so today . . . i feel like i am an alien in a foreign land.
yesterday i read a tweet from one of diandra's friends that said she was craving brussel sprouts. brussel sprouts!!
i'm sorry, but you don't crave vegetables--especially brussel sprouts! you crave things like brownies or ice cream or lay's bar-be-que potato chips, things that are bad for you but that make you feel good. and i am pretty sure that brussel sprouts do not fall into that category . . .
i seem to live in the land of vegetable eaters. my five- and six-year-old school kids will eat cooked spinach--limp, cooked spinach--and broccoli and green beans! and they like it!! the first time they served spinach at school, i didn't even know what it was. i had to look at the menu to identify the vegetable of the day. and when i saw it was spinach, i thought, "this is crazy! no one is going to eat this." but they did. some even had seconds . . .
then at band rehearsal, i made some sort of dismissive comment about brussel sprouts only to discover that almost everyone else likes brussel sprouts! and asparagus!! and i am talking about teenaged boys here. teenaged boys who eat their vegetables! even the icky ones!
it's like i am living in some sort of alternate universe where up is down and black is white and green vegetables are delicious.
i don't know how this happened to me. my motto has always been "if it's green, it had better be an m&m." but even i have learned to like broccoli in the last couple of years . . .
maybe it is the sunshine. maybe it is the multi-cultural influence. maybe it is the fear of french fries. i don't know . . . all i know is, i do not like brussel sprouts OR asparagus. i am sure of it!
even though i have never actually eaten either one . . .