Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Smells so BERRY Good!

The past few days have been smelling like harvest days here in my town.  The smell takes me back to middle school and high school when we would roam the halls of school and the scent of freshly cut crops would waft by.  Sometimes good... sometimes very, very bad.

Today was a good smell day.  They're harvesting strawberries and the air smelled so sweet and so heavenly.  It's days like these that make me appreciate having nostrils.  Yes, there are certainly times when I wish I didn't have them.

Like tonight on my commute home.  I smelled lettuce.  I don't like lettuce.  Lettuce smells like Taco Bell to me.  I always ask for my tacos without lettuce but they always manage to sneak in a few strands and that just makes me gag.  I'm like the princess and the pea with lettuce.  

Strawberry smell = GOOD

Lettuce smell = BAD, VERY BAD

Now, I wasn't always a strawberry fan either.  I've always liked the taste of strawberries but I couldn't stand the seeds!  Yeah, I know.  But there are two extremely logical reasons as to why.  

#1  Upon close inspection, a strawberry's seeds very closely resemble an old man's nose that has a lot of blackheads on it!  LOL!

#2  I have Trypophobia, which is a fear of clusters.  Ok, it's not really a fear, but rather a crazy heebie-jeebie sensation.  In fact, I just looked up "trypophobia" and a bunch of photos popped up that STILL have the hairs on my neck crawling.  I just linked it for your curiosity and almost lost it.  Ok, I'm rambling.  

Anyways........ back to strawberries.  I hope that the harvest continues on this week.  I love smelling them on my way to work!!!  It makes for a more pleasant work day!

1 comment:

  1. When I run by the Strawberry fields I always crave a smoothie after! It smells so good!! :)