Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm a food addict in my dreams

Although I have acquired a strong fondness for Korean food, I really miss some of the options I had back in Omaha and California. I would do almost anything for some Greek food, (hummus! Please!) and I can't even mention LaCasa without tears coming to my eyes. I am thanking my lucky stars that we managed to find a fabulous Indian restaurant, and Korea is not without pizza restaurants, but certain cravings just can't be stopped.

And then I had a crazy dream.

I dreamt I was in a caravan of cars full of people, none of whom I knew except Nickie. Nickie was driving, but I knew all of the directions. (that would never, ever happen in real life. Really. I get lost in the hallway right outside of my apartment door) We were in a large red suburban. The car was full. (which reminded me of our old family road trips in the Toyota sedan, where David would poke me repeatedly while being very obvious that he was treating Nickie like gold) I looked out of the right-hand window to see a giant corn cob shaped sign proclaiming "RUNZA." I asked Nickie to stop so we could get some wonderful, dough-covered, onion-filled, German-inspired treats. She refused, and we kept driving. I woke up in a cold sweat immediately following her denial.

What a cruel sister.

What a cruel subconscious. This dream was vivid. And my bitterness was palpable.

Nothing can substitute for a Runza.

So now I play the waiting game.

I didn't even realize I loved Runza that much. And now it's all I can think about. Great.

*Editor's note: For all of you who are not familiar with Runza, I will not go into an explanation. Why? It's too painful. Plus, if you live outside of the Midwest or if you are a vegetarian, you can't have it either. Ignorance is bliss. Trust me.


  1. NO comment on Runzas the name says it all. Lacasa now we are talking. Try this which of course I can do or I would not be telling you to try. Try imagining the taste of your favorite Lacasa food? I had mine just a few weeks ago thanks to your sweet sister. Are you crying yet? Let me know if you are able to accomplish this feat. It may work for Runzas also but seems like imagination wasted.

  2. Wow, I thought I had weird dreams. Runzas are the price of the temperature on Tuesdays in January....perhaps we will ship one to you. Love, Mom

  3. I will drive to Omaha, buy you a Runza, freeze it, and ship it to you in Korea to make up for my bitchiness in the dream! That's hilarious--you know I would always pull over for food and the bathroom! I think the suburban is from our carpooling days with the Smiths--remember their suburban?!
    Sweet dreams!

  4. I often have missed Runza, even living in Colorado. Now I have learned that there is one in Fort Collins. Did you know that you can make your own runzas?