Wednesday, July 26, 2006

last weekend

Went to San Antonio for the day -- River Walk, Market Square...

Listened to a lot of good music, watched the dancing, ate tacos de tripa (intestines) for the first time. Not nearly as good as my favorite, tacos de lengua (tongue).

Nothing exciting happened, after which a similarly-uneventful drive back to Austin occurred.

One might think it pointless to mention this day, but 12 hrs spent doing nothing but resting, smiling, and relaxing is a noteworthy event for me lately. I highly recommend it for everyone.

11 Comments:

At Wed Jul 26, 12:19:00 PM PDT, Anonymous si said...

darn, if only you had told me about SA. when i was there this past march, i picked up 2 different mugs as souvenirs for my sister. one got broken in the transport back home. the one i did give her got broken because of her husband, when he was washing it (so he says!). so i was told to go back to SA to *please* get her another mug (request from her husband). i'll just have to tell them it's your fault that there will be no new mug because YOU didn't tell me about this trip... :(

somehow i'm always able to add to the mundane-ness of your blog post. you're welcome!

hugpytao is my word verification. i sorta like it.

 
At Wed Jul 26, 05:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger jay are said...

intestines....tongue.
could anything be more disgusting?

 
At Thu Jul 27, 09:59:00 AM PDT, Blogger anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

brain?

 
At Thu Jul 27, 11:32:00 AM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

I know a girl whose favorites are tripa and cabeza.
I admit to being afraid of cabeza because of mad cow disease or some kind of brain worm or something, but as to tongues and intestines, is it really that much weirder than muscles, fat, liver, etc?

It's all about ripping off protein from other life forms. They spent years taking on nutrients (usually from plants) and concentrating it in their bodies.

When we want a lot of protein and calories quickly, it's really efficient to just eat a piece of them rather than having to chew thru all that grass and oats and rutabagas ourselves...

 
At Thu Jul 27, 01:05:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

spare us the gory details...(entrails?) yum, yum.

 
At Thu Jul 27, 10:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger Left Coast Sister said...

Is it that much weirder than muscles, fat, liver, etc? Yes. yes yes, a hundred times yes. to eat brain is just too Jeffrey Dahmer for me and liver, tongue and tripe are gross too. Besides, can a TONGUE be anything other than extremely touch and chewy? Hmm.

 
At Thu Jul 27, 10:50:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, a tongue can be sassy and sharp...

 
At Fri Jul 28, 06:43:00 AM PDT, Blogger unca said...

Well, actually, a tongue IS a muscle. And it tastes pretty much like other meats.

 
At Fri Jul 28, 08:21:00 AM PDT, Blogger jay are said...

I think that as of now, I'm a vegetarian. And if there's a lot of gross things about vegetables that I don't want to know, then I think I'll go get an IV installed.

 
At Fri Jul 28, 09:17:00 AM PDT, Anonymous si said...

well unca (told this to bryan before but he's probably forgotten :)), my mother prepared beef tongue once. she assured me that it would taste like corned beef since it was cured (?) like it. i didn't see it in its entirety -- just when a (rather large) piece was put on my plate. this "thing" had taste buds! you could see the taste buds! i told my mother that i couldn't eat it. she told me to stop whining and at least try it. after many minutes, and screwing up my courage, i did try a piece. and it promptly came back up! she never served tongue again...

oh and bryan, i must have (conveniently) forgotten about the recommended authentic restaurant somewhere in sacramento that would serve tripa, etc the last time you were here. i don't know why i didn't remember!

 
At Sat Aug 05, 09:45:00 PM PDT, Blogger anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

Ok like today when you gave me a piece of something that I thought was plain old beef and it was like sort of...spongy....and it sort of melted in my mouth, not in a good way? Yes, that was tongue. No, it wasn't good.

 

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