The Friday Five 8/10/07

Five new things that I just recently discovered!

1. Sunflowers track the sun.

They Do! The whole damn plant will move 180 degrees if it has to just to keep its pretty little sunflower head pointing at the sun! Now I know that plants will lean towards the light because I’ve had house plants do that “Window…ehn” thing. Then you have to swivel the pot before they fall right out trying to stick themselves smack dab in the middle of the nearest window. Even my tomatoes last year managed to fall over in their cages looking for sun but in both cases it was over several day’s time, maybe a week even. My sunflowers are going to give themselves whiplash ‘cuz in the morning they’re facing east and throughout the day they look, look, look at the sun while it travels westward until those silly flower heads are pointing in the complete opposite direction than they had been in the morning. My sunflowers are taller than I am…that’s a LOT of plant to move that fast.

Wait – when they are pointing west at the end of the day and the sun has gone down, do they go back to pointing east over the course of the night? Or do they see the sun at 6am from behind them and think “CRIMONY! That’s where it went to! OK everybody, SWING!!!”

2. Hungarian pepper infused vodka burns.

We did a little ‘sperimentin here at the Q house with a fancy bottle we had lying around, some vodka we had lying around and one of our Hungarian peppers we had lying around. TheMan cleaned and then split the pepper, popped it into the bottle, poured in some vodka and let it sit (corked up and all) for a week or so festering. We cracked it open this past weekend and Hoooooooie! It’s got the one two punch burn of alcohol followed by hot pepper hot. TheMan really likes it, I’m highly amused and permanently scarred. What can I say, I’m a hot pepper wuss.

3. I think I prefer the Oats and Honey flavor of granola bars over any other flavor.

Yeah, nothing excitingly deep with this one. I’ve been buying crunchy granola bars for snacking on (they also make a good quick breakfast) and as such, have been experimenting with all the flavors they have out. I must be a traditionalist since I keep coming back to Oats and Honey as the best tasting of the lot. Boring, but satisfying.

4. Wintergreen Mentadent tastes like ASS

Yuck. We plugged in the little toothpaste doohickey Monday morning, which was a morning where I was with it enough to eat breakfast before I did the shower trek, so I thought that the honey nut Cheerios were just messing havoc with the toothpaste. Them being sweet and all (like with orange juice). Tuesday I noticed the flavor didn’t get any better. Wednesday I decided that it never would so I contemplated stepping up the brushings just to get rid of it faster. But first, I wanted to let TheMan know about my decision to hate the wintergreen flavor. As it turns out, he too is very much not enamored with Mentadent: Wintergreen and was also thinking that brushing 3, 4 or 5 times a day would get rid of it faster. We are going to have some cleeeeeean teeth here at the Q house.

5. Apples with caramels are way better than caramel apples.

I brought in an apple to work as well as some Kraft caramels for the candy pot (the apple being for my lunch and not part of the candy stash) and long about 10ish that apple was starting to look mighty tasty. Then I thought, “Hey, I wonder what an apple would taste like if I ate it along with a caramel? I bet that would be tasty!” And it was. And it was a whole lot better than a caramel apple because I got the right amount of caramel with each apple bite including all the inner bites of apple that never have caramel on them if you start with a caramel apple. I also didn’t get my chin, nose or cheeks smeared with caramel and if my caramel to apple ratio started to falter, there were always more caramels in the candy jar to unwrap. Best! Caramel! Apple! Ever!


Last year at the booniverse: I also need to pick up about three dozen bags of mulch and mulch that plot of dirt to within an inch of its life because right now it looks like dirt mange.

Last last year at the booniverse: Mmmmm….caramel apples….wait…whut?

The year before at the booniverse: Everything has its place. This is where we file the cat.

The year before that at the booniverse: One kid plays with you, two kids play with each other (three kids enter one kid leaves? No wait).

One Response to “The Friday Five 8/10/07”

  1. Booniverse » Blog Archive » Sorry About August, My Bad Says:

    […] 2007: My sunflowers are going to give themselves whiplash ‘cuz in the morning they’re facing east and throughout the day they look, look, look at the sun while it travels westward until those silly flower heads are pointing in the complete opposite direction than they had been in the morning. […]

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