Green is where the Heart Is for November 25th, 2015

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 25 November 2015 05:00

“Why wouldn't the reporter leave the mashed potatoes alone?  He desperately wanted a scoop.” ~anonymous spud

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Our kids are coming for the holiday and for that I am extremely thankful.  We will have the usual Thanksgiving fixins’ including turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, my turkey veggie platter, corn custard, some more veggies and pies, pies pies.
NPR had a program asking people things like do you prefer pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie?  Do you call it dressing or stuffing?  Where we are or where we grew up determines our fondest memories around this feast.  That’s the feng shui of food.
Before we moved to North Carolina, we celebrated with my mom, dad, sister’s family of six kids and their spouses and kids and assorted aunts and uncles and any extra single people my mother had a habit of inviting.  My job would be to make 20 lbs of mashed potatoes, enough to serve about 45 people (and have some leftovers.)
I decided to dedicate today’s column to the beloved spud. These thoughts come from I think Will and Guy put these thoughts together one day when they were laying around being couch potatoes. 
“How do you describe an angry potato? Boiling Mad.  Why didn't the mother potato want her daughter to marry the famous newscaster?  Because he was a common tater.  Why wouldn't the reporter leave the mashed potatoes alone?  He desperately wanted a scoop.  What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?  Anything, just butter him up.  What does a British potato say when it thinks something is wonderful? It's mashing!  Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work.
They are called 'Comment Taters'. Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don't want to soil their own hands. They are called 'Dick Taters'.
Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them. It is too hot or too cold, too sour or too sweet. They are called, not Silly Billies but 'Aggie Taters’. 
There are those who say they will help, but somehow just never get around to actually doing the promised help. They are called 'Hezzie Taters’. 
Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not. They are called 'Immy Taters’.
Hope you enjoyed a little silliness on this day.  Oh by the way, there are those who love others and do what they say they will.
They are always prepared to stop whatever they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into the lives of others. They are called 'Sweet Po Taters’.…..that’s why this is for YOU.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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