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Pigs on toast

February 14, 2010

Scene: Harriet’s kitchen. AJ and Harriet are taking turns reading a pile of sweethearts he pulled out of his goody bag from his class Valentine’s Day party.

AJ: What does yours say?

Harriet: “Hug Me.” How about yours?

AJ: “Yes.” What’s the next one?

Harriet: “Yes.”

AJ: My next one says “Yes” too. Why do they all say “Yes?”

Harriet: I don’t know.

AJ: Some of them should say “No.”

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Perhaps I will remind him of this conversation a few years hence.

In other AJ gems, we received a copy of an essay he wrote about the usefulness of pigs he was assigned at school. He warned that he didn’t get a chance to write a conclusion, which is true, but we still found it very entertaining. I hope you do too.

Pigs are useful in many ways. They have lived for about 40 million years. Pigs helped the ancient Egyptians by walking across the fields so the pigs make holes in the dirt. The Egyptians plant seeds, and have the pigs walk again, pushing the seeds into the ground. Pigs are very smart animals. They can jump through a hoop or even walk a tightrope. They are very brave. They would rather fight than run away. They are used to dig up truffles with their great sense of smell. They pigs have a ring put in their snout to keep them from eating it. Pigs are used in many interesting ways.

There are many other ways pigs are used. We get bacon, pork chops, ham, hot dogs, and many other things. Footballs are made from pigskin.

So on this Valentine’s Day, in between the bonbons and the flowers, perhaps you could take a few minutes to remember all the things pigs have done for you. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2010 11:01 am

    Mmm, bacon. I didn’t know that about the Egyptians and the pigs, thanks AJ!

  2. February 14, 2010 1:34 pm

    Pigs give us bacon. All hail pigs. QED!

    (Music club resuming soon…)

  3. crankygirl permalink
    February 14, 2010 4:47 pm

    The essay made me want to read/watch Charlotte’s Web. Pigs rule.

  4. The Lass permalink
    February 14, 2010 5:50 pm

    He had me at “bacon”.

  5. freshhell permalink
    February 14, 2010 7:13 pm

    I prefer to think about what I’ve done for pigs: allowed them to live slightly longer.

  6. eleanorio permalink
    February 15, 2010 8:45 pm

    *can’t leave a comment for laughing too hard*

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