Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet Dreams

A hundred thousand years ago, when I first moved to Santa Barbara, I had an Italian boyfriend. He taught me many things. I'm sure you're thinking, lucky girl, but honestly what I remember most is that he always presented me with a bunch of flowers when he picked me up for a date. First of all - how lovely is that? Well played Italy. He said I should put them by the side of my bed, that his Grandma swore that the scent of sweet flowers would bring sweet dreams.

What a line.

A few days later I met LK at a party and it was ciao fiori, hello surfer boy.




I remember that one day he bought me a bunch of the most beautiful, fragrant sweetpeas from the Farmers Market. I loved the idea that he'd been thinking of our date when he was shopping that morning. He was probably thinking, I'll tell her that line of my Grandmas and that will get us talking about bed.

Anyhow, that was a lifetime ago, yet I can't help but love sweetpeas, and when I saw them at the Farmers Market this morning, I couldn't resist. They are a bunch of summer, last almost as long as a fling with an Italian, and three bunches for $5 buys you a lot of sweet dreams....



6 comments:

Elsie Button said...

what a line - smooth!

i love sweetpeas too - but my reasons are nowhere near as exciting :)

Kelsey said...

I stumbled across your blog and love it! Wow - quite the line. Who doesn't love to get flowers? I can't imagine getting them every date :) Just wanted to say, am enjoying the blog!

AliBlahBlah said...

Is that why we have sweet peas all the time? I think I'll have a martini. LK

Nimble said...

My mother's favorite flowers. So they remind me of her which is nice even though it's not like remembering an Italian boyfriend. Sigh.

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