The other day, Sean and I were discussing African trees (the night before, the topic of choice was Eunuchs-- but that's a post for another day) and were thinking of that classic Savannah-y tree, that has a big fan of branches and a flat top. This:
We were like, "Oh... what is the name of that? i don't know." And then a minute later, i said, "... man, i am pretty sure i know it. I think I could remember it. I'd definitely know it if I heard it." And then several minutes later: "... what is that? It's like...parabola. aaaabracadabra... tarantula..."
We tossed out a few more back and forth and then finally I had to consult google to tell me the answer.
"arrgh, I know it, I know it!"
I typed it in and found out: "Ahh! Baobab! It's baobab!"
Sean: "Not... even close. Tarantula?"
Jen: "What? I said parabola. So many of the same letters.... abracadabra?? see? ha ha ha..."
Sean: "Don't I even get credit for Bilbao?"
Jen: "Bilbo? what?"
Sean: "Bilbao.. i at least had the ao."
Jen: "Bilbao? that's not even a word."
But yes, yes he does get credit, though I would never say that to his face. I just thought this exchange & my word ideas were funny. Good ol' brains. So entertaining, they are.
Ok, so the story is not over. (this totally hilarious story worth telling) I thought it was. So I realized, " wait.. i can just put in a picture. They can see what it looks like." Because i struggled up there to describe the tree. So I went up to the google box to type in baobab:
Jen: "whoops...not---" *delete delete delete*
Jen: "hahaha! shhh-shutup." And then i typed in the correct word & clicked on google images and up came all these other trees.
Jen: "wait a second... that's not..."
And we realized we had the wrong tree all along. It is an acacia tree. Acacia.
And thus concludes this story about I don't know what. You know how you come sit down to blogger with a story to tell, a post to make, and then you realize it's not even blog-worthy at all, and you desperately try to make it into something it would never, could never be? I don't. All of the things I do (in life) are blog-worthy.