I just want you all to know that I'm having black-eyed peas, okra and collard greens for lunch.
I've been deathly afraid of okra since elementary school and the days of "tater tot surprise." When we got those brown little fried nuggets on our lunch trays, we never knew until we took a bite whether it was going to be tater tots or fried okra. Okra was "GRODEY TO THE MAX!"
Post lunch addendum: Young Lisa was a smart girl. Okra sucks.