Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Postal Adventures

Going to Atlantic City again. Yay!

The local post office has had late hours (until 7pm weekdays) for several months now, but I only started taking advantage of those late hours this evening when I went there to get 2-cent stamps for the postage rate increase. Unfortunately, the post office didn't have many of those stamps left. They said more stamps will be coming in next week. So I got a few sheets of 1-cent stamps, which they had in abundance. I wonder how much it costs the USPS to print sheets of self-adhesive 1-cent stamps. Are those even profitable?

I noticed that The Radio Chick is back on an NYC radio station. 92.3 Free FM, to be specific. Other than the show being in the evenings instead of mornings, it's just like old times again.


Borrowed from beetlebomb:

The BBC asked people to vote for the top 50 things everyone should try a bite of in their lifetime. Bold the ones you've eaten.

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry
10. Prawns
11. Moreton Bay Bugs
12. New England Clam chowder
13. Barbeque
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb
19. Cream tea (note: this does not mean tea with cream. it's something else.)
20. Alligator
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon
31. Venison
32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi
35. Paella
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops
40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis
49. Caviar
50. Cornish pasty

Notes:

Alligator: Some time in the 90s, there was a restaurant in Paramus that served alligator as an appetizer. I only went there once, not because the restaurant was bad but because they didn't remain in business long enough.

Mango, durian: In season, these fruits are very easy to get in Malaysia. Durian is an acquired taste, but the odor isn't so bad. It's all in how you perceive it.

Shark: I had shark's fin soup at a Chinese restaurant during Chinese New Year once. I also had turtle soup.

Octopus, squid: I've had those at some roadside vendors in Malaysia, specifically when I went to Penang. (This time I mean the island itself, not the chain of restaurants named after the island.) The octopus, squid, cuttlefish, etc are boiled and then served with sweet sauce.

Caviar: Had that at the company year-end dinner a few times. (Radio ad for a jobs website: Here, let me show you how squeeze the fish. :) )

Kebab: One of the many kinds of street meat in New York City.

Oysters: My favorite way to have these is in an oyster omelette. I can't think of too many things that are more unhealthy. :)

Venison: I heard the story of a Malaysian politician who ate venison and then played badminton. He then got a heart attack and died. (Okay, he probably wasn't taking good care of his health before that happened.) So be careful with the deer meat!

Kangaroo: At a Brazilian BBQ.
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