ahhhh... so i spoke with my friend at work about my flickr dilemma and he graciously helped me out with what was (of course) a very "duh" moment. thanks, ethan :)
and now... on to my day-off adventure with patrick...
patty and i serendipitously decided to embark upon a journey to one of the new(er) oriental food markets in town, "sunrise market". patrick and i have been very very very good friends for close to 10 years now, and there is no one in this world i have met who shares this particular level of uber-dorkiness with me.
in the car the revelry had already begun... i dug out an old cd mix from our high school days and as we sang our way down kingston pike, we couldn't help but get a little silly.
...so i'm wondering... when you cook up over a pound of severed chicken's feet, do you eat the bones and talons, too? it's too bad this doesn't look appetizing AT ALL... less than three bucks for over a pound of "meat product" is pretty dang frugal.
that's right, it says "edible pork blood". there were a LOT of these. what do you DO with pork blood?
...for when ye got a hankerin' for boobie chips... reach for SUPER TITI 33! now in NEW garlic flavor!!
oooo... jellyfish head. really? something about the description ("acid pungent taste") just gives me the willies.
...because EVERYBODY needs some spicy cock!
these ridonkulously adorable packages caught our eye... jelly-like fruit-flavored cubes made from young coconut meat? YESSS! we decided to buy some to take home and invent a new mixed alcoholic beverage.
all in all we left the sunrise food market with far too many varieties of dumpling, an adorable new 6-inch bamboo steamer ($7.99), three varieties of jelly-cube thing, a can of grass jelly softdrink, and a very greeeen bottle of aloe beverage, complete with little transparent chunks of aloe floating through it. next, we made our way to the grocery store for chicken and stuff... patty had offered to make us some deleeshus cheeken deener :)
on the way to the grocery store, patty enjoyed an afternoon snack.
by the way, zombies eat lips. just f.y.i.
back at the house, we gathered some glasses, tequila, our curious japanese ingredients, popped in a sci-fi anime with lots of silly boobies and proceeded with our alcoholic experimentation.
mmm... look at these jelly cuuubes. the official name is "jubes" and the flavor was "pandan"... i have no i dea what sort of fruit that is, but i sure do like it. :)
(in the background is one of my three awesome kitties, dex.)
here you can see how neat and transparent they are... and how cute the packaging is :)
to start, we did just a few of the cubes in each glass with a bit of the liquid it was packaged in (which was super tasty and fruity) and drizzled a fair amount of clear tequila over them.
next we cracked open the aloe juice... my god, WHY did i go so long without trying this?? it was soooooo delicious... and fresh... and it smelled so GOOOOD! patty and i both agreed that it reminded of something from our childhoods... but we couldn't quite figure out what.
maybe patty liked it a little TOO much, i dunno.
so we added the delicious aloe beverage to our strange concotion, gave each glass a good stir and discovered that we had created a magnificently futuristic-looking, fresh-tasting, tequila-packed cocktail. it was fuckin' gooood. and you could barely taste the tequila (which is amazing, because it contained a LOT, lol). but what to call it? it was full of such a strange variety of ingredients... mexican tequila, japanese aloe juice, and space-age kawaii coconut cubes flavored with oriental fruit. i *think* we decided on "osaka sunburn"... invoking the heat of mexico, the beaches of southern japan, and the need for soothing aloe when ye get a little too sunkissed. i dunno... we were gettin' a little tipsy at that point, so the name may be silly but i sure do like it :)
oh, and we made tasty dumplings, too! in the new steamer, of course :)
...next, we watched grey gardens (the new, HBO based off of the original documentary from the 70's. my GOD, was that some good acting!). later, patty made a delicious, peanut encrusted chicken for dinner and patty, andy (my love), and I ate as we watched "the witches of eastwick". then we drank more tasties, of course!
every day off should be this good :)