Updates and Food Meme

Posted on August 18, 2008 by knittingpatterns4you | 3 Comments

So we found an apartment!!! It's at the absolute upper end of our price range but we're getting SUCH a dramatic upgrade compared to our current apartment that I am really looking forward to buying less yarn so I can afford the rent. No, really!

Our current place is a 3rd floor walkup in a building that's barely maintained, with a surly super who never smiles, laundry facilities that require you to go down three flights of stairs AND outside in order to reach them, and our apartment gets absolutely no light (we have to turn on the lights no matter what time of day it is). Not to mention that we have no kitchen, just appliances in one corner of the living room . . . and yes, this is representative of how many, if not MOST, New Yorkers live!

The new place? Full-service doorman building, elevator (actually there are 2, the real one and a service one, how fancy!), huge laundry room that's reachable by elevator, tenant garden behind the building, and our unit has a real kitchen, gets tons of light and a good breeze, and it is literally 2 times as much space as we now have. I'm ecstatic!

We're working out the details of the move but it'll be happening sometime during Labor Day weekend . . . which has turned out to be a bad day to ask friends to help us move, because everyone's got plans for the holiday! Looks like we'll be hiring movers for the first time ever . . .

In preparation I've already started to weed out and organize the knitting stashes. I am probably going to put a few things on her to destash, at the very least I want to get rid of some old magazines I never use and maybe some books. Looking through the majority of my yarn yesterday I realized that there's very little in there that I don't LOVE . . . looks like I finally learned how to be descriminating in my yarn purchases! If you remember 2 years ago when I moved here I got rid of TONS of yarn. It's nice to know I'm doing better, even if I spent just as much (if not more) money over the last 2 years than I did before that. At least now my stash is full of yarn I want to keep!

I also have 2 projects to show you but haven't gotten my act together to photograph them. To tide you over until I have knitting content to show, here's a food meme I found through Not an Artist:


The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

The rules of the meme: bold those you have tried, strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.

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 (I hate anise)
13. PB&J sandwich (I hate peanut butter!)
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 (Ditto! I've had cognac and I've had a fat cigar, just never at the same time)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly (most of us call this a Jelly Shot!)
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 (I saw that episode of No Reservations!)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (hah, I've eaten all of these! some of my favorite things!!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (wouldn't eat it raw . . .)
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

Wow, I did even better than I expected!! It's funny that I crossed out so few things and one of them is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches . . . ;o)

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3 Responses


August 18, 2008

Can’t wait to see the new place!!! Congrats. Now you have a place for all of those wedding gifts :-)


August 19, 2008

Congratulations on your new place! That food list is something else, whew!


August 18, 2008

Congrats on the new apartment! Sounds like a dream compared to what you described living in now. Hire movers, it will definitely be worth the $$.

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