Not only am I probably RELATED to the Prez (according to some TOTALLY accurate genealogy service Facebook wanted me to sign up for-Obama and I are 4th cousins!…I’m SO SURE it’s true!) but I TOO will be planting a vegetable garden this year! It’s like we’re soulmates! He was a Harvard Law Professor and on Law Review, I went to law school and started weekly pub crawls…he was a social activist in Chicago…I visited the windy city twice and was quite social…he grew up in Hawaii, I had a dream I was there last night! Shopping in a mall and supporting the economy! And now he’s planting a veggie garden sans beets and so am I! We are just so connected! I’m sure he feels it too…every time he eats a Five Guys’ Burger (author’s note…it is NOT a coincidence that Five Guys is now here in NYC and Brooklyn…they followed me…and that’s fine…I’m used to having a following…I’m just not sure I like what Five Guys following me all the way to Park Slope says about me, my expanding hips and ass, and my “diet”).
In all seriousness, gardening is a great way to grow your own cheap and delicious food. Veggies are better for you the closer to the ground you eat them-meaning, the longer they are out of the ground, the less beneficial they are for you…so if you pluck a tomato and eat it off the vine, you’re getting more from it. Plus starting a lettuce garden can save you at least $10 a week if you have a wicked salad habit like I do. Them mescaline greens is expensive. For reals y’all.