i'm not sure when the change occurred, maybe sometime in college, but now i can't get enough spicy. i think i've been making up for lost time, too -- my husband says i "drink" salsa, and no sushi roll is complete without a heaping glob of wasabi perfection.
oh, and i have also fallen head-over-heels in love with tabasco. on everything. i suppose it runs in the family.
happy birthday, dad!