Thursday, September 10, 2009

Random Acts of Thursday - My Title is Earl

A few years ago, back when MySpace was king and Twitter wasn't even a glimmer in some papa bird's eye, I was hooked. (Because it's good to be the king.) However, being self-conscious enough about my picture, I never posted the 'who's your celebrity look-alike?', because apparently, my celebrity look-alikes aren't very attractive people. One of my friends posted a candid picture of me, post-gin, staring into the sun, and I got the 'Look everyone, it's Jimmy Kimmel!' The big killer, though, is that advanced computer programming decided that I looked like Jason Lee. And only Jason Lee. This wasn't even the cool, best-lines-in-the-movie Jason Lee, the 'Chasing Amy', 'Dogma' Jason Lee, this was 'My Name Is Earl', I-just-rolled-out-of-the-sleeper-sofa-and-put-on-dirty-socks Jason Lee.


Anecdote aside, I really want to talk sandwiches with you folks. I had the acme of childhood memory food the other day. In honor of International Bacon Day last Saturday (What? You didn't miss it, did you?), I made bacon spagetti, the only recipe of my grandmother's I have any hope of replicating. This meant that Sunday, lunch was bacon spagetti sandwiches. Heaven.
What? You've never had a spagetti sandwich? Shame on you. If I ever manage to get off my ass and actually open the sandwich restaurant I've been devising in my head for years, this is going on the menu.

Please now, share the strangest sandwich you absolutely must have, that odd little combination of food between two slices that takes you back to your childhood. And be honest, this is for science. Once you've posted, go make yourself a spagetti sandwich, you're missing out.


Blondiesblondemoments said...

I have had banana and peanut butter sandwich...I thought it was good when I was younger,can't get myself to eat one now though.

I have had the spagetti sandwich...yummy!
Oh and so you know it's ok to have a desk full of shit because it makes you look busy and important..ha.ha

Sarah J. Bradley said...

Elliott...any post that quotes Princess Bride, no matter how subtley, gets my vote of approval. As you probaly well know, my favorite sandwich of all time is a grilled cheese with jam or jelly on top. If you want to get particular, I'm partial to havarti cheese on Rustic Italian bread with a good strawberry or, if I'm really being fancy, Apricot jam. Don't knock it until you try it! (Oh, and Velveta on white bread with grape jelly is pretty okay in a pinch!)

Yes, I do ask for jelly in restaurants, and yes I get looks. I don't care. It's my favorite thing!

BTW, when you open your sandwhich place, I WILL BE THERE!

Elliott said...

Blondie - I like the PBB, but yes, they are a rare thing for me now.

Sarah - I'm glad someone caught that, I was ever hopeful. I can see the jam and grilled cheese, but I won't touch Velveeta. Period. I love raspberry preserves on a fried egg sandwich, same sweet and savory combo.

Samsmama said...

Warmed up, leftover honey baked ham on wheat toast with grape jelly. My dad made me one as a kid and I've been hooked ever since. It's really not that weird, as they are all breakfast components, but I've never not gotten an odd look when I mention it or make one.

Rick said...

Spaghetti sandwiches rule!

Bev said...

Ok, you made me LOL with this: "-just-rolled-out-of-the-sleeper-sofa-and-put-on-dirty-socks Jason Lee." Well done!

That sandwich... wow. I'm sure you don't know this, but on iCarly they make spaghetti tacos all the time, and I thought that was the most disgusting thing possible. Thanks for proving me wrong. HA!!!

J/k, I'd eat that. The weirdest sandwich I've ever had? I'm gonna go with left over Indian food wrapped up in a soft tortilla, replendant in chutney. Mmmmmm. Good shit.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

My celebrity look-a-like, according to all my students while I was a T-A at ND, was Tom Green. But then they'd say, "Yeah, Tom Green, but, like, a fatter Tom Green". No, "fuller face", no "Tom Green with rounder features", no "Tom Green after a bacon bender", just plain "fat Tom Green".

The strangest sandwich I like is the pimento cheese spread sammich. I don't know if that really counts, but it's what I could come up with.

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

o MAN i posted this yesterday and it evaporated! so i'm trying again...

hubby's sandwich invention:
-cheetos or taco chips on cold meat

weird dutch sandwiches from hubby's childhood:
-bread-on-bread (white on pumpernickel on white)
-sprinkle sandwiches (butter and chocolate or rainbow sprinkles - you can get them in giant boxes in dutch stores)
-cookie sandwiches (speculaas spice cookies on white)
-apple syrup (appelstroop)
-chocolate (nutella)
-meatballs (sliced in half, spiced with nutmeg)

mind you, i am not criticizing dutch cuisine - they put BACON in their pancakes (called mit speck)!

Elliott said...

Smama - Ham and grape jelly works, no doubt.

Bev - I've made the leftover tandoori chicken burrito, I'll taco anything I can. And I just tried watching iCarly this weekend, I managed to tolerate about three minutes of it and failed to see any spagetti tacos in that time.

Mjenks - I bought pimento cheese last weekend because of your post, I haven't had that in a long time.

HA - sorry about the evaporated post, I hate when that happens to me, too. Quite the number of fun sandwiches going on there. I actually want the bread sandwich, was there butter between the layers? And yes, pancakes with bacon INSIDE rock.

When I was a kid, we'd eat peanut butter, tomato, lettuce and mayo sandwiches, or just lettuce if we didn't have tomatoes. Worst thing I did was one night after work, peanut butter, honey, American single, lettuce and green peas. But it worked.

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

yes, there would be butter on the bread-on-bread sandwiches.

my husband's family (or maybe all of dutch culture) seems to have a virtual obsession with sandwiches and buns.

hey, my 15-year-old kid thought a spaghetti sandwich sounded amazing!

Elliott said...

Your 15-year-old is on the ball, that's some tasty stuff.

I have an obsession with buns, too, but that's another story. Oh, and sandwiches are great.

Wait...did you mean buns, like dinner rolls? My mistake.

Be nice and share!

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