...aaaaaaaaand we're back!
Ulrike and I work in Midtown Manhattan, which is a magical part of a magical island that is nearly devoid of edible food. Well, that's not exactly true, but when it's summer and the tourists are swarming, one doesn't always want to leave the office at lunch. And oft-times, we have both neglected to bring a lunch.
What to do? Well, there are a couple of options. One is to make a "lunch" out of candy from the vending machine. Though an alluring option, my new NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP EVER diet prevents me from eating almost everything from the vending machine. Another option is to starve. This option is terrible. There is ordering from Green Symphony, which is one of the most delicious restaurants ever, full of tasty, healthy, mainly vegetarian lunch items and healthful smoothies. They are nice, and they take cards.
But this last option, the most enticing of the bunch, still has a problem: you have to talk to a human. Now if you are like me, you try to minimize all human contact. What with the iPhones and the IMs and the Facebooks, you can carry on a whole life's worth of communication without ever actually using your precious, easily strained voice box. Save that for singing!
And now, thanks to the power of the Internest, it's possible to order food without ever talking. Yes, that's right. SeamlessWeb, this invention is called. Basically, you go online and type in your zipcode and then it tells you all the restaurants around you that are available through their site. You order your food, specify options and so forth, and put in your credit card. Swiftly, food is on its way. And no bothersome cash or cash tip. It's all automated, what with the credit cards and the e-mails and such. Easy!
If you are in Midtown West, I'd suggest Vizio's bison burgers, or Akdeniz's almost anything. Delish.
Yay for futuristic robot computer website internet!