Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm eating a banana.

Bananas are interesting fruits.

A little over a year ago, I met a girl at a convention. She gave me a banana and then we did a play.

Did you know that there is very little genetic diversity in bananas? An opportunistic bug or parasite or fungus could wipe out all of the bananas in the world. It's possible that future generations will never know what bananas are.

One day over the summer, my brother, some of his friends, and I were eating bananas, I peel my bananas from the bottom, and one of my brother's friends said that that was weird. This started a discussion of the proper way to open a banana. My brother looked at his friends (who are all a good 6" taller than him) and said, "None of you open bananas like real men. Here's how manly men open bananas."
He then grabbed the banana at the center and ripped it in half, and then walked off like that was totally normal.

(By the end of the summer, my brother and I had invented a game where I throw a banana towards him, and he slices it in half with a machete)


  1. This just made my day. I love you, and you make me laugh at EXACTLY the right time. Always.

    Love, Beth.

  2. That is the best thing ever, and I'm totally opening my next banana like that.