Gail, Lizzie: What are you two talking about?
Spud, Tommy: Football! What are you talking about?
Gail, Lizzie: Shopping!
It’s been a very strange, dreamy week in the Chaos Realm. A fellow blogger is going to see The Cure in concert, and it’s been bringing up a lot of memories (bloody nostalgia LOL) from my experiences when I saw The Cure (hope your experience is just as magical and wonderful, This Nerd’s Life).
Maybe I’ve just been exploring too many alternate dimensions while I sleep…having very intense dreams. Or something else is afoot.
So, another shortcut blog after I skipped a few.
I’ve been watching (European) football while I (pretend to) write. It’s been exciting so far! Can’t wait until it resumes on Saturday.
I stumbled across this article on the UEFA website while trying to come up with an idea for this week’s food blog.
“What do Europe’s football fans eat?”
“Football Food around the World”
If gourmet eats are your thing:
Goodbye for now. Off to wander amazing realms.
Music for dream voyages (courtesy of The Cure and Legendary Pink Dots):
On Another Shore
To Wish Impossible Things
A Thousand Hours
A Few Hours after This
So, I was lucky enough to have someone treat me to a trip to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. It’s an incredible exploratory and interactive experience.
Words can barely describe the feeling that you get when you are there.
You never want to leave…it’s a dream that you had when you were a kid but forgot about until now.
It’s every fantasy book you’ve ever read, come to life.
Alice in Wonderland.
Charles de Lint’s The Onion Girl.
The Victorian/Baroque feel of a Victoria Holt novel.
The Gormenghast Trilogy.
I could go on, but I’d rather you get lost in the House of Eternal Return, instead.
Just go. Get on a plane. Take a train. Take a portal. Cross galaxies. Whatever you have to do to experience it.
Visit the Meow Wolf website for more information:
New York Times slideshow (visual spoilers):
Visit the Realm of the Chaos Fairy at http://achaosfairy.wix.com/chaosrealm! Make sure you pack your glitter!
To follow up on yesterday’s blog post, I’d thought I’d also incorporate it into this week’s “Friday Food” blog…
(Excerpt from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.)
“Look, food!” said Ron.
On the other side of the dungeon was a long table, also covered in black velvet. They approached it eagerly but next moment had stopped in their tracks, horrified. The smell was quite disgusting. Large, rotten fish were laid on handsome silver platters; cakes, burned charcoal-black, were heaped on salvers; there was a great maggoty haggis, a slab of cheese covered in furry green mold and, in pride of place, an enormous gray cake in the shape of a tombstone, with tar-like icing forming the words, “Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington died 31st October, 1492”.
Recipes courtesy of the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/funeral-food-recipes-photos_n_4576791.html
“The Last Supper” by Tom Junod http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/huge-food/funeral-food-0311
“Ten Customs around the World”: http://www.thedailymeal.com/funeral-food-customs/111513
Here’s the link to the book mentioned in the above article:
A handy map, listing funeral foods by (U.S.) region: http://www.epicurious.com/archive/blogs/editor/2014/08/beyond-casserole-mapping-out-the-countrys-funeral-food-traditions.html
Southern Funeral Foods: http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/01/traditional-southern-funeral-foods.html
Funeral food, Texan-style: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2010/07/top_5_funeral_foods.php
Jeez, there’s even a page on Pinterest about funeral food: https://www.pinterest.com/legacycom/funeral-food/
Guide to Sympathy Meals: http://www.usurnsonline.com/grief-loss/sympathy-meals-funeral/
If you got to pick out your funeral feast, what foodstuffs would be on the banquet table?
Running behind today (I spent the morning helping a neighbour rescue an injured possum), so I’m going to “borrow” this for my Science Saturday blog…just because it’s so FRICKIN’ awesome!
Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea.