October 23, 2006

True Swiss

As a teenager, I went on exchange to Switzerland. I was amazed at the level of asparagus consumption in that country. My host family had a water pitcher resembling a bundle of asparagus. There was even grafitti about the veggie; on the library door of the college that I attended, someone had written in marker, "Quand j'etais jeune, je n'aimais pas les asperges" (When I was young, I didn't like asparagus).

I suppose it should come as no surprise that Ferris, being of Swiss extraction, has a particular fondness for asparagus. I have yet another reason to be very glad that he has (mostly) overcome his old habit of peeing on people to express his delight at seeing them.


bitchwhoblogs said...

Totally cute.... my cat Don Juan loves asparagus and will actually jump on on the table to steal those little stalks of joy.

Rob K said...

You know I try to eat healthy, but I hate the sight of that stuff. Ferris can have my share of asparagus anytime he wants.

Katyola said...

I have a kitchen-utensil holder that also resembles a bunch of asparagus. One of my favorite veggies!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

giggle. I also used to dislike asparagus...I started liking it when it became one of 5 veggies I could eat without worrying about icky allergic reactions!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Ferris is just too gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

An angel looked down from Heaven one day and remarked to the Lord, "My God, they're eating the asparagus!"
R. Gazoogle