21 January 2008

Love In The Sun - Manic Monday






Mo has declared the word of the week to be "DATE". I told you about the time I dated a tree from Disneyland. Then there was my first kiss if not exactly a date with Hugh O'Brien since cash changed hands (for charity). I may have discussed in passing the boy who fell over his bicycle after a kiss at the end of a date, and just a couple of days ago, there was commemoration of an important date that must be honored annually. So being a Californian by birth, I need to tell you about all the X-rated goings on required to produce dates, where one lucky male can have up to fifty girlfriends and no one complains, but he does need help:

Dates are naturally wind pollinated, but in modern commercial horticulture are pollinated manually. Natural pollination requires about an equal number of male and female plants. However, with assistance one male can pollenize up to 50 females. Since the males are of value only as pollenizers as the female gets custody of the children, this allows the growers to use their resources for many more fruit producing female plants. Some growers do not even maintain any male plants as male flowers become available at local markets at pollination time.

The Romance and Sex Life of the Date

Just to get you in the mood for a date in the desert: Ahab The Arab





Then there is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles to go on a date where you can find one of Fatima's more talented dancing sisters. While consuming wonderful morroccan goodies, don't forget to dine on a date.

Dar Maghreb



15 comments:

the teach said...

What the? Dates (relationships) lead to Dates (the fruit)and Dates in the desert...Jamie where does your mind go? Wonderful post! :)

Jamie said...

Oh it just wanders around. Left to its own devices, it might run away from home and never return. :)

crazy working mom said...

Very cool post! :)

Happy MM, thanks for stopping by.

Gattina said...

I think you are the first person in my life who dated a tree, lol and I can only say I am happy that our men can't pollenize ! Can you imagine the poor guys handling up to 50 females in one time ??

Cheerio said...

How on earth can you date a tree?
(Lol)

Jamie said...

You go to Disneyland and mistake a performer in a tree for the real thing by leaning against it. The tree requests that you move and asks you out after he gets off work.

Villager said...

Happy MLK Day! Great MM post... especially since I'm a California native and remember Disneyland with fondness as well...

My MM post today focuses on Martin Luther King Day.

peace, Villager

Matt-Man said...

If Huckabee gets his way, these perverse and wanton dates will be eradicated. Cheers!!

Shelia said...

Very complete date! Happy MM! :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Again another wonderful MM post. You just do this so well Jamie. Have a great MM. :)

lisa said...

ha, love the dating tree story Jamie! good info on dates too.

Travis said...

We used to sing that song all the time! Too bad the video cuts off the last verse.

Great post!

Ian Thomas Healy said...

So, you're saying dates are the manwhores of the fruit kingdom? LOL

Ian

frenchkys said...

I was confused there a little bit lol talking about dates and men and trees and, literally, dates again. Ha ha I enjoyed your post very much! Cheers!

Corey a.k.a Shanky said...

This post sounds dated!