Monday, April 30, 2007

Asparagus and Ghosts

So, in my last post I said I pretty much hated Dave Matthews and Pearl Jam. I might as well have said I hate babies and puppies, but I did get some understanding from a couple of people. (For the record, I have a dog I love, and a kid on the way). I was thinking though, sometimes music or other things can be associated with certain things you like/dislike, bad experiences, ghosts from the past, and it can change your perspective on the music or other things. Another example is certain smells- I will smell one thing or another and suddenly be at grandma's house at Christmas. Maybe I do the same thing with certain songs/artists without knowing it. Whatever. I still don't like Dave or Eddie, anymore at least.

Otherwise I had a great day today. Woke up, fertilized the lawn and headed out to go mushroom hunting with my brother and mom. I will have to get back to you about the morels, I only found 2 today. I think it was still a little early for my spots, but I had an incredible hike through some bluffs and timber around Monmouth. We then switched gears and went and gathered some asparagus. Daisy went riding with us on the 4-wheeler, we went and gathered the asparagus and rode the 4 wheeler around the pond. Beautiful day to be out there. I love fresh asparagus in the spring!


cyberninja said...

I hear ya Travis, I too hate dogs and babies.

Wait, what? Oh, uh...I mean, right on! Congrats!

Here's a question, are you going to deliver your own baby? Then you'll really have ammunition for when the kid is a teenager and wants to go out hoverboarding at the MAX when you want him to stay home and clean up the holoprojection plasma transporter conduit (all future transportation will be in tubes). The whole "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!" iconic parent threat will really hold some weight. Though I guess you'll still be talking about murder on that second part. Why do parents always threaten to murder their children? Seems unhealthy somehow.

tony said...

I know what you mean about the the smells.

Kid on the way, huh? Thanks for the heads up on that one... jerk.

Eddie Vedder would have called me and told me.

Travis said...

Ok, now I officially told Tony by phone- but he owed me a call too I found out.

So, the deliver my own baby thing. Not unless it's in the car on the way to the hospital. But I am looking forward to wheezing my son's hoverboard and trolling the MAX like a creepy old guy who everybody know shouldn't still be wearing Jnco jeans. Hmmm, I need to throw those away.

Travis said...

By the way, how do you use the holoprojection plasma transporter conduit? And for what?

Tony said...

If your kid has red hair and a giant forehead it's simply a genetic abnormality and has absolutely nothing to do with me.

I still contend that a separation is not something that you call all of your friends to talk about whereas a baby is.

cyberninja said...

By the way, how do you use the holoprojection plasma transporter conduit? And for what?

Its how you go to work in the future. Petroleum will be far to expensive to use for liquid fuels (and motor transportation) so we'll have to turn into an entirely electricity-fueled society. One of the results of that will be the ability to walk into a cylindrical chamber in your garage and project a 3-D image of yourself into your cubicle at work, complete with interactive sensory stimulators connected to the implants in your brain stem that make it seem like you're really there.

Of course, since you have to go to the bathroom in there and stuff it could get pretty stinky, and the waste recepticle has to be emptied every week. But that's what kids are for, as long as they aren't hoverboarding at the MAX all the time.

Travis said...

That sounds really excellent except for the brain stem implant part. But, I guess I probably will just get used it.

brando said...

I love mushrooms. You gots any extra to sell?