Saturday, January 31, 2009

Random Vegetable Contest #43

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be, and why? Deadline: Sunday, February 1st at 5pm EST Prize: A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs and a VOG. (very odd gift.) Leave your answer and your email address in the comment area below. Last contest starts tomorrow at noon! Have you signed the guest book? ----------------------------------------------------> Here are the other two ongoing contests if you feel like winning a SIGNED COPY of The Dust of 100 Dogs! D100D Mad Libs - Deadline TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT EST. Haiku Contest - Deadline Sunday Feb 1st NOON EST.

41 comments:

Adele said...

A parsnip - not popular and kind of regarded with distrust but tastes good once you've given it a go.

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Erika Lynn said...

I would be a pumpkin for sure. Then I could be bigger than all the other veggies and feel superior. Also I could then have one of two lives. Either be a wicked girly pumpkin and be turned in to Cinderella's carriage. Or I could be a bad*** pumpkin that gets to be a scary jack-o-lantern on halloween. That is why I would be a pumpkin.

sharonanne said...

I would be a asparagus, I have a beautiful head. I'm tall and slender and I taste delicious.

Sharen said...

Oh, this one's easy for me. My girlfriends and I did it years ago.

Answer: A cucumber.

Why: Cool as (of course!)

LisaMay said...

Oh! Everyone has such great vegetable reasoning.

I was just going to say I would be a tomato because they taste nice.

Umm... and I am nice :)

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Alex said...

I would be a cucumber! because they are bright green, and long, and they have a very odd name! They are just different! Ya Like me!

Hillary said...

Broccoli
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Lalaland said...

A tomato because I like throwing it at people. =)

Or making jokes.
AHH! I'm bleeding!

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Joanne Levy said...

I would like to say Aubergine, because it's so exotic and pretentious sounding.

But likely, I would be a mushroom 'cause so often I'm kept in the dark and fed manure.

Thank you, I'm here all week(end).

sraasch said...

I would be a pea because they get the cutest mottos ("Peas on Earth" and all that).

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Carol(ina) said...

I'd be a potato because it's one of few vegetable that I enjoy to eat though, I hope that no one eats me cus that would suck--big time. :)

xollinzolox said...

I would be Broadleaf Arrowhead (also known as Sagittaria latifolia) because of the cool name haha :) and here is proof that i did not make this amazing-sounding vegetable up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadleaf_arrowhead

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Yan said...

An artichoke because it's pretty XD

SunShine said...

Definitely an onion-so I could make people cry. ;)

cecilia said...

This is a hard question, but I do enjoy your wonderful vegetable collage!

I finally decided that I would be a yellow onion.

Why? Well, as our favorite ogre so succintly said, "Onions have layers!" I think I have many layers that surprise many people when they get to know me better and when I get more comfortable around them. Then the layers start to peel away...

And then I start to make them cry.

I'm kidding! (Well, maybe tears of laughter!) :)

If anyone's going to cry, it'll be me. I'm a sap when it comes to heartbreaking scenes - whether it is in real life, movies, or even books.

In short, onions have layers and cry, and so do I.

p.s. I will follow directions this time and include my email cecpham(at)gmail.com

Liviania said...

I would be a zucchini because then someone would fry me and I'd know what it's like. This is why I don't eat vegetables, only fruits that have naturally fallen to the earth. (I might've watched Notting Hill recently.)

katarinas mama said...

A tomato - because I could hang onto a vine until I was ripe and then be plucked and made into something savory and lovely like tomato sauce. And the sauce would slither over some lovely noodles for my three year old daughter to slirp up and pronounce it "delicious psghetti, Mama!"

Anonymous said...

I would be corn, I love it on my mashed potatoes, rice, salads. I just can't get enough of corn sometimes like Ketchup if it's not with my French Fries or hamburger then I won't eat it.

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Diana Dang said...

I would like to be a celery! I love how they taste. I used to hate them when I was younger but one magical day I just grew to like them. Love them with dips!

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E. M. Reads said...

I would be an olive (that's a veggie and condiment, sorta?right?).

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Paradox said...

I guess I would be a tomato, because, like me, they are a paradox. They are technically a fruit, but they are eaten like a veggie. This has caused many arguments over which is which. I like to think they are both, that opposing traits can exist in one thing or person. Also, I both hate and love tomatoes, depending on their use. I hate sliced tomatoes (*gag*), but love tomato sauce on pasta and pizza.

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sweetmelissa818 said...

Hmmm...Maybe a beet. Because they're an amazing color!

Sarahbear9789 said...

I would be a potato, because you have to peel layers off to get to the good stuff and they are hidden beauty.

Thao said...

I'd be water morning glory. It's the vegetable I enjoy the most. Besides, it may look simple but its name and taste absolutely rule.

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AmandaKMorgan said...

I'd be a mushroom, hands down. They're so versatile! They're good on almost ANYTHING.

They are also like the secret agent of vegetables because they're tricky--they can either be super good for you or poisonous. I'd just like to see brussel sprouts pull that off! ;)

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Oh, almost forgot the email:

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Lenore said...

I'd be okra. In Germany, Okra is unusual, rare, valuable, and totally worth it.

Yes, I've read your book. But it is so bad that I covet a signed copy and a VOG?

Gerb said...

I'd be a habanero pepper because it's HOT! : )

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Bunny B said...

I'd be a chilli cos I'm hot and spicy :)
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Stephanie said...

a broccoli because they taste good :D


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Brooke Reviews said...

I'd like to be a jalapeno! Spicey and not everyone could handle me. :D

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Keith Cronin said...

A potato.

That way, I could sit on a couch, make some tasty french fries, and be distilled into vodka. Talk about your one-stop shop for everything you need!

Anonymous said...

That's a hard one...there are so many great veggies! But i would have to say that if i were a vegetable then i would be an eggplant. I know it's weird but it's one of my my favorite colors and it would be amazing to be that plump purple veggie. It's just shaped so cool! I mean who would like to be a plump purple veggie? It would rock!!!

Liv said...

As there are so many noble and respectable vegetables out there, I find this a hard decision to make.
After many hours spent pondering this dilemma, I think I would choose to be an asparagus.
They are long, skinny, and have beautifully styled head pieces. Also, they have just the right amount of stringiness, not that I would plan on eating myself.
The best part is that asparagus are rather unremarkable to other humans, myself not included, so the likely-hood of my being eaten for dinner is low.
Yes, I think an asparagus would be the ideal vegetable to live my life as.

Terri said...

I would love to be a water chestnut. Nestled within a stir fry or wrapped in bacon skewered with a toothpick-what, could be more splendid?

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jocelyn said...

I'd be a potato. They're plain-looking, but they are awesome in all kinds of ways once you get past the dull appearance.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

If I could be a vegetable...I'd be...cauliflower. It's kind of pretty in a weird way, it tastes good with a little something extra, and it's unique!!

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Culinaire said...

This shouldn’t have been a tough question for a chef... but it was challenging. I could’ve chosen the ethereal yet profoundly earthy white truffle, or the delicious fractal looking romanesca cauliflower, or the phenomenal but usually overlook parsnip.

But alas, If I were a vegetable I’d be an Andean Potato(or “papas” as my friends call me).

After all, I’m one of the most important vegetable crop in the world, second only to ‘big sis’ Maize (ya know, corn…). We both grew up in the Peruvian Andes and are fundamental crops to the people of Peru’s mountain regions. I still have hundreds of cousins there. There are hundreds more around the world (a lot of these are Franken-foods, lab-modified to serve a plentitude of functions). I’m not really close with them, some are just downright odd. No calls or cards over the holidays, but you know how family can be. OK enough of the family tree…

I always knew I was bound for greatness, at least that’s what I kept telling myself.

First there was our YouTube video debut:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7uyKYeGPdE

Then last year, The United Nations (UN) has declared 2008 as the International Year of the Potato.

Kinda cool huh??
Oh yeah, I'm DELICIOULY VERSITILE too.

Yep, I’d be a potato !!

Ariel said...

Probably a breadfruit (which, despite the name, is actually a vegetable) because it looks kinda freaky and exotic at first glance, but then when you understand it better it's something ordinary. And if I had to taste like something, bread doesn't seem like too bad of an option.

They can also make paper out of breadfruit, and who doesn't want to be a book?

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Sara Austin said...

I'd be an artichoke because they are thorny and prickly on the outside but soft and super-yummy inside, and it takes a looong time to cook one so you have to be patient in getting to that middle part. Worth it!!

Amy said...

I would like to be a tomato because of their succulent flesh and tangy juice (hey! get your mind out from the gutter!). They're easy to grow (my mom grows like 100 each summer where I'm forced to eat one every single day...) but also for their mysterious allure. You don't know if it's a vegetable or a fruit!

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