Thursday, June 16, 2011

no hand hugs


i took so many pictures last autumn on our west coast road trip. i saw sunsets so gorgeous i couldn't drive, and had to pull over and just sit. i saw mountains screaming to be climbed, with hidden trails that wove through forests and ended at sweeping bridges. i saw bats in a cave as i shrouded down, clasped robert's hand and ran through, just to see a hidden waterfall fade into blackness as evening turned to night.

i was looking through my pictures this morning, and i noticed this picture from pike's place market in seattle. and for the first time, i saw the "no hand hugs" signs. at first i was perplexed, and thanks to google, i now know that hand hugging a fruit is another word for fondling it.

and this totally made my day. that, and pluots, a little plum/apricot cross-breed.

19 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Very cute!! I visited Pike Place on a very brief stop in Seattle. It's cool, isn't it?!

XO,
Jane

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

Haha, I had no idea! I've never heard of it before - thank God for Google!! :)
I just went to Seattle/Pike's Place for the very first time a couple weeks ago - I was so enraptured by all the colors & fruit too :)

American in Bath said...

And now I'm hungry. I can't believe how much of that fruit I haven't eaten in ages and ages.

Ana* said...

haha I learned something new this morning.

Marissa said...

HA! That is too funny. I've never seen that before. But looook at all that delicious fresh produce. Mmmm, yum!

xx
Marissa

kimbirdy said...

huh, but how will you know if it's ripe? i'm confused. i guess i'll just have to take a trip up to seattle and find out for myself. :) i've always wanted to go, but never made it up that far.

A Serenade for Solitude said...

I thought that picture looked like a place I knew. :) Pike's Place is awesome. I wish I was nearer to visit more often. No hand hugs?! I haven't heard of it till now! Funny. :)

M. said...

ooooh now i want to try one. not everyday you hear about new fruit blends haha.

Mo Pie, Please said...

No hand hugs, huh? But how do you tell if the fruit is good to go?! Either way your trip sounds deeeelightful.

Jennifer Rod said...

ha! hilarious. made me smile.

Amber Blue Bird said...

thats hilarious, i guess some people like to get frisky with their fruit

Amber Blue Bird said...

ps your shy peeing story cracked me

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Hahaha that is hilarious!!!

Anna said...

I love different expressions and words people use. They are like different spices in our lives. Adds so much interest!

And your West Coast trip sounds so wonderful!

Shalyn said...

I love Pikes place- so neat being there! What a funny phrase!

Joy said...

Haha! that's awesome and should be true for real hand hugs too, they're just weird.

Katie said...

Haha I have never heard of hand hugs, but that makes sense. I wouldn't want random people fondling my fruit! lol

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

I believe I have been to this market many many years ago! This post made me laugh :) No hand hugs - what a great terminology!

elohorn said...

you have to wonder, if only the mango& pluots are marked, does that mean it's okay to fondle the others? i feel like touching fruit is one of the best ways to determine if i want to buy it!

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