Every Thursday, a different SeamlessWeb customer tells us about how he or she orders from the site. This week, I’m turning the camera on myself and letting you all see a little bit more about who you’re dealing with here:
How and When Did You Discover SeamlessWeb? The year’s ’07 and my fridge is barren/Got no job, watchin’ bios of Hank Aaron/I got two choices to order my food/Pick up the phone, which I wanna avoid/Or try this new service that might get me employed (Ed: Got 99 Problems, but ordering food ain’t one.)
Where Do You Use SW? Starts with “E” and ends with “verywhere”
Favorite Kind of Food: Anything over rice, pasta with a meat ragout, Almas caviar, whatever else I mention every week
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Head cheese
Favorite Place(s) to Order From on SW? Szechuan Gourmet (Double Cooked Sliced Pork Belly), Mooncake Foods (Sliced Steak Plate/Shanghai Home-Style Short Ribs), Pera Mediterranean Brasserie (The Lamburger), Kanoyama (Sushi Special)
Least Favorite Thing About Calling Restaurants? I recently called a restaurant to pick up food in Williamsburg (I know, I know) and was put on hold. After 45 seconds I hung up and called again. Busy. After 5 minutes I called again. Busy. I took the subway and called for the last time 15 minutes later. Busy. (Ed: I called multiple times in each instance, making it clear to me that the person had simply put me on hold forever.)
Closest Previous Brush with Internet Fame? I was featured as Midtown Lunch’er of the Week in January 2009. Did I mention that I also contribute to Rap Genius? It’s kind of a big deal. (Ed: As you can see, those “anything over rice” and “meat ragout” answers haven’t changed all year. Maybe 2010 will be the year that I finally go carbo-neutral? Doubtful.)
Favorite Cartoon Growing Up? All the usuals (He-Man, Transformers, TMNT, Thundercats, etc…), plus did anyone else ever watch Silverhawks? That “partly metal, partly real” line is really deep.
What Superpower Do You Wish You Had? The ability to focus on a single task for more than 30 seconds at a time.
In the Past Year, What’s the Latest You’ve Stayed Up and Why? I kicked it all night in the Bairro Alto in Lisbon because I had a 7 AM flight back to New York, via Amsterdam, where I had an 8-hour layover. My only sleep was on the plane.
Plans for Tonight? Trying to explain what it means when Jay-Z says, “Now when I bring the Nets, I’m the black Branch Rickey.”
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