Wednesday, August 20, 2008

100 Foods

One Hundred Foods You Should (not have to) Eat
Taken From Sassy Femme

The foods I've eaten are in bold and italics. There are just too many that are too regional.

How about you? Blog this and bold the foods that you've eaten.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (grilled is awesome!)
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
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
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
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (mango lassi and sweet lassi)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
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
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
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
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
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
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
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

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Seattle, Hawaii, and Monterey in 25 days Pt. 1

Hi all!
I just came back from the aforementioned trip, courtesy of Uncle Sam! Overall it was a bittersweet trip, bitter because I have the sense that this will be the last trip of this sort for me. My company commander also found out about my orientation (but at this point, I'm just so tired so I am beyond caring about what she might do do me at this point... as far as she claimed that she opposed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, you just never know what people are thinking.) I tried to act as responsible as a leader as I could, but also at the same time, I had a bad attitude towards the command staff because they were being one-sided and very inconsistent.

Those of us who are in the leadership positions flew out to Ft. Lewis, Washington a few days earlier for some last minute detail planning and also a ride in a Chinook helicopter, courtesy of the aviation unit to which our unit's now housed in. They flew us over Mt. Rainer and it was simply beautiful! I am waiting for the pictures to be sent over this way electronically so I can show some to you guys.

I also got a chance to finally meet up with my friend Cindy. We have known each other for the last 15 years and she swore that neither of us had changed... at least in appearance. I had dinner with her and her new man, Delaney... he's a whole 10 years younger than her and I just have to say that I'm so proud of her! They both are happy and living it up in Seattle... I wish that I had more time to visit with them!

Then I flew to Hawaii and spent two weeks there, the first week was very hectic, with my work schedule from 6 A.M. to 2 P.M... and an hour of commute time from our hotel to the work site.. I had to wake up at around 4 A.M. ... there were a lot of afternoons where I was just struggling to keep some kind of awake. I think I must have consumed just about all sorts of the so called "energy drinks" available.. and you know what? None of them work as claimed!

We finally had one day off, after about 6 schedule revisions.... and what army unit is a real army unit without one of these "mandatory fun day"? For that, we went to one of the local military hotels and ate at the exact same restaurant that we had eaten at the year prior.

More in the next entry...