The other day, after pouring a bowl of one of my favourite cereals, Extra Raisin, the most amazing thing happened. I normally like Extra Raisin over brand-named Raisin Bran because the Extra Raisin has, well, extra raisins. Every bowl is filled with plenty of big, plump California Raisins, each one loaded with sugar and ready to say "Good Morning!" However, on this particular day, in this particular bowl, they really out-did themselves.
That, my friends, sitting in the middle of my breakfast, is solid, unadulterated raisin. It may just be the largest chunk of raisin ever to hit the most important meal of the day.
Most raisins of this size and calibre are found in orbit beyond Mars, in a little-known sector known affectionately as "the Sun dried belt". In the aftermath of Pluto's recent exile from official planet status, many of the lesser bodies in our system left their place in orbit. In hopes of avoiding public disgrace, many fled to the Kevlar belt while some sought religious and political asylum. The others? Evidently they ended up in cereal boxes.
After his somewhat shocking appearance among my bran flakes, the infamous raisin fled. I was lucky to have even seen the marvel, let alone to take a photograph.
The current whereabouts of the raisin are anyone's guess. Later that same day eye witnesses reported an unreasonably large raisin chunk heading west towards the coast. Witnesses say it was wearing a fake moustache and a fedora, trying to pass itself off as a traveling salesman.
Among all the fervour and media attention, it's difficult to separate the fiction from the facts. Rumours of the raisin running for governor in several states are unvarified, and the alledged sighting of the raisin saving a pair of infant twins from a burning building are sketchy at best. I was, however, able to verify that the raisin did in fact star in a short-lived Japanese cartoon titled simply "Little Ray-son Man", depicted here.
This is not just the story of one raisin. This is the story of one really Big raisin, and it landed in my cereal. This fact makes me feel special.
I hope you enjoyed this ride , because I know I did. I'm just glad to be able to share it with you.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Posted by DAve and JAnie at 6:59 PM