This was forwarded to me by my mom, and it cracked me up to no end. I can totally relate! Sound familiar, Matt?
We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it’s the only type of cooking a ‘real’ man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.
When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
Here comes the important part:
(4) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.
(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
(7) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.
(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dis hes.
And most important of all:
(10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed “her night off.” And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women….
I was thinking about a common trend in television shows. A man and a woman who obviously have chemistry, they usually get together at some point, or you are lead to believe that they will get together at some point. Then there are seasons of “will they or won’t they?” Something almost always happens to keep them from getting together, which can delay the possible relationship for another season.
I’ll call this “The Sam and Diane Phenomenon”, based off the relationship of Ted Danson and Shelley Long’s characters on “Cheers.” It didn’t bother me too much on “Cheers” because ultimately Diane left, so it wasn’t the entire show’s run.
Another example is Ross and Rachel from “Friends.” Throughout the whole ten seasons, viewers were left wondering if/when they’d get together, complete with season cliffhangers.
Now, there is Pam and Jim on the American version of “The Office.” The plotline also existed on the British version, but in the American version it gets really schmaltzy. It’s attempting to tug on my heartstrings, but when it comes to “The Office”, I just want to LAUGH! I don’t want my heartstrings tugged on! If I wanted my heartstrings tugged on, I’d watch “7th Heaven” or something else like that. I think this will cause the Jumping of the Shark!
Last night was the series finale of “Gilmore Girls”, another show with “The Sam and Diane Phenomenon.” For years, I just wanted Luke and Lorelai to get together…then they did, they broke up, and the writers teased us for a while without actually having them get back together. Finally, they did — IN THE LAST EPISODE!
NO! That is not why I was rooting for their relationship the whole time! Not so I can IMAGINE them living happily ever after the show ends…I wanted to SEE them together on the actual SHOW! “Friends” did this too, with Ross and Rachel. I was highly displeased.
It really irritates me. I don’t understand why so many shows feel the need to do this. It just seems like such a lack of originality. Maybe it’s also an attempt to keep viewers watching. I thought “Friends” got really bad in the last few seasons, so maybe if they kept teasing viewers with the prospect of Ross and Rachel, people would keep watching regardless of the fact that the quality of the show was on a steep decline.
Anyway, I’d like to see this trend abolished!Filed under celebrities, nostalgia | Comments (2)
Mac and cheese was one of my childhood staples, as it is for many. I really only liked Kraft…and I preferred the spiral shaped macaroni to the elbow. Sometimes we’d have it with fish sticks and corn. That was always a good day!
Anyway, recently, I stumbled on this page: Generic Cheese and Macaroni Gallery.
It has pictures of generic mac and cheese boxes. Something is very entertaining and amusing about it!
Generic boxes of children’s cereal are pretty funny, too. Usually they try to get the box look as close to its name-brand counterpart as possible, with a different kind of personified, manic animal on the box. Maybe I should do a gallery of those!Filed under food, nostalgia | Comments (4)
OK, not only do those photographer’s websites with music bother me, but I’d like to see a ban on ALL banner ads that have sound. I clicked on a website and the banner ad said, “HEY! WHAT’S UP?” I almost jumped out of my seat and my heart palpitated. It scared the bejesus outta me!Filed under internet | Comment (0)
The following word games have been shameless addictions of mine over the past 6 weeks:
Boggle! There are some seriously good Bogglers, so if I can get half the amount of points that the #1 player gets in a round, I am quite satisfied.
Wordsteal! It’s the same thing as Wordox, which was by Hoyle but disappeared many years ago. Wordsteal is a bit like Scrabble, but with a bit more pizazz! You can steal opponent’s words and points. It can be nerve-wracking at times but very fun.
And lastly, there is Acrochallenge. Ah, Acrochallenge, my love. My dad first discovered Acrophobia in 1998. I was an instant addict. Sadly, Acro suddenly disappeared. I’ve been trying to find a worthy replacement, and Acrochallenge is as close as it gets.Filed under games | Comments (4)