February 09, 2006

"O Oysters, come and walk with us,"

the Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant talk, a pleasant walk, Along the briny beach.
We cannot do with more than four
To give a hand to each."

The eldest oyster looked at him and never said a word.
The eldest oyster winked his eye, and shook his heavy head—
Meaning to say, he did not wish
To leave the oyster bed.

—Lewis Carroll

Posted by Attila Girl at February 9, 2006 09:50 PM | TrackBack

Let's see...You're either obsessed with your bed. (Not surprisng now that you can breath and sleep) Or having a few too many oysters. Tasty? Is it true what they say?

Posted by: Darrell at February 10, 2006 10:05 AM

I would answer that if I knew what you were talking about ;)

Actually, it has to do with leaving the bar early last night right after a bunch of tequila shots mysteriously showed up in front of all the females. it was good tequila, but I'd already had a drink. I sipped it for a moment and then took off.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 11:53 AM

They say:

There's only one thing better than an oyster, and you don't put it on a cracker to eat.

This is the same sweet New Orleans-type teeshirt that a guy will wear, who also has such t-shirts as:

-Mustache Rides-

They also say oysters will ramp up one's sex drive, reportedly because of the zinc.

Posted by: k at February 10, 2006 02:06 PM

Or because the experience of eating them is so sensuous.

Of course, mangoes aren't too bad in that category, either.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 02:24 PM

Oh yeeeeeeeeeesssssss.

Specially those extra juicy velvetly no-fiber slippery sweet smooth velvety kind that likes to grow over my back fence...

Posted by: k at February 10, 2006 05:19 PM

Imagine. I said all that without saying a thing!

Posted by: Darrell at February 10, 2006 08:33 PM

Did we read you right?

Posted by: k at February 10, 2006 09:49 PM

No walks on the wild side, here. I'm just too, um, settled in my ways. And married. And so forth.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 11:52 PM

Likewise. But I sure enjoy thinking about my mangoes.

Posted by: k at February 11, 2006 07:12 AM

Recall, I said nothing. That's why I said nothing. I like mangoes. I don't own any t-shirts with slogans. I find myself thinking about k's fence...

Posted by: Darrell at February 11, 2006 09:38 AM

I'll tell you a blog family secret, Darrell: Every summer, k sends Little Miss Attila a nice big box of those exquisite mangoes.

Posted by: k at February 11, 2006 11:23 AM

I'll ponder the million images that brings to mind. I'll get back to you next Tuesday...

Posted by: Darrell at February 11, 2006 02:58 PM

I like eating a mango standing over a sink, since the juice gets everywhere: it runs down my arms to the elbows. It gets all over my face, and runs down my chin.

It can't be helped, I don't think.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 12, 2006 05:37 PM

I'm enjoying a cigarette now...

After four hours or so, I end up with a chapped face. Doctors in France need to work on a cure.

Posted by: Darrell at February 12, 2006 08:28 PM

Um...chapped from eating too many mangoes? Or indulging in t-shirt supported activities?

Posted by: k at February 12, 2006 11:18 PM

Let's say mangoes, for everyone's safety.
It's better if I don't shave, but the "mangoes" don't think so, so it is quite the quandry. The curse of being born with sensitive skin...

Posted by: Darrell at February 13, 2006 09:42 AM

Miss Attila! Perhaps we should let the poor man have some rest, so he can apply some soothing lotion?

Posted by: k at February 13, 2006 11:38 AM

There is no rest, k..So many mangoes! So little time. Maybe when they get that face transplant thing perfected, they will turn their attentions to mango chapping.

I would love to get you the descriptions you want concerning my mango techniques but I am not clever enough to describe all the details without someone getting the wrong idea. It all starts with the lips, though, and a gentle suckling action...

Posted by: Darrell at February 13, 2006 12:25 PM

Did you know this one?: the two fleshy parts of the fruit that lay along the sides of the mango's large flat seed are called *cheeks.*

Posted by: k at February 13, 2006 03:08 PM

I'm not surprised, k. But you got me looking for other fun facts. The name 'mango' is derived from the Tamil word 'mangkay' or 'man-gay'. Seems a bit harsh, but OK. The "mango tree" plays a sacred role in India; it is a symbol of love and some believe that it can grant wishes. I've always found that to be the case. Or rather, my profound wish...When choosing a "mango", roundness and plumpness are said to be best. The self-heating/spontaneous combustion risk is rated at "no risk", but I seriously doubt that.

Posted by: Darrell at February 13, 2006 09:06 PM

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