Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Mysteries solved

No, the mystery of my dead home computer has not yet been solved.  Well, it sort of has ... I know how much it's going to cost to repair it, and I'm now in the throes of contemplating buying a new laptop instead of having the repairs done.  So I'm posting via a friend's computer.

Today's mysteries are:
  1. WHO KILLED JOHNNY JUMP-UP?
  2. HOW AM I GOING TO SATISFY MY SUMMER ICE-CREAM CRAVING?
  3. WHAT DISH SHALL I USE TO TAKE MY FIG/ONION/CHEVRE DIP TO TONIGHT'S PARTY?
Serious stuff, oui?  Oui!

First, WHO KILLED JOHNNY JUMP UP?
I have never had this happen before!  Normally, I start a bunch of Johnny Jump Ups, and a few months later, I curse both their longevity and productivity.  These guys simply could not have just up and died, so I want to know ... WHO DONE IT?  A Murder Mystery right on my own balcony!  Was it ...

... the BUTTERFLY hovering next to the corpse?  Or was it ...
... TOMMY THE TURTLE from down in the Basil Fields?  Or was it ...

... MAEVE THE MOOSE from over in the Norfolk Pine Forest?  Or was it ...

... the ANGEL lurking in the Rosemary bushes?  Or was it ...

... LARRY THE LOUNGING LIZARD down on his sunny rock?  Or was it ...

... HUMPER AND THUMPER THE BUNNY BROTHERS over by the Chives?  Or was it ...

... RHONDA AND RHODA THE FLAMINGO SISTERS from Sweet Pea Corner?  Or was it ...

... MISS BOOTS ON THE BALCONY WITH A WATERING CAN???

Hmmm . . . . . . . .

Second, HOW AM I GOING TO SATISFY MY SUMMER ICE-CREAM CRAVING?  Since I grow less tolerant of lactose with each passing year, AND I seriously love my ice cream during these hot summer evenings, this is a MAJOR mystery.

Well!  I did better at solving this one than the previous mystery.  I found this stuff ...


Oops ... sorry!  Fuzzy photo!  I was so excited about getting it open and chowing down when I snapped this picture.  This stuff is make out of COCONUT MILK ... nothing in it to disagree with me, and it tastes DARNED FINE!  Mystery solved!

FINALLY, WHAT DISH SHALL I USE TO TAKE MY FIG/ONION/CHEVRE DIP TO TONIGHT'S PARTY?  Serious mystery, folks, honest!  This is a VERY yummy dip, and not just any old dish will do!  I'd been pondering on this mystery for days.  Well!  I happened to be out of my office for a meeting this afternoon, and noticed this delightful little dish in a shop window on my way back to work after the meeting ...


Mystery solved!  It's perfect!

Okay, now I have to go get myself bee-oo-tee-ful for the party.  Laters . . . . . . . .

1 comment:

Bananahead said...

You have a bunny statue named Humper? Seriously? LOL

And I'm totally jealous that you can eat So D's new coconut ice cream :( I finally found nut-free, non dairy ice cream last summer (natura brand) and now it's not available anywhere this summer! Not fair!!!