February 7th, 2005


IMBB 12: Prologue

The monthly event which inspired me to bake red bean paste bread puddings is coming up again in the better part of two weeks. Normally, this wouldn't warrant the advanced notice I'm giving you, but since polls are fun, I thought you could all help me decide what I'm doing for it this time. This time around, the theme is "cook something that you wouldn't normally eat because you find disgusting or taboo".

There are quite a number of foods in the world which may taste just fine, but which I have diligently avoided my entire life. I need to choose something I'm willing - at some level - to prepare, so I'm skipping on deep-frying. (But really, I should try poutine before I leave Canada.) Thus far, these are the foods I'm choosing between to prepare on or before February 19th. Your input is, of course, most welcome.

Which of the following foods should I try eating?

Marmite or Vegemite
Anchovies *
Frog legs
Something else for which you will argue in a comment.

* I ate an anchovy once on a pizza when I was young, a ball of fishy-flavored salt, and have been avoiding them ever since. Last night, I was reading Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating, and it assured me there were good anchovies in the world, and told me how to find them. I'm still somewhat suspicious.

Important note: I am a creature of delicate sensibilities, especially when food is involved, so don't make any overly disturbing remarks in the comments please, or I will be unhappy.
Fishy Circumstances

These are a few of my favorite memes

Coming back from running a few errands, I found half of this bit of melody floating through my head. The rest didn't take too long to fill in: I trawled the archives of journals from a few of you who are particularly prone to filling these out for my last bits of inspiration. (I swear, these are really all meme-items I've seen in circulation in the last year or two!)
Fifty bad novels, and one hundred good ones.
Have you seen these movies, these shows, or these reruns?
Are you a Brit or obscure sports team?
These are a few of my favorite memes.

Dante's Inferno, a Nerd Score of zero.
Are you a drink or an old superhero?
Haikus, celebrities, colors, and dreams:
These are a few of my favorite memes.

Is your bloglist a circus, a high school, or castle?
Would you be a king, or a knight, or a vassal?
Friday Five, Memegen, and also Blogthings:
These are a few of my favorite memes.

Does he love you? Will you marry? Have one child or three?
Just fill in your username, click a few spots: your truth will arrive - for free!

(Bonus verse!)
Is my Blog Burning? or is your Pod casting?
Will the Grey Album prove it's everlasting?
Flickr and Photos on Friday compete
for Bloggies on the meme beat.

P.S. I'm not quite the first one to have thought of this title, but the other one is much more serious and philosophical.