the rev. has yet another compulsion i must share with you, as it is slowly taking over my refrigerator and pantry: he is addicted, and i mean ADDICTED, to salsa. for christmas my mom bestowed a target gift card upon him, and he spent one fifth of it on four different salsa varieties from the archer farms brand. then we had to do an official taste test – twice. the first was at our house. he was giddy with excitement, literally rubbing his hands together in glee as he considered all of the salsa wonderment coming his way. he also bought three varieties of chips (blue corn, white, and multigrain) so as to be a discriminating taste-tester. i have this on video, but here is a picture of round one of taste testing:
the large glass of beer was, obviously, the palate cleanser. round two commenced the next night at a friend’s house, with multiple people weighing in to rank the various flavors. my personal favorite, the salsa verde, ranked last with the rev. but first or second with many of our friends (victory is mine!). now here is the part that reveals his true addiction: despite having these four jars of salsa in the refrigerator, in the past two weeks or so the rev. has purchased not one, not two, but THREE different alternatives. so, as of this moment, we have seven (7) jars of salsa in our refrigerator. last night when i arrived home late after working both jobs, i snuggled down on the couch for a game of scrabble with the rev. looking at him as he told a story, i had to reach over to pluck a chip crumb from his whiskers – vehement denials of his salsa consumption streamed forth, but were confirmed because he was at the same time clutching his stomach from laughing so hard. tonight we are having a mexican food night at our house with friends, and i hereby commission all of them to eat some of our salsa – god knows we have enough.