Sunday, September 28, 2008


I mentioned a while back that I was having some knee problems. Well, an x-ray, MRI, 2 specialist visits and around $800 later...there is nothing structurally wrong.

Which means my pain has no explanation and is probably down to muscle weakness. This should be good news, but I've been doing physio for months and I still have pain. It would have been nice for a simple explanation and simple fix. But, seeing as this is my life we're talking about, it's not simple. Big surprise. Still, could be worse I suppose.

What else can I blog about? Oh yeah, my seminar. I had to give it for my honours project. It was great, I got all good feedback, except for one person, who basically said my presentation was crap, I had no idea what I was talking about, and didn't use the information I had effectively. Which I don't mind. Honestly. I figure 8 people who say I did fine are a better indication than the 1 person said I was rubbish. Except this is me we're talking about, and my life never goes along happily like most normal people. Which means this anonymous naysayer will end up being the person who marks my thesis. I just know they will, even though I don't even know they are. Because that is just how my life works. Like the way I control the weather. My middle name should just be Murphy. Couldn't be any worse than my real middle name, in any case...

The thing I found funny was my mentor telling me I say 'um' too much. Because clearly, he has never had to sit through one of his own lectures. Although to be fair to him, he's more of an 'Ah' man...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Here's a new twist on those stupid list things that always float around myspace. Apparently, this list contains 100 things an omnivore should eat before he or she dies. Lets see how many I've smashed, then, eh?

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

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. PB&J sandwich
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
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (hold on. I lived in college for 2 years and didn't have this? oops...)
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

20? sheesh. that's soft. I need to expand on this, I think...let's see...tbar has nettle tea, at least I guess they would...A whole lot of them I've never heard of so I guess I need to travel a little and see what I can see...

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Damn it. I forgot to blog again.

It's not my fault nothing interesting ever happens to me. Besides, I have no evidence that anyone is actually reading my blog, so there's little motivation to actually keep it updated.

Mind you, a lot has actually happened since I last blogged. I just feel weird blogging about things like my grandfather dying. It doesn't seem particularly blog worthy. Which sounds quite harsh. It's not really. I'm just not sure how I feel about him dying and so it didn't seem worthwhile blogging indecisively. Also it doesn't seem fair to totally bitch about my family on the internet. Because it's not polite.

Um...what else. Oh. It would appear my knee is a little screwed. Hopefully I'll know more on Thursday following an MRI. Ugh. I'm not impressed at having to have an MRI. But I guess it's better than having to have an arthroscopy just to work out what's wrong. That's all. Once I have something interesting to say, I'll say it, don't you worry about that!