Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New Thing #166: I ate some rambutan.

Have you ever eaten the strange and bizarre (and delicious) fruit known as the Rambutan? (It's a cousin of the lychee.)

No? Never even heard of it? Yeah, me neither.

Until Saturday night, that is.



I saw it at Trader Joe's and I was fascinated by it's gangliness and hairiness and I figured, hey, it's My Year of New Things, so I bought it to bring as pot luck to Lanie's birthday party.

Pretty much everyone else at the party was like, "hey, it's not fucking my freaking Year of New Things," so no one else would try it, but I found the damn little Rambutans oddly tasty. Seriously. It's really good (in a surprisingly weird way) (like, it's the texture that's a tough sell, because it feels like octapussyish rubber) (but still) and I totally recommend it if you ever get a chance to try it. (Seriously.)

That's all I have to say about Rambutan, but before I go I want to share a photo (taken by Gina) that I like to call Me and Rambutan. The photo is kind of graphic and disturbing, though, so THIS IS A WARNING. DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO LOOK AT THE PHOTO UNLESS YOU ARE OKAY WITH GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING IMAGES.

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I'm serious. It's a really disturbing picture.

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For reals, yo.

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See?!? SCARY!

Don't say I didn't tell you so. (What is up with my eyes in this photo? I seriously have, like, serial killer eyes in this photo.)

17 comments:

TheDarkerUma said...

i thought you said you didn't like pussy.

rivagq
remember i voted gore quotentially

first in the piznachihizee

Erik said...

Rambutan is so not pussy. You just grossed me out hardcore.

TheDarkerUma said...

a = silent

because that's what you do with he damn numbering....

Erik said...

huh?

TheDarkerUma said...

you make these lists....

ex.

1. I like worms.

2. My name is Uma.

3.

4. I'm in Houston


So....i did that with my word verification.....DUh!

oh and he=the

Erik said...

Okay, I'm slow. I'm tired. I have to wake up in 6 hours!

Anonymous said...

I thought you were supposed to put the gerbil in the orafice at the other end?

Gina said...

not disturbing photo. i think you look adorable. in a serial killer kind of way.

Erik said...

i gotta make these comments quick...i'm teaching, but i'm on a break...more on that later...

DEMANDRA: The photo you're referring to wasn't taken until later in the evening, but it's NSFB.

GINA: Thanks for being nice and all, but the photo IS disturbing.

fzzna

furry ziddle zaddle neophites are

aimie said...

your eyes make you look dead inside. tell me, have you killed any small animals lately. you don't have to be ashamed, you can tell me...!

christy said...

caris is a fucking whore.

hwiescsm

how will i ever stop caris's scrotum-munching?

sorry. pretty graphic.

joe chandler said...

ummm...why is that picture disturbing? I find it to be not disturbing.

Erik said...

Joe, the photo is disturbing because my eyes look kind of serial killerish and the hair fruit in my mouth looks kinda like it's coming out of my mouth and it's alive, a la the scene in Alien when the alien comes out of that guys stomach. At least, that's why it's disturbing to me.

Also, it looks like maybe it's a screencapture from a snuff film. At least, that's what it looks like to me.

Or maybe I'm just weird and reading too much into the photo, but it's a picture of me and when I saw it I was like "um, gross."

Dave said...

I'm so glad you posted that picture. I was in Asia a couple of years back and had to go to this big dinner. And all over the place were these really beautiful, and scary, looking red things with spikes.

Being the adventurous eater I am, I tried one, then proceeded to get my fill of them. They really are good aren't they?

There were a whole bunch of other strange looking fruit at this event and while most of them were great, a couple were so bad I had to run back to my spiky friend to cleanse the palate as they say.

Bonnie said...

That photo was nowhere NEAR disturbing enough for all of the build-up.

Erik said...

Dave, I want to know more about strange foreign fruits I've never tried. (That sounded very metaphorical, but I meant it as literally as possible.)

Erik said...

Okay, but BON, it was KINDA disturbing.