...lemons too, apparently.
i'm bad with memes. it's not that i don't want to participate, it's just that most times i can't. food is important, certainly, but for some reason, i don't really have the same emotional connection to it, or associate it with anything the way others do.
i missed the inaugural lasang pinoy, in which the lovely karen asked to recount a food or food memory from a specific time period. at that time, i was in a catholic boarding school in california, quite far removed from the events unfolding in the philippines, and actually, quite removed from a sizeable filipino population. also, it's probably a good thing i don't remember the food from the cafeteria--a form of self-preservation.
i'm going to miss out on ms. celia's round-up of the second lasang pinoy, involving typhoon food, because frankly, i don't eat before, during, or after typhoons. most typhoons i am either preparing for it, staving off the floods within the house, cleaning up or i'm wishing i took drugs and wondering if it's not too scary outside to risk getting some valium somewhere.
ted tapped me for a cookbook meme, but i think i answered one. i'll have to get back to you on that.
julie so nicely asked me to continue the childhood food memories one, but honestly, this is the one thing i remember from my childhood: my cousin, normal, used to eat bowls of ice laden with sugar. any memory of anything i ate as a child is completely obliterated by this bizarre snack item, and the fact that this is the only thing i remember is probably best left unexamined.
and finally, robyn from the newish, fascinating eating asia blog, tagged me for a new wine meme. it asks me to name the best wine i've encountered in the past 30 days. unfortunately, i haven't encountered any wine (i haven't even walked by one in a shop, or had a bottle on a table) in the last thirty days, not even in the last 60. at some point in my life i somewhat embraced the straight edge philosophy of life, and whilst i don't fully subscribe to it these days, abstaining from alcohol seems to have been one of the things that has remained. i'm in no way saying that appreciating wine is something to be avoided--it just happened that for me, that was just a casualty of being overly fond of the band minor threat. who knew?
anyway, kids, keep meme'ing! i'll be enjoying them from the sidelines.
update: another one bites the dust. on the day i wrote this, reid tagged me for that crazy 23rd post meme, where i was to find my 23rd post, and write out the fifth line from that post. so i looked up my 23rd post, only to find it contained one sentence. ha. i don't even have to try, do i? ;)
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