Wednesday, December 13, 2006

6 Weird Things...Again

Nancy Drew tagged me with this. I tell ya, people must think I am plenty weird because I've done this three times here, here, and here already and I'm being begged for more.

1. I don't enjoy the defining foods of the three cultures I consider myself a part of in some way shape or form. I'm Greek by birth but dislike olives. I grew up in Pennsylvania German culture and LOATHE sauerkraut entirely. The smell alone makes me want to vomit. I lived in Trinidad and was given honorary Trini status (and you know from the various recipes I've shared that I love Trini food) but I really don't care for callaloo.

2. I enjoy cooking and consider myself reasonably competent in the kitchen. I am notorious for unintentionally burning grilled cheese sandwiches though.

3. When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich it is imperative the pb & j be spread on the bread such that not a molecule of the bread surface shows. It cannot, however, dribble down the sides. The layer must be even and the knife clean of excess pb & j before I put it in the sink. And if the sandwich will not be immediately consumed I spread a very thin film of it on the jelly piece of bread before the jelly goes on so it acts as a barrier to prevent the bread getting overly soggy on that side. These are important considerations, people.....even though I almost never eat the sandwiches I make. This condiment spreading rule is suspended for the use of mayonnaise which I find about as appetizing as a jar of snail trails and snot. I do NOT want to risk having any of that nasty white slime touch my fingers so I don't go to the edge of the bread with it. BLECH!!!

4. When I was a kid and watched The Wizard of OZ I was not scared by the flying monkeys (thought they were kind of cool actually) but the guards and their chanting freaked me right out.

5. I feel less anxiety in a dentist's chair than in a hairdresser's chair. Hhhhmmm, could account for having not a single cavity but having 'wild drugged out hippy hair' as Diana likes to call it.

6. Ok, for this last one I'm simply going to relate last night's dinner conversation as an example....

Mr. Lime was playing with a piece of plastic off a bottled drink by pretending it was first an earring, then a nosering, then a nipple ring. Isaac challenged, 'How about a pee-pee ring!' (Mind you, he's all of 11 years old and I had no idea he was even aware of the concept of genital piercings.) I started laughing as I winced at the idea of such tender bits having needles near them while Mr. Lime made like a macho man and grunted in a deep voice, 'Bring it on!' Isaac retorted dryly, 'Yeah right, Dad. You squeal like a girl over spiders.'

Such are the dinner conversations at Chez Lime.

In case you want more evidence of our strange conversations check here and here. Go on, check, they are short and you know you want to.

22 comments:

James Goodman said...

I'm not what you call a squeemish man, but the thought of getting a prince albert, makes me want to run away screaming into the night...

Heather said...

Hope and Faith...now that made me spit out my coffee!! HA!!

And I don't think your weird. Olives and sauerkraut totally suck. And I think you and I make the same pb&j sandwiches. Too funny.

ttfootball said...

Oh Lime Lime... the things some kids know about and DO?! Not to scare you but maybe you should ask the girls to play "never have I ever"...
O and its a good thing I didnt know from the start you weren't a calalloo fan ;-)

steve said...

Yep I'm with ya on the dentist thing. Must be the good drugs!!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Lime, we just like hearing about people's quirks :-) Especially if they are yours.

Charles said...

Well that's hilarious... what will he think of next, plastic piercing? I gather the kid has his mom's toughness?

Anonymous said...

Lime that Is the way to make a PP&J. Although I have to admit to spreading a thin layer of butter or margerine on the bread of every sandwich that I make.

Anonymous said...

The thing that freaked me out about the Wizard of Oz was that goody two shoes bitch Dorothy.

HOuse should have landed on that broad. ;)

Steve~

Logophile said...

That is some precision sandwich making. I was informed by my (then) 6 year old son that I was not making his sandwich correctly. I've very rarely made him a sandwich since.

As for the dinner convo, imagine the Limes and the Logos at a meal together, how fun would that be?

AlRo said...

i was good right down to the Pee Pee Ring... then i cringed...

Seamus said...

I'm with ya on #5.

Bwahahaha on #6 - I think my laptop is getting use to coffee showers! ;)

snavy said...

The idea of genital piercings just plain disturbs me. I don't understand the why.

btw - this is the second post I've read in 24 hours that issues of the male organ have made me gag - hehe.

jillie said...

Kids are smarter than we give them credit for. And there is nothing better than a burnt grilled cheese sandwiches...yummmmmie!!!
;o)

Breazy said...

lol I am the same way about making my pb & j sandwiches except I eat them . Shoot I have to have pb everyday or I think I am dying . Your dinner table convo sounds like my family's . If there is anything gross to be discussed it is saved for the dinner table , don't ya love that? LOL! You have a wonderful day !

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....lets just say maybe you are an enigma.

Top cat said...

lmao at the dinner conversation.

snails trails and snot..yuck!!
tc

MyUtopia said...

Love your dinner repartee

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again...you're weird! But I still luv ya, and the family, ours normally gossip.

m said...

Hey!!!
"I'm Greek by birth but dislike olives."

I read your post *after* I wrote my post...

Anytime you need someone to snarf down your olives, I am at your service!!

Gary said...

I like your wild drugged out hippy hair.

KFarmer said...

Gosh I would love to sit around your dinner table one night- dont think I could eat though- I'd be laughing too hard. You are fun people & please leave your hair alone- it's beautiful.

Boysenberry said...

Always happy to learn more about the world that is Lime :)

Although the idea of a PA does make the eyes water somewhat...