Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AtoZ Blogging Challenge-This Hop is Tantalizing

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out

Tantalize 

comes to us from one of those Greek myths about a vindictive Zeus.  Of course, in this case Zeus did the right thing. I mean what a rotten guy Tantalus was to cook up his own son for his dinner guests. When Zeus got wind of that, he put old Tantalus into a lake and made it so that he could never drink from it or eat the fruit that hung from a tree branch just overhead. To be forever thirsty and forever hungry was the fate of Tantalus.


Here's what tantalizes me a bit. What tantalizes you?



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32 comments:

  1. Cooking his own son wasn't nice.
    Thai food does it for me!

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    1. Yes. Thai food has clean taste, but lots of spice, which I love.

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  2. I would say poor Tantalus but cooking his own son throws sympathy right out the window.

    I. Lurve. Chocolate.
    Okay, carry on lol!

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  3. mostly naughty things tantalize me :)
    And what a rotten man Tantal was to do that to his son... didn't know that detail....

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    1. The AtoZ is most educational, isn't it. I learn new stuff all the time.

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  4. Well, certainly NOT cooking up my son and serving him to guests! :) A finished project tantalizes me. Or cheese.
    tm

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  5. I had no idea that was where the word came from! Not very tantalizing for the appetite. For once Zeus was the good guy. Exquisite torture.

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  6. Bad Tantalus! But I take it he inspired us to have the word tantalize. --Shoot, all types of sweets tantalizes me and so the expand of my lovely love handles!

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  7. How did I miss that story? How gross and horrible. Tantalus deserved to be punished!

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  8. Parent of the year right there.

    Chocolate and/or Italian food gets me every time. Fellas...

    :D

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  9. I think I am with you about the ice-cream, just without the chocolate please.

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  10. A real, authentic Mexican sopapilla, with honey. We used to get them in New Mexico and they were delicious. The ones around here are just southern elephant ears. And with chocolate.

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  11. Interesting story about Tantalus, and I'm glad he got his just deserts! I also love brownies ala mode with extra hot fudge!

    Julie

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  12. I think cooking up your own kin isn't very appetizing. Write now, my tea is quite tantalizing.

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  13. Interesting! Never knew it. Guacomole tantalizes me!! Add a margarita and I'm in heaven. :)

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  14. I'm tantalized by the same, especially if that chocolate is nice and hot. It's fun to learn the origins of "tantalize." Thanks, Lee.

    xoRobyn

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  15. That brownie is tantalizing.

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  16. Tantalizing tale! :) I love mythology and Zeus is one of my favorites. You never know what Zeus is going to do. :)
    #1219
    A to Z Blogging Challenge
    http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/t-is-for-tears/

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  17. My brain is "fried" from the A to Z challenge... so at the moment nothing tantalizing comes to mind...

    Writer In Transit

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  18. Oh my. I'm very tantalized by that. I want some ice cream today. Chocolate cheesecake is also tantalizing.

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  19. Chips and salsa. And maybe a margarita. It's only 3:30. Sigh.

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  20. Cruel, Lee! Tantalus was cruel too, but you showed that evil hot fudge brownie sundae! *drool*

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  21. I find the idea of this alphabet challenge finally being over, a tantalising prospect. Although, I wouldn't mind a nice cold glass of cranberry juice.

    I'm going now.

    Penny's human,

    Gary :)

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  22. What tantalizes me? Ice cream. That dessert you have sure has me drooling... thanks, I think o.0

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  23. anything chocolate tantalizes me.

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  24. He got his just desserts! Or not, as the case may be.

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  25. Ew...I didn't know that about that Greek. Yuck!

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  26. *shudder* now that is what I call scary!

    I just bought two tantalizing Mangoes today .:D

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  27. Hi Lee .. don't really want dinner with the Gods - that belongs more in Jezebel's line of work ..

    Now a full-bloodied cherried up chocolate meringue would do me very well ..

    Cheers Hilary

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