Friday, March 14, 2008

Her she comes! Spring sprouts some double entendres.

Today had a high of 55 degrees. Here in Chicago, that means the teenage girls bust out there sleeveless shirts and mini skirts, people in throws come out to run in their spandex and under armour, and all us child-rearing suburbanites rush out to the parks. My little one broke the new season in with a bloody lip when she body-checked a nine year old while racing up a park ramp to the "bumpy" slide.


Whatever, it's my life. I don't judge that you sit around eating cereal on your couch with no responsibilities complaining about the lack of good TV and your singledom. I want your life. You can sleep all day, or drive to the beach on a whim. Although on a sunny warm day like today, I love mine. But I digress.

We spent an hour doing "outside things". Throwing the ball. (She has my gun) and playing soccer. (she does not have finesse yet, re: first paragraph). We decided to look around some of our tulip beds and low and behold! We saw a sprout. It looked a little like a candy corn, or a phallus. It inspired me to come up with some inappropriate ways to describe it to people...because, well, I love inappropriate. I swim in it. More stories on that later.

Here goes:

"Holy dirt, it is poking right out of that soiled mess."

"Just wait, that little bud will grow a few inches, change colors and have veins."

"Oh wow! I can feel the tip! Feel it!? "

"It happened so fast, I barely noticed. I got the hoe out, and I noticed it popped up."

"With a little sunshine and love, this little bulb will open right up and spread."

And so it goes. Spring is a time for good vibes, the return of pollination and exciting plant sex.

Get out there and enjoy the mood nature sets!

----Comments----
(I added this b/c it was too good to get lost in the inconvenience of having to open up a new window)
March 14, 2008 3:17 PM - Marcus wrote:

That about covers all the bases. I got nothing.Well...ok. I can never resist this game:
"I'm gobsmacked...you've been able to produce quite a large pistil for such a small stamen. I don't think my container can accommodate that big of a root."

1 comment:

Marcus said...

That about covers all the bases. I got nothing.

Well...ok. I can never resist this game.

"I'm gobsmacked...you've been able to produce quite a large pistil for such a small stamen. I don't think my container can accomodate that big of a root."