Anyone in the mood for a WoodyBoater Word Association Test? A few weeks ago when Matt and his wife were travelling through West Jefferson, Ohio they discovered a restaurant that served up some fresh, home made pie that Matt described as “Mind Blowing.”
After reading the story and the comments about how much everyone liked home made pie, it got me to thinking about how peoples tastes for pie and boats are so different. Is there a connection between flavors of pie and flavors of boats? An architect once said to me, “Texx – Everyone has a different idea of what looks and tastes good, and what appeals to their senses, like with food, some people like Italian food and some people like Chinese food.” In WoodyBoater language, some people like Utilities and some people like Runabouts, Chris-Crafts vs Century’s, etc.
Those five senses are Hearing, Taste, Touch, Smell and Sight. Wooden boats appeal to at least four of those five senses and maybe even taste when the varnish is fresh and thick in the air. And we all know how fresh, home made pie effects our senses.
According to the results of a study in the Nations Restaurant News (Sept. 12, 2005) the Top 10 Pie Flavors in American Restautants are 1. Apple, 2. Chocolate or French Silk, 3. Coconut or Coconut Cream, 4. Pecan, 5. Berry (all types), 6. Key Lime, 7. Lemon, 8. Pumpkin, 9. Cherry, 10. Banana or Banana Cream. They also noted that there are 500 different pie flavors!
So I decided to try one of those Word Association Tests where someone says a word (in this case a flavor of pie) and you have to say the first thing that comes to mind – in this case what antique boat the word makes you think of, based on how that particular boat simulates your senses. OK – Here we go, starting from the top flavor….
a Classic Tuscan Dessert…