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it turns out i don't like korean!

now, i mean, dinner went well. i liked the company. it's just that kimchee or however you spell it is not my bag. i tried everything they brought out though! see, apparently you order stuff, and they bring you a bunch of little plates of stuff you didn't order, and then they bring you the thing you ordered later. you also get a little bowl of pine nut soup at the end. steph got me a giant bank for my birthday just like i always wanted. i will enjoy dropping hundreds of pennies into it at a later date. i'm thinking of having people over to play cards soon.

unfortunately, apart from a pleasant dinner i'm hip-deep in drama; my own, my best friend. at least i cleaned up my living room so it doesn't look like hell. i taped 2 law and orders tonight so that i can have them with my breakfast in the morning. i can always watch law and order and at least think, "hey, at least i wasn't just killed by my [bitter ex-lover/irate neighbor/disgruntled employee/faulty pacemaker/student/family member/local punk kid/friendly neighborhood cop]."

i've been delving back into angband. goodbye, productivity.



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Aug. 21st, 2002 01:49 am (UTC)
angband as in nethack?
Aug. 21st, 2002 02:12 am (UTC)
oh yes. rogue, moria, nethack, angband. as far as i am concerned, who needs 3d graphics acceleration?????
Aug. 21st, 2002 04:16 am (UTC)
In my learn'd opinion...
...kimchee is not fit for human consumption.

Please do not ferment my vegetables, thanks.
Aug. 21st, 2002 06:00 am (UTC)
Re: In my learn'd opinion...
Going to have to agree with you here. Got near some kimchee once. Didn't like it, nosir. Didn't like it a bit.
Aug. 21st, 2002 05:37 am (UTC)
In my former days of world wandering (Navy) Kimchee was considered a weapon of mass distruction and was only eaten after consumption of many many beers.
Aug. 21st, 2002 05:46 am (UTC)
Re: Kimchee
that's right, i forgot... if you're in the navy you have to eat lots of gross stuff. bleah!! that way if you weren't going to get sick off too much beer, you could get sick from wacky fermented cabbage. sweet!
Aug. 21st, 2002 06:25 am (UTC)
Do you *know* how they originally "made* kimchee? It involves burying it in the ground. My theory is, they weren't trying to invent something tasty, they were trying to get rid of something untasty.
Aug. 21st, 2002 08:08 am (UTC)
I've heard lots of people say stuff like this who are big fans of pickles. Kimchee is just another kind of pickled vegetable.

Now, mind you, I like neither, and I'm not saying you can't like one without liking the other... but I always get amused when people decry what is, basically, the same method used to make the more "traditional" (western) pickled veggies out there.

If you ain't doing an infused method for impregnating your proto-pickles with acid ... you're probably going with the method that uses, that's right, bacteria to do the job.

And what they were doing wasn't trying to get rid of something untasty -- it was to preserve vegetables in a time without refrigeration so they'd have something to eat rather than starving to death in the winter months/while at sea/etc.
Aug. 21st, 2002 08:15 am (UTC)
a.) yes, I know how pickles are made, etc. the difference is b.) pickles taste good, unlike kimchee. I just want to re-bury it, and hope it comes out tastier next time.
Aug. 21st, 2002 09:47 am (UTC)
Oho! Fortunately I can fervently defend my kimchee dislike by backing it up with pickle hatred. And I always thought it was the vinegar. (That's what they use, right?)
Aug. 21st, 2002 09:53 am (UTC)
I haven't been tempted to investigate in close detail the process of making kimchee, but vinegar is the acid of choice when creating pickles in general. So saith the prophet Alton Brown; so mote it be.
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Aug. 22nd, 2002 06:17 am (UTC)
Dude, cucumber salad. Vinegar and water and sugar and cukes, soaked overnight. Also onions. It is SO GOOD. I think I like this, and not so much pickles, because it's vinegar and sugar, not vinegar and salt.
Aug. 22nd, 2002 03:14 am (UTC)
I used to be really scared of kimchee because its preparation involved burial. Then i leanred that they put it in a pot before burying it, and i wasnt so terrified anymore. So i went to a korean restaurant and bought a dumpling, which turned out to be 18 disgusting dumplings. They gave me 16 bowls of various kimchee delights, and they didnt tast good either. Kimchee is gross.
Aug. 22nd, 2002 03:41 am (UTC)
why were the dumplings disgusting? what was in them? i normally like dumplingy things as long as they have meat...
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