Thursday, October 13, 2011

Playing With My Food HNT

Over the weekend, I found these pictures posted by someone on FB. It absolutely blew me away. A simple concept, really, but one that's pretty much outside the box. Well, any box that I grew up in. It doesn't have anything to do with taste--just a different approach on preparation and presentation. And I immediately decided that I had to do it myself! Of course, someone told me to take pictures...

The first thing I found was that I'm not very good at visual art. Though I knew I wanted to do more than just sticking spaghetti into hot dogs. I thought I'd try to come up with an entire zoo. There's only so much you can do with hot dogs, though, when you have no talent. Add in the fact that spaghetti is surprisingly wobbly when trying to make giraffes or an AT-AT, and my creativity, such as it is, was falling by the wayside. But I regrouped, and made a doggie, a tiny giraffe, a spidery thing, a centipede-ish thing, and one of the ghosts from Pac-Man. Or whatever you think you see here...

My final opinion--as a single guy in his mid-50s, well, this sort of plays right into that, doesn't it? But if you have kids, it's possible to make a fun project out of it. Maybe. If your kid has more talent than I do...

"We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time."

~Art Buchwald

Our fun-loving Mystery Guest will be revealed Thursday afternoon!
She may be out of sight, but never out of mind! The hell-raising MG this week is Barefoot Dreamer, of course. No more blog, so no link, but we can all remember her fondly!





We've some good stuff over at "...the Other HNT" this week, as usual! Be sure to stop by and check out your fellow HNTers. Leave some comment lovin' too. They like that! Definitely NSFW.
Geez...I didn't post anything since last week's HNT. Don't even have a good excuse.
Have you seen the Geico commercial with the girl who 'lost' her fish? Love it!
If any of you are interested (and I can't believe that any of you would be...), I finally got the rest of my HNT's (through September) posted on my separate site. If you're so inclined, go here.
Considering pulling out my 35mm camera in the next few days. Now I just have to find somewhere to buy some decent film. Hopefully I'll have some good shots to share!
Thanks to everyone who joined in on the Post-it® theme from last week! I knew that most of you would nail it, and you didn't disappoint! No more themes until the standard December ones. I'll post more on those in a few weeks...

35 comments:

the late phoenix said...

up...and NAKED

V said...

OMG - that hotdog thing is awesome - I'll have to try that! We’re up! This week L's being a bit cheeky!

Daisygirl said...

Hey baby! Didn't your mama ever tell ya not to play with your food..haha@ Love the pictures though and the Geico commercial haha, awesome!

MG fabulous!

I am up after a few weeks of MIA crap! Happy HNT!

Mr. Smith said...

damn! We could have fun with food play!! I wish we would have know that. He-He
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Were Up!

Osbasso said...

Cheeky's up over at her place, looking as lovely as always!

http://lovehatesexcake.blogspot.com/

13messages said...

I'm out of town right now, but I'll definitely be playing with spaghetti and hot dogs when I get home. That's awesome.

I'm breaking the rules a bit and featuring my lovely wife this week. Surely no one will mind. :)

Elle said...

I'm back from my date, and up :P

Oh, and I love your spaghetti/wiener animals. Why not do the same with meatballs or something, next time? :)

KaziGrrl said...

Hee!! I've seen that same thing on FB and keep meaning to make it, it looks so cool... but I always fail and forget! LOL

I'm up being publicly wanton yet again, though I'll be taking a break after this week to do a collaboration with another blogger.

Anonymous said...

I love your giraffe interpretation!

BFD

JM said...

Looks like you had fun, just don't turn it into a HNT theme!

I'm UP with a slightly, contrasted view of myself. Even a bit "revealing" in a different sense! ;)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I made those spagetti thingies ages ago. It was a huge hit with the girls.

Pocket RockettZ said...

I am Up like a rocket!

I think your hotdog and spaghetti art is pretty impressive. Can't believe I have never seen the spaghetti through a wiener thing. It seems so obvious. I'm going to have to try it now.

Jack and Jill said...

The spaghetti/hot dog pictures are great! We've never seen that before, and we're tempted to make them. Maybe when our little one is a bit older and can appreciate it.

We'll be up momentarily at http://frisky916cpl.blogspot.com.

Faile said...

I'm up with some beautiful sunflowers.

Inferno said...

I am up

Molly said...

I love the pasta and sauage idea...I think my kids would adore this, I just have to decide if I have time in my life to sit down and spend what is probably a fair abount of time threading dried pasta through hotdog sausages? LOL

I am popping my HNT cherry this week....with Twinkle Toes

http://mollysdailykiss.com/2011/10/13/twinkle-toes/

Mollyxxx

Cheeky Minx said...

What a great idea. Although your Pac-Man ghost bears an uncanny resemblance to a jellyfish!

Your lovely MG looks very familiar.

Thank you for the upping... xx

heelsnstocking said...

Spagetti and hot dogs will be on the kids menu this weekend! Looks so cool!!!

I'm up and being very naughty

Hhnt xx

MinorityReport said...

I'll have to let my cousin know about the food thing. She has a little girl.

I'm up. :)
HHNT.

Sexy Smile said...

That fun hot dog spaghetti combo looks like something even my kids would eat!

Thanks for the nice comments on my first HNT last week. I thought I would give it another try this week.

Gigi said...

Guess the heartache is making me tired. I'm up sorry it took me so long to make it over here.
Love the hotdog idea just fab!
Lovebeinggigi.blogspot.com Kisses

Question said...

After a while away I'm back :)

Also playing with your food, looks like fun!

Gucci Mama said...

MG's boots are fabulous. As is the rest of her.

I'm up.

SD said...

http://www.sleepingdreamer.com/2011/10/hnt-about-as-revealing-as-i-get.html I believe my first HNT since having the baby! Enjoy, it's as saucy as I'm going to get.

Oasis said...

I haven't played in forever - definitely hoping to get back into it. Wish I'd seen last week's post it theme!!

I'm up & so happy to be back!

theprattlingsofseverin said...

I know I'm late, but I've an excuse, no really, I was out being sacrificed. And that slows a boy down don't you know!
Happy HNT.
sev xx

Joanna Cake said...

Loving your sausages on sticks :) Late to tell you but I am up

HHNT xx

Sophia said...

Love your hotdogs and noodles zoo. I just made some spaghetti and saw your post. I had to laugh. :)

I have to say that I love most of the Geico commercials. They do make me smile.

The post it note was fun even if I Photoshop the post it note. It wasn't bad. :)

I am here :)

thesecretivewriter said...

lol. is that an invitation for dinner? food and art...art and food...perfect combo. nothing new from me for HNT...just dropping by to say a hello.

M said...

lol, spaghetti and wieners a killer combo. Italian cuisine is always on top of the list for me. A nice dinner under the moon and stars...

Happy HNT

nilla said...

i was away last week, so tho i did an HNT, it wasn't in theme (sorry!)...so no comment from nilla last week!

i'm up this week (and a day late, to boot!)

such is life, yes?

BTW....i LOVE the spaghetti critters--except for the centepede cos they scare the crap out of me...but what an ingenious idea!!

Thanks for sharing, and....i loved the child-like look on your face, O, as you watched for your critters to do something exciting!

nilla

BTExpress said...

Very cool sculptures, but unless the food is cooked, I ain't eating it.

I'm up too.

viemoira said...

I missed out this week and am just getting around to check other's out. I LOVE the pasta / hotdog idea- totally on my to-do list now!

& BFD is hot! :)
~viemoira

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Joy Calipes-Felizardo said...

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