I realize it was breaking
the flow of the reviews to translate all the nicknames in the body of
the text, or somewhat frustrating to leave them unexplained.
So, at last, here's
the key, the magic decoder ring for the odd initials that represent my
dining partners on philadining excursions. (And yes, they are all real
It really is entertaining to eat with DDP: facial expressions, body language
and exclamations of odd metaphors make any dinner an event, especially
if there are bold and novel flavors involved. Occasionally identified
as LNDP for Late Night Dining Partner...
CDP: Constant Dining
I suppose using such a title was bound to jinx it, and alas, CDP might
have to be rechristened as FCDP, for "former".... Occasionally
referred to as GDP for Grumpy Dining Partner, but not all that
PhDDP: Ph.D. Dining
Now that wasn't all that difficult to figure out was it? Guys with degrees
gotta eat too.
Now this is getting confusing, he's fled the country yet again, so I guess
I need another X? or do I just revoke one of them...
Talent Dining Partner
She really is going to be a big star some day. You heard it here first.
PDP: Parental Dining
OK, that one wasn't particularly imaginative.
PCDP: Pirate Captain
Would prefer all his food to be cooked in over a fire in a tire rim, but
we sometimes get him to eat inside.
may be re-dubbed Soup-Loving Dining Partner, we'll see...
OK, not too creative. BTW I wasn't in a frat in college...
I almost went with "seitanic dining partner" but it's too easy
MMDP: Monster Man
If you dine with a superhero, you can sit in a Pod... Sometimes referred
Animator Dining Partner
GSDP: Grease Stained
It's a compliment, really. The more
stains the better.
For The Masses Dining Partner
Spreading the joy of the grape wherever she can...
AVDP: Audio Visual
He's trying to get out, really, but it just keeps sucking him back in....
BRDP: Buyer's Remorse
I haven't actually seen him send food back, but he's thinking about
GDP: Glurpy Dining
it's kind of hard to define "glurp".
MDDP: Medical Doctor
He's moved away, but still drops by occasionally to eat unhealthy
NHDP: New Hampshire
A mysterious visitor from the north, who captivated us with odd tales
and odder flutes.
Italian Dining Partner
Look, he knows about Italian food, so don't try to put anything over on
him, OK? And for god'ss sake don't cook the pasta too far, it's just going
to piss him off!