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Sunday, September 6, 2015

100 NONSENSICAL QUESTIONS (WEEK EIGHT) ~ because I’m just too busy to blog something serious!

Question #8: 

Ham OR Cheese? 

This week’s argument comes from 
a wonderful lady and guest blogger
Carrie Champion from Ogden, Utah. 

Welcome to the blog, Carrie!

Carrie's argument:

On one hand, Ham evokes memories of family dinners and the Christmas season. It’s delicious (in my humble opinion) and comes in a variety of forms, chops, sausage, hocks, pork and beans and many others.  Not only that.  Did you know that on the Apollo 13 mission, the crew managed to create a functioning CO2 filter out of duct tape and glazed ham??  Movies and books have starred our porky little friends. Wilbur or Babe anyone??  No one can deny how cute and sweet they are, and people keep them as pets too.  On the downside, it is a known fact that pork products can shorten your lifespan because of the cholesterol and artery clogging properties as well as the process of slaughtering them is horrible.  But, if you find yourself in a natural disaster FEMA does keep a reserve of 3.6 lbs of canned ham for every person.  Take that as you will.  A pig encased in some gelatin in a can?  I’ll pass but, if you’re into that who am I to judge?

On the other hand, you have Cheese.  Cheese comes in so many varieties and forms. From the Swiss to the French there is something there for everyone!  Nachos you say?  Grilled cheese sandwich?  How about some shredded parmesan on your spaghetti?  The options are endless. And not only that, it’s practical too.  Wisconsin uses cheese to de-ice roads!!  They recently tested a combo of cheese wastes with rock salt to prevent roads from freezing.  How brilliant!  But, I wouldn’t go throwing your shredded Colby-jack on your driveway in the winter; somehow I don’t think that will work out to well for you.  On the downside and I am talking way down, there is actually a cheese with maggots in it (no I am not making this up, ewwww).  It’s called Casu Marzu and they purposely leave holes in the cheese so the flies can lay eggs and the maggots can eat the cheese, their subsequent excretions aid in the fermentation process (yeah, I bet **gag**) and  soften the cheese that lends to this cheeses’ unique flavor.    I think I’ll stick to my cheddar thank you.

So you see, there are good and bad things about both.  But, my vote is cheese. The options are endless, and in my humble opinion cheese goes with everything.

And the winner is…


(But be sure to register your vote or post your own nonsensical question or suggestions in the comments below. Who knows? I might just run with it. J) 

And now, it's time to return to my day job: writing Dark Fantasy Fiction & Gothic Romance!

Please tune in next week for another utterly-mindless, nonsensical question!  

Until then...



  1. I'm with you, Carrie. Cheese enhances everything.

  2. Great Post!! Two of my favorite yummies. Cheese is a winner in my book.. It goes with just about everything..

  3. I'm a cheese girlie myself thanks for the fun post :D

  4. Swiss Cheese is my favorite of course and Ham & Swiss is Divine!

  5. I think I'm split on this decision. I was one of the pet owners of 3 different pot bellied piggies. Yes,3! I had them litter trained and they slept with us till they were too big. One of them, Emmy Sue, even helped one of out dogs raise her litter of pups. She was a great surrogate mommy! And let's not forget all the things we can do with ham. Great source of protein! And...bacon anyone?
    Now we have cheese. Wonderful, glorious, delicious cheese! Cheese makes everything taste better. From your sandwich to spaghetti to your casseroles to a simple snack. Love those mini Baby bels!
    So you see, how can I possibly choose? I say take that ham and cheese and make yourself one hell of a great sandwich!!!

  6. I'm probably more of a cheese guy here too. But...that being said...bacon tastes gooooooooooooood!! Oh...and grilled cheese WITH bacon?? Nobel Prize anyone???