Random Thought For the Day

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  • Unsafespace
    Unsafespace Posts: 88 Member
    You ever have a meal that is nothing out of the ordinary, but on a particular day it just tastes exceptionally well for some reason? Like, extra, extra good? And you don't know why because you've eaten this stuff plenty of times before. Little moments like this are very much fine ☺️
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    Now I want grilled cheese and tomato soup.
    Wonder why?
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
    You ever have a meal that is nothing out of the ordinary, but on a particular day it just tastes exceptionally well for some reason? Like, extra, extra good? And you don't know why because you've eaten this stuff plenty of times before. Little moments like this are very much fine ☺️

    I have.
    1970s, LaPaz Bolivia, my parents spend the first two days there with altitude sickness.
    It affected me differently, I wanted to eat constantly.
    In the hotel, I ordered a chopped steak with grilled onions and ended up eating it for every meal.
    To this day it’s one of my favorite things to eat.

    Thinking back, I saw not one cow in Bolivia.
    It may have been Alpaca. 😖
  • Unsafespace
    Unsafespace Posts: 88 Member
    edited February 5
    You ever have a meal that is nothing out of the ordinary, but on a particular day it just tastes exceptionally well for some reason? Like, extra, extra good? And you don't know why because you've eaten this stuff plenty of times before. Little moments like this are very much fine ☺️

    I have.
    1970s, LaPaz Bolivia, my parents spend the first two days there with altitude sickness.
    It affected me differently, I wanted to eat constantly.
    In the hotel, I ordered a chopped steak with grilled onions and ended up eating it for every meal.
    To this day it’s one of my favorite things to eat.

    Thinking back, I saw not one cow in Bolivia.
    It may have been Alpaca. 😖

    Why "😖"?

    When you eat meat you're essentially eating something that was once a living creature no matter whether it's a cow, alpaca, horse, dog, cat, etc. They were all living creatures. I'd be willing to try non-conventional sources of meat 🤷🏻‍♂️...... with some exceptions, of course. One of them being bats

    I can definitely cross shark meat off of my bucket list
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
    Cows, pigs, chicken and a couple fish, that’s it for me.
    At 61, I’ve tried quite a few kinds of meat in my life.
    No to venison, no to lamb, no to crustaceans, mollusks, most fish, no to buffalo, no to rattlesnake, no to octopus.
    Don’t tell me alligator tastes like chicken coz it doesn’t.
    😂
  • Unsafespace
    Unsafespace Posts: 88 Member
    edited February 5
    Cows, pigs, chicken and a couple fish, that’s it for me.
    At 61, I’ve tried quite a few kinds of meat in my life.
    No to venison, no to lamb, no to crustaceans, mollusks, most fish, no to buffalo, no to rattlesnake, no to octopus.
    Don’t tell me alligator tastes like chicken coz it doesn’t.
    😂

    Buffalo is pretty much like cow meat. If you did a blind test, you might not even tell a difference.

    Squid is awesome 🐙

    I 100% would like to try python meat 🐍. It can be very high in mercury, so even if I did like it it would just be a once-in-a-lifetime thing

    Horsemeat is definitely on my bucket list. Possibly some kangaroo, but I might like those things a little too much to eat one 😅

    Moose is outstanding, as is elk 🦌. Lamb meat really is nothing to write home about 🐏🤷🏻‍♂️

    And yes, gator meat 🐊 is nothing like chicken. I burned it on the grill, but it seems like it's going to have a texture/consistency somewhat like a cross between crab legs and lobster
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    Boca burgers all the way :)
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    Posing a question.....it's official, I'm flying out of Boston to visit my dd in Seattle the end of May. I've never been further west than N.Y. and it may be the only trip I make, IDK, out there. :/
    Suggestions of top things to see/do?
    I really want to visit a coastal area but everything she's told me sounds like it's quite a road trip. But I read Port Townsend is only 60 miles away. So....here I am, asking you all.

    Thanks!!!
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    Posing a question.....it's official, I'm flying out of Boston to visit my dd in Seattle the end of May. I've never been further west than N.Y. and it may be the only trip I make, IDK, out there. :/
    Suggestions of top things to see/do?
    I really want to visit a coastal area but everything she's told me sounds like it's quite a road trip. But I read Port Townsend is only 60 miles away. So....here I am, asking you all.

    Thanks!!!

    I’m excited for you!
    I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice,
    I’ve never been to the west coast.
    I’m sure it’s beautiful up there.
  • litha_
    litha_ Posts: 670 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    Posing a question.....it's official, I'm flying out of Boston to visit my dd in Seattle the end of May. I've never been further west than N.Y. and it may be the only trip I make, IDK, out there. :/
    Suggestions of top things to see/do?
    I really want to visit a coastal area but everything she's told me sounds like it's quite a road trip. But I read Port Townsend is only 60 miles away. So....here I am, asking you all.

    Thanks!!!

    @ReenieHJ - Sounds fun and exciting! I’m not sure of the top things to see in Washington, but several years back my parents went on a whale watching tour in a zodiac boat located out of the puget sound area. They loved it! They said it was an experience they would always remember. Depends on how you feel about inflatable boats and the ocean I guess. A coastal drive is definitely worth the travel if you can swing it. 🙂
  • Sharsou
    Sharsou Posts: 8,669 Member
    We connect with people on MFP, either they send FR or we do.. some of them will never care to reach out to you, motivate you by writing a comment or liking ur workout or food diary, etc. they sit in the Friend’s list like a corpse. What do you do with those ppl? Remove them? Remind them that we need to motivate each other (basic reason for MFP to exist)? Or just let them be there and wait that someday they will reciprocate for the motivation ur giving them to achieve their goals? Any thoughts?
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
    Sharsou wrote: »
    We connect with people on MFP, either they send FR or we do.. some of them will never care to reach out to you, motivate you by writing a comment or liking ur workout or food diary, etc. they sit in the Friend’s list like a corpse. What do you do with those ppl? Remove them? Remind them that we need to motivate each other (basic reason for MFP to exist)? Or just let them be there and wait that someday they will reciprocate for the motivation ur giving them to achieve their goals? Any thoughts?

    I always feel so bad when I delete people but I do if they never like, comment or interact.
    I do respond to my friends so I can’t have too many or I’d never keep up.
    😊
  • JsaddlerB2706
    JsaddlerB2706 Posts: 20 Member
    Cold and snowing in my wee bit of scotland tonite and fancy a wee drink
  • Cat0703a
    Cat0703a Posts: 13,282 Member
    @ReenieHJ, the traditional tourist spots that I enjoyed were the Pike Place Market, the Ferris wheel over the water, and the bubble gum wall (all within walking distance of one another). The space needle I did when I was young; didn’t get there last time. I’m sure others that live in the area can give you advice. Oh yeah and wave at me across the ocean!! 👋
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
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  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    :D
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 5,767 Member
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    The way it should be imo.
    A sight most don’t see anymore.
    Reading the box, not a phone or pad.
  • robertw486
    robertw486 Posts: 2,342 Member
    Cows, pigs, chicken and a couple fish, that’s it for me.
    At 61, I’ve tried quite a few kinds of meat in my life.
    No to venison, no to lamb, no to crustaceans, mollusks, most fish, no to buffalo, no to rattlesnake, no to octopus.
    Don’t tell me alligator tastes like chicken coz it doesn’t.
    😂

    Wow. For a person that has travelled and possibly eaten an alpaca, you sure have some strict "no's" on your list, and you are missing out on a lot of good food. I could live without buffalo myself, but the rest of your list is all well worth trying.

    And at the end of the day, you like it, or you don't. I've eaten reindeer in Norway, squid ink seafood paella in Portugal, some unknown mystery meats in several places, and often went to the off the beaten trail reaches in Mexico when NOTHING was close to sanitary.

    Having lived near an ocean most of my life, I can't imagine life without crustaceans or mollusks. Those two alone have so many delicious foods it's hard to describe. If you ever visit an area with good fresh well prepared seafood you might find out what you've been missing all of your life. I'm not kidding.


    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    Posing a question.....it's official, I'm flying out of Boston to visit my dd in Seattle the end of May. I've never been further west than N.Y. and it may be the only trip I make, IDK, out there. :/
    Suggestions of top things to see/do?
    I really want to visit a coastal area but everything she's told me sounds like it's quite a road trip. But I read Port Townsend is only 60 miles away. So....here I am, asking you all.

    Thanks!!!

    I've never been that far north on the west coast, but if it's anything like a couple hundred miles below it should have some amazing views along the coast. If you can wave down @NorthCascades he must be fairly close to that area. I'm not sure he does anything in particular that's not outdoor related, but he might at least have some ideas.
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    Thanks for all the Seattle ideas, everyone. :) Dd mentioned a few of those as well. She also said we're going on a gondola ride, with great views of Mt. Rainier. They're safe, right? :s