May 15, 2005

A Cucumber is to a Banana as A...

I was talking to my sister last night. I was telling her how if I really eat the number of servings of vegetables required, I’m not that hungry. I definitely don’t overeat. I was telling her how I eat mainly cucumbers and tomatoes, my two favorite vegetables.

The entire conversation went down hill when I said about cucumbers, “I just peel them and eat them.”

Morrigan: What? You don’t cut them up?

Me: Nope. I just peel off the skin and eat the cucumber.


Morrigan: Why, that’s rather phallic don’t you think?


Me: It’s like eating a banana!

Morrigan: Yeaaaaah, except for the girth!

I’m starting to laugh.

Morrigan: Just don’t do that in front of others and you’re OK. I can just picture you sitting in your car, eating a big peeled cucumber. Don’t do that.

I’m laughing now, more of a nervous “Oh My God!” laugh.

She continues: So what do you do, go to Publix and buy a whole sack of cucumbers?

Me: Yeah. I do. That lasts me about 3 days.

Morrigan: Aren’t they like… 90% water?! Isn’t that like eating a whole head of iceberg lettuce? That’s eating a stick of water. (She has now put on a fake voice like she’s a customer ordering from a waiter), “Uhhh. May I have a stick of water, please?”

Now I’m getting defensive and I jump on the internet to look up the nutritional value of cucumbers.

Me: (laughing and attempting to talk) Ack! They’re 96% water!

Morrigan: Reeaaaallly. You don’t say.

Me: But look at all this fiber! It has like 9g of fiber and NO FAT! These are GREAT for you.

Morrigan: Oh yeah. (putting on fake customer in a restaurant voice again) “May I please have a stick of water and fiber?”

Jerk. She’s just jealous because I’m getting my daily requirements of vegetables and she’s not. That’s what it is.

Stick of Water. Humpf. I am heeding her warning, however, and not eating my peeled cucumber in public…

Posted by Boudicca at May 15, 2005 08:40 PM

Cucumbers and Tomatoes are my favorite vegetables too. Hell, they are about the only ones I eat.

And tell Morrigan you are not the only one. I peel a cucumber, and with a little salt, go to town! Yummy!

And I'll eat tomatoes like an apple!

Maybe I should increase my servings of these. The only problem is I need to learn to shop for only like 3 days of them, cause they always go bad on me! And I can be lazy sometimes and not want to peel the cucumber.

Oh, and if you do cut the cucumber up with some cut up tomatoes and put them in a container....the flavor is just absolutely wonderful! Mmmmm....I think I know what I'm having tomorrow! Especially with as bad as I was this weekend!

Posted by: Sissy at May 15, 2005 09:05 PM

I eat tomatoes like apples too.

Buy only three cucs at a time. You can peel them the night before and put them in a baggy, so the next morning, you just put it in your cooler and go. That's what I do... I try to prepare for it the night before so I'm not tempted to deviate the morning of.

Posted by: Boudicca at May 15, 2005 09:10 PM

Heheh... call me a perv if you want, but read this post, and then look at the title to the one beneath it. ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 16, 2005 12:30 AM

Oh that's just lovely, T1G!!!

Posted by: Boudicca at May 16, 2005 07:19 AM

I always know where I can get my daily laugh. Y'all are better than the funny pages. I was already laughing at the post and then here comes (oops) T1G's comment. Hilarious!

Posted by: Dash at May 16, 2005 12:39 PM

I live amongst the cartoons. My sister, my youngest son... T1G. Tough life I lead! :)

Posted by: Boudicca at May 16, 2005 01:38 PM

I am SO not touching this one. At all.


Posted by: Ogre at May 16, 2005 02:15 PM

(Tires squeal, cars smash into each other, cucumber crunches....)

Posted by: Graumagus at May 16, 2005 02:36 PM

Agreed. Cucumbers and Tomatoes are my favorite as well. I love having a salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions with a little ginger dressing or some balsamic vinegar. Yummy!! But why peel them? I don't get it? I eat the cucumbers with the peel on? I thought the guys would be a little more squeemish on this one knowing that it's peeled before eaten whole ;()

Posted by: Napster at May 18, 2005 11:19 AM