Monday, June 16, 2008

From Brad...

There's this friend of mine...not very close, but a very cool friend. He's an odd one too though! He does not have a camera or a cell phone or a computer at home! I was surprised when he said he did have a TV! But probably no cable :)

I know him through my previous job. He still works there, I switched. So anyway...we still exchange emails, and I met him once about a couple months ago. We discussed our cherry trees. My tree had borne a single fruit...for the first time in its short life of one year. I was so excited, I told him,
M(e): Brad, my tree has a cherry.
M: Yeah, its tiny and green right now, and its on the bottom of the tree.
B: Cool :) (He has a strange look on his face)
M: Does yours have any?
B: Yeah?
M: How many?
B: I think two.......
***I'm thinking, ok, he's got just one more than me, thats how cherry trees are when they are young)
B (continues): Hundred? Yeah, about two hundred.

And he has this devilish grin on his face when he sees the shock on mine!

So anyway, throughout the season he kept emailing me tips on how to take care of the tree and the cherry (Yeah, he did warn me about squirrels! He had asked me to put a net around the tree, advice the hubby laughed off!).

I shared its progress until the day the squirrel ate it :(
Brad promised to bring me some of his cherries when they were ripe.

I got an email from him today with these pictures...and text saying I got a big bag for you, come pick 'em up!

He had borrowed his brother's camera so that he could take pictures for me. Now how sweet is that! He had also sent pictures of his cute little niece and nephews...his cherry picking helpers.

I got my cherries from him (his office is about 2 minutes away from mine) and very very reluctantly shared a few with my colleagues (because I have to be a good gal, I suppose ;)

Thanks Brad, you're the best :)


Princess Mia said...

Oh that was so sweet of him, so u have cherry tree buddies heheh cool. The pics look good n am sure u enjoyed having the cherries.

I am rushing to the kitchen to have some cherries tooooooooooo.

Ankur said...

wow... really u r lucky!!! :)


aneri_masi said...

@mia, he's a goofy one, does all kinds of things! He goes hunting and brings back deer! and eats it too i think!

@ankur, yah, he's one cool friend.

vEENs said...




2 hundred..


i liked that bit the best :D

now u take care of yurs too.. and take pics of yurs and send it to us :D

but he is sweet!

--xh-- said...

he goes for hunting too? wow, what si his gun? would love intracting with him.. :-D
living without a cell and comp is a luxury i can only dream off :)

the look @ ur face whn he said 2... hundred.. i would love to see that :) i like doing the same thing to ppl...

--xh-- said...

it was so sweet fo him to borrow the cam and give u cherries.. :) so whjn r we getting our share?

Preeti said...

How come I dont have any nice people who give me cherries??? :(

Solitaire said...

Wow. A lot of patience and dedication.

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

Aww, I like the name Brad. Lol.

those cherries look like plums btw, so big big!

aneri_masi said...

@veena, yeah, he's a devil! khud hi bolta hai I am a devil!

@xh, I can ask about the rifle if you like. And you should try living without cell phone and computer for at least a weekend. It is very much possible if you want to be "unleashed" from these contraptions :)

sharing? not happening :) They're all MINE! ;P

aneri_masi said...

@preeti, I think there are nice people around you, just no cherries ;)

@sol, yeah, its almost like taking care of a child.

@bw, yeah, they were BIG and VERY sweet. My neighbor has a plum tree, will post pics when the fruit ripens.

And Brad looks very nice too ;) Tall, blonde and all that!

Macadamia The Nut said...

LOL!! Two... hundred! Heh heh.
Nice to have pals like this around. I don't have a green thumb so I mooch off my friend's efforts at growing things :D

Pri said...

hahaha...the squirrals must have been very happy with u ;)

did u just say u shared the cherries with ur colleagues...the same ppl who turned down the souffle ??? :o
they dint deserve it...hmpf!!