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.