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Monday, June 15, 2020

The Eating of the Ball: A Putrid Distraction




Dear Sillies,
   I'm really sorry for this, but I'm good for my word. My word, however, isn't always good. For example, I said "sure" to a friend's challenge. I mean, what could be so bad about sour candy? But even chocolate would not have helped.
   This video serves to discourage you from eating sour pickle balls. Is it too late? Have you already indulged? Please let me know.
   If you haven't, do not ever do so.
   I'm still recovering.
   Love ya!


PS The Jo/Joanne I refer to isn't one of our fabulous Joannes. It's another Joanne who's a nonblogger and probably doesn't like me nearly as much as I thought she did.

29 comments:

  1. You should have put your mask on and spit out the nasty sour pickleball... Was it really that bad? The worst thing I ever had was a Japanese dish--squid pickled in it's own ink. It was really nasty. Now, that said, normally I like squid. I should have known better when my Japanese friend offered a taste to several of us and a Taiwanese guy refused, but I was a sucker.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Haha. That's sounds horrid, Jeff.
      Yes, this was really that bad, and - as opposed to the squid - it was made to taste putrid. Some things just are gifted that way, huh?
      Glad we both survived to tell our stories.

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  2. You are sooooo brave. Dare or no dare I would have expelled that from my mouth. Quickly.
    How many times did you have to clean your teeth and tongue? And I do hope you had some delicious to take the taste away.

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    1. I kept having to take a toothbrush to my tongue, to get the green off, EC. I drank a large horchata - um. Still felt my guts raging against me all day. I thought, naively, "I like sour candy. What could go wrong?" Haha.

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  3. Yuck. At least you are now set to play the Hulk.

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    1. I think I have some chest hairs now, Alex. I am on the way! Smiles.

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  4. I am glad I am NOT a Joanne who would recommend such evil. My mouth is pursed just thinking about it. Yuck!

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    1. No, never. I needed to make that clear, to assure you aren't shunned by our tribe, Joanne. You would never do such a thing.

      Cheers, friend.

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  5. OMG, the things you are willing to do for science, LOL! 47% sodium! Is that even legal?

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    1. It's likely only legal in Alamo, Texas, Debra.
      Smiles.

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  6. I love pickles but that just sounds disgusting and your expression really sells that fact.

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    1. I'm not sure what's "pickle" about this, and it's definitely not kosher, Diane. =)
      Don't try it!

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  7. Hi, Robyn!

    It's me, Shady, your newest Silly. Am I the only one who appreciated your double entendre word play in that video? (Or is it just my dirty mind?) Gosh, I thought I was watching a monologue from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! :)

    You have more courage than Shady taking that challenge to consume a rock hard sour pickle ball made in Texas. Remember the ad slogan for Lay's Potato Chips: "Betcha can't eat just one"? Well, the ad slogan for Sour Pickle Balls is "Betcha can't even eat one!" :) Remember Jay Leno's mid-1990s TV spots for Doritos: "Crunch all you want, we'll make more"? The Sour Pickle Balls slogan is: "Crunch all you want... but don't expect us to pay for having your stomach pumped!"

    You are a funnest friend ever, Robyn. Off topic: Ever been to Donner Pass? I see it is near you on the map.

    Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of your week, Robyn!

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    1. Ha! Shady, my dear newest Silly,
      I'm quite certain you're not the only one who picked up on my double entendre word play. It's my naughty mind. Welcome to it, hon. The rest are all used to (and/or over) it. =) Speaking of Lay's potato chips, here's a riddle:
      Question: What did the potato chip say to the battery? Answer: If you're everready, I'm frito (free to) lay. Those slogan are most appropriate. You can't even eat one without needing a stomach cleanse.

      Yes, I've been to/through Donner pass, but didn't stop for a meal. Somehow that doesn't seem appetizing. I've been all over CA. Chico is about halfway between the SF Bay Area and CA-Oregon border, and approx 3-4 hours from the CA-Nevada border. Where are you, my friend? Have you eaten at the Donner pass?

      You're the best. I already love you and your Silly spirit. <3

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    2. Hi again Robyn!

      These last 36 years I have been living in West Central Florida, the Greater Tampa Bay area and Sarasota County. The first 34 years of my life were spent in South Central Pennsylvania - specifically York and Lancaster. My blog was inspired by my experiences at a notorious hangout for teenagers on the south side of York.

      I've never been to Donner Pass, but I'm thinking of pitching a tent up there this winter. Care to join me? :)

      I'm happy to know I correctly interpreted the nuances of your video performance. :) It is also rare to find someone with a keen, sophisticated, subtle sense of humor, another reason why I'm thankful we crossed paths.

      See you soon, dear Robyn!

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    3. Hi, Dearest, Shady,
      A notorious hangout for teens on the south side of York - sounds like a great movie, book, and/or album. You have stories.
      Donner Pass and the area is beautiful. You're brave to pitch a tent there during the winter. I'm pretty wimpy, but you've tempted me, especially if s'mores are involved. I'm there.
      Be well and keep that smile, Shady.
      You're the best new Silly I could've hoped for.

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    4. Your friendship and bloggy love mean a lot to me, Robyn. Of course in suggesting that I (or we) camp at Donner Pass this coming winter, I was making reference that tragic event in American history when the Donner Party of pioneers were snowbound and stranded there in 1846 and needed to resort to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter.

      Thanks again for your warm communications, dear Robyn!

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  8. I guarantee I will not give sour pickle balls a chance.

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    1. Good, because you seem to be a very nice lady.

      Cheers, Susan.

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  9. Well you dirty girl. I guess this is another method instead of cleaning your mouth out with soap.

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    1. Haha. I love it. I've tasted soap, and it's a much better option than the sour pickle ball.
      Thanks, Birgit!

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    1. Yay. I'm glad someone else picked up on those innuendos.
      Thank you, my dear.

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  11. That appears to be a thoroughly disgusting thing to put in your mouth!

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    1. Right? I mean, of all the disgusting things I've put in my mouth, this...well, yeah, it was almost the worst. ;~)

      Cheers, Jono.

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  12. You are so brave. I can't even get past the name. Sounds awful.

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