Monday, July 20, 2015
Smells like a pencil; tastes like chicken.
By the way, in the above photo, the top pencil is made of cedar and smells the way a pencil ought to. The bottom one is made of some sort of composite, probably more adhesive than wood. Very inferior product. I think I'll get rid of all my crappy pencils so I can enjoy the good ones more.
My mind really wanders when I'm splitting wood, so it then jumped to another memory. I went to college mostly in the Southeast and had occasion to eat frog legs, alligator tail, and rattlesnake. When one person asks another "What do frog legs (or alligator, or rattlesnake) taste like, the answer is almost always "sorta like chicken." So, I wonder if a Louisiana Cajun kid grew up eating frog legs then encountered his first chicken meal, would he say "Hmmm, tastes like frog legs"? First impressions are often pretty durable.