The get-together recipe

I just thought I’d get this out there. Since it is the Holidays, and there seem to be a lot of family get-togethers. Depending on the family, this can go north, or it can go very south.

Regardless. There is always someone out there who has it worse.

Take for example, the Peaches. Until today, I did not know that
Almonds and Peaches are members of the same family.

Oh yes they are. Imagine the awkwardness there. I mean, the whole grocery store thing, and the argument over who has the better aisle placement. I imagine there are some pretty pithy squabbles over that one.

And then there are calories per serving. Whew. I bet the peaches have a hey day with that. Then, the obvious name-calling ensues.

Fruity Face.
Fatty Nuts.

Ye gads.

Who could forget the whole “Peaches and Cream” scandal of 2001? That went viral. Well, before things went viral. But every one knew about it.

You could feel the tension in the pit of your stomach.
In the pit of your stomach.

Uncle Bob doesn’t help matters. Sitting there in the corner, with all his little Peach family around him, saying, every five minutes, “Well almond joying myself over here.”

And Jennifer. Marrying the shoe maker. Peach Cobbler.
Oh the nerve.
Betty Lou. Who makes her living at the Almond Milk Plant. I’ll go ahead and ask. Just how do you milk an almond. Betty Lou never lets on.

She’s a tough nut to crack.

Oh. I am certain they are glad when the party is over.
Half of them get juiced, and the other half get roasted.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

― Oscar Wilde


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
― Aristotle


“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals