strange restaurants

les mis + lemony snicket quotes


Jean Valjean: Sometimes even in the most unfortunate of lives there will occur a moment or two of good fortune.
Javert: It is very annoying to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?
Fantine: Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
Marius: Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
Cosette: One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one’s history.
Enjolras: No reality has the power to dispel a dream.
Combeferre: Arguing with somebody is never pleasant, but sometimes it is useful and necessary to do so.
Courfeyrac: I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on the inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does.
Jehan: If you have ever found yourself sitting in the darkness with a flashlight, you may have experienced the feeling that something is lurking just beyond the circle of light that a flashlight makes, and reading poem about dead men is not a good way to make yourself feel better.
Feuilly: All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
Joly: If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.
Bossuet: If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well this isn’t too bad, I don’t have a left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me if I’m left-handed or right-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of, “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!
Bahorel: Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.
Grantaire: Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother’s wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.

bonus: Victor Hugo: In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
—  Lemony Snicket
-The Most Interesting Stories Aren’t Always Action-

Here​ ​is​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​a​ ​few​ ​of​ ​my​ ​favorite​ ​engaging​ ​stories​ ​with​ ​a​ ​little​ ​less​ ​action.


Shouwa​ ​Genroku​ ​Rakugo​ ​Shinju​​ ​​-Drama- Shouwa​ ​Genroku​ ​Rakugo​ ​Shinju​ ​keeps​ ​me​ ​so​ ​invested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​story​ ​at​ ​all​ ​time,​ ​with​ ​loveable characters,​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​drama,​ ​great​ ​music,​ ​and​ ​well​ ​directed​ ​scenes,​ ​it​ ​proves​ ​it​ ​doesn’t​ ​take an​ ​action​ ​packed​ ​fight​ ​to​ ​make​ ​your​ ​heart​ ​race.


Sakamichi No Apollon -Drama-
Maybe my opinion is slightly biased because of my love for jazz, but the way sakamichi no apollon explores romance, music, and the everyday drama and lives of these characters, had me hooked from episode one.


Beast Player Erin -Fantasy-
Now technically there is a bit of action in this series. BUT I would argue that the majority of the series is a coming of age/political story, with love both familial and romantic, and a touching story about the relationship between a girl and a magical beast, i’d say it’s worth a watch.


Mushi-shi -Fantasy-
Mushi-shi is a great story for those who enjoy the feeling of exploring in a world of fantasy. As it follows a man wandering the world following rumors of possible mushi, and helping others, you’ll find yourself sucked deep into a well built fantasy world with background music that you only WISH you had IRL.


Ristorante Paradiso -Romance-
This one is a little different from most others on this list, the story revolves around a woman off to find her mother and the man she left to marry. She finds herself uprooting into a new life working in the strange restaurant her mother and secret stepfather run, making friends, and falling in love, all the while no one knows she’s even her daughter.


House Of Five Leaves -historical drama-
This show has great characters and unique art and atmosphere that set it apart from other shows instantly. And if you’ve ever wondered “what would a show about samurai be like without all the actiony fights all the time?” this show answers that question.


Sora No Woto -Military-
Though it’s a military show, it rarely ever has all that much action. The show IMO focuses a lot on themes of hope in times of war, showing how it affects the people involved. It also focuses a lot on characters overcoming their problems and building relationships with one another in a kind of bittersweet way.


Hozuki no reitetsu -Comedy-
It felt to me like a good idea to throw in a nice comedy at the end of a list with so many bittersweet titles. Hoozuki focuses on “life” and Business in hell, with a dark and sometimes dry adult sense of humor, in a strange slice of life setting i found this show to be an enjoyable and a relaxing watch.

Meatballs

I work at an Italian restaurant right?

And my table, a two top, ordered a spaghetti with marinara and the other ordered a meatball sandwich.

I bring their food out and the person with the spaghetti asks me “so I know this is an Italian food restaurant but do you guys serve meatballs???”

Like. The person you’re with has a MEATBALL SANDWICH, but you’re wondering if we sell meatballs. Wut.

So I tell him yes and ask if he wants any.

He says no. He was “just curious”.

People are weird.

Tabasco

First table of the day, I get sat a one top. I grab his Coke for him and give him a few minutes to look over the menu. After a few minutes, I go back and ask if he’s ready to order.

Me: are you ready to order sir?
Guy: yeah but I have a question real quick. The meat sauce, it has meat in it right?
Me: …yes.
Guy: oh ok. Can I please get the spaghetti with meat sauce and a Caesar salad?
Me: I’m sorry sir we don’t have Caesar salad. Is a house salad ok?
Guy: sure but can I get Caesar dressing on it?
Me: I’m sorry sir but we don’t have Caesar dressing (why would we have Caesar dressing but not Caesar salad???)
Guy: ok ranch then. And can I get some franks red hot sauce too?
Me: we don’t carry that but I do have tabasco
Guy: what about chololo sauce? (This is seriously how he pronounced cholula lol)
Me: sorry sir only tabasco
Guy: that’s dumb. I hate Tabasco.
Me: I really don’t care for it myself either. I’m sorry about that.
Guy: then don’t bring me any sauce. I hate Tabasco.


As soon as I brought everything out, he asked for Tabasco lol

The Types as Snicket Quotes

ENFJ - “It is always cruel to laugh at people, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.” 

INFJ - “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.” 

ESTP - “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” 

ISTP - “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”

ENTJ - “This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.”

INTJ - “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.” 

ESFP - “It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”

ISFP - “You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”

ESTJ - “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.” 

ISTJ - “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.” 

ENFP - “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”

INFP - “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” 

ESFJ - “Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.” 

ISFJ - “It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

ENTP - “It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.”

 INTP - “The moral of Snow White is never eat apples.” 

Washing any cooking utensils causes precious oils to be scrubbed away leading to poisonous rust to be collected on them and taint any food cooked with them. Almost all five star kitchens leave their pots, pans, knives and other utensils in a warm damp room overnight so that the cooking instruments can fully absorb the day’s food-mineral deposits.

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
—  Lemony Snicket

“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” [listen] 

o1. things we lost in the fire - bastille // o2. safe & sound - taylor swift // o3. dark doo wop - ms mr // o4. the mother we share - chvrches // o5. tag, you’re it - melanie martinez // o6. everybody wants to rule the world - lorde // o7. dead hearts - stars // o8. arsonist’s lullaby - hozier // o9. my boy builds coffins - florence & the machine