Friday, July 30, 2010

Poetic justice is sweet.... and fruity

Once, there was a magical dish of pineapple which would grant immortality, superpowers, and complete immunity to poison ivy.

Instead of being eaten, though, it got thrown across the room in disgust.

"NO!!!" Timmy whined loudly. "I SAID I want PEACHES!!!"

Unfortunately, the peaches would only grant him eternal diaper rash.
(And perhaps poison ivy.)
.

19 comments:

PattiKen said...

Ah, a lesson Timmy won't soon forget.

I’m up here.

Mama Zen said...

"But, just a minute ago, you said you wanted pineapple!"

moondustwriter said...

Janna - so clever
being a children's writer I would love a story about a magical food

love your 55

Happy wkend

Janna said...

PattiKen: Too bad he's distracted by all that itchy rash.

MamaZen: Kids never know what they want these days...

moondustwriter: My dream food would be pizza that makes me lose 10 lbs for every olive slice. That way, once I'd achieved my dream weight, all I'd have to do is stop eating pizza with olives on it.

swputh said...

ha ha , that happens... great one,
mine is up

Stan Ski said...

Why does what's good for us always have to be presented as so much better...?

kavisionz said...

WOW!!! This was awesome!!
(I don't like pineapples either).. heheh
But had my mom told me this story when I was a kid, I would've probably not minded pineapples all that much :)
This was really cute!

John's comments said...

See, you never know when a fruit witch is poking around...Just a fun 55 today!

Subby said...

Too bad those magical beans never really worked...well, not in that way...um...

Brian Miller said...

so anything i eat will give me a rash...thats no fun...smiles. nice 55.

g-man said...

Janna...
Your posts are always so delicious!
Loved your Magical 55...
Thank You for always bringing some class and a smile to the Friday Funfest.
You are like a big Huge Bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats , floating in a Sea o Special K.
You Rock The Mitten Baby...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

whall said...

I'd thought the phrase "peaches in your britches" was stupid when I first heard it, but now it makes sense in a magical fruity way

Monkey Man said...

Good thing he tossed the pineapple, an immortal Timmy would be a curse on the world. Great 55.

Claudia said...

...ah - took me back a few years with my children..

Grace said...

along with eternal diarrhea I hope...

jingleyanqiu said...

powerful take on fruit rashes...
loved your creativity and courage,

very profound 55.

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Janna said...

swputh: I bet it happens all the time and we just never find out about it!

StanSki: I wonder! If only pepperoni sausage pizza and extra cheesy casseroles could be presented as health foods!

kavisionz: I don't mind pineapple once in a while, as long as it's cold and cut into chunks. I'm really not fond of that "crushed" pineapple. People seem to have an irrepressible urge to MIX it with things. Blech.

John's Comments: Yes... so be careful out there!

Subby: They apparently have a few other powers I hesitate to mention.

Brian Miller: I guess superpowers are worth having a rash now and then. It'd make the spandex outfit kind of uncomfortable, but hey.

G-Man: Frosted mini-wheats mixed with Special K? Mixing cereals reminds me of Whall, who hasn't been here in a while...

Whall: Gaaahhh! Wow, speak of the devil! :) It's good to see you again. I promise to stop by for a visit just as soon as I finish responding to these comments.

MonkeyMan: I agree completely!

Claudia: Are they all grown up now? Full of common sense and empathy and good citizenship? :)

jingleyanqiu: Thank you! And thank you for giving me a workout when I tried spelling your name without any typos. :)

Spam guy who I deleted: It's amazing how much you guys annoy me.

Janna said...

Grace: Yes! Eternal diarrhea would be a PERFECT superpower for Timmy. As long as he didn't aim in my direction.