We are still on the receiving end of Holiday Fruit around here... Last evening, a large basket of fruit arrived from someone Grizzled works with. This person always sends it after the holidays, which is nice, since our fruit stash is usually waning. It wasn't this year... and now we had more...
Since it said "Perishable! Open Immediately!" I tried to find places to put it, our fruit bowl was already filled, and there was no room in the fridge. I pulled out my lovely stack of cheapo, but lovely colored, Michael Graves mixing bowls. It only took me a second before I knew what I had to do... all of that bright fruit, all of those colorful bowls. I tried to hide my activity in dinner prep, but heard EL, who is hip to my ways, beckon from the other room...
EL- Mom??? Are you sorting the fruit by color??
Me- ... maybe...
EL- Are you sorting it into complementary colored bowls??
Me- ... maybe...
EL- (muffled reaction)
Me- BUT LOOK AT IT!! When do we ever have this much fruit?? In all of these colors?? OK, we could use a better purple, but come on! Look at how nice those lime green bananas look in that pink bowl! I wish I had painting class this week! I'd take it all in and make them paint IT ALL!!!
And then I went back to making dinner, but left the fruitscape on the counter, forgetting it until Grizzled came home.
G- Did you sort the fruit by color??
Me- YES! I DID!!! I COULDN'T HELP IT! LOOK. AT. IT!!!
G- I was just going to say, you missed the lighter blue bowl... those not-fully ripe tangerines would look really good in it...
I've been remiss in my blogging etiquette duties and have failed to shamelessly promote the blog of a good friend... which I was notified about a while ago, and even go to, to sneak an occassional peek at a peroneus longus muscle... or to figure out how to clean an animal skeleton...
If you'll so kindly click over here. I SAID CLICK OVER! You'll find Kristin at Human Anatomy for the Artist... which oddly enough discusses human anatomy for the artist... Kristin, medical illustrator/instructor/banjo/guitar-playing-extrordinaire. She's also got a wicked sense of humor.
ZRM- I'm not sure if she's gotten to them yet, but there are sure to be brains.
hdb- she's probably got several images suited for Riddled use... just don't forget to share the love and the credit.
There's a spot I see nearly everyday as I head to the train... it's filled with Burning Bushes and Maples in mid-seasonal change... a crescendo of red and green! I know fish's life is probably lacking due to not being able to see this everyday... so I share because I care. I am only saddened that my cell camera doesn't have panoramic view as this goes on for BLOCKS!
BLOCKS OF BRILLIANT RED AND GREEN! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
There appears to be a big stone head hovering over Kathleen's! I confessed earlier this morning to the fact that I don't think K has even been righteously Zardozed! I know ZRM was hankering for one at his new place, but he's already getting hundreds of comments... besides, you can't ask for one, you've got to wait until the stone head of fate hovers in your general direction... he knows that!
Also, since the usual suspects seem to be scarce these days... fish, you might actually have to ante up comment or two more than your usual 3. Don't hide behind your, "I do important work for a living! I don't have the time!" We've seen how many useless links you cast out upon the blogging waters during the day. We don't buy it.