August 17th, 2008


More Pennsic tales

The first Calontir awards were given on July 29, AS XIII.  From this date comes the basis of Calontir culture.  To commemorate this at Pennsic, 

rhodri2112 and the Atlantian fyrdman vowed to fight thirty fights apiece on the anniversary of the Fyrd. Sir William of Bellwood,  one of the first four Fyrdmen, visited with them in camp that day to wish them luck.  rhodri2112 had vowed to fight 40, as he had just celebrated his 40th birthday.  Well, it was a very hot day, the Atlantian fyrdman's gauntlet failed, as did his companion's constitution.  They left the field having fought more than thirty fights between them.

The next night, I, Huscarl #100 and Huscarl #104 decided to celebrate the anniversary of the Iren-Hirth in a similar way.  Between the three of us we pledged to drink thirty beers for the thirty years of Huscarls, plus an extra one each, since we were a day late.  Charming shopgirl and rhodri2112 accompanied us on our chosen rounds.  We lapped the lake.  Our mission was accomplished, thanks to the hospitality of our hosts.

No much work was accomplished the next morning or afternoon.

On Friday, snailstichr called me to say one of our tenants had move out, having left the place trashed and roach infested.  Today I start the repainting.  The tile guy will be in on Tuesday.  Carpets are a waste of money with tenants.  My dreams of being a mini Donald Trump are evaporating with two units out of three empty, and college students having settled in.



The Omnivore Meme

 The food meme:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile  (assuming aligator counts)
6. Black pudding  (assuming blood pudding counts)
7. Cheese fondue  (my mother spent part of her childhood in Switzerland, so I had had it before it was trendy)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi  (had to look it up, but I have had it in Indian restaurants)
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 (on a “hunting and gathering” field trip in a college anthropology class)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
30. Bagna cauda  (This looks worth trying)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar  (Why ruin the cognac?)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects  In chocholate, but would try it if presented.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala  (Cook’s Illustrated has a nice recipe)
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
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine  Worth a trip to Quebec. 
60. Carob chips
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 (only if desperate and I saw the kill)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict  (with or without chrome plates.  My favorite joke,   [info]snailstichr  's
favorite breakfast)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
88. Flowers
89. Horse   

snailstichrwould not let me order horse pizza in Venice
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
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  No coffe for me, thank you.
100. Snake





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