To each his own. To me my own.

Pear Smiling

It usually takes a while to adjust to new living conditions, whether you’ve made the move yourself or someone else has moved in with you. After several months, it’s fair to say Keith and I have established a good little ‘routine’ with daily duties such as dinner, grocery shopping, laundry and other things.

During our grocery trip this Saturday, we lingered in the produce department – everything seemed to look extra-good. We happened upon a batch of pears, which I don’t normally buy.

Keith: ‘You like pears?’

Me: ‘I dunno. Don’t think I’ve ever tried them.’

Keith: ‘Oh, they’re good – if you get the right one.’

Me: ‘Yeah, my dad likes pears (the right ones).’

K fondles picks up the pears and puts each one back, them obviously not being up to his standard. Rounding the corner, he utters ‘aha!’ and walks over to another batch, eyeing them like an old girlfriend. Since I’m a pear newbie, I can’t remember the type – Bartlett or Bosc, I think – they had bits of green and brown. I watched as he gingerly picked a few up, felt them, smelled them.

This flashed me right back to a scene from a favorite movie, City of Angels – of Meg Ryan picking up the pears and smelling them. Of Nicolas Cage learning how to do it by intently watching her. It looked like that exact same type of pear.

Anyone remember the HBO series Dream On from the 90’s? I loved that show. It featured a neurotic New Yorker (Brian Benben) whose real life antics always drummed up scenes of old TV shows. Reminds me of someone I know…


8 responses

  1. Mmmm…pears. You know, I’ve never seen City of Angels. I guess I should watch it.

    August 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

    • Bonnie

      I think you’d love it, Thoughtsy!! πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

  2. Mom ~

    Love it! heeheehee

    August 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    • Bonnie


      August 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

  3. I’m not a pear fan myself! I haven’t seen city of angels either, I should get on that!

    August 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

    • Bonnie

      It’s definitely on my top 10, Vix!! πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

  4. Oh I heard “City of Angels” although I have never seen it.
    However it was popular and Nicolas Cage is dandy and cool in my country. πŸ™‚

    August 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

  5. Okay, you made a trip to the grocery store sound romantic! How does that happen?!?! At my house the closest we get is yelling “don’t forget to buy MY kind of milk,,,cause I don’t like your kind” as our significant other rushes out the door.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

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