Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wish list

Wellp, I've got a gift idea. F.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The tortoise

Things I have eaten:

Sparrow heads (beak on)
Bee larva
Cow vagina
Bull penis and testes
Duck head (halved)
Frogs (whole, skinned)
Sheep brain
Dog (skin on, bone in)

This, of course, doesn't include all manner of organ meat. I've accepted both liver and intestine (cow and pig, respectively) as acceptable meals in the absence of a suitable alternative, though stomach and lung (cow/chicken and horse, respectively) are still completely unpalatable.

Basically, I've really surprised myself at what I'll eat. I have, apparently, also surprised many locals. Upon receiving my declaration of openness to culinary abortions, I have been regaled with tales of literal abortions hitting the dinner plates in Guangdong province. That, and monkey brains, fresh from the open skull of a live creature, held down while boiling water is applied through a newly drilled hole. Hmm, perhaps I'll draw the line soooommmmeewheere.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I broke my left index finger

Three weeks ago. Who knew?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The challenge continues

Four days down. I'm hungry. And considering beer costs 1000 ougiya, or two days' allowance, booze is out. Livin' like the locals!