Saturday, September 15, 2007

Random Male Musings: Seers And Squash

Jared is home from college for the first time since leaving almost a month ago. Today, we took a nice drive in search of some fresh country vegetables, orchard-crisp apples, and a heavenly pecan pie from a pie shop not too far away. As a bonus, the ride provided the following nuggets from Rick and a local farmer.

This as we drove past one of the several fortune teller/card reader/medium residences in our area (Why we have so many, I have absolutely no idea. Undoubtedly, they know.):

Nance: Well, at least that fortune teller's house is well-kept, unlike the one over on the west side.
Rick: You think this one already knows we're not stopping by?

And then, as we were waiting in line to pay for our purchases at a farm stand....

We were getting a dozen ears of sweet corn, and I noticed some very nice butternut squash. It was only a dollar per squash, regardless of size. I grabbed a lovely chubby one and held it in my arms and, together with Rick, stood in line. The farmer, clad in Carhartt overalls and cap, counted out our ears of corn and said, "That'll be $4.85." Rick said, "And this squash, too." The farmer looked at me, smiled, and said, "Then 5.85!" As Rick counted out the cash, the man looked to me, still smiling, and said, "You look good with that squash."

I think I just smiled back.

Last Year on Dept of Nance: Funny?


  1. I think you'd look better with some Chiquita bananas.

  2. i.h.--apparently, they had to make that video in international waters to avoid prosecution. good heavens. where do you find this stuff?

  3. Actually, it's a very popular video in Turkey (where I first saw it). The dude is an engineer who tried out for their version of Pop Idol but was rejected really early on. He told them that he would be famous some day, and then a few years later he produced that video. He's basically the laughingstock of the nation - everyone (adults as well as youth) knows the video and finds it ridiculous.

    It's even funnier when you understand the lyrics. A lot of it is things like, "I am like a turnip" and "I am like a meatball," but then there's things like "let's become a group" and "sap sup," which is their onomatopoeia for kissing noises.

  4. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Personally, I think I look great with zucchini.

  5. We have a bunch of psychics around here too. I have no idea why.

  6. Hmmm...perhaps if you would have stopped along the way at one of those psychics, you would have been better prepared for his statement?

  7. v-grrrl--Until that farmer said something, I've always thought that tomatoes were my vegetable. And, I've always seen you as a radish kind of gal.

    gina--I just wonder how much walk-in business they do.

    tera--NOTHING could have prepared me for that. lol

  8. That was code farmer talk for "wanna hook up". No doubt. Maybe you should visit a psychic just to be sure :)

    P.S. I'll try to pop in an see you tomorrow (9/20) I'm no sure where my class is yet :)

  9. scarlet--but it sounded so innocent...yet odd.

    nina--in front of my husband? and i look forward to seeing you!

  10. Anonymous11:20 AM

    I'm not sure I would look good with that squash. I think I might look more like that squash, though.

  11. ortizzle--hey, today i went back to that veg. stand and bought more corn, but i was by myself. i was actually offended when he didn't tell me i looked good with the corn, or urge me to get more squash. sigh. i am such a sucker for food flattery. lol.


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