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What's your Spoor? [Apr. 11th, 2008|08:53 am]
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So, a co-worker caught me eating English peas at my desk. The large pile of empty pods freaked her out a bit "What the hell is that!" Hey, it's the season and I can NOT get enough of them. Ever. Screw those sugar snap and snow peas, these are real peas. This time of year, my thumbnail is slightly green from slitting the pods and popping those babies out. It's like vegetable crack to me. And even fulfills my need to be DOING something.

Which got me to thinking, looking at that pile sitting next to a Diet Mountain Dew Can...



So, if you could only pick 3 items that you'd leave behind as spoor, what would they be? They got to be things that would be normal for you to leave behind.

I can't use the peapods, really, because depending on the time of year, it could just as easily be strawberry tops, little green blueberries and errant stems or apple cores.

So, for year round, it would have to be: Several Diet Mountain Dew Cans, empty bottles of K cider, and an empty bottle of hand sanitizer.

Let's face it, if you know me at all, if you spotted these along a mountain trail, you'd know it was ME up there ahead of you. Although obviously with a head injury because I'd never otherwise not pack these things out for recycling...
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-04-11 01:12 pm (UTC)
Vitamin water bottles, Salt and Vinegar Pringles can and K cider bottles. The birds would probably eat the crystalized liver flakes so those don't count :-)
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-04-11 01:17 pm (UTC)
Beer bottles, Coke cans and pistachio shells.
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[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2008-04-11 01:17 pm (UTC)
Hm. BPAL "imps" or sample vials, coffee grounds, and the backings from self-adhesive books of stamps.

I now desperately want to know what K cider is. I am a big fan of ciders in general and now I hear two of you speaking of this "K" brand.
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[User Picture]From: 3fingeredsalute
2008-04-11 01:31 pm (UTC)
I had to look it up, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_cider

I'm doubting we can get the ultraviolet bottle here in the states, but... only because of the higher than allowable alcohol content. Perhaps mistressfetch will share with us her regional source of said elixir?
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-04-11 01:48 pm (UTC)
The best cider ever. Dry. Not at all sweet. The only drawback is, once you've had it, it's really hard to drink Woodchuck because now it'll be WAAAY too sweet. Strong Bow is my other favorite. And Hardcore if I must, although that's even seeming awfully sweet to me.

Sadly, it is hard to lay your hands on the K.

Total Wine in Laurel has it, as does the Shoppers Food Warehouse in College Park. (Go figure. But I always buy them out when I go there, just to encourage them.)

For FG, I'll bring a six down to Tox next weekend so that he can have it chilled and ready for your next visit.
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[User Picture]From: giantsloth
2008-04-11 02:49 pm (UTC)
Fetch discovered that they have K cider at the Player's Retreat here in Raleigh last weekend. For future NCRF reference.
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[User Picture]From: the_mac_danee
2008-04-11 03:15 pm (UTC)
Strongbow is my fav as well. I would say you are spot on about the others being sweet.

1. Strongbow
2. K
3. Hardcore / Woodchuck
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From: ex_seventhm
2008-04-11 01:47 pm (UTC)
Paper scraps, sea shells, and a Uni-ball Signo
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-04-11 01:59 pm (UTC)
i can't think of three things. but one obvious one is soggy lumpy loose tea leaves. i dump my 'spoor' in the trash every evening at the end of the work day.

my dad's would be the old maids from the unpopped popcorn bowl. he eats a bowl of popcorn every night.
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[User Picture]From: quislet
2008-04-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
Duck bones, empty Barbancourt rum bottle, dungeness crab shells, maybe something yellow?
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-11 02:49 pm (UTC)
I'm having a lot of trouble thinking of ones that don't vary by time of year, but my best shot is single-serve V8 bottles, the wrappers from single use Wet Wipes, and red-stained wine corks.

You "K" fans -- have you ever tried Magner's? I like them both, but my husband likes sweeter ciders like Woodchuck and Hard Core. "K" is becoming easier to find at liquor stores in PG and Charles Co. Magner's I still only see at Rip's in Bowie.
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[User Picture]From: piratekalia
2008-04-11 03:57 pm (UTC)
16oz starbucks cups
wine bottles
packages of Haribo "Happy Kola"

mmmmmm....ffffuuuuullllllllll.....

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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-04-11 05:06 pm (UTC)

my spoor

Giant(tm) seltzer water bottles, clothes stored in plastic bags, and a trail of pyrate gear.
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From: kudrasslipper
2008-04-11 06:44 pm (UTC)
empty jars that once held coconut oil, empty cartons of whipping cream and Scharffenberger wrappers. (likely the <80% cacao varieties). If they were available, likely there'd be passion fruit husks as well. mmmmmm.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-04-11 07:33 pm (UTC)
Schnibbles of cotton from changing the cotton on my gurdy strings, loose herbal tea leaves (four or five kinds) and empty Greek Gods full-fat yogurt containers. That last would be accompanied by organic, raw honey bottles and cod liver oil bottles, too. Mmmmmmmmmmmm... breakfast...
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2008-04-12 01:25 pm (UTC)
1. You. Must. Try. Dry Blackthorn. Leaves K cider in the dust, literally. So dry I was thirstier after drinking it than before. Hard to find, but oh so worth it.

2. Spoor...A vodka bottle or six, to be sure. Pepcid bottles. My CrackBerry. Says a lot about me, actually.
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