Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Comming Around

Hello All!

It has been one heck of a week! First a trip is on, then its off, then its back on again! Should I pack or not? Oh yeah...thats why I leave it for the last minute! So, in all, I am currently going to be spending then next few days in Chicago!! Yippie! I will return with some amazing pics to share with all thoes I adore most!

Before I leave I would like to have something for my viewers to rest their eyes on. I have been getting a lot of old pictures off of my (slowly) dying computer and on to a mass storage divice. I just found a few that I enjoy and have lots of memories tied to them. I hope that you enjoy them as well!

Weighted-down pine
*Gosh how I LOVE winter!*

My fish Moony Gourmet (RIP)

The weird things that people put on cars! A Pikachu plate!

Mother Nature doing her best work

Bark scrolls from a Birch tree

And some more interesting stuff:

I found this while wondering around today, on http://boringhistorygirl.blogspot.com/ The list below was done up by a guy from Britain called Andrew Wheeler. It's a list of what he thinks all omnivores should eat once in their life. Some of them are great and some of them are gross and there are some that I have never even HEARD of! Google here I come!

Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. Bold all the items you’ve eaten. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile** Does Aligator count?
  6. Black Pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari** Both pan fried and batter fried
  12. Pho
  13. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich** MANY many times
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart** Would an outdoor vendor at a baseball game count?
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream** Just a taste test
  21. Heirloom tomatoes** They were stewed
  22. Fresh wild berries** We used to have wild blackberries in the backyard at home
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
  27. Dulce de leche
  28. Oysters
  29. Baklava** LOVE it and would like to try my hand at making it
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas** I heart wasabi! Sushi is amazing!
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl** At Boudin's, SF CA, the BEST!!
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut** Had it, but no NOT like it
  35. Root beer float** A&W, have not had it in a while, but I hear its the best way to go!
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar** Just had the cigar part, but with wine
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O** Tis a college student, what can I say?
  39. Gumbo** I am sure that I have sampled this somewhere along the way...
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects** Does inside of a sugar candy or covered in chocolate count?
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut** Good, but I do prefer the Old Fashoned
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores** I suggest using a Reeses PB Cup for some variation on the original
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake** Benigets are amazing!
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain** At a little Caribbean restaurant somewhere in Northern CA
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie** Apple, a long long time ago
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict** Best I had was in Hawaii
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash** Dad loves it hot or cold, sampled, not a huge fan
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam
  92. Soft Shell Crab** Sampled the hubbys at Sears Landing in Surf City, NC. Yummy.
  93. Rose harissa
  94. Catfish** The best meal CCC = Catfish, corn and corn bread
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta** Do Polenta fries count?
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake

Thats all for now folks! -Porky the Pig

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