August 25, 2004
hammer it again
I developed my pineapple fixation on my last trip to Costa Rica. Pineapple is served for breakfast EVERYWHERE I've been there, and most places have a cook that will make you anything you want for breakfast. I seldom ordered huevas y papas fritas con arroz y pintos. which is a typical Tico breakfast. I grazed at the fruit bar and ate everything except mangoes. I believe that I hurt the cook's feelings at first, until she became accustomed to me doing the same thing every day.
I don't like mangoes. They don't taste good to me and they'll attack you like vampire bats in the dark.
But I missed my pineapple when I was going cross-country with Recondo. My belly missed it, too.
I know I sound like a tie-dyed, tofu-eating hippy here, but I AM NOT trying to live forever. I don't have a religious experience when I eat pineapple. I AM NOT trying to make you see the light of some new miracle food.
But that stuff works for me.
Hey, I SOOOO enjoy reading your posts. Pineapple is GREAT. Never been to Costa Rica, but since I've been reading about your experiences I've been thinking about going. You seem like a good man AND you are a conservative-type guy politically, correct? You LIVE your life and that's GREAT. I'm tired of liberals thinking us conservative-types don't LIVE life. Are they idiots? Thanks for the post. Keep up the fantastic work!
Austin, Texas (yee-haw!)
I cannot believe you at times! You like pineapples and NOT mangoes?! Two of the greatest foods in the world that I've tasted (though I could of course taste more).
Go lord man, that's like going to the toilet and not wiping your arse!
I got used to fresh pineapple when I was a little kid living at Hickham AFB in Hawaii. I just wish the damned things weren't so expensive. So good. I like them peeled, the little "eyes" cut out, then cut into long strips lengthwise. Slice out the core (good for chewing, not for eating) and nibble on those strips of juicy, tart fruit.
Check your mail lately?
Every time I eat pineapple, it makes me shit, like a goose.
When I was in Mexico I ate pineapple by the pound two or three times a day. My morning drink was a 1 liter box of pure unadulterated pineapple juice. I know exactly what you mean.
By the way, everybody else thought I was crazy for my fixation on pineapple.
I hate mangoes too. Love most fruit, but not mangoes.
You evil, wrong-headed, perverse, twisted, depraved anti-mango people will get yer well-deserved agonizing, painful, and humiliating reward! Just you wait!