Monday, July 12, 2010

renaissance literature 101: pop quiz

Q: Would a berry by any other name taste as sweet?

Fig. 1

A. No. These may look good, but strawberries are the most delicious.

Fig. 2

For tomorrow: Compare strawberries to a summer's day. Hint: Summer's lease hath all too short a date, which is why we're now eating raspberries and blueberries.

Class dismissed.


  1. Although I agree with you in most matters, right down to peanut butter on toast and its importance in the diet, I here have to beg to differ. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is better than a ripe summer raspberry.

  2. PS, the Thai squash soup? You weren't kidding.

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmm. Permanently in the summer repertoire.

    And yes, the car was totaled. Very. It sat, shorefront, at the local garage, giving our tasteful little New England village that touch of Beirut je ne sais quoi. Pics on my blog today.

  3. DED, I'm not going to argue with you about raspberries vs. strawberries, because your car just blew up. Those pictures are nuts! And your tale of woe, though woeful, is also very funny. I'm glad you're OK and that you had a Good Samaritan to keep you company around the campfire. I mean, car fire.

    (For those of you who don't quite know how to operate this dang internet but want to view DED's exploding-car photos, just click HERE or copy and paste this link into your browser: