Friday, June 13, 2008

What I'm Into Right Now, Pt. 5

Oh, it feels good to be home. Let's get reacquainted with a new edition of What I'm Into Right Now!

1. Man vs. Wild

We've been watching the first season, and it's starting to cause a Green Acres style rift in my marriage. Landon watches this shit and wants to buy a flint and head for the rainforest. I, on the other hand, see an episode and want to rejoice in the awesome comforts of city living. When I see Bear Grylls crawling through a glacier tunnel or eating raw zebra, it makes me want to go downtown and buy, like, an anti-aging eye serum (even though I'm 26 and probably won't wrinkle anyway. Melanin, woot woot!), take a cab home, order a sloppy wet pizza, and eat it while watching Ghostbusters on streaming Netflix. But we keep watching it because it is incredibly entertaining and Bear Grylls is a fucking babe.

Dahling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.

2. Pacific Galleries Antique Mall

Ryann took me to this place a couple months ago and I fell in love. It's basically a huge warehouse divided into stalls where antique dealers display their wares. It's kind of overwhelming at first, and a lot of the stalls are too cluttered to even deal with. Once you get past the initial shock, though, the place is full of gems. My favorite booths are the ones that reek of monomania. Like the one that is filled with hundreds of lamps, or the glass case filled with mid-century ladies' hats.

3. Geodes

When I look at a geode, it makes me really excited to live on this planet.

Seriously. That is rad.

4. White Truffle Oil

You guys. This stuff is kind of ruining my life. It pretty much smells awful if you're not in the act of eating it, but couldn't that be said of many of the most delicious foods? My buddy Cody turned me on to it, and now I crave it daily. Sometimes I sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night and put a tiny drop of it on my tongue. Wow. I just read that last sentence back, and I gotta say, I'm a little disturbed. Anyway, you should try it!


JoeM said...

The Man vs Wild piece was pretty funny

Not sure when it happened but Discovery is genuinely cool now. I mean...really...who saw that coming?

Carolyn said...

Hey, I came over here to comment on your last Stranger post. The comments on slog are really really shitty-- I don't comment because it feels gross to spend any time in the comments. It sucks you got all that nastiness directed at you.

Hoof Hearted said...

Slog rocks, you need to toughen up. Anyway, I totally agree with you about white truffle oil, it tastes delicious, but sends my wife running from the room whenever she smells it. It's gotten so bad that she now has forbidden me from using when cooking, a real loss.

Monique said...

What was the sentence on the back of the truffle oil?

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Cody said...

Perhaps you'd enjoy Bear's food a tad more if you imagine truffle oil on maggots. Anyhow you have to see "Bear Eats", its a clip show of him eating amazing food! I personally love him grimacing and talking "Ugh, it tastes like moldy pus left on in the sun ground into dirt." He needs a show on Food Network.