Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Edition 19 - Top 13 signs you're a lousy cook

Top 13 signs you're a lousy cook (I found the top 10 signs so I'm adding 3 to make it fit today's T13. Additionally, I'm counting down to 1 this week to be different.)
13. If the EPA requires that all your garbage cans be marked with large bright red "biohazard" symbols. 12. Your homemade bread loaf can be used as a door stop. 11. Your dog turns up his nose at your food when your kids try to sneak it to him under the table. 10. Your family heads for the dinner table when they hear the smoke detector. 9. Your kids know what "peas porridge in a pot nine days old" tastes like! 8. When your toddler goes outside to make mud pies, the rest of the family grabs forks and follows. 7. Your kids' favorite drinks are Alka-Seltzer and Pepto Bismal! 6. Your family is perpetually jealous of the delicious-looking food in Fido's bowl. 5. Your kids got even with the neighborhood bully by inviting him for dinner. 4. Your kids got suspended from school for smuggling toxic waste into the cafeteria. 3. Your husband refers to that smoke detector as the 'dinner bell'. 2. No matter what you do to it, the gravy still turns blue! And the SUREST SIGN you are a lousy cook... 1. You cause kitchen fires when making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others' comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!
Also, I was just tagged by Sandra Cox so here goes:
Tag rules: 1) Link to the person that tagged you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) List six unspectacular quirks you have. 4) Tag six bloggers by linking them. 5) Leave a comment on each person's blog to let them know they've been tagged. My unspectacular quirks are: 1) I'm a list maker. I keep a million steno pads with lists of things to do, baby names (for my characters), story ideas, etc. 2) I want to try new restaurants but when we do, I'm afraid to try a new dish as I don't know if I'll like it and thus waste $. (courtesy of my hubby) 3) Instead of drinking coffee to get me going in the morning, I have to have a big Diet Coke (or Pepsi). EVERY DAY. 4) I hate crowds and I get very annoyed. 5) I only like very soggy french fries. (And I steal them from my kids and hubby.) 6) My bachelor's degree is in Accounting but I work as a customer service manager by day, and by night I'm an erotic romance writer.


Mith said...

hey ashley! thanks for all those nice words you left in my blog :) and if i do go to aus i'll definately put up the pics for you!

n ya hope you get a good review too... i loved your blog btw..very funny and something i can realate to! for example, try new restaurants but not ordering anything new? that's so me!

good job! will keep dropping in :)

Unknown said...

But for number 6 you are the complete opposite of me

Anonymous said...

I am such a lousy cook lol! :) Happy TT and thanks so much for stopping by!

Molly Daniels said...

Yay! I'm not the only one who likes limp fries:)

Love the one about getting even with the neighborhood bully!

Phoenix said...

I like my french fries uber crispy and steal them from my kids. ;) When they have that crispy outside and almost no french fry insides, that's when I'm nuts for them. Otherwise, I don't eat fries.

SandyCarlson said...

I can relate to this list!

Bronwyn Green said...

My husband actually taught my then toddler that it was time for grilled cheese sandwiches when the smoke alarm went off. Now, if I happen to make them with out the wail of the smoke detector, my son asks me if I'm sure they're really done. Dorks.

Paige Tyler said...

Those are too funny! LOL!


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The Gal Herself said...

Love #11. I don't have a dog, but my cat has been known to try to bury my cooking as though he found it in his litter box! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Michelle said...

I'm a really bad cook too. My poor husband never says a word. He just eats it up. LOL!! Funny TT. I loved it. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by mine.

Joy Renee said...

LOL how about: When you catch the dishtowel you're using for a 'oven mit' on fire in the kitchenetre of your honeymoon room. true story.

thanx for visiting my Joy Sayings list

Unknown said...

Bron - really? That so sounds like something men would do and say. So far, my fire detectors haven't gone off.

People at the day job have started fires in the toaster ovens a few times and set off the fire alarms. Or they've set them off by walking away when popping pop corn. Boy does it stink up the building.

Anonymous said...

I love this list... I have friends it will fit :-) I have one friend who was making white sauce and didn't think it was getting thick fast enough so she dumped in more flour. The dog wouldn't eat it.... ran away instead.

Mona said...

Well I never!... SOGGY french fries!!

Wow! Never heard anybody liking those before!

& I start my day with warm water. It tends to keep you slim!

& I never list anything, even if I have to buy a hundred things from the supermarket, I never make a list, leave alone listing anything else!

It is really interesting to read quirks about people :D

Mona said...

LMAO! I love the lousy cook list! :D :D

Unknown said...

I have heard, Mona, that it's better to drink warm drinks - luke warm I think - than cold drinks and that it enhances weight loss. I like my water luke warm, but not my soda, especially not diet soda. Of course, it'd be better if I gave up soda altogether, but after too much water, I start getting stomach aches. Weird, I know.

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