Peanut Butter: Some Random Thoughts

Peanut butter is an acquired taste. One does not simply adore peanut butter upon their first tasting. In fact, I absolutely abhorred peanut butter for the longest time.

But now, I love peanut butter. Sometimes I’ll eat spoonfuls of peanut butter just because I can.

I used to detest peanut butter. I would definitely not eat PB&J, would not think about peanut butter, would not eat peanut butter, would not touch anything that had previously touched peanut butter, and I would cringe at the sight of peanut butter at the store.

I used to claim a peanut allergy so I wouldn’t have to explain why I couldn’t eat a PB&J. No one questioned it (even though I loved Snickers bars and the like).

Then, in fourth grade, we had a field trip to a museum and the school would provide the lunches. They would be serving PB&J. My friend, let’s call her Catherine, has Celiac Disease, and she actually cannot eat PB&J, but that is due to the bread, not the peanut butter. So, because of this, she was allowed to bring her own lunch, but I wasn’t because my peanut allergy was made up.

So on the field trip, I ate only the crusts of the bread, because the peanut butter made me gag. I realized then that my aversion to peanut butter was a real problem. What would happen if there was nothing to eat but peanut butter, jelly, and bread?

When we got home, I lied to my mom (I know, how evil) and I told her that I ate the sandwich and that I loved it and I wanted to eat more PB&J.

The Dark Days began. Due to my supposed “love of peanut butter” we had PB&J ALL THE TIME. Sometimes, my mother would make my brother pasta or noodles and she would make PB&J for me since I “liked it better”. It was hard, and it was painful, but I ate lots of peanut butter and I acquired the taste.

After I had acquired the taste (through a great deal of hard work), PB&J actually became my favorite food and I ate it even more, which was probably not the most nutritious.

The moral of the story is that you can do anything you put your mind to, even learn to love something as disgusting as peanut butter.

Little Things I Enjoy

Here is a list. A certain someone gave me this idea.

Introducing: Little Things I Enjoy!

  • Giving myself pep talks in the bathroom.
  • Laughing at my own jokes.
  • Putting wet socks on my forehead.
    • This the best thing ever! You guys should try it!
  • Playing with the webs on my cheeks
  • Twisting my hair
  • Eating my hair, seemingly unknowingly
  • Dramatically taking off my clothes
  • Eating bananas from the other end
    • This is how monkeys eat bananas
  • Making mini ubiquitous white birds with the art of origami
    • It’s my therapy
  • tapping random things
  • spinning random things (that can be spun)
  • swallowing sticks of butter
    • They taste salty sometimes
  • Staging fictional conversations with POI’s
    • I know other people do this too
  • Acting like Arachnid
    • It’s really fun, glaring at people and collecting odd objects
  • Looking at the dates on pennies to see if its recent
  • Paying for food with Canadian Money
  • Fantasizing about biting other people’s nails
    • Especially those people who have those super duper long nails in the World Records
  • Scratching myself
  • Pondering why I don’t consider Arachnid to be a POI
  • Staring at things and imagining black holes to be there
  • Doing office chair yoga poses
    • It’s also part of my therapy
  • Pondering why Arachnid put me into therapy in the first place
  • snapping my fingers
  • People with low, deep voices
  • Doing funny faces in the mirror
  • cutting potato chip bags to discover if the ratio to air and chip is just right
    • I didn’t take Algebra for nothing, now did I?
  • Wearing clothes at the mall then leaving them all in the changing room as decoration
  • The cliche old perverted man in anime
    • They are quite relatable
  • Eating rice, soup and ice cream with chopsticks
  • Key changes in songs
  • para-bam para-bam para-bop para-bop para-bam
  • Blue dyed hair
    • I’ve been thinking about it…
  • Using Sour Punch Straws (a type of candy) to drink things
  • Wondering why the world hasn’t ended yet
  • Petting jealous people
    • If you read my post “Dogs” you’ll see why
  • Watching the effortless motion of cashiers scanning items
  • People touching me
    • I feel so special!

So I guess that is it for my list. Comment the little things you like below! There is really no good way to end this… so this is the end.