I know I will get some hits on my post with a title like that. I bought some avocados about a week ago (15) and they are ripening well. I suppose you want them to the point were they are almost ready to start to darken inside. There is a website with info about comparing the feel touching your nose as compared to your cheek, too soft, or your forehead, too hard. Anyway I took one that had soft black spots and found that these went all the way through not unlike a dental cavity or any other rotty nasty situation. I thought I could remove these absesses to make a quick quacomole with some salsa but on second thought I will just get a newer one, they were 3 for a buck. I hate to see this go to waste and have neither a compost or a dog. Would it help my skin to rub on my face? Is there a simple recipe for a skin cream with this fruit? I am in Colorado and think like the ancients that once roamed these plains and hills. I want nothing to go to waste.