Do they ever show this shit on American TV? There's an educational show about Taiwan on TV here in Zacatecas. It showed a cable car, like the teleferico I saw this morning on the mountain, but that's not what I'm talking about. It was talking about pickling (fermenting, like Kimchi or sauerkraut) raw pork for two weeks in salt, avoiding the need for refrigeration. I guess they cook it before eating, but I'm not even sure of that. It also showed some fried bees; they get the bees interested in something and then cook them while they're still buzzing. I did the same thing with some ants a few weeks ago, not sure if I blogged it or not, but they didn't add much to the meal.

I'm always looking for ways to preserve meat without refrigeration, and other than the chorizo recipe I discovered, there's precious little out there. This TV show was the first thing I've seen along those lines in a long time.

Hey, I sewed more Velcro onto that cheap-shit Samsonite (not worthy of the name) camera case I bought at Wal-Mart in El Paso for $3.88, and now it actually stays on my belt. I've still got a mini-carabiner on it, clipped to my belt loop, just in case my sewing job doesn't hold, but for now I'm damned proud of myself. I probably paid the same price I'd have paid for a better one, if I count the needle, thread, Velcro, and other stuff I bought here.

I added a gigabyte to my camera for MX$199, and will see if I can boot off it like I could the MP3 player I owned for a few hours. I would have bought it at Wal-Mart, but they insisted I trust my computer with them, so I took my business to Soriana. Fucking paranoid jerks.

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