Thursday, September 08, 2005

I Love Mussels

I really do. Maybe because they are the only shellfish I can eat without choking to death (allergic to basically every other shellfish). But, summer is over. So, thus, is mussels/shellfish season.

They are a tasty treat in a not-so-tasty outer shell. I learned about the shell the hardway when I was an impetuous 10 year old. I remember this one this one Far Side cartoon that explains it all. There are these two polar bears, and one is chewing sitting next to this igloo with a huge bite taken out of the top. The one chewing says to the other, "You know what I love about these, Sid. They're crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle." You know what I'm saying?

I am fine when I look into one and there is just meat, no pearl or anything. If there were, I'd eat it too, because I am always looking for ways to boost my self-worth.

But, should you believe me? I was in a negotiation today (part of my work involves lots of negotiations), and the guy on the other side said, "I think you're being insincere."

I was mad. For a second. Then, I said, "That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a negotiation in, like forever. Give me a hug."

Or did I? And if I did, did I mean it? More importantly, I really do like mussels.


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Blogger Stefanie said...

I love mussels too! I really do! I used to work at a club that did an awesome Mussels Fra Diablo, and would eat it almost every night before I went out and danced.

I used to be a very picky eater and went through an "I only eat the whole corpse of an animal" stage which included mussels, shrimp, crab, fish, and lobster. Plus, I liked to shock polite company by admiring how much they look like vaginas. Cuz they do. Oh how I love mussels, too, I do!

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