My two Senegal parrots like almonds. So each evening, as their treat, they receive one almond in a shell with their dinner. Since it is not always possible to find almonds in a shell here in Anchorage, I went online to find them. But every company I went to seemed to want to charge more for shipping than for the almonds… except for one company. They were reasonable so long as I bought a certain quantity.

I’m telling you this so that when I die and almonds in the shell are found stashed in every nook and cranny all over my house, no one will think I have some weird fetish… well, at least not some weird fetish involving almonds in a shell.

I clearly did not realize just how many almonds there were in ten pounds.