Monday, November 17, 2008

#3: Love is...

When I got home from work tonight I was delighted to find a package waiting for me on top of our mailboxes downstairs. I began ripping into it as I took the stairs two at a time, and by the time I burst into the apartment I was trailing bits of packing material behind me in the hall. Nick turned around from the computer and eyed me suspiciously as I tossed aside the contents of my box onto our desk and inspected the small, squishy, biodegradable packing peanuts.Image from here

"Umm... what are you doing?"

"What do you mean what am I doing? These things are made of corn. I'm pretty sure these are the ones you can eat!"

"It's packing material Amanda. You can't eat that stuff. It's filthy."

"Yeah. Sure. Whatever..." I muttered while picking out the biggest one I could find and shoving it into my mouth. I slowly chewed and a grin spread across my face. "These things are really good!"

he shrieked. "Jesus! Spit that out now! You're going to poison yourself!"

I reluctantly spit it out then snuck a few to the cats before depositing them into the trash.

This reminds me of the time we were hiking in the woods and he freaked out when he caught me shoving handfuls of these little red berries into my mouth. Spit those out now! You're going to poison yourself! I told him they were huckleberries. Apparently huckleberries are blue?

He was convinced I was going to die painfully and slow. The hypochondriac in me started to believe it.

!Red Huckleberry photo from Wikipedia.

What was that? There is no such thing as a Red Huckleberry?

P.S. biodegradable packing material tastes like rice cakes- but with a little more kick.


Peonies and Polaroids said...

We got a box full of food for our wedding and it was packed with those corn peanut things. I was intrigued but the shop had sent a warning not to eat them. I'm wishing I'd tried one now.

Elizabeth said...

I definitely tried a few myself! And then I washed the rest down the sink. They totally dissolve in water! So exciting.

The Pissed Off Bride said...

I am laughing my ass off right now. I like to order bath and body products from this organic place and they ship with organic products.

So, when we got in our very first shipment I'm in the kitchen and I rip open the box. I pick up one of the cornstarch puffs and take a sniff and my fiance is yelling "don't you dare! Put it in the sink. . .now!"

Lol. O well!

Jenny.Lee said...

I would love to have been a fly on the wall for that exchange.

Amanda said...

Great minds think alike. Or so they say. ;)

cevd said...

my dog loves the corn packaging peanuts ...

but a better story - i was eating at a place in chicago called moto a couple of years ago and for dessert they actually served these packaging peanuts with a side of dipping carmel and deemed it "carmel corn." it was kinda fun, kinda weird and i guess kinda appropriate for a restaurant that prefers to cook with liquid nitrogen.

Amanda said...

cevd- I think I have to try this now. Next time I get biodegradable packing peanuts I'm buying caramel sauce and trying it out. I could easily see this being my new favorite snack. ;)

east side bride said...

You are hilarious. And of course huckleberries are red!

Amanda said...

*squeal* How wonderful to find someone else who eats them!!!

Lush send out their packages safely encased in popcorn, but that's not as tasty because it's stale.

(Found you via a lovely link from Peonies and Polaroid and you're now on my blogroll malarky!!

An Atlanta Bride said...

That post was HILARIOUS!!!!