Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I don't have children yet...

…so you, my dear fortunate five readers, get to hear about my plants.

I’ve always loved plants. They’re not unlike babies in that they’re pretty and they thrive on little more than fluids. Unlike babies, though, they don’t cry, they don’t chap your nipples, they don’t poo, and they photosynthesize. Which is handy. I haven’t reviewed my plant biology in a while, but I’m fairly certain that, in addition to converting CO2, they also convert the noxious methane gases that are expelled in our household into sweet, sweet oxygen. Bonus!


I’ve recently taken an interest in succulents. Mostly because they are flawlessly symmetrical, captivatingly beautiful, and incredibly low maintenance.

But also because the word "succulent" is such an enjoyable word to say out loud. Say it with me…

Succulent.
Succulent.
Succulent.


Kinda feels like you’re saying something naughty. But you’re not! (Bonus!!)

The word "succulent" is gettin' so much play in my house right now...it's all "Check my succulents out!" here and "Wanna touch my succulents?" there and there's even a little bit of...

My succulents bring all the boys to the yard, and they're like...it's better than yours...damn right, it's better than yours...I could teach you, but I'd have to charge...

Okay. I’ll shut up already.

(Succulent.)

13 comments:

Waspgoddess said...

sssucculanttt... mmm. it's yummy.

Edvard Moonke said...

hello, you succulent creature. grrr.

Mr. Poopie said...

Muy succulente!

mist1 said...

I love the word succulent. I used to have one of those...damn, what's it called? Chicks and hens? Chicks and peas? Crap. I don't remember. Anyway, it was the most adorable succulent that I have ever killed.

La Cubana Gringa said...

waspgoddess - I knew I'd make a believer out of at least ONE out of the five of you!

edvard - meOW!!

mr. poopie - Gracias! Yo se que quieres tocar mis succulentes.

mist - It's a sad day when Hens and Chicks die. You have to have multiple funerals, since there's so many of them...apparently they hump like bunnies. Even though they're hens.

enidd said...

"succulent"

you have a new fan.

busubelly said...

I'm convinced. Succulent plants from now on it is!

I have to admit I said it with you in the blog, and I liked it... alot!

La Cubana Gringa said...

enidd - Well, hello there! Yay! A new fan! Who is succulent! And a new succulent fan as well!

busubelly - It would appear that my evil plan to have succulents take over the world is working. Muah-ah-ah...

Nicole said...

ha! the word succulent makes me have deep belly laughs and it causes me to grin from ear to ear!

and if i can count correctly, which is sometimes difficult for me to do :) - i do believe you have more than five readers!

Catherine said...

Definitely more than five readers, luv.

And, damn. Mr. Poopie stole my comment.

P.S. When you have four kids and nothing else much to blog about, you tend to cherish those bloggers that bring out the succulents in their posts.

La Cubana Gringa said...

nicole - I know...it's one of those juicy words to say. ;) And yes, I suppose your math is better than mine!

catherine - Well, if you keep posting about your cutie patooties, then I suppose we can live vicariously through each other!

Mr. Poopie said...

"I like succ-u-lents and I cannot lie, you otha brothas can't deny, when succulent walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face......."

La Cubana Gringa said...

mr. poopie - Don'tcha wish your succulents were HOT like mine? Don'tcha wish your succulents were WRONG like mine? Don'tcha...