The only reason I'm here in Wisconsin Dells ("the tackiest place in America" according to some travel association) is because of *one* Chinese restaurant, which has not been open the whole time we've been here. Oh well! Otherwise we're having a great time.

There's a woman working in a Chinese restaurant in Hudson, Wisconsin who thinks that I "look like an artist."

There's someone at another restaurant in Hudson who hates restaurant work "with a passion!"

And there's someone working a buffet place in Eau Claire who is really happy there because he loves "very cold weather".

Scary rangoon sighting: "Crab Lagoon" on the menu of a Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis. Yikes... appears to be a pan-Asian phenomenon! Is no restaurant safe??