So we've been munching away on the Spouse's garden harvest this summer. Plenty of yellow squash and cucumbers. And now the peppers and tomatoes are coming along...
But a few weeks ago, the Spouse noticed something odd on one of the vines. He pointed it out to me one day while we were sitting on the deck (now raccoon-poop free), admiring the garden. I ran down to the ground to discover this small round green thing growing on one particular plant.
Now all vining plants look pretty much alike. Squash, cucumbers, melons, gourds... they all have these alien-like vines that take over your yard and sprout huge, elephant ear-like leaves and large, yellow flowers. These flowers eventually turn into tasty veggie goodness.
But now we have this large, round green thing. So I was thinking it's a watermelon.
Which is really strange, since we didn't plant watermelon.
But there it is. And it's growing like big ol' cancer. It's the size of a basketball now. But something's happening.
It's turning orange.
Maybe it's a pumpkin, which would be weird, too, since we didn't plant any of those, either. I'm hoping that it's a simple a mistake as the wrong seed got tossed in the seek packet at the seed factory and that just happens to be the seed that turned into this huge fucking vine that's taking over the yard with this large, green/orange growth.
But I'm also haunted by scenes from "Invasion of he Body Snatchers."
Just a warning... if the Spouse suddenly wants me to sleep next to this thing, I'll have to kill him.
If it does not hatch into a body-snatching alien, and it does turn out to be something edible, I'll let yall know.
In the meantime, while we're watching the melon/pumpkin/pod thing continue to grow, here's da links:
Ya know, it might not be a pod monster, it could be a full-fledged demon.
Don't deny it. You know you're gonna try this the next time you're at the Mall.
I have just sucked several hours of your life away. How do you feel?
Not since Leatherface has a chainsaw been so entertaining.
But why take out zombies with a chainsaw when you could just take one out on a date?
Pole dancing gone wild. Awwwwwww yeeaaahhh...
If you're normal, you'll just giggle a little. If you wet your pants, you must be a graphic designer.