Slice Of Life

Slice Of Life, is a Weblog (BLOG) that I write, in which I try to tell some sort of story about something, or someone in my life. Sometimes it's happy, sometimes not, sometimes informative, sometimes...... HA, gotcha, did ya think that I was going to say not? Don't know me very well, do ya? :=) I will try to update the BLOG from time to time, whenever I can.

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Location: Chandler, Arizona, United States

My personality is outgoing, I use to be a wallflower, until I realized that it was all the outgoing people that were having the most fun. It was a tough conversion, but nobody I know today would even remotely consider me to be a wallflower. Basically, when I was young, my parents taught me that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything. I haven't quite found the "anything" part to be always true, but it has inspired me to always try to do, and be, my best.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare An Orange?

When is an orange not an orange? When it’s a popsicle. Believe it or not, around here a few weeks ago, we had frost. Yup, at least I think that’s what they call it when dew freezes on the ground and every horizontal surface….. frost….. right? The reason I seem so confused, is because as you may well know if you’re a long time reader, I happen to live in a US location known as The Sonoran Desert. Around here, there’s a joke about the weather… While most places have 4 seasons of weather, we have 2...... Hot….. and REALLY Hot :-)

A few years ago, I planted a Navel Orange Tree in the back yard. You see, Citrus happens to grow really well around here, as long as you remember to water the Citrus Tree of course. Well, this was the 3rd year after the planting, so I was hoping to get some fruit this year. No such luck. Although, if I did get any fruit, it would have been ruined during the several days of below freezing temps we had this year.

I should have know there was trouble the day I went out to drive to work, and I noticed “Fog” on the windshield of my truck that I drive to work. The truck stays out on the driveway, so sometimes it gathers fog. So, I did what I normally do, turn on the wipers, and spray the windshield cleaner. So I throw the wiper switch and….. nothing. No wiper movement at all. The windshield spritzer worked, so I got out to see if I could move the wipers, and they were frozen to the windshield. WHEW, talk about your Jack Frost, eh?

So, anyway, my friend “BP” and his wife “BP” (WOW, same initials) had planted their Orange tree a year earlier then mine, and I was pretty jealous to see theirs sprouting all those little oranges this year. Of course, now what they have is Orange Popsicles instead. Not that I’m taking any perverted joy in that or anything….. MWWWAAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAA….

Whew..... Ummmmm, sorry, I lost it for a second. Actually, I better be nice, although the oranges they “use to have” are no longer edible as oranges, I heard that the Florida Orange growers are not throwing away their frozen oranges, but instead, they are turning them into…… Orange Juice. Did I mention that I happen to have a Black And Decker motorized orange juice maker? I wonder what BP & BP are doing with their popsicles...... Umm I mean their Oranges :-)

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