Squash and silliness

And now for two totally unrelated subjects, linked by a single incident. Squash and silliness.

And how do these relate, you ask?

Ah, my dear reader. Continue on and you shall see!

First, squash. I have discovered a great liking for squash (except for zucchini, because we grew too many zucchini when we were young and we had it every day so to this day I don’t really care for zucchini very much).

So the other day I made zucchini stuffed with apple and drizzled with some light maple syrup. Delicious.

The the other day, I decided to cook some spaghetti squash. Once again, delicious! What a great low-carb alternative to pasta. Definitely does not have the texture of pasta, but the taste is so mild I could totally see eating this with spaghetti or pesto sauce.

(These are not great pictures… taken at night.)

So here’s where the link comes in…

That spaghetti squash was so totally tough I couldn’t even cut it open! My gallant and strong husband offered to cut it open for me. So he did.

Then he took both halves of the spaghetti squash, turned them face down on the cutting board, and started banging them on the cutting board in a rhythm like a horse’s hooves, declaring, “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

My husband has been known to play with his food, but this was definitely a first. He is definitely the main comedian of the family.

Tonight we were eating dinner and Megan was talking about Anne of Green Gables. She wanted to rent the movie to watch.

Daniel groaned. He said, “I don’t want to watch that movie! It’s so boring! Nothing happens!”

Albert said, “Yeah. We men want to watch…” Pause. “Fred of Green Gables!” Then in a Viking accent, “Yah, my name ees Fred of Green Gables! I doon’t breck slate oover Gilbert’s head! I breck Gilbert’s head oover de slate!” Pretty soon the conversation had morphed to, “Yah, we watch Sven of Green Gables!”

I guess it won’t make sense if you haven’t seen the movie, but our family was totally busting up laughing. We decided Albert missed his calling as an animation movie voiceover artist.

And if you don’t get it, you can read this Wikipedia entry for a laugh.

Thus endeth my random post.

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

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