I’m used to shooting from the hip as to what I want to say and thus this child relection. I’ve often wondered why I have a “yen” for Japanese food, such as sushi, and perhaps this is why. As a young tadpole, like most kids, I loved to catch frogs. I recall my grandpa once telling me how great frog legs tasted and so I thought I would do him one better.
I caught a frog and began eating him headfirst. I can almost recall that slimy feel as I digested that critter. Later when I was telling grandpa about it, he admonished me saying that he first had to COOK his frog legs. “Oh!”
Later that day, for some reason, I had an insatiable urge to leap about. I still don’t understand why? Now, most normal people would never try such a thing but I’ve always considered myself above normal. My pal Bob calls me abnormal. That’s almost as tasty as that frog was. However, for the rest of that day I had a very nasty flavor in my mouth? Maybe that was from eating too many jellybeans?
Would I try that today? Of course not! Instead I would first cook that entire frog and then eat it. My grandpa loved frog legs but I love to devour the whole thing. I never do anything second best!