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I just can’t eat reindeer

I have loved my stay in Alaska. I was able to do some things that have been lifelong dreams. I’ve done some fun, adventurous events. I even found a new, delicious canned blueberry mojito, which is very popular here. I have to say it is quite amazing. I didn’t even mind the snowfalls that actually led to two days in a row of school closures. I had no idea there could be that much snow to actually give those in Anchorage a snow day. I know the local news had a lot to say about this.

With all that said, I will tell you that despite having some great meals, I just couldn’t handle eating reindeer. There was reindeer omelet, burger, and stews. I did order the stew once, and the mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam in it were quite tasty. However, after a few bites, I was rather full and couldn’t eat anymore. Fret not. The food didn’t go to waste as we gave it to someone l, in need, out on the street.

I am not saying this to cast aspersions or judgement. It just is what it is: An acquired taste.

Either way, I found other grand culinary delights and was able to enjoy those here. But that is the grand part of travel: exposure to different norms, values, cuisine, and the like. Travel can lead to such enhanced understanding of other parts of the world and of one’s own country.

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  1. Oh Deer Lord Dear Miriam WHeRE i Am From So Far Away From Alaska
    Yes in L.A. Yes Coequally Known in ‘Matt Gaetz Representation’
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    Into Manhood One Must Go Out on A ‘Real Man’ Hunt
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    Buck Deer
    Well my Father Left
    at 3 What the F Was
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    Reason my Father
    Left at 3 More Interested
    in Finding a Wife to Make
    Money Than a Mother of Love
    Wanting So Much to Stay at Home
    And Just Garden Her Children As Peace in Love
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    Left There is Still Photos of me at 3 Holding Two Guns in my Left Hand
    Before i Could Speak at 4 on the Autism Spectrum Then with A Really
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    Yet the Man Who Looked Like James Bond Smoking A Cigarette Doing 46
    Years in Law Enforcement Never Showing Fears Even When He Dropped
    Dead at 81 He Just Casually Told my Cousin There “Guess i’m Not Gonna
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    Dead After Spending
    12 Years in His Version
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    of Lottery Tickets Each Week As He Was
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    Never Killing A Deer The Other Christian Marching
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    Telescoping Lens Camera That Costs
    What Used Cars Used to Cost at Least Hehe
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    Species of Birds in Our County Always Competing
    For the ‘Big Year’ of Bird Recording Her Photos Are
    Shared in Fancy Nature Magazines All Around the
    World And Hallelujah She Lets Me Headline My
    60,000 or So Word Bi-Monthly Novel Size Blog
    Poems With Her Beautiful Birds Likely the Only
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    on my ‘Big Foot’ Sized ‘Invisibly Big Poems’ Perhaps Except
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    And Similar Special Interests Like No One Else in the Entire
    World Just Doing it For the Doing It For Absolutely No Pay
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    Parts Sadly it Seems Without Much Emotional
    Intelligence as You Meet One Person With Asperger’s
    Syndrome or Autism Just Like Any Other Original View
    of A Multi-UNi-Verse of Existence True You’ve Only
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    of Sheldon Cooper
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    Never Catch me
    In Their Reindeer Stew…
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    As i Continue to Allow my Fingers to
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    ~Just a Little Leaf
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  2. Perhaps a different preparation would be more to you liking. I had reindeer in Sweden recently that was roasted. (medium rare) Also served with lingonberry. It was tender and delicious. Not gamey at all.

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