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Jun 26, 2007


Constant (I hope) reader, Ellroon has tagged me.
From her:

PSoTD gives me the rules:
1. All right, here are the rules. 2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I'll break the rule and not tag anyone, but here are eight random facts

1. I grew up in the deep South, but have shed the associated accent and mindset. Though, I do love a good all-you-can-eat fish fry.

2. I would like to be a better Luddite, but I really like mechanical pencils and bicycles.

3. I lived in Japan and learned to eat whatever was put in front of me. Since I already liked most Japanese food when I got there, my hosts delighted in trying to find the unusual and grotesque to test my palate.

4. Lately, I've been catching fireflies and putting them in my house.

5. I am an Air Force brat, though my dad died when I was only four. I got to meet a general, but I don't remember it.

6. I am a good cook and sometimes have the sharpest knives in all Christendom.

7. My current favorite author is Howard Frank Mosher.

8. I worked in the bush in Alaska and learned how to make do when necessary. Our drilling super's catchphrase was, "Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to do without."

Anyone who cares can consider themselves tagged....


Anonymous said...

Ah, another deep southerner, who dared to leave the valley. With all the southern style restuarants opening in Brooklyn, there's no longer any need for me to go home.

Sorghum Crow said...

Deep fried, you mean. Even in my neck of the woods, I can get some mean barbecue. Of course, I have to go online to get grits....

Anonymous said...

You and Morse can reminisce about your days in Dixie and all the fried bits. I'll reminisce about mache salad and the truly exquisite free range quail.

Not Dan or Marilyn.


California 'Grain

Anonymous said...

Morse: Have you gone to Hill Country yet? I know that it is Texas barbeque, not southern, but I've heard it is fabulous. I must admit, however, that my palate leans towards Tengrain's.

ellroon said...

Fun to know, Sorghum Crow! What do you use to sharpen your knives? I've never learned to properly sharpen mine.

Alaska? Japan? The South? You are a world traveler, that's for sure!

Sorghum Crow said...

Ellroon, I like to temper my knives by heating them to red hot and then plunging them into the bowels of an infidel.
Infidels being in short supply, I usually opt for a diamond stone for initial sharpening and then a Japanese waterstone for the final edge. It's all about angles.

Sorghum Crow said...

And for your information, Tengrain, we had delicious free range quail, we just had to shoot 'em ourselves.... and we had mache, but it was made of paper.

Anonymous said...

this kind of tagging is so much nicer than spray paint.

i always thought papier mache was oatmeal. does that mean i've been doing it wrong?