Sometimes I'm so dumb, I get a little worried about myself. I've been having a few of those moments this week. On Sunday, I bought a big ol' bundle of asparagus at Rainbow. Seriously, it was enormous; over two pounds worth.
Naturally, I've been eating asparagus every day this week. And I will continue to do so. Probably, I'll buy another bundle on Saturday, before the sale is over. Since it's in season, I've been eating a lot of asparagus in recent weeks. The crop I brought from the farm was especially delightful.
Because I've been eating it so much, you would think that by now, I'd be ready for the awful, awful smell of my pee after I eat it. You'd think that, wouldn't you? Well, you'd be wrong. That first or second pee after lunch always puts me in a momentary panic. OH MY GOD. What is that smell? It smells like dying. Of course, a minute or two later, I recall the asparagus I just finished eating for lunch.
At least this has been happening during the day when I'm slightly more with it. When I have asparagus at night, I'm always on the verge of a breakdown in that middle-of-the-night pee. I'm usually back in bed by the time I remember I'm not suffering from some horrible disease.
I'd probably hold off on buying more asparagus if I was going to get some in my very first CSA box next week. But we got an e-mail today from Driftless Organics about our first box. We're to get:
Green Leaf Lettuce
You have no idea how excited I am about this. My excitement is tempered by knowing I will miss out on our second box, as I will be in Portland. However, the coworker with whom I am splitting a share will be gone for a July box, so I'll get all of that one. SCORE. I should probably eat up the potatoes I have sitting around before I get new CSA potatoes.
And the a few of the herbs I planted have sprouted. I'll be able to transplant them to larger pots and put them out on the deck soon. Then the squirrels will inevitably destroy them. But at least I'm trying. Maybe the squirrels will eat the hot peppers and learn their lesson. Bastards. I hate squirrels so fucking much.