24 July 2005

The Hissing Watermelon


So, on Thursday night, as Sarah and I were cleaning up in the kitchen after a little soiree, we heard a peculiar sound. At first I thought she was trying to quiet me down by "shushing" me, but after looking at her, I realized that she wasn't doing that at all. In fact, she had stopped dead in her tracks because she had heard the same thing.

"Um, what is that?" I asked.

"I think it's coming from the watermelon," she said.

"Uh, yeeeah, it is." I nodded toward the melon. Not only was it hissing like a banshee, but foamy juice was mildy erupting from its rotting side as well.

Suddenly, eerie flashbacks of this past fall appeared in my mind's eyes. One dreadful October afternoon, I opened the door to my room only to find nasty juice (courtesy of a rotting pumpkin sitting smugly on my armoire) dripping and seeping its ugly stench into my silk scarf and burgundy shag rug.

I shook that awful vision from my mind, and amidst the shrieks and squeals, I managed to maneuver my hands around the squishy, tempered melon and dropped it into the trash can that Sarah brought out from under the sink. We were like brave and valiant warriors. I mean, basically, we were pretty much super-heroes. I think they have TV shows for people like us.

We hissed right on back at that melon. That melon meant nothing to us. It had nothing on us. Nothing. Nothing at all. That melon was hisssstory.

10 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

Soiree? Um, where was I....oh, that's right, I was in my room coloring with my residents because some people don't invite other people to soirees. WTF?

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Sophia said...

Um, here's the thing, Amanda...The soiree was just two people from Sarah's quartet who came over and enjoyed our leftover cheese, crackers, and watermelon. I was just trying to sound all fancy and stuff. :)

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Graham said...

I'm glad the two of you could muster the courage to confront the melon. I'm also happy you emerged victorious :)

Great blog

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Lauren said...

Haha, hilarious. This post is Hisssterical!

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous jared said...

i just laughed really loud.

thanks. :)

liebe-
jared

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Sophia said...

Hey, Graham!

Thanks for the kind comment, and I do enjoy your blog as well. :)

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Sophia said...

Hey, Lauren!

I'm glad you were amused by our melon situation...Good luck on the move to Connecticut! (We actually don't know each other; I just read your blog.) :)

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Sophia said...

Lieber Jared,

Ich bin dieses bildete Sie Lachen froh; dank für das Besuchen. :) Ich kann nicht warten, um Sie im August zu sehen. Viel Liebe zu Ihnen!

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger dotbar said...

What the heck? A potentially exploding watermelon....? Never heard of such a thing and I'm glad I've never experienced it. Freaky.

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Sophia said...

Yes, Dotbar - it WAS indeed freaky. :)

 

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