Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Huh? What?

I burnt my finger making rice pilaf today.  Well, actually I burnt it while boiling water for rice pilaf.  See?  This is why I don't cook.  I'm actually not completely helpless in the kitchen.  I just don't like to take the time to make food.  Mostly because I don't like to eat.  But I'm determined to learn to make easy, healthy vegetarian meals - like I used to, before I got lazy.

While I was cutting veggies my mouth started to water and I had a sudden overwhelming craving for red wine vinaigrette salad dressing.  I was kicking myself for not getting any at the store - but then realized there's no way I could've predicted this craving.  Or, could I?  I was led to the fridge in search of a measly substitute when lo and behold, there stood a brand new unopened bottle of Annie's all Natural Organic Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing [I kid you not!].  A miracle.  I'm ready to part the Red Sea now!

I was only gone for a few hours.  When I got home my inbox was jammed with 25 new pieces of new email.  As I began sorting through them, three more came in.  While I know I'll get to every last one, I know I can't even attempt it in this moment.  I'm already three entries behind in my journal.  Even typing now, I hear the ::click:: of new mail.  That sound used to be exciting.  Today it's making me crazy.  Right now there are 30 ::click::click:: make that 32 new emails waiting for me.  ::ringgg:: And there's my phone...

And dammit, I'm craving a chocolate chip cookie!  Is it worth it to work through the craving and let it distract me every three seconds?  Or will I get more done if I eat a damn cookie?

24 comments:

irun01 said...

Go eat the damn cookie you!!!

viviansullinwank said...

Now you did it Freee you've got me wanting something chocolotty. All I have is right now is some Ovaltine...so maybe I'll mix some with some Kaluha and some milk!!

krobbie67 said...

What's with Slo and you with the Chocolate tonight? Quit it! ;-) ---Robbie

miarenee24 said...

Hahaaha! I just love the way you write your events, and everything sounds so exciting.. Hey, there goes my mail clicking, now. Phone can't ring I'm on dial up.

anyway...just eat t he damn cookie! You know you want to.

musenla said...

Wow, if only craving something would make it appear. It might help if you turn off the volume so the little "you've got mail" voiceover won't drive you bonkers (that's what I do). I say go for the cookie NOW!

babyshark28 said...

LOL....oh freee, you poor thing. I have been doing some research on ADD in Adults for a little while now...I might be stepping into the Doctors office sometime to get some answers on that subject...at my age...I should be able to handle a little task.

Eat a cookie for crying out loud! LOL

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Just EAT THE COOKIE!! =) Rice Pilaf and Chocolate Chip Cookies make the ultimate dinner...didn't you know that, Freee?

I think all our mailboxes have been crammed today...thanks to SloMo. LOL We need to get that girl!

Love to you,
bridgett

robbygoe said...

Opps a few of those emails are from me. :p

freeepeace said...

Not again??? Well, I WAS going to eat a great chocolate covered cookie but HUNNY BEAT ME TO IT! She's one tough 'cookie' I'm telling ya! So far, she seems okay. But you know how it goes...watching for the signs of poison for 24 hours...or...till she...let's it go!

freeepeace said...

Irun :P

Vivian, Ovaltine? Seriously? I've never had it. Do you get a Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring with that? :)

sorry Robbie.

Mia, the key word is 'sounds'. everything sounds so exciting :)

Mara, I usually keep ONE 'new email' in my inbox so I NEVER have to hear "you've got mail" while I'm already online. I'd much rather the ::click::

freeepeace said...

Sharky, You've mentioned ADD before. Pls. share what you know :)

Bridgett, you GET me - rice pilaf and choc. chip cookies - ultimate dinner! And right, thanks Slo!

Robby, you sent a great email today - thanks! I've got it saved so I can fully take it in tomorrow. I'm exhausted from all the "get to know you" thingies. hehe

dazeychic said...

Ok Freee! My mouth is watering and its only 7:30am! Not good!
I looove Annies dressing. (Goddess dressing is the best!) Oh and Annies Peace Pasta...yummmmy!
Eat the damn cookie. I mean, that way your tummy and mind will leave you alone and you will get oodles done. Think of it as a reward rather than a nusence! hehe...thats what I do. That could explain my tight jeans huh!? Blah. Nevermind. Dont eat the cookie. That cookie is evil.
~Shells

diannevan said...

Two cravings in one day. Freee... are you pregnant? Have been ::ahem:: doing it doggy style? ('cause you talked about dogs in your entry!). Anyway you wrote "I just don't like to take the time to make food. Mostly because I don't like to eat." NOT LIKE TO EAT? Are you Nuts??? And that's Nuts with a capital N!

mallory4284 said...

Ouch about the burn, but mmm about the rice. I love rice! And this entry is making me very hungry, but I can't eat until 2ish cause of class. Oh, well, hope the "clicks" subsided to stop your from going crazy! :) Have a good one!

-- Mallory

chefgracegeorge said...

You made me laugh a few times today, thank you! Give in to your cookie craving~ just don't eat the entire box! (I promise not to email you any more today;)

ondinemonet said...

When in doubt...Eat The Cookies! :)

andreakingme said...

That last question is easy. EAT the cookie. I always do.

I burned my finger good this weekend. I'm a menance to myself and others in the kitchen. I took a cookie sheet out of my 350-degree oven and immediately transferred it over to my unprotected hand. Why, I don't know.

I don't know how Emeril and Wolfgang Puck do it.

sunflowerkat321 said...

Why is it that the ADD doesn't kick in to save us from the cookie craving. It works the other way doesn't it...fighting cookie cravings causes ADD. Yep, I'm pretty sure about that.

clarity4today said...

Yes, I think you've wasted far too much energy avoiding the cookie!

Sorry, I think I sent you an email, too. I didn't know! It was no big deal anyway. It can really be very time-consuming to deal with it all. I honestly don't see how people keep up. That's why I only correspond regularly with a small group of people, but I wouldn't trade the joy of those interactions for anything. Hope things settle down soon! :-)

itsjustusinnc said...

OMG! If I see one more word about a damn cookie...LMAO! JESUS people! Get some frickin cookies already! LOL! :-)

Gregg

jennipooh3597 said...

Just found your journal via someone else's "other journals" list - I love it! Jenn

slowmotionlife said...

I love red wine vinaigrette... the stronger, the better. Mmmm...

25 pieces of mail. Hmph! Try 62!!!!!!!!! Wanna trade in-boxes? :)

I remember this day.. it was the "get to know your friend thingy" day. LOL I had 'em coming in every two seconds. And I feel like I know everyone entirely too well now. tehehe...

freeepeace said...

No worries: Hunny is okay. Since then, I've replaced the cookie. YUM. I'm sure it won't be my last! It's a daily craving. Shelli, Goddess Dressing rocks. DiAnne NO I'm not pregnant! But I could go for...nevermind! Mallory, did you have rice after class? Grace, email anytime - I like personal email. And I don't buy cookies in bulk. Carly, thanks, I'll remember that. Andrea, OUCH! You okay?

freeepeace said...

Kat, I thnk you're on to something - maybe cookie cravings and ADD are connected. Donna, you too, email anytime. I replied yesterday I think - sorry it took me a few days. :) Gregg, want a cookie? Jenn, welcome...thanks for the comment. Come back anytime :) SloMo, yeah, that day was partly your fault! Had my marinated veggies yesterday...love that red wine vinaigrette.