Cucurbita maximas in flight!


My hands are all smelly and prune-y from cooking two massive pumpkins this afternoon. I have a lot of pumpkin now. I also have very little freezer space. Dammit. Because they weren’t pie pumpkins, they are really watery. I’m letting the massive clump of mush drain, but I have no idea where to put it all. If I have time tomorrow, I’ll blitz it in the food processor in the hopes of reducing the sheer volume of gourd guts.

I might not have time because, drum roll please, I have a job interview tomorrow! Woot! It sounds like a good one, too – in other words, not retail. Although I’m not turning down retail at this point, uh-uh. However, I’ll take the higher pay that (hopefully) comes with an office job.

I used to have a doctor appointment tomorrow, finally, for my back. When the potential employer rang I said ‘yes I am free’ without even thinking about the damn orthopaedist. So I had to ring the hospital today and reschedule (they were closed yesterday for the holiday). I’ve been waiting for this appointment since June 2010, yes. But I’ve been unemployed since February 2010, so the bad back has to wait until the 16th now. They were very nice on the phone at least – I was totally honest and maybe that’s why it is only another 2 weeks instead of months. I know damn well not to call up and reschedule a job interview because I made a stupid mistake.

Oh dear. iDJ strikes again. He made a fire for me, and it isn’t staying lit.
Me: “Your fire went out again. The damn thing is useless.”
iDJ: “It loves you!”
Me: “Go away. Go away now.”

Earlier, I had to point out to him that he was talking to the fancy cheese he was nibbling on. I wonder about that man.

I bet I did something today that none of the rest of you did! I am totally willing to put money on it. Because I have none. I’d bet something really valuable, but on the tiny chance I lost, I doubt my cats would like you as much as they like me. I can stake a husband that talks to cheese? No takers? Okay then, you’d lose anyhow.

I watched someone try to start a helicopter while I was stark-ass naked.

Told you I’d win that one! I will, however, offer a consolation prize to the best guess of how I managed to view a failed aviation attempt whilst in the buff.

15 responses »

  1. Yip. You got me there.
    GOOD LUCK with the interview.
    I knew there had to be something about these pumpkins – I just couldn’t understand how anything vaguely pie-like could be made from them.
    Do Americans go for pumpkin oil as well as pumpkin pie? I could almost drink it by the glass.

    • What? Pumpkin oil?!? Where are you finding that? Is it truly oily, as these guys aren’t at all. I take it you’ve not had pumpkin pie then. It’s a pie without a top crust, and the filling has a custard consistency. I made it for coworkers here when I still had a jib, they said it reminded them of carrot cake in flavour. Thanks for the good job interview wishes!

      • It’s utterly delicious. You should be able to get it in any Eastern European food shop. It will be called Bucno Olje (butch-no oll-ye) or some variation thereof. It’s deep, deep green and tastes quite nutty. Amazing on salad, esp with a squeeze of lemon oil. Also, it’s excellent for men’s health. Protects the old prostate apparently.

  2. A high school friend of mine once wrote a surreal chapter in a novel about dropping water balloons full of blue dye on a naked guy from a helicopter… but I’m assuming it’s not that.

  3. Oh yeah? Well I got a temporary cripple tag today and then walked around the corner to say hi to the hubby… bet no one else did that. 🙂 Although I WAS dressed, I figured they kick me out otherwise. The DMV, not my husband.

    Good luck on the job!!!!!

  4. Toy helicopter (indoors) just after a bath? Really enjoy reading your blog, which conjures up some wonderful images. Good luck with the interview!

  5. Fresh from the bath looking out the window as they try to take off from just behind your house? I wonder if he knew he was being watched by one hot naked lady. Nope, you definately win on that one. Nothing I did yesterday even compares to that. I must go out in search of something worthy to do and report back.

    • I think I’ll have to give it to Socks! One minor detail – I was actually taking a bath and stood up to look out the bathroom window! Yes, they landed right behind the house and left it there overnight – on Halloween, the eejits!

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