Category Archives: banana

Banana Bread

It was a perfect day for a bike ride…but I had other plans. I do not regret missing the last ride of the season because after the cold that was Saturday, I really didn’t expect to get out on the … Continue reading

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Apples Are Next

I tried to fight the good fight.  I tried to persevere.  I know in my heart of hearts that advertising on bananas is wrong. Alas, they have been more persistent. They have repeated their actions time and time again; thumbing … Continue reading

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Indulgence in the Afternoon

Sometimes, Today’s Perfect Moment has to be a little indulgence.*** As I write that, I felt it was such a powerful statement that I had to step back from the keyboard and admire it a little. I had to start … Continue reading

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Banana Kit Kat

One of my students went back to Japan to take part in a festival to celebrate adulthood.  It is a wonderful event with beautiful kimono.  I saw it a couple of times in Japan and always thought it was spectacular–at … Continue reading

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A Kick Out Of Bananas

I have written before about gifts my students have given me. Today is another one of those situations, but with a little twist.  You see, usually the students bring things from their country.  These can be folk crafts, snacks, post … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

There is an Asian supermarket near my house. I am sure I have written about it before.  I go there to grab Japanese candy, (as Heide knows I like so much) samosas, Vietnamese coffee, chocolate milk, lettuce, rye bread, and … Continue reading

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Bananas Are Not Safe Anywhere

Just when you thought the rants about bananas was over, I discover that no bananas are safe. All bananas are targets for advertising revenue.  The brand is unimportant.  Everyone is doing this.  Soon it will be the apples, then it … Continue reading

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Follow up on the Bananas

I am sorry to bother you with some banality, but I feel that I must add more information to the whole banana imbroglio.***  Quinn, whose blog  I respect, wondered about the connection between the minions and bananas. Here are some … Continue reading

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Advertising Goes Bananas

As new trends in advertising go, I suppose this is not horrible.  Showing commercials before movies at the movie theatre  is horrible, playing commercials before YouTube videos is horrible, and having flat screens showing commercials above urinals at bars is–okay, … Continue reading

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