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Teenie, tiny computer and onions

April 30, 2011

I know my family reads this stuff.  I also am quite aware they are here to terrorize me. They bought me a new computer.  A very small computer.   One with a tiny little case and tiny little screen.   They said it was a Father’s  Day gift, but I know it was to limit my access to the store computer.  The one with full size keys, full size screen and even a full size case.

 

 

Family:  Happy Father’s Day                                                                                                                                                                                   

Me:   Thanks, but it’s not Father’s Day

Family:  I know, we decided to get you a new computer of your own for Father’s Day

Me:  It’s really small

Family:  You will learn to love it.

 

Learn to love it!  As a child playing in my backyard with my older brothers I was told I would learn to love something. 

 

My mother sent my two older brothers and me out to our backyard garden to bring in some fresh vegetables.  I mentioned to my brothers that I didn’t want to help pick the green onions.  I was turned off by the smell.  My brothers told me that onions were really good.  I guess I disagreed. 

 

That was about the time one of my brothers sat on my chest and the other brother forced the green onions into my mouth, mud and all.  I remember being told “you’re gonna learn to love them”.  Surprisingly, I didn’t love the onions or my brothers at that moment.

 

Some forty-five years later, I have never learned to love onions.  I have asked my family not to cook with them.  I will not cook with them.  “A quarter pounder w/cheese, hold the onions, please!”  It’s not really a taste thing, more of a texture thing.

 

Some people use onion skins to naturally dye yarn. (Did you see how I sneaked yarn into this crap?  Remember, this is a yarn blog) No onion skin dyes for me!  Sorry, I’m not that “natural”.

 

I don’t think of it as a phobia.  I don’t dream about falling down while running from a sack of onions.  I have had dreams about my brothers chasing me while wearing nothing but onion skins.  (Ok, I made that up, but it would be terrifying) 

 

I hope to learn to love this computer.  I am using it now.  I did learn to love my brothers.  However, if they try to force feed me; again, I would need to pound them.

 

Our crazy lives!

 

Monner 

 

PS  Elaine proof reads this stuff.  NOW she wants to trade computers.  Mother’s Day?

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