Monday, November 12, 2007

MMMmmm... beef jerky!


I admit it: I'm a beef jerky addict. I'll eat it until my jaws and cheeks hurt from the chewing, and then I'll eat some more. That, and Sprees (red are my favorite, followed closely by purple; on Saturday I got a pack that had three reds in a row - it was awesome!). I could live on beef jerky, sprees, and Coke Zero. And maybe crab legs, the only food I'll really "work" for. Ribs? too much work for too little reward, in my opinion; that, and messy (ok, crab legs are messy, too, but I'm willing to get messy then). I probably would not have made a good caveman - I prefer eating with a fork and spoon, thank you very much. Things on the bone - ribs, chicken, etc. - not my deal (in fact, I have, on occasion, asked my wife to remove the chicken meat from the bone on a chicken leg...). Pork chops are OK, since I can pull the meat away from the bone nice & easily with a fork (or cut it away with a knife). Actually, I like pork chops, with some nice potato salad and baked beans.

Anyway, back to beef jerky... I just finished a large package of Oh Boy, Oberto! Sesame Ginger beef jerky... yum! (Got in trouble for eating the whole package - I think my wife wanted some; but that's the problem with beef jerky - once opened, the contents are eaten until gone, non-stop.) Had some buffalo jerky a couple of weekends ago, that was good, too. Anyway, here's a question: if your cow had muscle spasms, would it make good beef jerky? :) I'm working on a book of all-original jokes, like that one. I'll keep you updated on the book's progress periodically, and perhaps throw in a teaser or two.

Ah well, about to watch a little TV... TiVo has to be one of the greatest inventions ever. Oddly, we have TiVo, but only an over-the-air antenna. Guess we're going to be one of the families that has to upgrade to an HD receiver when they start handing out the coupons in 2008. If you don't know about that, and don't already have cable or satellite, go here for more info - your analog TV won't work without a set-top converter after February 17, 2009. Of course, if you have cable or satellite, you probably don't have to worry about this (unless you also have an analog TV elsewhere in your house that gets over-the-air antenna broadcasts; you'll need a converter for those).

Enough for now... the TV show has started (yes, it's TiVoed, and I can watch it anytime, but the wife is in charge of the remote right now, and it might be rude to ask her to keep it paused while I'm writing all this gibberish).

MMMmmm... beef jerky..... now I just need some Sprees...

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Were you watching Heroes??

Tony M said...

Actually, Chuck first, but then Heroes. This (2nd) season isn't as good as the first was, though (although it's a little more "kid-friendly" this time).

I'd comment more here, but I think I'll just make a post about "what I watch"... look for it on my blog soon...