For the past few nights, every time I lay down in bed, my head swirls with words that I don't know that just pop up out of no where. I don't watch TV much and haven't gotten a chance to read lately...so it's unclear where these words are emerging from. I think I should start keeping a little notebook on my nightstand to keep everything down. And then maybe because I'm manic, but I just can't handle falling asleep without knowing the meaning of the word, so I reach for my cell phone and google the defintion!
I guess my mind stews the most right before falling asleep, but I remembered the short story I read a few years ago in college called The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman written in the 19th century. And I had the sudden urge to read it again. So I just did, and I remember why I loved it so! The gal's insane! I love it to pieces and I wish I could dig up the old drawing I was inspired to do from this story! I googled images for the story and saw that people too, tried their hand at interpreting the scenes. I still like mine. :) This is one of my favorite stories. I do love thrilling, creepy stories.
On a totally different note, my new favorite show is Bite Me With Dr. Mike on the Travel channel. That guy's insane I tell you, but so funny, charming and brave! So far, I've only seen two episodes, but it seems to end the same way...him dispelling some sort of parasitical worm(s) from down under in the name of science. It's practically stomach churning. Or maybe literally. Tonight for example, not too long after watching, my stomach was troubling me. I for sure believed that I too must have some alien life-form living in me. Or at the very least, food poisoning. Blech. Anyway, I won't go much further, I adhere to the rules of TMI. I was most looking forward to tonight's episode because it took place in my parents' homeland of Vietnam. It's very applicable right now seeing that my mom just returned from her trip there last weekend after being there for a month. After watching, I was convinced that she may be stowing an exotic parasite in her gut unbeknownst to her. Right after watching that, I watched Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman which also took place in Vietnam. Hmmm, deja vu! I was most fascinated with the process of making fish sauce. I did not know it was that disgusting, but how I do love it so! Maybe I'm cocky and one can argue with me all they want, but I think Vietnamese cuisine is the best and has such a wide-ranging array of flavors--when done correctly. Namely, mom and pops' cookin'. Yeah, pretty much I'm totally biased. But one word: finger-lickin'-good! Two of my top faves:
Mom's catfish! Yum!
dee-lish Vietnamese spring rolls!