Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Jalapeno peanut butter in a squeeze tube. So gross, for so many reasons.

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23rd Jun 2005, 22:55   | tags:,

alfie says:

"Jalapeno peanut butter "!"?!?!?!?!?!?

no fucking waaay!

23rd Jun 2005, 23:00

bronxelf, on boingo says:

would I make this up?

23rd Jun 2005, 23:03

alfie says:

Having recently had a piece of toast with marmite and a piece of toast with peanut butter munged together by an idiot breakfast person, I have far too much of an idea of what that might taste like. Im really just pure amazed it exists.

23rd Jun 2005, 23:04

bronxelf says:

'dog-- no. see, peanut butter and chili sauce and soy and lemongrass and coconut milk would make a great satay.

This is 69 cent peanut butter in jalapeno flavor in a squeeze tube.

There is *no way* this is not anything short of barfworthy.

Correction. it's $1.09.

Still, barfworthy.

23rd Jun 2005, 23:21

bronxelf says:

I know, right?

24th Jun 2005, 00:32

sallypnut says:

Eew. Eew. Eew.

24th Jun 2005, 02:14

mat says:

Alf - how did you get from Marmite + PB (which is nice, anyway*) tasting anything like chilli peanut butter?

Oh, hang on. I understand.

* please note, I will eat Marmite with /anything/. Americans - I know you think you know what Marmite is. You think "oh, it's like Vegemite". It's not. marmite - the facts

24th Jun 2005, 02:31

bronxelf says:

I still dont know wtf marmite is. It always sounds like it's made out of marmots.

Or marmosets.

either way.

24th Jun 2005, 02:36

alexis says:

" Marmite is a brownish vegetable extract with a toxic odor, saline taste and an axle grease consistency"
oh, wow, does that sound amazing or what?!
: x

I guess I've got another thing on the "attempt eating" list for my next trip...

24th Jun 2005, 02:36

alexis says:

looked online a bit to find more about this scary pb'n'go...

http://www.pbloco.com/ has "Peanut Butter with Asian Curry Spice"
http://www.peanutbetter.com has: Thai Ginger and Red Pepper | Spicy Southwestern | Hickory Smoked |

I think I spent about an hour looking at odd peanutbutters. I am whole-heartedly disturbed.
although the easy-to-transport peanutbutter is kindof neat, I can't imagine what goo they put in it to make it more squeezy..

24th Jun 2005, 02:42

mat says:

"The Welsh-born manager of Myers of Keswick, a grocery in Lower Mannattan that caters to expatriate Britons, said that Marmite was the product that her customers requested most. As for Americans, she said, 'they think it tastes like a cross between cheese and shoe polish.'"

Marmite is something of an acquired taste. To put it mildy.. :)

24th Jun 2005, 02:52

bronxelf says:

See I dont like peanut butter, period, unless it's in Thai food. So all of this sounds nasty to me.

24th Jun 2005, 03:01

mat says:

Marmite has nothing to do with peanuts. Oh no. It was just Alfie's comment that reminded me of it.

Ever brewed beer? You know the black sludge you add water/yeast/sugar to make beer from? Imagine that gunk will some more salt in, you're halfway to Marmite.

24th Jun 2005, 03:05

Geodyne says:

I'm not really a peanut butter fan, and I agree this sounds nasty.

But, peanut butter and home-made green jalapeno sauce or sambal oelek on a sandwich? My standard "I'm in the country and can't get real food that isn't meat" field-work lunch. ;D

24th Jun 2005, 03:07

bronxelf says:

no no, I got that marmite isnt about peanuts (if it were, why would Aflie object to the combination?)

I can tell already Im not going to like this. I don't drink beer cause it smells like old gym socks. *gah*

24th Jun 2005, 03:07

mat says:

Sambal Oelek and peanut butter.... *drool*

Now I'm *really* hungry.

24th Jun 2005, 03:08

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24th Jun 2005, 03:12

kikuchan says:

Erm...no. That's just...wrong. And it sounds icky.

Marmite, on the other hand? Yes. A thousand times yes. But you either love it or hate it. A fact they based their entire last advertising campaign aorund.

26th Jun 2005, 21:29

sallypnut says:

My local fancy grocery has a section of imported stuff, which I moblogged back in December. http://moblog.co.uk/view.php?id=35984

Yesterday I noticed they carry Marmite, but were out of it. Thinking of trying it next time they have it in stock. Marmiteblogging.

27th Jun 2005, 21:54

daz says:

Marmite tastes like very salty yeast. It's really disgusting if you ask me (but of course you don't...!).

As for jalapeno peanut butter? Gross!! :/

27th Jun 2005, 22:38

marmiteking(lsheppard29-at-aol-dot-com) says:

marmite and peanut butter is the secret to eternal youth its got everhing your skin needs

4th Oct 2005, 11:44