Thursday, September 23, 2010

I thought urban survival meant learning to hail a cab…

Apparently, there is more to urban survival than learning to ride the subway or getting a reservation at a trendy restaurant. It also means how to survive in the event of something catastrophic, like having your city flooded and then frozen. Or if a meteor hits the earth and wreaks havoc with all mankind. Don’t even get me started on killer viruses that leave good people like me out there to fend for myself. You should also learn what to do if aliens from outer space (not Mexico) took over and relegated our species to be their pets.

According to the movies, and the homeless guy on the corner, the world’s end is near. The only survival skills I have are, how to substitute real milk for buttermilk or how to make cake flour with regular flour (add cornstarch). So I am pleased there are shows like “Survivor” and “Man vs. Wild” to teach us how to get by without all the modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and sautĂ© pans.

I have only watched the shows a couple times, but the one thing I have learned is that you can eat bugs to survive. As I’m flicking through the channels, every time I pause on either of these shows, they are always eating some kind of bug or another. From that, I’m gathering that is the most important survival skill there is, otherwise why would they show it so much?

Because who would want to eat bugs for pleasure?


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Yes, this is the same store with the scorpion lollypops. If it weren’t for the vodka, I wouldn’t shop there at all.

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