March 16, 2006


I don't envy Beth, having to live and put up with me and my stupid sense of humor...

Beth is making all of Mia's baby food. She makes a batch of whatever fruit or vegetable, puts it into ice cube trays, freezes it and then puts it all in Ziploc bags. Bam! Little Mia-sized, Hungry Baby meals whenever we need them. Cool huh?

Popping those suckers out of the trays after they're frozen isn't always easy. Beth was having a little trouble last night with a batch of bananas.

Me: Having a hard time?
Her: There's one that just won't come out!
Me: Doesn't it know that resistance is fruitile?
Her: I'm not even going to acknowledge that.

Before she pulled them out of the freezer, I was clued into what she'd made. I saw the labeled Ziploc bag on the kitchen counter. The label was simple - "bananas" and the date.

Me: Heh. This bag? Kinda reads like a lost book of the Bible. Bananas Three-Fifteen. "And the Lord delivered unto man bananas. For he wished to provide them great nutrients and comedic devices on which the Three Stooges could slip. And the people rejoiced and said, oh Lord, spliteth them in twain and serve them with ice cream, and hot fudge, with a cherry on top. And he did. And it was good."

Posted by Chris at March 16, 2006 7:20 AM

Ah...a wise guy, eh?

Posted by: Kristen at March 16, 2006 7:22 AM

I'm still not acknowledging this, it only encourages you.

Posted by: Mrs. Cactus at March 16, 2006 7:30 AM

Nut case... ;)

Posted by: Deepblue at March 16, 2006 7:35 AM

frutile! honestly? that's awesome! I laughed right out loud and my co-workers looked at me like I was nuts, but I think that's hilarious.

perhaps I should pity my husband, having to put up with me...

Posted by: Alissa at March 16, 2006 7:43 AM

Sorry, gotta side with the missus on this one. No yuks for you today, young man...

Posted by: at March 16, 2006 7:45 AM

if this isn't proof that you drink way too much coffee i don't know what is! :D fruitile. hee.

Posted by: pea at March 16, 2006 8:19 AM

Bananas Three-Fifteen is the best thing I've read today. Hee. Thanks for getting my Thursday off to a good start.

Posted by: Dawn at March 16, 2006 8:29 AM

I have to laugh (sorry Mrs. Cactus). Then again, I'm not dealing with a baby 24/7.

Posted by: Alison at March 16, 2006 8:41 AM

And don't forget Dairy 4:16, "Thou shalt not deprive a nursing mother of dairy, for she may go bat-shit crazy, as she is already deprived of sleep... let her have her milkshake already." Ok, so that totally doesn't apply to you, but me? I'm totally hoping for that verse.....

Posted by: Corinne at March 16, 2006 8:42 AM

gnuck, gnuck, gnuck...

Posted by: Allan at March 16, 2006 8:45 AM

OK, the bannana thing? Made me laugh out loud. and I'm at work.

Posted by: Cristina at March 16, 2006 8:50 AM

I'm still trying to figure out how the banana found time to write a gospel when it was so busy being split and slipped on.

Posted by: Gavin at March 16, 2006 9:00 AM

Did you get the eye-roll? If my husband said something like that to me he'd get a laugh, but said laugh would definitely be accompanied by an eye-roll.

Also, bananas with ice cream, hot fudge and a cherry on top? It is good. But now I want a banana split. Between that and the Krispy Kremes from the other day, you're on a roll with making me want to have amnesia in regards to my diet.

Posted by: Jessie at March 16, 2006 9:01 AM

I know I shouldn't encourage you, but ... that was funny.

Posted by: Fraulein N at March 16, 2006 9:03 AM

i will have to ask my father if he can preach his next sermon on banana 3:15 ;) heeheeheehee

Posted by: suze at March 16, 2006 9:17 AM

I have a link for you about God and food if I can get it to work.

Posted by: ann adams at March 16, 2006 9:26 AM

Ugh :)

Posted by: Cathy at March 16, 2006 9:37 AM

Dude, you are pressing your luck. ;-)

Posted by: Ginny at March 16, 2006 9:48 AM

It'll be fun to see how Mia reacts o your corny jokes when she's a teen and her friends are over.

Posted by: Carrie Jo at March 16, 2006 10:01 AM

Hahaha!! thanks for the morning laugh ;)

Posted by: Ava at March 16, 2006 10:18 AM

I just spewed coffee all over my cube over the "splitith them in twain..." part.

That was comedy gold! COMEDY GOLD!

Posted by: katie at March 16, 2006 10:46 AM

Stop being so frickin' funny! People look at me strangely when I laugh all alone in my office.
(Nah... don't stop.)

Posted by: mooalex at March 16, 2006 11:20 AM

LOL - that's hilarious! YOu forgot to add that they're also good for the runs!

Posted by: Marie at March 16, 2006 11:34 AM

Seriously? That was damn funny. I don't understand how someone in your presence isn't constantly laughing.

Posted by: ironic1 at March 16, 2006 11:35 AM

Oh, laughing. Much laughing.

You and my husband (and me! Me, too!) would get along *so* well.

Posted by: candace at March 16, 2006 11:48 AM

Beth, I just roll my eyes when my husband says stuff like this, but he still does it anyway. I need to make a category for husband ponderings.

Posted by: statia at March 16, 2006 11:52 AM

I love your humor Chris, you just crack me up, lol

Posted by: Tammy at March 16, 2006 12:02 PM

For a minute there I thought you were going to launch into a Gwen Stefani-esque cheer making up your own lyrics as you do.

But you took in a completely different direction.

And for that, I am grateful.

I humbly thank you for you generosity, my lord.

Posted by: melati at March 16, 2006 12:09 PM

I just had to laugh at your banana pseudo Bible passage because it reminded me of my freshman year of college. Some of my “friends” decided it would be fun to decorate my door with EZ Cheese. I thought it was funny, but also kind of flipped out on them to clean it up. Since I had already somehow earned the nickname “Satan,” after cleaning up the cheese, they started attaching pseudo Bible passages about EZ Cheese to my door. They were really, really funny and people kept trying to outdo each other until my entire door was covered in these things. The funniest part was that an evangelical Christian lived in my suite and was quite disturbed by what was going on, and put a real Bible passage on my door as well to counteract the evil. I think I took a picture of the door at one point, I should go look and see if I still have it. Thanks for reminding me of college as I toil at my job nearing my 10th anniversary of leaving school for the real world.

Posted by: Tracy at March 16, 2006 12:11 PM

All jokes aside...

I'm very impressed with your wife. Wow...making all of Mia's baby food. Very impressive.

(Good thing you married her!)

Posted by: Isabel at March 16, 2006 12:24 PM

Beth must have really strong eyes from all of the eyerolling.

My hubby once said he married me because I was the only one who laughed at his stupid jokes. Maybe that's how you knew she was the one for you? heehee

Posted by: Lisa B at March 16, 2006 12:38 PM

Ok, I'll say it: "There's something about a man and his banana..."

Posted by: Michelle at March 16, 2006 1:18 PM

Sounds like something my husband would say. Maybe being a smartass is a guy thing? It's funny, though.

Posted by: Spring at March 16, 2006 2:08 PM

HA HA! That was good and I love Corrine's Dairy Passage.

Posted by: Sabrina at March 16, 2006 2:21 PM

your life is so much funnier than mine.

Posted by: kalisah at March 16, 2006 2:47 PM

That sounds like something my husband would say too. And I think Carrie Jo is onto something there - I can just picture you saying something like that in front of teenage-Mia's friends and the embarassed "Daa-aaad!" that will follow.

Beth - that is a really cool idea. I'm going to suggest it to my SIL who's due in June, she'll love it.
It also sort of sounds like those homemade popsicle molds that you pour fruit juice in and freeze. Those were my favorite as a kid!

Posted by: Kitty at March 16, 2006 4:43 PM

Every once in a while does Beth hit you upside the head? Just asking. :>

Posted by: Melissa at March 16, 2006 4:43 PM

Ha, you are a super dork, but I still think you're funny.

And good for Beth, I've done homemade food for all my kids as well.

Posted by: A.K. at March 16, 2006 4:53 PM

I did that for my two sons, too. I didn't know anyone else ever did that.

Kudos to Beth!

Posted by: cas at March 16, 2006 5:10 PM

I am in such awe of Beth right now. What an amazing mommy making baby food. She should start a business!

Posted by: DeAnn at March 16, 2006 5:11 PM

So, did those little banana bricks hurt when she threw 'em at your head?

Posted by: Contary at March 16, 2006 6:02 PM

All I can say is - LOL! My other half doesn't have much of a sense of humor, so I DO envy Beth a little!

Posted by: Stephanie at March 16, 2006 9:00 PM

Ah yes, but humor makes everything better. Always. A husband who can make you laugh is worth his weight in gold.
This is what I will tell my daughter, should I ever have one. Or my son for that matter.

Posted by: TB at March 16, 2006 9:31 PM

Yay! I always cheer on the jokes that are "So-Bad-They're-GREAT" because that's the kind that runs in my family. Fruitile. I LOVE it!

Posted by: Kristina at March 16, 2006 10:37 PM

I see you're still not getting much sleep...

Posted by: fauve at March 17, 2006 7:17 AM