Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Night Of Firsts

Last night was a night of many firsts for me, which some may consider pathetic, while others may be (hopefully..) proud. Here we go:

I had my first experience with sushi. Never really had a deep, burning desire to try it, but when in Sweden, right? And, to my surprise, it was actually good. California rolls are the bomb. Pricey, but the bomb.

On a similar note, I had my first experience with crab meat (which was in the sushi... two birds, one stone my friends). Again, pretty tasty. This foray into the sushi world also gave me my first experience with seafood in general; I'm pretty sure tuna does not count as seafood, so crab was the first seafood I've ever tried. And it was pretty good.

First time I ever went into a grocery store and came out with two containers of Ben & Jerry's ice cream at the same time. We won't discuss this.

First time I celebrated National Taiwan Day. They sure know how to party and make awesome food.

First time I purchased a physical (not digital) CD in over 5 years.

First time I wrote a 2 page paper in under ten minutes. Personal best, baby.

First time I had wasabe (see sushi experience above).

So, if you couldn't tell, last night was quite a new experience. While I'm probably not going to race out and buy sushi every night, it was still good to try. And it wasn't bad, either. Rachel, Roma (her awesome roommate), and Madison created a top ten list of foods I have to try before I leave; I'm incredibly nervous about that. The list includes, but is not limited to: calamari (sick... just, sick), nectarines, mango, and numerous other somewhat nasty things. Already tried a falafel (spelling?); wasn't half-bad! There's no way I'd be able to become a vegetarian though.. Absolutely no way.

I think I'm officially burnt out on trying new things. Time to fall back into my routine of eating ramen, ham sandwiches, and rice with meatballs for every meal. It's better to be safe than sorry.


  1. A 2-page paper in 10 minutes??!! That's some crazy typing, my friend. Crazy typing.

  2. Funny how you'll eat that stuff while in Europe but couldn't be convinced to try it when it was right in your house!!! And you're right -- you can't ever be a vegetarian!!

  3. When have you ever made/brought home sushi to the house?! In fact, does the Brainerd area even have a sushi restaurant?