Sunday, October 23, 2011

bring me your wit!

 This morning (I know!! So timely a blog!! This literally occurred like 15 minutes ago!) I was busy doing the preparations for this chili, which Allison highly recommended earlier this week. Matt and I are tag-teaming it in the kitchen, me cooking the turkey while he preps the other ingredients to add to the crock pot. He's in the midst of the oh-so-important job of draining and rinsing the white northern beans, when he suddenly says "WHOA!" and starts laughing.

Personally, I've never had such an emotional response to rinsing beans.

But I did once I saw what he was seeing.

First of all, here's the can the beans came housed in. That picture on the front is pretty much what I was expecting to see once we dumped the beans out, right? I think that's pretty reasonable.

It was almost what we got. Check this out. Look closely !! of these things is not like the of these things is not like his brothers...

For some reason, that really cracked us up. And immediately brought to mind about a thousand deep/cheesy/hilarious metaphors. And then I thought-- I bet my BLOG FRIENDS have tons of great metaphors that THEY thought of, too!! And I'm sure we can all benefit from a Deep Metaphor on this brisk Sunday morning, right?? So I propose that YOU (yes YOU) leave me your best/cheesiest/deepest/funniest/whatever thought/metaphor that came to you when you saw my very special can of beans.

Seriously. Do it. If I come home from church in a few hours and there are zero comments, I am probably going to cry. And I've cried enough this weekend. You really don't want to get me started again.

Metaphors! Go!!


  1. I don't have any good metaphors/analogies/whatever, but I would like to propose that the stray kidney bean (I'm assuming that's what it is) be the prize awarded to the person with the best comment (and then we can finally officially call this your 300th post)!

  2. Santa de frijol rojo! Hopefully that's 'holy red bean'!

  3. Why were you crying a lot this weekend? Now I'm nervous because you spent about half of it at my house!

  4. Ok I still totally think this is a sausage... I mean, I know it's not, but I can't get that thought out of my head.

    I don't want to verbalize my metaphor, but let's just say that this kind of reminds me of the scene from the beginning of Look Who's Talking. Let's hope it's a sign.

  5. I think the darker bean is wondering "hey. why do i have color? i thought i was supposed to be albino."


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