Thursday, September 04, 2008


I love food and my friend over on Letters From Glome posted this and I thought it was fun and interesting, so here you go.

100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die

The directions:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

Here are the hundred foods.

1. Venison--.
2. Nettle tea - what the heck is that??
3. Huevos rancheros--Yes
4. Steak tartare--why would I eat that? I've seen Mr. Bean eat it.
5. Crocodile Okay so it was alligator close enough
6. Black pudding--Would NEVER eat it.
7. Cheese fondue--
8. Carp--daddy liked to fish
9. Borscht--
10. Baba ghanoush--What is it?
11. Calamari--Yes
12. Pho--.
13. PB&J sandwich--Of course
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns--Yes!! Yum!!
20. Pistachio ice cream--Yes
21. Heirloom tomatoes--Yes
22. Fresh wild berries--Yes
23. Foie gras--no but it fun to say
24. Rice and beans--Yes
25. Brawn, or head cheese--Would NEVER eat it.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche--It's in my fridge right now.
28. Oysters--Yes, does the sauce count??
29. Baklava--Yes
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut--Yes
35. Root beer float-- Yes.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat--
42. Whole insects- don't the parts count? probably I have swallowed a bug or two
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk--Yes
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala--Yes, so yummy...
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut--Yes
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal--Ummm, yes.
56. Spaetzle--Yes
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine--
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores--Yes
62. Sweetbreads--I would NEVER eat this.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian--It is quite an experience
66. Frogs’ legs my mom likes those
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake--shouldn't those be separate as they are sooooooo goooood!
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain--
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette--in gumbo
71. Gazpacho--Yes
72. Caviar and blini--but not at the same time
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost--Yes, It's really sweet and caramel-y for a cheese.
75. Roadkill if I did I was unaware, maybe the high school cafeteria, or that guy I dated in collge
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie--Yes
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini--
81. Tom yum--
82. Eggs Benedict--Yes
83. Pocky--Yes, I have some in the pantry
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.--I wish.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare--I've eaten rabbit. Is that the same?
87. Goulash--Yes
88. Flowers--Yes, as in chrysanthemum tea
89. Horse--Yes, school cafeteria
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam--Yes
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa--
94. Catfish--Yes
95. Mole poblano--I've had mole & poblano
96. Bagel and lox--
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta--
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake does unagi in nsuchi count??

So there are my responses
How about you??

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dealing with change

I've been in my new home several months now, and have experienced a deep depression. Probably the worst episode to date. It is difficult to put to words to the despair that I have felt. And it is not a logical reaction to the situation. The house is lovely, the people here are friendly.

There are days I never get out of my pajamas, but spend the day on the couch watching countless reruns, or I sit reading. My favorite time of the day when I can fall asleep and I dislike awakening.

I did go to the dr and was once again put on medication.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Where Did the Time Go?

Let's see, it has been months since my last posting. So let me catch you up. No, that will take too long, so I will just restart.

I am no longer teaching. We have relocated. Hubs has a new job, and I am taking at least a semester off! Maybe forever off!

But here is a brief recap of the last few months and I am sure you will understand my lack of posting.

School ended, we flew out for Mom-in-law's birthday party she turned 90! Sadly 2 weeks later she passed away, while I was on my retreat with my gal pals. She was cremated so the memorial service was later.

I left from gal pal retreat and drove cross country to see son #3 and take him the cradle his grandpa made, all 3 of my boys slept in.

Drove back cross country and visited many historical sights. Fort Bridger, Keirney Arch, Winter Quarters, Iowa, Cabelas and more Cabelas!

Flew out to attend the memorial for Mom-in-law.

Drove out to Charleston to visit son #2, met up with my Internet buds in Savannah.

Flew my mom out and visited with son #1, took Mom to visit her cousin, and to Vicksburg. Mom left early because of a possible hurricane.

Son #2 moved back for a short time, (just long enough to go through a hurricane & not the one that Mom fled from)

School started, flew out for high school reunion, and grandson #3 was born (he's the 4th grandkid, but the 3rd boy). Son #2 moved out, son #1 takes a new job.

Finish first marking period, fly out to help with new grandson, Hubs accepts a new position with a new company.

Son #1 and family move closer and have Thanksgiving with us, house hunting, resigning from school, get the flu.

Find a house, buy a house,son #3 moves to a new place and he got a new job, Christmas, Mom's cousin passed away, New Years, pack up the classroom, movers pack up the house, movers unload at new house, more flu, find a doc, and a chiropractor, unpack, get a library card. Yes I have a lovely library in my new town, read, unpack, read, unpack.

Sit down and write this. Or should I say rewrite this, because I can't seem to make the other one publish.

Good Night all!

What the heck?

I just wrote a long post, it got saved,as a draft, I wanted to edit and now I can't figure out how to make it post! The help stuff was not useful either, the links did not wwork, so I feel very frustrated!