Thursday, July 12, 2007

"OH BOO" MOMENT 2007.8.7



this is a twofold "oh boo" moment. please be patient as i explain this seemingly unrelated tale.

okay, so we return from my mountain and all outdoor vegetation is in dire need of some tlc. i'm NOT the tee-ell-cee-er of the family, nancpop is. for those of you who have come to know and love him, please do not be disappointed in him at the outcome of this story.

first i discover some of our tomatoes have been housing tomato hornworms! OH, STINKING BOO!

two or three of these on a tomato plant can decimate the plant within a couple of days - they are voracious eaters and relentless in their pursuit of YOURS AND MY tomato plants.

it is a well-known gardener's secret that if you plant dill alongside your tomato plants, it will aid in keeping these pesky creatures away. well my dill is planted quite a distance from the 'maters.

pop hunted down every last hornworm and mashed them to smithereens - finding them is difficult because they blend in so well. while he's hunting and mashing, i'm picking fresh dill to scatter about the base of the tomato plants in an effort to hinder their relatives from coming around these parts.

when the battle was over, we sat down to have a cold one and visit. i reached over and grabbed a sprig of dill and put it in my mouth to just chew on - love it!

nancpop, in all seriousness, asks, "hmmmm, i wonder if i could put some of that dill in my next batch of bread?"

i replied, "well of course you can!"

with a straight face, he responds, "hmmmm, dill dough."

...oh boo...

56 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

He's just begging for a SWAT!
Remind he has to wash it...

tmw

Robert Bayn said...

haha!

Thats a great line, it's like something I would say!

Brooke said...

Ba-dum-dum!

That's funny! Bad, but funny!

Elmer's Brother said...

nannnnnncccc! I seem to remember a comment about a haircut I got in trouble for over here and now your saying this?

nanc said...

dill dough.

dill dough.

dill dough.

!!!

*;[

nanc said...

p.s. i didn't say it, he did!

Elmer's Brother said...

man I love the new trolls on the side bar

Farmer John said...

Aye-yi-yi.

I wouldn't touch this one with a ten foot pole.

nanc said...

you must - in order to knead the dough, unless you have one of those bread machines!

PEOPLE! get your minds out of the gutter!

*;]

Farmer John said...

Okay, what do you serve it with, meat loaf?

nanc said...

the tomato hornworm?

i've never eaten one.

Elmer's Brother said...

I thought you served it with tuna.

WomanHonorThyself said...

LOL..what times din din?

nanc said...

elbro - now that was bad!

i can find nothing more disgusting than tuna anything!

Elmer's Brother said...

I hate tuna casserole but I love tuna sandwiches.

nanc said...

i suppose i'd like tuna if it tasted like bacon or pork chops. otherwise, it just tastes like tuna and i find it distasteful.

Always On Watch said...

I'm allergic to dill.

I have no idea as to why I made the above comment.

nanc said...

bwaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!

must be everybody's job to make me laugh today!

i just don't know what i'd do if i couldn't have dill.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

I don't get it.

nanc said...

neither do i, beamish - neither do i...

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

:P

the other JB said...

Dill dough? Is it self rising?

nanc said...

no, it must be encouraged.

BenOsilly said...

A friend of mine just had this buggy experience,

Warren said...

Must be encouraged?????


mumble, mumble, mumble.

nanc said...

YOU PEOPLE!

warren, please refer to my statement: "you must - in order to knead the dough, unless you have one of those bread machines!"

what on earth is wrong with everyone?!?

nanc said...

p.s. this will be my LAST report on "dill dough"!

mumble...mumble...mumble...

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

So I stick the dill dough in the hot box until the bell rings?

nanc said...

OH MY!

Gayle said...

ROTFALMBO! Oh good heavens! A huge thanks to you Nanc, for a post that made me laugh out loud and to everyone here for this comment thread. I needed to laugh! Dill dough! Hee hee hee! This is too much!

Oh, and Nanc... please tell NancPop not too use too much yeast when making his Dill Dough. If it rises to much it won't hold it's firmness very long. :)

nanc said...

MY, OH MY!

Brooke said...

Bwaahaahaa!!!! Those new trolls RAWK!!!

Purple Avenger said...

Myself, I go with heavy chemical weapons on the worms. A squirt bottle full of something real volatile that evaporates quick would do it.

MEK, Acetone, Xylene. All that stuff puts insects down hard and fast and doesn't leave any residue.

Squirt quick though, that stuff will eat the bottle up in a few minutes...

nanc said...

um, p.a.? i like to use organic methods - too many chemicals and the leftwing lunarticks WON'T pay ten times the amount for them at farmer's market..

The Merry Widow said...

Warren-Quit picky at that dough!
To much yeast?

tmw

The Merry Widow said...

picking not picky

tmw

nanc said...

you're all bad!

now, go to your rooms!

TIME OUT!

*;[

DD2 said...

And all this time I've been planting tomatos next to my dill.

nanc said...

okay - in my best dr. phil voice:

and, howz that workin' out for ya?

nanc said...

I WANT YOU ALL TO BEHAVE!

longrange got feature link at moonbattery.

now, act normal...

The Merry Widow said...

Nanc-We are...what's the problem?

tmw

Kelly said...

I am a wee bit late on the comments...but man of man....my sides hurt!!

You know, Nanc, he teases you like this because you react this way...they all do, in fact. It just eggs them on...over and over.

nanc said...

gee kell and i thought it was for y'all's pleasure - go figure...

hahahaha!

Freedomnow said...

No Nanc, I think Nancpop wanted to give you the dill dough for your pleasure (I hope).

nanc said...

OH, MY WORD!

YOU PEOPLE!

nanc said...

ohdang - this is NOT going to look good when i become president.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Are you running against me Nanc?

nanc said...

well, i have sorta been nominated...and, will have a difficult time turning it down if elected - howz 'bout you?

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

I just want to know who my primary challengers are.

The Merry Widow said...

I have a solution; Mr. B. can be VP for 2 terms, then Nanc can be Mr. B.'s VP for 2 terms, that should straighten everything out...
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw
Besides, I'd love to see Nancpop as First Hubby...

PALADIN said...

GREAT STORY NANC!!!!!!!! YA MAKE ME LAUGH!!!!!

nanc said...

well, good - i don't make this stuff up for my own benefit. for crying out loud - i'd be a wreck. as it is, i'm still a fox.

cube said...

Heh heh. Don't tell the Strap On Tools or they might decide to go into the bread making business.

nanc said...

yes cube - i remind him time and again to not use one of these to mix cakes!

Elmer's Brother said...

this post may be going limp

it faces some stiff competition

nanc said...

FINALLY!

talk about stamina...