Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life Stages As Food

If you read my blog, you will know that my mind (convoluted and wandering) often takes me to very strange places. I need to say this up front so that you will be able to get a clue as to how I end up where I end up (that's certainly clearly stated, Ellen).
The other morning after my shower, I was applying a little blush, just a touch, because at sixty five one certainly has to be careful and tasteful with one's makeup. I thought to myself, "I believe I've heard that you are to apply blush to the Apples of your Cheeks."
I leaned closer to the mirror and tried to find the Apples of my Cheeks. For the life of me, I couldn't locate them. I believe that they simply dropped, faded or just left town when I wasn't looking. That led me to ruminating on the stages of my life and how they might be described as, or compared to food. I'm pretty sure that the following come close to representing my journey.

In Utero: Toad in a Hole

Infant/Babyhood: Bubble and Squeak, Flummery

Early Childhood: Peach Crisp, Jelly Tot, or Snickerdoodle

Adolescence/Early Adulthood: This stage escapes me. I would have liked to have been a Bombe, but alas, I didn't have the equipment.

Adulthood/Middle Aged: I've been a Nut Bar, a Fool, now and then a Crab Apple, On rare occasions, Stewed, Toasted or Deviled. When pregnant, I've been a Pudding and a Jelly Roll.

Mature Adult (euphemism for old): Again I'm not sure, but I suspect that one of these mornings when I'm leaning close to the mirror I'll realize that I've become an Apple Pan Dowdy, a Crumble, or God forbid, a prune.

(thank goodness that I have been the wrong gender to become a Spotted Dick!)

Best!

2 comments:

marylou said...

Hiya Ellen,
Great blog:) I often feel myself as thou I am a "Twinkie"...spongy in many areas and round on one side yet flat on the other. Please be kind and don't ask which side is which:)........BUT, lots of good stuff inside:):)

Love your blogs Ellen!! Thanks for the fun you invest in them. They always put a smile on my face:)
Peace.........Marylou

togbean said...

Lately I am feeling much like a jello-o mold. Shapely and glossy but a quivering lump of jelly under it all.
Are you a Brit - how did I miss that before (or maybe a Canuk?) :)
As for the swearing - just use different words.
"Frogging lint licker!!"