I ate a whole, raw jalapeno!

Do I like spicy food? Ehhhhhhhh, sometimes. I prefer the horseradish-y kind of heat, like wasabi, where it knocks your lights about for roughly 8 seconds and then makes a clean getaway – no residual heat left over. The slow-burning types of heat found in caribbean, thai, or korean food linger a bit too long for my liking, so i normally ask for the lower-heated versions of those foods when I go out for them.

My dad was showing me a video of this dude eating the hottest pepper on the planet, Trinidad’s “scorpion morouga.” He looked like he was in TERRIBLE pain, and I remember thinking “Awwww, HELL NO!”

But I DID realize that I had never eaten a whole, raw jalapeno before. So I bucked myself up and ate one on Thursday night.

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Dante recorded the video for me, and it hurt pretty badly haha. My first few bites eating it tasted like regular green bell pepper, and I remember thinking “Oh no! Did I grab the wrong type of pepper?!!” But then the heat began and…well…that was fun! Luckily we had poured me a glass of milk just in case it got too hot.

It wasn’t terrible, but I probably won’t be doing that again anytime soon!

Other notable firsts:
* I had never seen my name on a greeting card before! Greeeeeeat:

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* I had never had a poem written for me 🙂

* I had never loaned out my Golden Girls season series to anyone before! Anne, I suppose this means I trust you with my life. Hahaha

* I had never had a stomach flu BEFORE new years…I had a few years ago AFTER new years. I suppose I like this better. And it only lasted 24 hours!

* I had never found a copy of Frank McCourt’s 3rd book, “Teacher Man.” It includes a bunch of tales of him being an English teacher in NYC for over 30 years. I am stooooked to read this!

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