Monday, August 16, 2010

Tasty Tidbit From Dix - 2009 Installment

This little gem from my Dad arrived in my email inbox sometime around last Christmas.  It's pretty self explanatory:
We received a delicious, dark brown, homemade, Panamanian Fruitcake from Lynn's visiting teacher who, as you may have guessed, is Panamanian. It was sitting on our pink, black, and white granite counter top where we sampled it each day a little at a time in order to minimize guilt, extend our tasting pleasure, and not overdue fruitcake intake.
The other day I stopped by, sampled a generous bite, made appropriate noises and noted that my tongue tingled at this tasty tidbit. Had I just not noticed that before? About an hour later Lynn mentioned that she discovered the remains of the fruitcake was covered with ants!!
Lessons learned:
1) Our countertop is excellent camouflage for ants.
2) Eating ants makes your tongue tingle.
3) Ants seemingly have no uncles but like fruitcake.

I'm OK but I just want to walk fast, high five everybody I see, and crawl into cracks! ~ Dad
I don't know what else to say.

13 comments:

Heather said...

I love your blog btw, but I think I LOVE your dad!

Amy said...

It's no surprise that the man who gave you life is as funny as you. :D

ganelle said...

So THAT'S where you ability to write with such wit comes from???

Stefani said...

Have I mentioned that your dad is AWESOME!!

jksfam said...

HILARIOUS!!!

Meg said...

Thanks for the laugh. Travis comes home everyday for lunch and I wouldn't have it anyother way. It's just what you get used to. Oh remember it's your mother-in-law's birthday.

Vern said...

meg: already sent her flowers!

Lisa Loo said...

I'm not sure which made me laugh more--the fact that your Dad knows the appropriate noises to make over Panamanian fruitcake or that his deep insight into the ant psyche. Gret stuff--thanx for sharing!

Lisa Loo said...

Wouldn't it be grate if people spell checked before they hit the publish button. {Yes, I know it is great}

Meg said...

She must love you because I only called her. I guess my visit last week was her present.

Patty Ann said...

Reminded me of the chocolate covered ants you could buy at Knotts Berry farm years ago. We always bought them and gave them to a teacher! Funny post!

rocslinger said...

Bonus protien. Am I suprised that your dad is funny? NO.

*katie said...

Your dad is so great:)