Friday, January 23, 2009
I'm a savage!
I think I scored some man points today. I'd been talking to a friend yesterday, and he said the he knew where we could buy a rabbit. So we decided to buy a rabbit for dinner. But when we went to the market today, it turned out that the rabbits were more expensive than we thought (about $10). So we bought a chicken instead. I got some great looks carrying a live chicken through the streets of Cairo!
I took it back to a friend's house, killed it, cleaned it, then made dinner for my friends. It was a pretty cool evening. It was nice to take a meal all the way through from butchering to eating. And the food definitely tastes better when you get to kill it yourself (sorry vegetarians . . .).
I'd planned to name the chicken before killing it, then give it it's last rites, but I forgot to. I've been reading "Angela's Ashes" lately, and there's a part where the main character finds out that the proper name for last rites in the Catholic church is called "Extreme Unction." I thought it would be cool to be able to say that I performed extreme unction on a chicken, but got too involved in the butchering to remember to do it.
Enjoy the pic, guy . . .