joy magnetism: Fruity displays of affection, or not, as the case may be

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fruity displays of affection, or not, as the case may be

Magnet #499 - Caillebotte's Fruit Displayed on a Stand, 1881-82

Nice little still-life from Gustave Caillebotte, a wealthy Frenchmen who was friends with The Impressionists, but not necessarily a part of it, according to his bio.

So this painting's up in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which I've been to, but honestly, I can't remember if I've seen this particular piece. I just remember going to the MFA to see their Monet show, and that's it. And yet, here's me with a magnet of it.

I just like it because I discovered something odd yesterday: I like strawberry ice cream better than actual strawberries.

Then I got to thinking about it...

  • I don't like blueberries, except in muffins.
  • I can't stand raspberries, but don't mind them in raspberry walnut salad dressing.
  • I don't like cooked cherries or apples, but don't mind them as raw fruit.
  • I can't stand pears, but don't mind it in candy form.
  • I'm not a huge fan of peaches (cuz of the fuzz), but love them straight out of a cold can.
  • I don't like cranberries, except as juice in my Tom Collinses.

See? I told you it was odd. And people wonder why I zip through the fresh market in Union Square every week. Heh.

Great. And now I'm craving fruit salad. Nooo, not that sad little mixed fruit in a cup that people consider "fruit salad." The real stuff, with a ton of fruit and a decadent cream cheese dressing, straight out of the fridge.

That's the stuff of real summer, right there.
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The Geek said...

I'm right there with you: I love cherry flavored stuff but not cherries, coffee flavored stuff but not coffee, watermelon flavored stuff but not watermelon.

I love actual bananas and strawberries, but not banana or strawberry flavored stuff.


joy said...

OMG. I forgot milk. You know, that Nesquik stuff? I LOVE their strawberry milk. Strangely enough, not all that interested in their banana flavor. Hahahah.

Oh! If you like Starburst - they totally just came out with a red-flavors only box. A. Mazing.

The Geek said...


::starts running in circles wildly::