If they have a 12-step program for this, I haven’t heard of it. So it must not yet be listed as a problem by the Am. Psych. Assoc. Good. While that is still true, I am going to glom onto the meme created by Imperfect Genius and answered by Atypical Homeschool.

1. What country/region/state do you live in?

2. How long have you been homeschooling? Just getting started, old pro or somewhere in between?
For preschool and Bible since 1994. I think I’m really at the old pro stage by now. That doesn’t mean I’m a pro at it (still no one pays me money for this!) but that I’ve been at it long enough that I ought to be great at it.

3. Write a little something about your family. Ages? Stages?
Me: I love school. I want to go back. My husband thinks that PhD should have been a terminal degree though. (Maybe I can talk him into dance classes?)
R: Has two bachelor’s. Was talking about getting an MFA recently.
E: Age 14. If he’d been in public school he would have been finishing up his freshman year. This summer he is starting at the college with dual credit. He’ll be taking math and English there this year.
M: Age 13. If he’d been in public school he would have been finishing up 7th grade. In everything except handwriting he is beyond grade level. He just finished 9th grade science. Has finished both 10th and 11th grade history.

4. Share some good homeschooling advice you’ve run across.
Start with half an hour a day for kindergarten. That was the best relief I was given. And it helped my boys too.

5. Tell us something you’re passionate about (besides your family and homeschooling; those are givens!).
Education in general. Reading. Writing.

6. If you could take the ultimate field trip, where would you go and why?
A walking tour of the British Isles.
Most of our family immigrated from there at one point or another. (Germany and Cherokee Nation comprise the rest.)
And most of my favorite literary heroes are from there.
And it’s the place where the Magna Carta was signed, which shaped US history.
And I like to hike and it’s cool enough there to do it.

7. What is a resource you can’t do without?
Well, I could do without anything except breath and food and water if I had to. But what resources make my life easier the most? That’s the internet.

8. How do you homeschool? Classical, Charlotte Mason, Waldorf, Unschooling, Eclectic?
I guess I would have to say eclectic since I don’t know what most of those others mean.

9. Share a website or two that you visit often – can be your favorite blogger or a curriculum supplier, just any sites you really like.
Oh sure. A website or two.
That’s a challenge. Okay. Here are two (not three, that other one ISN’T being shared) which are very different. I read many good homeschooling, military, family, and education blogs. These are in a different venue all together.
Mirabilis: “Archaeology, food, language – oh my! Lotsa stuff here.”
Language log, for the linguistics lover in those of us who have one.
I would have put Paternosters, but she hasn’t published anything since April.

10. Tell us about one of your favorite projects/activities/trips you’ve had in the past few months.
I’m not sure it would count as school exactly. But we went to a wedding last weekend. I told the boys I would be watching them to see what social skills needed work. We were at the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, and the wedding reception. I would have liked them to talk more to the other young people at the reception, but since they were helping their sick mother, I guess I’ll have to give them a pass on that. They did well.

11. What is a current/previous homeschooling challenge you’ve faced?
Keeping my sons learning when they have maxed out the traditional curriculum.

12. Share an accomplishment, something about you or your children. Come on, brag about it!
Well, I’m not sure I can do that in a sentence or two. A post or two, though, I can do. Read M’s statement of faith. Read about E and college.

13. What are you looking forward to over the coming year?
Trying and working out the new history ideas.

14. Name three things you like doing in the summer with your family.
Visiting grandparents.

15. Have a favorite homeschooling quote? Share it here.
“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.”…. …Robert M. Hutchins.

I like this, too.
“Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.”…. …Lillian Smith.

Memes: from Daring Young Mom

Another meme, which I will not post until tomorrow, because I am not going to write it tonight, comes to you from Daring Young Mom. I once asked my boys if I could buy and wear her tee shirt. They said a) I was too old and b) they would be too embarrassed.

But I liked the meme when I read it. It intrigued me. So I thought I would answer it here.

2 things you compliment your husband on in his presence

His brilliance, especially with the Mac.

His sweetness, especially with me.

2 things you compliment your husband on to your friends

His sexiness…

His creativity.

2 traits you married him for

His sense of humor. (He makes me laugh.)

His leadership abilities.

2 days you cherished with your husband

Last night, when he rolled over in his sleep and held me. (Every day is a good day.)

When I woke up on Monday after the surgery and he was sitting there, ready to give me ice at the wave of a finger. (Which is just about all I could manage.)

—Other days were more significant… Our engagement, our wedding, the birth of our children, the day my ovary ruptured and he got everyone in the right place…. But the day to day things like the ones above are what make a good marriage excellent.

2 material things you would give your husband if you just inherited a fortune

The latest and greatest of the wizbang toys Apple has to offer- all of them.

That $10K camera he was talking about a while back.

2 things you would miss if he left for 2 weeks

Snuggles in bed.

Hugs in the kitchen.

2 thoughts that first crossed your mind when you first met your husband

He’s pretty funny.

I wonder if he’ll notice if I untie his shoelaces.

2 favorite dates

When we go to Churrasco’s for dinner.

The day he drove me home to Indiana from Ohio. Which is also the day we got engaged.

2 funny odd things you love

He grinds his teeth when he is asleep. So I’ll reach over and stroke his face and he will stop.

He always has a new project on the burner. Always.

2 places you have lived with your spouse

Research Triangle, NC

West Lafayette, IN

2 favorite vacations

We went to the Appalachian mountains with friends. We hiked, which I love. We did other things too, which I don’t remember as well.

The vacation we DIDN’T take to Florida. We had saved all year for it and the boys said, “Hey, that much money would buy us laptops.” So they got laptops instead.

If you have a special someone you can’t ever say enough about, you’re tagged with this meme. I’ll come read what you have to say if you let me know.

Memes: from Boudicca’s Voice

I like memes. Most people don’t tag me because I read a lot more blogs than read me. (That’s okay. I am a prolific reader, even if I do say so myself. Doesn’t make it less so.)

There have been two recently, among my daily read blogs, that I was interested enough in to want to do. I don’t want to make this the 18th blog entry for Flag Day, so I am going to save it and continue editing tomorrow, which is when I will probably actually finish this blog entry.

Drats. I published, rather than saving. Drats.

First, though, Boudicca’s Voice caught my attention because the meme she was answering came from Practical Penumbra. As far as I know, I’ve never read that blog- it wouldn’t come up for me when I tried to access it via the link on B’s- but I just reread all my words of the day and “penumbra” was one of those words. It means, for those of you who have not just refreshed your dicitonary in the search for it, the outer gray area of a sunspot, some other thing, or, the most likely use for anytime you will read it outside a science journal, an inconclusive or unclear area within some specific arena of thought/discussion.

I like it as a word, though I’ve never used it in a sentence and am not sure I could. And I like it as the title of the blog. It was thus that Boudicca’s most recent foray into memedom caught my attention.

5 Things in my refrigerator

A container of delicious homemade pasta e fagouli (sp?) soup made by my husband’s best friend’s mother. (Yes, I should have been a dwarf.)

A box of week old pizza, handtossed cheese and tomato and pineapple pizzas.

A container of Promised Land 2% milk

A key lime pie with one tiny forkful removed after three days in the fridge. (No one here eats Key Lime pie, I am afraid. Can I virtually send it to anyone? Or would Euphoric Reality like to come north and east and pick it up? It’s not related to your flag day post, which was excellent, btw.)

Cut up veggies, brought for the vegetarians in my family, who grazed only as much as they were required to. But I thought I might eat some later, so they stay.

5 things in my closet

A red dress, short with short sleeves, that my husband and my sons bought me about 8 years ago after shopping every single minute the mall was open without complaint or whimper and remains one of my favorite dresses for the story behind it. (Think of it. A six year old and a five year old, in the mall, for nine straight hours! It’s a miracle itself. I could probably sell it on ebay for thousands…. Okay, let’s not get carried away.)

A wild pair of red slippers that my husband purchased because the hospital said I must have crepe or rubber soled shoes and we were already gone from the house.

A beautiful pink and gold Thai -scarf?- that my mother bought me while she was in Thailand with my father several years ago. Then she bought me a dress to match it later.

A red sequined no sleeved top which I’ve worn to a UofH fundraiser and a Goth Ball and Goth Fashion show. (It is so not goth. But it is red.)

A bunch of black clothes, because, despite the items above, black has been my staple, my prime color of choice in the last 20 years of dressing.

5 things in my purse

A package of currants, slithered almonds, and parmesan cheese. Because it was too much effort to take it back to the fridge by myself. (I’ve sat in the chair all day today, 12 hours now. And, yes, I’ve gotten up, but sometimes it’s worth it more than other times.)

$50+ dollars, because my eldest a)came home from camp and returned the unused portion of his spending money and b) had my husband pick up the latest Mario Brothers for the DS and so needed to pay us back. I’m rich! (I can’t go anywhere to spend it with this catheter thing, but I’m rich!)

A small beige baby comb which I occasionally use to tame my recalcitrant sons’ recalcitrant hairs. And which, upon a rare necessity, I use on my own fine hair. I don’t know which son I got the comb with (No, they don’t come equipped at the hospital.), but I dare say it was son number 1 since son 2 came along 14 months later and, except for a bib with his name on it, and an additional set of pink, white, yellow, and blue towels in a different pattern that my mother bought for us for his arrival, I don’t think anyone gave us anything. What could we need, one son so quickly after the other? (Answer: diapers, wipes, formula)

An empty checkbook. We used the last check to pay the hospital.

And a black change purse that looks quite dour in my tweedy, weedy, white purse that I bought when I decided to out myself from black.

5 things in my car

A large, golf size, umbrella

A hot pink umbrella

A small child-size umbrella, red with a doggie face handle

Several maps, but none of the state in which we reside.

A CD of love songs from my wonderfully romantic husband.

And thus we come to the end of Boudicca’s meme. I enjoyed it. Feel free to acquire it yourself, if you would like.

Or not.

Bible Meme

1. Who is your favorite Bible person besides Jesus?

2. What is your favorite book of the Old Testament?

3. What is your least favorite book of the Old Testament?

4. What is your favorite non-gospel book of the New Testament?

(I think these should be added.)

5. What is your favorite gospel?

6. Which is your favorite Old Testament story?

7. Which is your favorite New Testament story?

8. Which is your least favorite New Testament book?

So, the answers.
1. That’s a hard question. Naaman’s servant girl is my regular answer. I even wrote a novel about her. (2 Kings 5)

2. My favorite book of the OT is… Esther. I love the beauty and faith of the book. Then probably Ruth. Then Proverbs. Then Psalms. Then Job. Then Isaiah.

3. I don’t actually have a least favorite book in the OT anymore. I used to dislike Leviticus because of all the laws.

4. My favorite non-gospel book is… James. It’s my dad’s favorite. Or I John. I John was my favorite growing up. I like I Corinthians too.

5. My favorite gospel is John. I once read it 50 times in one month. (A translator who is known for his phenomenal work said that he reads any work he is going to be translating 50 times in the original before he begins translating. Now I didn’t stay in Greek class long enough to read John in the original, but I figured if he could do the reading, so could I.) And it is still my favorite.

6. The story of Balaam’s donkey. (Numbers chapter 22.)

7. Aside from Jesus, my favorite NT story is Paul and Silas in the prison. (Acts chapter 16.) The words to this song, by Ray Boltz, help explain why, I think.

Bleeding in the darkness
The cell was cold and black
Driven to unconsciousness
The stripes on His back
He heard a voice call out his name
His mind began to clear
And in the darkness Paul replied

Silas I’m here
Oh my brother Silas
Paul uttered with a groan
Today when they were beating us I thought
We were going home
And when I opened up my eyes
I was going to look at Jesus’ face
But here we are together
In this dreadful place

But I will praise the Lord
I will praise the Lord
No matter what tomorrow brings
What it has in store
I will praise the Lord

I will praise the Lord
I will praise the Lord
No matter what tomorrow brings
What it has in store
I will praise the Lord

This may be a prison
And these may be chains
Still I am free
Free to praise His name
And in tribulation
My heart still sings
He is my Messiah
Yes He is my King of Kings
Prisoners started waking up
Singing filled their ears
Some men started swearing
Others were in tears
Then suddenly it happened
There was no mistake
As Paul and Silas praised the Lord
The walls began to shake


Praise the Lord!

8. My least favorite book may be Revelation. Why? Because we argue over it to no purpose. Because I’ve heard several conflicting sermons on it. Because I don’t think it matters to our daily walk with Jesus. But it used to be one of my favorites.

original Bible Meme found at Happy Catholic

New Quiz

I took a quiz I found at Boudicca’s website.

It says I am a dynamic leader.

To read my whole personality DNA, go here.

I mostly agreed with the presentation. I think I have more empathy and some of the things which are towards the middle I thought, hmm. Too much or too little? I guess that means they’re probably just about right.

I think my husband would disagree with this comment: Never one to pass on an adventure, you’re consistently seeking and finding new things, even in your immediate surroundings.

But I was quite truthful about wanting to eat at my favorite restaurants and preferring a dream vacation somewhere far from home where I have never been. (Remember I have been to Brazil, Switzerland, and Thailand.) I’d like to go to New Zealand, England, Ireland… I have an invitation to go to Norway in the fall. Don’t know how that will work out.

What Kind of Sports Car am I?

I’m a Lamborghini Murcielago!

You’re not subtle, but you don’t want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. In a world full of sheep, you’re a raging bull.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

taken because File it Under asked

I have to admit that I must have answered the questions wrong. I have never heard of this car before. Unlike others that bloggers I read got. And I’m not sure I’m a raging bull. However “Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way” does sound like me.

Average American

According to NPR, all these things apply to the majority of Americans.

• Eats peanut butter at least once a week
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky
• Can name all Three Stooges
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart
• Eats at McDonald’s at least once a year
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day
• Never sings in the shower
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium
• Has a home valued between $100,000 and $300,000
• Has fired a gun
• Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall
• Weighs 135 to 205 pounds
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option
• Grew up within 50 miles of current home

Apparently I’m much more average than I would care to believe. (Although some of this stuff is way huge. I mean, age 18 and 53! That’s a big swath of years.)

I found this via Absinthe & Cookies

Retrospective and 5 Things

Ten years ago:
We were living in North Carolina. So were my sister, brother, and their spouses. My grandmother moved there, too. Then, suddenly, two months from now, we up and moved to Texas and my brother left the same weekend for Georgia.

We were going to a small cell church and had some good friends there. The boys loved going to church and playing with Paul.

I still hadn’t finished my dissertation, but I wasn’t too worried about it. I was too busy being a mom.

This is about the time that I read Elizabeth Moon’s fantasy series, The Deed of Paksennarion. (Great trilogy.)

Five years ago:
We had just moved into our house here in Houston. I was in deep mourning for our church and our friends. The kids were missing our church and our friends. R was missing our church.

The trees here were much more plentiful and beautiful than in Austin, but whenever people found out we had moved here from Austin they would say, “Are you crazy?”

R and I gave up vegetarianism. But the boys didn’t. Honestly it is easier to make two different meals because the kids are vegetarian than because they are picky eaters. (Which they are.)

I graduated with my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University in May. And I was thrilled to be doing that and to be done.

We were committed to homeschooling both the boys until graduation and had started on that.

One year ago:
We still didn’t know people in our area of Houston. We had just gotten settled in our new church. But I still didn’t know anyone.

E went to the homeschooling coop without me. (I taught the year before.) He did Geometry and Physcial Science there. He was just starting at this time last year.

My niece was just beginning to get better after a traumatic birth that put her in neonatal intensive care for a week after she was born.

R had just taken up photography. And he was fixing to take up gourmet cooking.

Our favorite family show was Good Eats.

One day ago:
I was reading a book when I should have been frantically cleaning house for the 18 people who were coming over for small group.

We went to class and assembly and then out to eat lunch. Although, truthfully, I don’t remember where.

Then R came home for a nap. (He got up early and ran 6 miles.)

One hour ago:
I was giving a new lady at our church and in this area a guided tour of the restaurant’s around. “They have the best Hot and Sour soup.” “They’re good if you like bland Mexican.” “I love that place, but R doesn’t.” “Here’s where you come on Sunday to see folks from church.”

Five favorite snacks:
potato chips
corn chips
peanut butter sandwich

What I would do with Five Million Dollars:
Pay off our car.

Pay off our house.

Pay off our credit cards.

Buy my husband some new gadgets which he would use as a gentleman of leisure.

Put money in an educational IRA so the boys’ college would be paid for.

Hire someone to clean the house well once a week.

Eat out more often.

Put money away, at least $1 million, for our retirement.

Give money to my alma mater for their library, and endow chairs for the English and Computer Science departments.

I don’t know what I would do with the other $2 million. I’d have to think about that.

5 places I would like to escape to for a while:
the Juras in Switzerland, maybe the Alps too

New Zealand

the Appalachians

Austin, so we could go to Hope

UK for a walking tour

5 Things I would not wear:
bikini (And everyone breathes a sigh of relief.)

eight inch heels


eye, nose, tongue piercing

see through clothing

5 favorite TV programs of all time:
Star Trek the original
Star Trek The Next Generation
Gilligan’s Island
Good Eats
(I’m not totally sure, but I think so.)

5 greatest Joys:
R, E, and M
being healthier
A, my nephew, and G, my niece
walking in the trees
reading and writing

5 favorite toys:
Mr. Purple

5 things I plan to do before I die:
See my kids grown up and established at whatever.
Get out of debt
Teach college full-time
Go traveling
Write and publish a trilogy.

5 Things I can do:
Read well and understand what I am reading.
Explain things I understand to people who are confused.
Teach little kids enthusiastically.
Teach grownups enthusiastically.

5 things I cannot do:
Jump out of airplanes, scale tall walls, or anything that requires comfortability with heights.
Make lots of money.
Let my husband retire tomorrow.
Save my brother, SIL, and/or BIL. (Or anyone really.) They have to be willing to accept Jesus on their own.
Come up with quick responses in an oral discussion/argument.

5 things that attract me to the opposite sex:
Making me laugh.
Gentleness, kindness.
Ability and willingness to talk.

This whole list/idea came from The Anchoress.

Meme on TV and Movies

This meme on movies and TV I got from Reactuate.

What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
What was the last movie did you watch at home (DVD/VHS, not TV)?
What was the last TV show you watched?
What was the last TV show you watched on DVD?
What is the next TV program you plan to watch?

And the answers are, drumroll please,

Last movie: Bewitched, fun and silly.
Last movie at home: I don’t remember. It’s been too long. Probably Red Dwarf, though.
Last TV: House Hunters
Last TV on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Next TV: some HGTV show or the Buffy show where they forget who they are

Weekend Survey

1. Are you easy like Sunday morning? What exactly are you easy like?
I think I’m easy like peach pie. I read that in a romance novel and I was thinking, “What!? Have these people never tried to make a pie crust? That’s not easy.”

2. Put these professions in order from sexiest to least sexy – assuming each is a man:

g. FBI agent
h. Firefighter
e. Brain surgeon
d. Software Engineer (Sorry, honey! You’re the hottest, but your profession isn’t.)
c. Lawyer extraordinaire
a. News anchor for major network
b. Wall Street big shot
f. Supermodel

3. Now assume they are female, and place the same professions in order from sexiest to least sexy:

g. FBI agent
e. Brain surgeon
c. Lawyer extraordinaire
h. Firefighter
a. News anchor for major network
b. Wall Street big shot
f. Supermodel
d. Software engineer

Okay, I admit it’s different. But I’ve met people in most of these categories and I think that they are part of the reason stuff moves around. (Most. I haven’t met any supermodels, guys or gals.)

4. If your life were a soap opera, what would the title be?
The Same as Yesterday

5. Which character in a movie would you like be?
Huh. I AM the female lead in She’s Having a Baby. (Or, rather, that’s my life.)

6. Do you believe in fate/destiny?
In a way. But not across the board.

7. What is your favorite method of escape?

8. Tell me what’s in your bedroom.
Two night stands my husband purchased, a dresser I bought my husband, a cedar chest that was given to me for my 16th birthday, a bed my folks gave us for Christmas two years ago, and a table that was my grandmother’s. Along with a broken chair, just for looks. Jewelry boxes, books, clothes, carpet, two original pieces of art by Janet Treby.

9. You’re going on the Maury Povich Show. What is the topic of the day?
How Normal Can You Get?

10. Name a blog that you’ve discovered recently and would recommend to others.

11. What do you eat for breakfast?
Regular food. Today I had a turkey and cheese sandwich. Yesterday I had tuna salad.

12. What did you work on this week?
A short story that’s a prequel to my novel. The house and laundry. The yard.

13. Give RTG readers one ironclad rule for dating.
Don’t date someone you wouldn’t want to marry.

14. True or false: Love is blind.

15. What is your favorite line from a movie?
“That doesn’t mean what you think it means?”

16. What is the secret code?
Forgive often. Forget, too.

This survey from Right Thinking Girl.

Quiz: What is Your Worldview?

I took a quiz on What is Your Worldview?

The test is here.

Here are my results:

You scored as Romanticist. Romanticism encourages society to look backwards to find our solutions. Your rationale is that things were much better a few hundred years ago so we should thus look back to those times and replace them in our modern society. You believe in a simple life and that the complexities of the modern world have turned it upside down.





Cultural Creative












What is Your World View? (updated)
created with

I totally disagreed with what they said. But it had interesting questions.

Christianity Test

Times Online has an article about folks wanting to go to Germany for the Pope’s visit having to “prove” they are a Christian by passing a test. The test is included in the article. And I have quoted it below.

1. Who were the first people?

2. How and when did Jesus die? [I found this question ambiguous. Not the how but the when. 33 AD, or thereabouts, probably 29 AD. Friday. After the morning was over. When he was 33.]

3. In the story of the Creation, what did God create on the seventh day? [I am not sure their answer is correct. On the seventh day God rested. Maybe he created rest on that day. Something I am grateful for.]

4. As a result of the sin committed by Adam and Eve, in what condition do we now live?

5. How many kinds of sin are there? Name them [Not being Catholic, I didn’t know this list.]

6. Who is the father of Jesus Christ?

7. Who sentenced Jesus to death?

8. Who were the sons of Adam and Eve? [The answer to this one is incomplete. They don’t include Seth and since he was the son that “made it,” you’d think they would. There were others. Genesis 5 says that “after Seth he lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.”]

9. How many sacraments are there? Name them [The boys and I could name 6. I knew there were seven. We forgot penance. E thought mass was different from communion.]

10. Name the seven deadly sins. [E got 5 of these right.]

11. Who betrayed Jesus to the Pharisees?

12. Where does Jesus sit in Heaven?

13. Name the three divine virtues.

14. How long did Jesus stay on Earth after his resurrection?

1. Adam and Eve. 2. Crucifixion on Good Friday 3. Nothing. 4. Original Sin. 5. Three – sins against the Holy Ghost, mortal sins and venial sins. 6. God. 7. Pontius Pilate. 8. Cain and Abel. 9. Seven – baptism, penance, Eucharist, confirmation, marriage, ordination, extreme unction. 10. Pride, avarice, envy, anger, lust, gluttony, sloth. 11. Judas. 12. On the right hand of God. 13. Faith, love, hope. 14. 40 days, until Ascension Day.

50 Things to Eat Before You Die

Was reading Shelley at Blog Explosion and she had a list from the BBC about 50 things you should eat before you die. Note that the Brits are having trouble counting, as there are only 48 things on the list.

Though I have had fish, the only kind of seafood I enjoy is canned tuna.

1. Fresh fish YUCK
2. Lobster No thanks.
3. Steak Had it. Love it.
4. Thai food Had it. Like it.
5. Chinese food Had it. Like it.
6. Ice cream Had it. Like it.
7. Pizza Had it. Like it.
8. Crab Yuck.
9. Curry It’s okay.
10. Prawns Never have, never will.
11. Moreton Bay Bugs Not sure what these are, but they sound nasty.
12. Clam chowder Don’t like it.
13. Barbecues I’m not a big bbq fan, but I like it.
14. Pancakes Like it.
15. Pasta Like it.
16. Mussels Never have, never will.
17. Cheesecake Like it.
18. Lamb Like it.
19. Cream tea Never had it, but sure…I would try not.
20. Alligator Never had it, but I would try it.
21. Oysters No.
22. Kangaroo I don’t think so, but maybe if no one told me what it was first. Dog was good that way.
23. Chocolate Like it.
24. Sandwiches !
25. Greek food It’s okay.
26. Burgers Love it.
27. Mexican food Mmmm…me gusta mucho!
28. Squid Very chewy, not too good.
29. American diner breakfast Like it.
30. Salmon Hate it. Don’t even like the smell.
31. Venison Very good.
32. Guinea pig Haven’t ever had it. Don’t think I want to.
33. Shark Haven’t had it. Don’t want to.
34. Sushi No.
35. Paella I had some when I was in HS and in Europe.
36. Barramundi Don’t know what this is.
37. Reindeer I haven’t ever had any, but I wouldn’t turn it down.
38. Kebab Like it.
39. Scallops Don’t like it.
40. Australian meat pie I guess I’d try it. Don’t know why I wouldn’t.
41. Mango Like it.
42. Durian fruit If this is the one I think, it stinks to high heaven. Like spoiled tuna and dog crap. Don’t think so.
43. Octopus Chewy.
44. Ribs Don’t really care for them.
45. Roast beef Good if it’s cooked.
46. Tapas What’s that?
47. Jerk chicken/pork Spicy.
48. Haggis Only if I didn’t know what it was.