There’s actually a restaurant in Oakland* that serves only macaroni and cheese. Since the cheesy noodles are one of Angela’s all time fav’s, we managed to go check it out with some friends. Somehow, they’ve managed to execute it perfectly. Clever and tasty mac varieties and a well-executed decor that sends you back to elementary school (the frequent-diner cards with gold stars, in an old library card catalog was a nice touch).
Eating here was just another reminder that since we’ve been back, one of the major changes in our lives has been the wealth of comfort. Everything seems easy. Everything we need or want is just right there, right now – times 10. Still, it’s not clear to me that anyone in the US is particularly happier because of it. It just gives everyone more time to stare at their phones. Or complain.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s nice to be back in the U.S. for a while. We’ve just forgotten – or maybe never totally appreciated – effortless comfort.
* and i think there are others, too.