Among the tens of thousands of words, however, was buried one important fact: I ate fish for the first time. It was salmon, and it was good.
Now, however, I have no idea what to do. I don't know how to proceed. I'm not sure what the next step is in my pesceducation.
I've gone twenty-six years without eating fish, so it's not like I have a big fish-shaped hole in my diet. I would probably be just fine never eating fish again, except I'm sort of an all-or-nothing kind of person, which means that since I ate it once I might as well become One Who Eats Fish. It's healthy and stuff!
So how does one become One Who Eats Fish? What should I know? What should I try next? Remember that I've only ever eaten bird, so my first impression of salmon was "melty chicken," and I accidentally had tuna once, so I think it tastes like "weird chicken salad."
I think I will have to ease into the rest of seafood; I'm not sure I'm ready to eat things that still look like themselves. But people seem to like the stuff, so, since I've crossed the line, I've allowed myself the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about eventually.
I don't yet know to what extent I will incorporate fish into my diet. Fish is generally expensive, and I'm cheap. Also, I don't know how to cook fish or whether I can put it in my Rice-a-Roni. But maybe now I can find out why the Brits love fish and chips so much. And sushi still confounds me. It's raw! Why is it so popular?!
When I told jeeperstseepers I had eaten fish for the first time, she went on for twenty minutes about the wonderful new world of fish I was now privy to. I expect that same level of excitement and advice from all of you: go!