Tuesday, 26 May 2009

I didn't think I looked addicted...

Did my first day of testing at the addictions treatment facility yesterday. It went remarkably well, in that I had one person booked and three actually agreed to be tested. They are super disorganised there, but also super friendly and helpful (which I think I prefer). Anyway, it is a pretty boring experiment involving pressing buttons on a computer, but at least it is short. I set up the laptop for them and gave them chocolate afterwards - that seemed to go over well. And nobody was phased by being asked pointed questions about their drugs of choice. They were all lovely about sitting through the experiment and happy to help, and also curious about what the point was. Much better than bored/hungover undergrads any day!

The best part, though, was when I showed up to the Admissions building to try and get someone to show me the room where I could test, and some woman asked if I was checking in.

In other news, Oliver gave me a giant box of asparagus from a yield trial (where they just need to weigh the produce and then get rid of it). It has taken over my fridge. I have made asparagus quiche, asparagus soup, asparagus fried rice, and asparagus tacos (not really recommended, though), plus have barbequed them a couple of times with butter, PLUS have had a lot of normal steamed asparagus. Am running out of ways to use it before it all goes bad! I used to hate asparagus as a kid - good thing that changed before now.

7 comments:

Betty Anne said...

Try pickling it or freezing it.
Sound yummy! I have to pay 3-5.00 for a small bunch.

Theresa said...

I hope the chocolate you shared isn't from your stash.

Will said...

I remember the good old days when we would band together and refuse to eat asparagus. I quite like now too.

Theresa said...

Your dad has started some asparagus plants. We can't find the asparagus that used to be at Grandma's. Choked out by weeds, I expect.

Sam F said...

Shouldn't your use of "phased" actually be "fazed"?

rpm45 said...

I guess this is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus!

*ducks*

Jen said...

Giving people chocolate always goes over well.

Except those with diabetes or chocolate allergies.

But for the most part...