Tuesday, October 03, 2000

The fall colors captured my attention this morning. They are starting to get quite brilliant. It dawned on me while I looked out my window that the current leaf colors are similar to that of a 70's kitchen. Yes, there in my 'backyard' (ok, it's the state capital's lawn...) were all the colors of an oh, so fashionable 70's Tupperware set...burnt orange, harvest yellow and even some of the radical olive green. Of course thrown into the mix of the Tupperware colors was a Jell-o salad red. You can't have 70's Tupperware without some black cherry Jell-o. Please!
During my drive into work, I witnessed a bush that has colors that are nearly indescribable. Best I can do is aa red-peachy-flame color. It literally glowed in the morning light. Photographs never do that color justice...it simply needs to be witnessed. Ahhhh...a wonderful time of year...

I just got this joke via email: A Harvest Joke, how timely. :-)

This was in the Calgary Sun ... the title of the article was "Best Comeback Line Ever." In summary, the police arrested Ward Branham, a 22-year-old white male, resident of Lethbridge, Alberta, in a pumpkin patch at 11:38 p.m. on Friday. Ward will be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, public indecency, and public intoxication at the Calgary courthouse on Monday. The suspect explained that as he was passing a pumpkin patch he decided to stop. "You know, a pumpkin is soft and squishy inside, and there was no one around here for miles. At least I thought there wasn't," he stated in a phone interview. Ward went on to say that he pulled over to the side of the road, picked out a pumpkin that he felt was appropriate to his purposes, cut a hole in it, and proceeded to satisfy his alleged "need."
"I guess I was just really into it, you know?" he commented with evident embarrassment.

In the process, Ward apparently failed to notice a police car approaching and was unaware of his audience until officer Brin Taylor approached him. "It was an unusual situation, that's for sure," said officer Taylor. "I walked up to (Ward) and he's...just working away at this pumpkin." Taylor went on to describe what happened when she approached Ward. "I just went up and said, "Excuse me sir, but do you realize that you are screwing a pumpkin?"

He froze and was clearly very surprised that I was there, and then looked me straight in the face and said,

"A pumpkin? Damn...is it midnight already?"