This morning my pee smelled weird
Tricky green bastard
So. I made a paper-thin omelette for dinner last night filled with balsamic asparagus and parmesan. YUM. But of course, upon awakening this morning, I was greeted with THAT SMELL. So off to the interweb machine I ran to solve this piss mystery (#pisstery). Unbeknownst to me I had stumbled into a pisspot of controversy. Among the muck I found a website run by John H. McDonald at the University of Delaware (“We’re in…. Delaware”). This rocking, genetic myth-busting site studies to primary source research, interprets it, and gives cautious semi-conclusions. Of course John had written a beautiful piece on asparagus pee smell. It turns out there is a genetic component influencing whether your body produces the smelly sulfur compounds during digestion, and a second genetic component that influences your ability to smell the compounds. LUCKY ME, I fall in the smell producer/smell smeller category. Oh the joy. I highly recommend checking out his site for myth-busting fun. Until then, enjoy that asparagus and, as always, Bon App Y’all.