Olive oil - great on salads, nasty straight.
I'm totally not in a Christmasy mood, but I did get the tree up yesterday. I'm going more minimalist this year. Just a few things here and there rather than everything everywhere.
I left to run errands yesterday and not far down the road, just around the first corner, but before the next corner, three does standing in the middle of the road. I waited patiently for them to finish chatting. Then they walked away. Lucky for them I wasn't the UPS dude. He flies like a bat outta hell through here.
At the Walmart, I turned from one aisle to the next to find a woman trying to get something big off a high shelf, so I asked her if she needed help. "Oh, that's okay. I think I can get in enough trouble by myself." To which I replied "But imagine how much trouble we could get in together." Which started a twenty minute conversation. Turns out she's from Wisconsin and has ties in the Upper Peninsula. It's bizarre here in SW MO to find someone who even knows where Ishpeming is, let alone someone who's father was born there. Small world.
I do that. Strike up conversations with total strangers. Sometimes they strike up conversations with me. For the most part, it's pretty neat. Occasionally, it gets weird. Overall, it's worth it.
Of course, I also talk to the birds and squirrels. They never answer. Whew.
What's the this n that in your world right now?