What does it really taste like?
I have had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while and was totally in love with it. What if I and others were willing to eat or drink weird, new, exotic, trendy food and beverages that people are always curious about, but just can't quite bring themselves to taste? Would they listen? Would they care? Would they support us?
Thanks to Mia and the Out of Our Skull Network I took a leap of faith and they took one in me.
In January we had our first and second tastings. The first being Japanese and other Asian snacks and treats. The second being assorted meat, meat sticks. There were about 20 items for each podcast. Mia, Lisa, and I sat down to give the whole experience a test run. There was a moment of panic on my part for many reasons:
- Were 20 food items to try too much?
- Could we get through this without barfing?
- Would it be funny without seeing our facial expressions?
- Would my naughty mind get too naughty?
- How could we easily rate these things?
- Would Lisa (kinda a picky) hate me by the end and plot my demise?
We gave it a go and what I was worried about did not happen. We tasted the good, the bad, and the downright nasty. On the spot, we came up with a rating system - Spit or Swallow. Genius! And, even added a third category - Should have spit but swallowed.
Mia released them, she said they were really good. I was hesitant though in listening to it. I used to hate the sound of my voice. I was worried for so many other reasons as well, but it was out there. People had listened to it. I had to overcome my imagined fear of it being a failure.
So, I listened. They aren't awful. They are funny. I actually laughed out load several times. Itis almost everything I wanted it to be, the almost being that in my mind this was visual endeavor, but it really worked as a podcast. And Lisa wasn't screaming "I really hate you Micki," at the end. WIN!
So, without further ado, I give you the links to the first two podcasts if What does it taste like?
Enjoy, and let us know if there is anything you would like us to try. ***No Pidan or Blaut***