Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Lookin' at Meme?

I ran across this one over at the delightful Magpie Musing. It's quite simple, and it's a new one for me - and y'all know I can't pass up a new one!

The rules are:

1) Copy this list into your blog, 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 here linking to your results.

And the list (bonus parenthetical comments included because I can't just give a simple answer) :

1. Venison
2. Nettle Tea (not very fond of it, really)
3. Huevos Rancheros (I have much liking for good huevos)
4. Steak Tartar (I have eaten this for politeness' sake, but would not do so again)
5. Crocodile (no, but I've eaten Alligator)
6. Black Pudding
7. Cheese Fondue (and I'd (fon)do it again, too!!)
8. Carp (I don't know about this one - I've eaten a lot of fish, and didn't always know what it was when it was still swimming)
9. Borscht
10. Baba Ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J Sandwich
14. Aloo Gobi
15. Hot Dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black Truffle (I don't care for truffles. I know, what's wrong with me??)
18. Fruit Wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed Pork Buns
20. Pistachio Ice Cream
21. Heirloom Tomatoes
22. Fresh Wild Berries
23. Foie Gras (I don't care for innards, and only ate them as a child because I was given no choice - they are too pungent for my taste)
24. Rice and Beans
25. Brawn or Head Cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet Pepper (I don't know that I'd try this...but I don't know that I wouldn't)
27. Dulce de Leche
28. Oysters (Cooked only, thank you)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna Cauda (I've never had this, but after looking it up - I think I need to try it)
31. Wasabi Peas
32. Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl
33. Salted Lassi (Never had it, although it sounds...interesting...)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root Beer Float
36. Cognac with a Fat Cigar
37. Clotted Cream Tea (No, but I've had tea with cream...does that count?)
38. Vodka Jell-o
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried Goat
42. Whole Insects
43. Phaal (I'd eat it if pressed, but I smelled some once and my nose-hairs were singed...so unless there are lives in the balance...)
44. Goat's Milk
45. Malt Whiskey from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu (I know it's supposed to be tasty fish, but...umm...I prefer to eat things that won't kill me if the chef lost focus for a moment)
47. Chicken Tikka Masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut
50. Sea Urchin
51. Prickly Pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty Gin Martini (Gin and my family don't get along. At all.)
58. Beer Above 8% ABV (I'm allergic to beer, so I'm forced to drink rum. Pity.)
59. Poutine (this looks like a heart-attack on a plate!)
60. Carob Chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads (Never again. Never. Again. There's only so much polite anyone can expect of me.)
63. Kaolin (Not that I know of, although it's possible it was in a medication or something)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frog's Legs
67. Beignets, Churros, Elephant Ears or Funnel Cakes (all of them, although not at the same time)
68. Haggis
69. Fried Plantain
70. Chitterlings or Andouillette (Not even on a dare, not even to be polite, I will not eat them, Sam I Am)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and Blini (I would like to mention that I do NOT like caviar, and will avoid it at all costs...but I've eaten it so I wouldn't hurt my host's feelings)
73. Louche Absinthe
74. Gjetost or Bruntost
75. Roadkill (see chitterlings)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchang
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting Menu at a Three-Michelin-Star Restaurant
85. Kobe Beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo Chocolate
91. Spam (I'd rather eat roadkill topped with chitterlings)
92. Soft Shell Crab
93. Rose Harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole Poblano
96. Bagel and Lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
100. Snake

Whew - so I've had seventy out of the hundred, and would only rule out twelve-and-a-half items (some of which I've actually tried so I KNOW I don't like them). Not bad for a redneck, huh??

On firther consideration, I had a thought: "Holy crap, I will eat just about anything, won't I??"

3 comments:

Blogger Dad said...

Wow, you WILL eat just about anything! You may be my polar opposite in eating. I've eaten only five of the items, the "normal stuff" like PBJ, root beer floats, etc... Of course, my wife says that I have the most boring palette of anyone.

Wow, that list has some scary things on it. (shudders)

Magpie said...

Yeah - you've eaten a lot!

I eat truffles once in a blue moon, but I don't get them. Some people find them positively orgasmic...

Kyddryn said...

Blogger Dad, I was raised to believe that one should eat what one was offered by one's host, regardless of how one felt about the fare.

I am not that polite, any more. I think it was the sheep's eyes that decided the fate of my good manners - one should only have to go so far for the sake of another's feelings. I ate them the one time, and that was enough. I am polite about refusing...but I refuse nonetheless.

Magpie - yep, some folks just love truffles...but I think they taste a bit musty and fungal and don't much care for them.