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Bananas. Oh, wait... [Jul. 2nd, 2008|07:00 pm]
Douglas Spencer

As some of you know, I eat bananas when they're covered in black stippling, which is a little riper than some of you like.

I've run out of bananas.

I went to Sainsbury's to buy assorted stuff, including bananas.

They were all bright green. All of them. You might think that the title-bar-background colour of my journal style is bright green, but that's just peanuts to today's Sainsbury's bananas.

So I've got apples instead. Seven of them. Which has confused me totally. It's been some considerable time since I've eaten an apple that isn't in a pie of some sort.

Ah well.

*chomp* *chomp* *chomp*

[User Picture]From: hazeii
2008-07-02 06:10 pm (UTC)
Seven uncooked apples, in a single sitting?

Either you have iron guts, or....

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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-07-02 06:13 pm (UTC)
... or I'm leaving six of them in the fruitbowl for later.
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2008-07-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
Did the walk to the shop feel a long way or was that just peanuts in comparision to the distance to (insert place name here)?

\sorry couldn't help it
\will crawl away to geek corner
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-07-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
I had a bet with myself that someone would spot that...
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2008-07-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
I actually suggested a friend should use that in a college piece about the Cosmic Egg Theory (something about where space can possibly be expanding into) along with the 'if anyone works out what the universe is it will disappear and be replaced with something more confusing, in fact some people thing it already has' (paraphrase)

I really am a h2g2 geek...

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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-07-02 06:31 pm (UTC)
I was watching an old repeat of "Mock the Week" yesterday, filmed in a week when some particle physicists had just built a new collider.

Whoever it was said "... and I'm just hoping that if they do discover what protons are made of, our whole universe will collapse and a big sign will come up saying Level Two..."
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[User Picture]From: quercus
2008-07-02 06:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't had a properly ripe banana for years. These modern Euro-straightened bananas just don't do it.

If you have a gas welder handy, filling their paper bag with acetylene will ripen bananas beautifully in no time (this autocatalytic gas-triggered ripening is why they ripen quicker in bunches inside a bag than they do alone, or hanging in free air).
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[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2008-07-02 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised they're selling green ones; our bananas are ripening to the point of inedibility in about two days at the moment (you'd probably quite like them, but we're thinking about making banana bread...).

Also, the whole 'five fruit and veg' thing is underpinned by an expectation that you will eat lots of different sorts of fruit and veg. So next time you can't get bananas, you might try lots of different fruit?
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2008-07-02 09:56 pm (UTC)
Completely with you on the banana issue.
Something Should Be Done.
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[User Picture]From: gaspodia
2008-07-02 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ripening bananas is one of my migraine triggers - something to do with the fumes they give off as they ripen apparently, so I for one am happy that supermarkets only seem to sell green ones!
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2008-07-03 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thats weird. I always feel ill when I smell banana at all. really annoys me when someone leaves a banana skin in the bin after lunch in the office. If they do it in the kitchen fine, but in the office itself!
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2008-07-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
Buy the bananas anyway, they'll be fine next week.
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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2008-07-03 12:25 am (UTC)
You mean you've eaten all the ones I left you already? MMMmmmmmmMMMM all that fruity goodness is much better for you than stupid old Dime Bars - stick to the fruit till all the nasty old Dime Bars have evaporated...
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[User Picture]From: robthefish
2008-07-03 11:58 pm (UTC)
I like my bananas 'speckled' too :-p and I would consider eating them when they are even riper (rather than waste them) but that would be on a case by case basis...
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