Wednesday, July 11, 2007

weird things I used to eat

With my newfound love for Edy's Fudge Tracks Light Ice Cream so abundant, I've noticed how much my tastes have changed. For example, I never used to eat just ice cream. It just wasn't my thing and the gas that came along wth it was fun for no one. Now I must have my nightly bowl of Edy's.

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I had a thing for lemon frosting. No cake necessary, I'd eat the frosting straight out of the tub. I remember it had to be cold, though, otherwise it wasn't that great. Now it just doesn't seem so appetizing.

You know how some kids ate boogers, be it their own or some random person's? Well, I ate something which, at the time, I thought was way less gross than boogers. My nasty bodily secretion of choice: earwax. Yup, I used to think it tasted bitter and salty at the same time. Mmm-mmm good. Who wouldn't want a big glob of bitter, salty wax pulled straight from it's maker? I don't know when I grew out of the earwax eating phase, but I'm definitely glad I did.

Maybe my earwax snacking was curbed by another weird craving I started having at 12 years old - eating salt. You know how your tongue is broken down into different taste sections? Like bitter on the side, sweet on the tip, salty on the back of the tongue. I used to pour salt in the palm of my hand, lick a finger, dip it in the salt and put it on the back most part of my tongue (as far back as I could get it without gagging). Eventually this was my number one snack. I kept a cup of salt on my nightstand hidden from my mother who thought that there must've been "something lacking in my system." The thing is...I still do this one.

I'm almost 27 years old so I've been eating salt for like 15 years now. I guess some things never change.
(btw, my blood pressure has always been normal)


Anonymous said...'re pretty weird.