Sunday, November 18, 2007

Food For Thought, While I Drown On My Own Snot

How is that title for some real poetry? I'm sure later on most everything in this post will make me cringe, but right now at 4 Am on Sunday morning it seems like a good idea. Here I am at the computer because I cannot sleep. A head cold that has invaded my brain and is attacking whatever good sense I've ever had. So what better time to do the meme BubbleWench tagged me with a good while back. I'm not sure I can think of seven things to list about myself that y'all don't already know I'm going to try.

Here are the rules as she posted them.

A). Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog...
B). Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself...
C). Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs...
D). Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

I'm gonna skip C and D but if any of y'all are running short on blog topics this is a good one to pick up and go with. And if you decide to do it let me know in the comments so I can check out your own random weirdness.

1)Most of y'all know I'm basically a carnivore that thinks lettuce is the devil, but here is a things of things I like to eat that most people would turn their noses up at.

Fried Chicken Gizzards- Yum, you gotta love a food that can serve as a good catfish bait as well.
Crawfish- If you don't suck the juice out of their brains then you're just pussy-footin' around. And let me add, crawfish, or crawdads as they are sometimes called, also make a mighty fine fishing bait.
Cabrito- Cabrito is Spanish for goat but in my book it is just plain tasty, especially buried in a pit in the ground and slowly cooked over hot coals all day long. You should try it.It ain't half Baaaa ... d

2)I have never done illegal drugs. Nope not so much as a single doobie has ever touched my lips. Most people do not believe me when I tell them this, but it is true. Besides, my brother did enough for the both of us. Hey, some people make damn fine bad examples if nothing else.
I have been at parties and even in the car with tokers, snorters and snorters so I guess it is possible that I may have had a contact high at one time, but it's hard to tell because I pretty much always have the munchies.

3)I once got extremely drunk on tequila and blacked out for the better part of a night. No I wasn't passed out, I simply do not remember what happened and my friends found me wandering aimlessly around the grounds of the XIT rodeo in Dalhart, Texas. Somewhere along the way I had lost one of my cowboy boots and the top elastic part of one sock. Never found either one. I tossed this in just so you wouldn't accuse me of falsely representing myself as an angel. After that incident I did not drink for a single drop of alcohol for several years. These days I do drink but with a bit more sense.

4)I was raised by a single mom. I credit her with instilling my love of books. She packed me down to the library every other week where I would carry home a huge stack of books, and she paid the fines when I invariably couldn't find or or two the day they were due back. What did I read in those days? Encyclopedia Brown, Ralph the Runaway Mouse, Where the Red Fern Grows, and oh I loved those books where you picked your own ending. They should make those for adults. After all a lot of DVDs now come with alternate endings.

5)This one's for you Jenny. As a child I was once forced to wear a red bow tie to a relative's wedding. I have never forgotten or forgave that fact. The memory haunts me to this day. So what happened at my own wedding. The Colorado contingent of my kinfolk showed up in ... you guessed it red bow ties.

6)I went to college to become a wildlife biologist but gave it up three years in, when I got hired on full time at the Post Office and realized I was already making a good bit more money than I would if I finished my degree. But it all worked out, I wanted to work outside under blue skies and nowadays going to work makes me feel blue. And I wanted to work with animals and the PO is chocked full of squirrels and nuts.

7)I am one of the slowest individuals on earth. That's right you can time my running speed with a sundial. Luckily I do not have much call to run these days, but should a grizzly ever come after me while out in the woods hunting I might as well fall down and play dead right away. That is what they, the experts, tell you to do isn't it. I'm guessing that is one of those things easier said than done since I imagine remaining still is hard to do with you have a large carnivore gnarling on your skull.

That's it for me today. Hope that was random and weird enough for ya.

16 comments:

angel, jr. said...

Those are interesting facts.
I once blacked out while drinking too. Scared me to death. Luckily I was at a friend's party and they pretty much kept their eyes on me all night. They said aside from babbling incoherently (using made up words), I pretty much was a normal drunk.

Bernita said...

Is there a difference between crawfish and lobster?
I love lobster.

Holly Kennedy said...

Interesting title for your post. Definitely...catchy!

inherwritemind1 said...

Travis, your subject line...

Gorp.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've never blacked out while drinking. Unfortunately, I always remember at least the majority of details of what I've done. Occassionally, blacking out would have been better for my ego.

Yeah, crawfish and gizzards. Don't get no better than that.

Travis Erwin said...

Angel - Good thing you have good friends, otherwise there would be some interesting pics of you circulating the web.

Bernita - crawfish are much smaller, usually only about three inches long and they live in fresh and brackish water. They taste quite a bit different as well.

Holly - Sleep deprivation leads to a lot of interesting things.

Tena - Sorry but that was how I felt when I had to get out of a nice warm bed jsut to breathe.

Charles - I expected you to be a fellow crawdad fan.

Design Goddess said...

Is it really possible to drown one's own snot?

I have had crawfish before, and I must say, they are not all that bad. One question though, Do fried chicken gizzards TASTE like chicken?!

Hope you're breathing better!

jillie said...

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Hope to see you again!!!!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Interesting. I don't know if I've ever had crawfish.

Travis Erwin said...

DG - No they taste like calf fries. Dang i shoudl ahve put those on my lsit. Wht are calf fries? Fried beef testicles. Yum!

Jillie - The Saint's ain't lookin' so good this year.

Kelly- Try some if you ever get the chance.

Mr. Shife said...

Hope you are feeling better. I drank myself retarded on tequila my freshman year of college, and the smell of it to this day makes me nauseous. By the way, I told Cher to set you straight about the second-favorite Canadian comment.

Church Lady said...

I never had crawfish, but helped a friend catch some for lunch in high school. She had a stream and a pond on her property...

Interesting stuff!

Stephen Parrish said...

Gizzards and crawfish? When I have you over for dinner I'll set a place for you next to the cats.

Bubblewench said...

Very cool Travis. Thanks for playing.

Not sure we can dine peacfully together though.. I'd be going EEEEWWWWWW too much. (I'd really like to tie that into the baaaaa...d goat joke you told, but can't seem to pull it off)

honkeie2 said...

I grew up eating many things that can also double as bait lol. I loved those choice your own ending books, I used to read those things all the time!

Vesper said...

Very interesting list, Travis! :-)