Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Weird things that the ants living in my apartment seem to particularly like:

1. Robitussin DM
2. Marmite
3. Turkey ham


Today, received my box of Norwegian foods from NordicHouse...I won't open it until I've sent my application letters. Hopefully tomorrow.

13 comments:

Eric said...

Mmmmm. Norwegian food. What did you get?

Andrew said...

Did you get some delicious lutefisk?* Or perhaps just some vodka.

*shudder

Mark said...

I haven't seen ants in ages. I wonder you get them in the UK?

D said...

Of course we do. They were slowly taking over the house I used to live in. :-D

*Looks at Norwegian food online*

Big Al said...

Have you given the little guys names yet?

liz said...

I have to admit that a number of the items involve chocolate. Also some spice concentrate that one adds to red wine to make hot mulled wine, a couple loaves of black bread, that extra-strong kind of licorice that makes your heart race, and--yes--a can of fishballs.

(FYI those are like meatballs, but made of fish. Not balls removed from a fish.)

However, NO lutefisk! Even the "Europe Through the Back Door" series, which advocates trying the weird/gross delicacy of every country one visits, specifically excludes lutefisk. As it should.

My ants hide in TheLimey's laptop case when he visits, and then escape on his desk at home. Perhaps seeking a better source of Marmite.

liz said...

Most of them refuse to answer to what I call them, which is usually something like "Arg! Not in this box too!" or "Oh no! I've just killed a bunch more by accident!"

D said...

ewwww, mulled wine. Black bread is great though. I prefer my bread to be rock solid so you really have to get your teeth into it. :-)

argotnaut said...

Mmmmm . . . jetzt haben wir doch Gl├╝hwein-wetter . . .

Eric said...

Licorice, huh? Do you like Tyrkisk Peber? I love it, but I'm the only American I know who will keep it in their mouth for more than 5 seconds. I have seen Tyrkisk Peber spit across a room.

liz said...

Perhaps due to not only my exchange experience in Norway, but also my earlier experience living in Germany, I becamse addicted to all kinds of weird licorice. Strong, salty, and even those kind of fizzy ball-shaped crunchy ones. I can't remember which category Tyrkisk Pebber falls under, but I think I liked it.

Didn't order it though--I got those little Salmiak diamonds. Pretty basic strong licorice.

Yum! Natural stimulants!

D said...

Liquorice is best enjoyed when covered with large amounts of sherbet. Mmmm, sherbet fountains.

argotnaut said...

Salty licorice . . . I might could go for that.