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I never thought I would see the day that I would eat fish eggs. But strange things happen when you have a birthday list to complete.
Over the weekend, a local seafood restaurant was offering a special Icelandic menu during an annual Iceland festival. My friend asked me to go, and when I saw that the first course had fish eggs in it, I was sold.
To be precise, I ate arctic char roe. I can’t say they tasted like much. They were gelatinous little bubbles. I did bite into one that burst and that was a little shocking.
The first course was OK…a lot of raw salmon, which I am not used to. A bunch of onion and other crunchy veggies were smothered in a dill sauce and wrapped in the salmon.
The second course was very good: Icelandic cod and mussels in some type of awesome sauce. Dessert was Icelandic tiramisu, which tasted kind of like gingerbread cake. It was a fun and adventurous meal.
As I reflected on the fish eggs later, a tune floated into my head. I thought to myself, is there a song about fish eggs? Oh no, it’s fish heads.
Yes: “Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads. Eat them up, yum.” I loved that song when I was a kid. I think there was a corresponding hand gesture involved as well, but I can’t be sure.
I had to learn more. Where did this song come from? Was it from an ’80s cartoon? The Muppet Show? How could it be…it’s such a strange song. And all I could recall was the chorus.
Well, I just searched for the song on Google and up came a link to the music video. I have never seen this video, as I know I would have remembered it. It’s in turn fascinating, cringe-inducing, and just plain bizarre. Which means I love it.
Does anyone else remember this song from 1979?? There’s no music until about 2:10 in…
Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring. THANK YOU!
I’m giving a shoutout to my mom, as this is one of her favorite holidays. She’s been to Punxsutawney, PA, a few times, so has acquired a plethora of Phil merchandise. Pins, hats, magnets, you name it.
Are you planning to volunteer on Monday as part of the MLK Day of Service? If you don’t have plans yet, find an opportunity here.
I’ll be volunteering at a special Boston Children’s Chorus concert.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” MLK, Jr.