides me would ever want such a thing??