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Friday, January 20, 2012

Banana Diaries

You might recall my blog entries about bananas. There are a few, I really like bananas. Truthfully, I really like a few fruits, but apples and bananas are my year-round favorites. Right now the fruit basket sits on the table right next where my laptop usually camps out. So last night when David called from the grocery store on the way home from work and asked if there was anything I needed, I saw 3 grapefruits and nothing else in the box so I said, bananas and apples.

I don’t like to say I “trained” my husband. If he needed fixing or training, it was stupid of me to marry him and I try not to do stupid things. But David is not a big fan of many fruits. He was just never a regular in the produce section before he met me. So I’ve shown him what I look for in some things in produce so when he calls and asks if I’d like him to pick anything up, he can pick up exactly what I would. So, he brought me two beautiful specimens of my favorite apples and a bunch of four bananas that were slightly green at the top. That makes for one this morning that is slightly firmer than perfect, Saturday and Sunday with perfect bananas and Monday with one that is slightly past perfect. I like my bananas solid yellow, no green at all and no brown spots.

In March of 2009, I did a Photoblog that was a photo essay called The Banana Days of Winter.  In that photo essay I documented how fast a banana peel ages in the cold. It was 14 degrees outside when David came home last night. It wasn’t 14 degrees in Kroger, but it was outside and in the car where the bananas were transported in just a thin plastic bag. The bright yellow peels have some scuff marks. This doesn’t affect the fruit inside at all is the banana if momentarily exposed to the cold, but it makes the outside appear a little older than the banana is. So, this morning’s banana was about 2 days before perfect so not quite as sweet as I was expecting, a little too firm and I got that subtle sensation of a hairy tongue from it. So I think I’m going to wait until Sunday to start eating the rest!


Banana’s like the climate in your house or at the store
And I must wait an extra day, before I eat some more

For sure-sure-sure

Follow Friday Four Fill-in


This week’s statements:
1. I used to enjoy ______ but now I don’t really anymore except for when I____
2. My first job was ______
3. I am a bit obsessed with ________ at the moment
4. If I don’t have my ___________ at night, I don’t sleep well

I used to enjoy driving when I first started but now I don’t except when I am one of very few people on the road and it's a bright, sunny day with a perfectly repaired toad. (Which means I don’t enjoy driving much at all!)

My first job was a deli clerk.

I’m a bit obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the moment. Since finding out I can watch every episode, I started with episode one and watch a couple a day. It’s been too long and I loved that show!

If I don’t have my extra blankets at night, I don’t sleep well. If I’m cold at all I can’t fall asleep and if I knock covers off, which I often do because to be warm enough to fall asleep I often get hot, I wake right up when I get a chill. I just have to be warm when I’m sleeping, period.

Stop on over to Hilary’s blog, Feeling Beachie, to check out more fun answers to the Friday Four Fill In or join in yourself!



Marti said...

I love to drive, but since I am way over the hill, I don't enjoy driving at night, unless it is on a well lit street. My favorite is to drive on twisty mountain roads, its like being on an amusement park ride.

Kelly@CCCC said...

1. I used to enjoy horror movies but now I don't anymore except for when I see them have a paranormal theme to them.

2. My first job was a pizza maker/stocker in a convenience store in Washington, MI

3. I am a bit obsessed with Criminal Minds, Haven, and Rizzoli&Isles. It's pretty much the only tv I watch anymore.

4. If I don't have my coffee at night, I don't sleep well. I guess you could say it's another obsession!

Jennifer said...

I did the same thing with Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Now I'm working on Grey's Anatomy!

Susi said...

I used to love watching Buffy... started watching The Vampire Diaries... and I'm a huge Twilight addict. I love me some vampires!!! :)
I don't much like driving at night either.

Edna B said...

I love the forensic programs. Also the Law and Order type. These past few months, Ive been catching up on NCIS. Gosh, that Mark Harmon is sooooo handsome! Have a great day, hugs, Edna b.

Hilary said...

I used to enjoy driving too... well, I still do if I can actually drive. my commute is so filled with traffic, my average speed is 5 mph