Monday, 12 November 2012

Spagaragus ....

Spagaragus is what my daughter Phantom calls asparagus
she isn't being a smart ass
she just happened to mix it up one day
and it appears to have fused into her brain permanently
which leads to much hilarity during Spring when it is in season
especially as she is a bit of a pronunciation freak
and really hates bad diction or creative approaches to language
the Moosii incident of last week is still bothering her
... but spagaragus gets her every time

so last night as I pulled out the spagaragus to be cooked for dinner
I paused to wave it at her and have a laugh at her expense
when I realised that I have never drawn or painted it
so dinner went on hold as I retreated to the studio to take some shots
and a quick sketch

and before you say anything... yes I do have a million other drawings started
but they will wait for me to get to them and be painted
one of the things I like about paintings is that they are patient
certainly more patient than the grumbling hoardes wanting to be fed
and not happy with the break in dinner preparations

Anyway dinner made it to the table eventually
and was delicious and worth the wait
baked parmesan asparagus and zucchinni were served up
and Sinus cooked some delicious crusted fish
and of course he made his weird asparagus joke
where he calls is asparagarse-your-mother-for-threepence
it does rely on the arse pronunciation rather than the US ass
but it really isn't that funny or clever so I wouldn't worry if you don't get it
I certainly don't and I have lived with him for 22 years
and he says it every single time we eat the stuff
and then I remembered that my Mum calls is sparrow's grass
so it seems that asparagus is quite inspiring to the people around me 
bunch of weirdos.... xx

linking up to day 12 of AEDM
and the links for the last two posts are here


Introverted Art said...

Tracey the asparagus look amazing.

Bev said...

hehe love the painting and my daughter who now has two children of her own still says "shettie" for spag bol when shes around family lol lol so funny and i still say narna for banana and at work one day we were talking about what we were going to cook for dinner and i said "a chook" and this little asian girl kept saying "whats chook" we all laughed so much after we told her lol

hugz bev

Dion Dior said...

Love it T...I am sooooo enjoying your AEDM journey...hugs xx

Anonymous said...

that looks and sounds divine! yum!

Terrie said...

I love sparagus too - how funny that Phantom has that particular glitch in her brilliant brain! It's fun to have something to tease her about. You prove every day that it's easy to find inspiration all around us so there's never a lack of material or imagery. Inspiring!

Jennifer McLean said...

OOH, you had a-pair-of-guys for dinner, YUMMO. ;o)
Yep, joining the frey of weirdos. Those look so delicious that I want to run and get the butter! I wish we had some fresh guys for dinner, lol. THey're so expensive at the supermarket at this time of year.
Love from me,

J Bamman the southern sunshine girl said...

I am so happy to have found your blog on AEDM- It is one of my favorites.

Unknown said...

sparrow's grass makes sense to me - but the others are baffling :)

you are truly in the throes of springtime if you're having asparagus - I'm so jealous - I'll just make up for it with some pumpkin pie :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sometimes art takes precedence over food, even spagaragus. Lovely post and art to match.

Unknown said...

My mum calls it sparrows guts, she has unusual names for many food, like alfalfa sprouts and rissoles. I will have to tell you in person, as It's probably not the thing I should write in a blog comment.

Anne Manda said...

Your spagaragus looks so fresh and snappy and your dinner sounds wonderful! Great post, lol at the last sentence!

Serena Lewis said...

Too funny! Love your asparagus sketch....I love asparagus! Phantom's mispronunciation reminds me of my son who used to call magpies...mag-a-pies...and still does. lol

Jez said...

I have read several times that (in England at least) it was once actually called Sparrow Grass. So mum is right. But aren't mums always right!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Hilarious tales to brighten up a frosty Monday morn.
Your painting is superb, I'm loving the green - so vibrant! Have a wonderful week :0) Mo x

Sandra Busby said...

Well I just LOVE your Asparagarse! It must be quite entertaining to be a fly on the wall at your house - aside from the presence of the spiders, that is!

Nigel said...

I'm ashamed to say I can't think of anything witty or interesting to say about Asparagus.

Normal service will hopefully be resumed tomorrow.

Nice drawing though :)

Currie Silver said...

glorious giggles to BEgin my day!!

Susan said...

Your dinner looks and sounds delicious to me!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Great illustration.

Anonymous said...

Yum! Great illustration.

Judy Hartman said...

I don't know which is more enjoyable - your writing or your artwork! Great post!

Dianne said...

just stumbled upon you blog and I adore your illustrations! and what fun to read your stories. I will be back!

Niki said...

Your painting is amazing, looks good enough to eat.

I call asparagus "pear guts" when I was a kid. Go figure.

Kristin said...

Well, they are gorgeous! No matter what you call them - they are so super pretty! xoxo

Rita said...

I like your mom's Sparrow's Grass the best. You make it look mouthwatering! :)

Giggles said...

Love all the fun names, for one of my favorite veggies...Paired with my other fav, zookini (don't you think it should be spelled this way instead of this way)> zucchini, sounds delicious!! Great illustration!!

Hugs Giggles

Annie Pazoo said...

Oh yum, and I love the asparagus painting. Is it Spring there now? We are having a lovely fall, and a few trees still have beautiful leaves, but I am rather dreading the cold weather. Enjoy you 'sparagus and z'chini!