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Is it okay to be social with an onion?
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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:33 am    Post subject: Is it okay to be social with an onion? Reply with quote

i know engineers can be somewhat anti-social, and/or develop strange isolated and bizzare social relationships... sigh.... (i'm not talking about you mom!)... but i was wondering, in your analytical cooking adventures, if anyone of yoose have ever developed a "fondness" for a certain ingredient... to the point... where it becomes a pet.... a living soul!?!?

let me just be frank.... i found a live (and very vivacious) onion in my pantry a while ago, with long slender limbs that went to the floor (if you know what i mean).

i was entranced by her beauty, and i put her in a special glass, on a nice spot in my window, and she is part of the family now!

i named her "Betty".... Betty the onion. Or formerly known as the "The Onion Named Betty".

meet betty:



be honest.... have any of you ever fell in love with a *cough*... food group?
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dragonfly



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Absolutely, I'm on your beam... Reply with quote

I was mad for my beautiful avocado plant, spouted from a Haas seed and she had the most beautiful, lush, glossy leaves that fairly reached for you from the window-sill. Grace is now residing (hopefully) on the top of Fire Mountain Drive in Oceanside, CA where I had to leave her when I moved to Flagstaff, AZ. She was a good friend... but I was sure she would not be able to tolerate the Flagstaff winters. Sad P.S. I'm a surgical tech; does that qualify in the engineer realm?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Absolutely, I'm on your beam... Reply with quote

dragonfly wrote:
I was mad for my beautiful avocado plant, .........
Sad P.S. I'm a surgical tech; does that qualify in the engineer realm?


did your avocado plant like to watch tv? Wink

in regards to being in the engineer realm, i think having a pet plant fits within the boolean envelope of geekiness that encompasses the engineer's nerdy constraints.... congrats. Smile

when i got home one day, somebody had placed Betty ("betty the onion"), in front of the TV.... oddly.... she was watching Martha Stewart!



(sigh.... betty and i, get no respect!)

ironically, the other day i caught betty waxing philosophical, with a pork chop, apple, and an egg.



i think betty is ignoring me lately. i think its an onion thing.
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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops.... sorry.... i forgot to registure on that last post...doh! guest = me!

excuse me.... Betty's taking a nap, and i have to be real quiet.

sigh.... i gotta go!

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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and then one day, Betty ("Betty the onion"), met the rest of the family...



or so said my beagle dog, in moment of testimony....
{with an onion... a particular onion named "Betty"... (betty the onion).... coiled up in his lap!!!!}



nothing has been the same since....

what is it....

what is it about onions????

can anybody really 'splain the love of onions?
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how does betty get nutrients?
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the_bleachman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be disappointed, but onions can be very fickle. Also, many of them are heavy drinkers (they usually hold it pretty well, but nonetheless it does have an effect.) Maybe not as heavy as sock puppets, but you would be amazed.
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the_bleachman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to mention that they are awfully sexy for root vegetables.
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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Chu wrote:
So how does betty get nutrients?

Love. She gets her "nutrients" through my devoted love. Wink

the_bleachman wrote:
Don't be disappointed, but onions can be very fickle. Also, many of them are heavy drinkers (they usually hold it pretty well, but nonetheless it does have an effect.) Maybe not as heavy as sock puppets, but you would be amazed.


Well there is certainly no problem there. My Betty (formerly known as "the onion named Betty") hardly ever drinks. In fact, Betty ("Betty the onion") is extremely reserved, shy, and extremely proper. My dear Betty would never partake in the "slippery side of the slope" that may lead to sinful activity, if you know what I mean. Hell.... my Betty is a saint! In fact, I was thinking of buying her a diamond necklace for Christmas.

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* (meanwhile, over on the "lower" part of town...) *

As Betty's faithful caretaker buys her a diamond necklace to drape around her upper blossoms..... Betty awaits in a cheap motel, for a dirty rutabaga named Harry, who drives a cheap, rusty, Buick, and hangs out with the dirtier root vegetables.... and smokes "oregano" leaves.

Betty.... now drunk.... tries to fluff up her blossoms, as she peels off a few layers... and awaits for Harry_the_Rutabaga!




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(as the world turns... somebody's onion, starts to peel her layers before she gets too ripe)
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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

--------- 24 hours later ----------

"Hi honey..... how was your day?" (says her)



Betty sits in her favorite chair.... all proper, albeit contrite.

"Fine honey..... you?" (says I)

"Just fine..... I have to go back to the office tonight. 'Mhaw....mhaw'... (says her, as she symbolically pecks me on the cheek)

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(* Meanwhile.... a dirty rutabaga, on the other side of town, bakes a cheap quiche [with no onions.... go figure!], and un-screws a stale bottle of wine *)
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the_bleachman



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never trusted rutabagas, for one thing I don't think it's a good idea to trust any vegetable with more then three syllables. (or, anyone who drives a buick)

I could see this coming though, I have known a lot of onions. Betty should be happy she hasn't been dredged in flour and deep fried to a golden brown, but she is too busy thinking only of herself.


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the_bleachman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, isn't it sick how these sorts of things always seem to happen around the holidays.
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ldyvic



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Social Reply with quote

I am not social with plant life any more since my cats just eat them. lol

But my best friend (besides my 2 kitties that is).

Is my 2001 PT Cruiser. She is inferino red. and very, very hot.
I do not have any pictures of her on my desktop. I do however have one my desk.

Her name is Rita the Red.

She takes me every where. I put about 800 miles a week on her and she just keeps trucking right along.
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eltonyo



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comparing a "PT Cruiser" to my pet onion!

Jesus.... that is just sick!

(oh wait... i was the one to deify an onion.... oh damn.... i hate car snobs!")

(so much silent thinking to comprehend.... so little time...)

(but seriously... a PT cruiser is a gutless son-o-bitch compared to my pet-onion betty.... formerly known as the "onion named betty")

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sigh.... with cheese even!!!! Smile
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samantha_foods



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice... thanks for the share... Laughing Out Loud
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