Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Please Don't Pass the Cauliflower

The sun is out after many days of rain and Ro went back to school today.
I guess she was so absolutely bored at home yesterday, that anything would be better than staying home again. Well, that, and the fact that Jesús and I loudly discussed the delicious cauliflower we would be having for lunch today. That's right folks, cauliflower is a great motivator. It'll drive your kids away every time, and you won't even have to wait for its windy side effects to kick in. Try it, just say "cauliflower" and all children within hearing distance will immediately scatter.
So, with the sun out and Ro at school, I had a reprieve from being a jailer to my kid and to my cat:

With all the rain we've been having, we couldn't let her out because, let's face it, she's not too bright, and we thought she might drown.
Ah, free at last! What to do? What to do?
There is a little matter of a six word meme, but my brain is still recovering from the mind-numbing day it spent sitting on the couch yesterday. I know, I'm off to pay a long overdue visit to my favorite blogs to find some inspiration. So, come on guys, what are you waiting for? Inspire me.

Update - April 23: Huston, we have a problem. Yet another crisis today, and I'm stuck playing jailer, so I'm not getting any time to play today. I am starting to wonder if this is some sort of divine punishment for my confession video. Anyway, I'm off to check on my little prisoner, so why don't you head over to Scrivel and find out why my feet are sexy.


  1. I have no inspiration, but I'll have you know you just made me feel enormous guilt with your healthy lunch speak. I just ate an entire bag of Pirate's Booty (http://www.robscape.com/) for lunch. I'm not a Booty salesman or anything (unless you count Mullatio Enterprises), just thought you might need a frame of reference.

  2. I've always loved cauliflower, even in childhood. My parents had to threaten asparagus or mushrooms before I'd flee back to school!

    Yea, that six word meme has been simmering on my back burner for awhile, too.

  3. I have a weird daughter. She'll eat califlower as a snack!

    I want one of those cones. I want to wear it at some work meetings! That is, if I ever go to work...

  4. Hi Thersa,
    He he... I can almost see those kids scampering off ! I don't have children, but I live all these humorous moments "vicariuously" through other people's kids.
    Cats on the other hand, we do have.

    I can really relate with the cone. Our cat had an abcessed tooth last year, and the same cone for almost 3 weeks.
    He was miserable, but ended up adjusting. I hope that your kitty will loose his off soon.

    Have a nice day.

  5. what's a donzer: Thank for the link, otherwise I'd never have figured out what they are. We don't have those here, but they look pretty good. But I don't think I'd eat them for lunch. Still laughing over Mullatio Enterprises. We have a cute aerobics instructor with a mullet, shall I send her over?

    jocelyn: You actually liked cauliflower as a kid? You are a rare breed indeed. I can't wait to see what you do with that six word thing. Something with cauliflower maybe? ;)

    ve: I can send you ours when the cat is finished with it. You only work on April 16th, right? I should be able to get it to you by that time next year. Don't know about the size, though. ;)

    barbara: Lucky you. Nah, just kidding. I love my kids even with all hard times we have to get through. Our cat will only have it for ten days. We had her fixed and she only has one stitch, so it's not too bad. Thanks for the linky love by the way. I'll get to that and the six word meme as soon as things calm down a little.

  6. Does it have anything to do with red toenails? Let me see. Ooh I'm so hungry and somebody mentioned Pirates Booty...

  7. Hang in there...I hope you get out of jail soon.

    As for the cauliflower...really like it but can't get anyone else in my family to eat it -- with exception to my dad.

    The cat photo cracked me up. Sure it is not fun for the cat, but she looks so funny. You're right. She'd probably drown. Cats are great, but not always the brightest.

  8. I had a great time reading your story about sexy feet. I'm still laughing. Poor Rocio ,I feel sorry for her because she must have a good reason for not wanting to go to school.

  9. I love the sexy feet post
    of yours. It should go without
    saying, cauliflower toes might
    chase children away, but if they
    belong to someone you love,
    they are the most beautiful
    digits in the world.

  10. My cat is in the same dilemma right now. Lil´cone-head is having difficulty getting around in that thing, his ears are all smashed down. He has some kind of urinary infection and now he´s dripping pee through a tube (uncontrollably) so we have him shut in the bathroom til tomorrow. Poor kitty.

  11. g: Well, toenail polish does have something to do with it, but there's so much more. Now I'm really getting curious about that Pirate's Booty. :)

    johnny's mommy: I hope to get out of jail soon because it's keeping me from some serious blogging. Our cat would definitely drown. We've had other smarter cats, but this one just isn't.

    mem: I had fun writing that one. It's mostly not true, but Jesús does think his feet are nicer. We're working with the school to fix the problem and I hope it'll get better soon.

    seraphine: You'd have to love someone very much to put up with cauliflower toes. :D

    bluestreak: Poor cat, that must be horrible. We had a cat with a urinary infection once and it was...um, messy.

  12. Theresa, I just read and rated your funny little story about toes, err feet. I am in the Jesus camp in that my toes are rather long, but it's the only thing on me long/slender model like. That and my fingers. That's my story anyway, but now I know it's all Greek to me!

  13. >>With all the rain we couldn't let her out because, let's face it, she's not too bright and we thought she might drown

    That's too funny! and, having a purebred kitteh myself, I know that you're not entirely joking ;)

    I hope the situ with your daughter's teacher improves soon. At least it's not too long til summer ...

  14. May is long WE month anyway, right? Well, at least in France... it has so many statutory holidays!

    Vertou? I grew up in Nantes, a few kilometers away!