Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's Not My Fault

I was supposed to be in New Orleans this weekend, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to leave Beaumont. When I'm feeling sorry for myself, I do one or both of the following: (1) buy stuff; (2) organize stuff.

This weekend, I did both. I reorganized all of my kitchen cabinets (partly because I found where that fucking mouse had set up house, so I threw everything in that cabinet out...Tupperware, Rubbermaid, canned goods, dish towels...everything) and I spent an exorbitant amount of money on cookware, gadgets, utensils, knives, organizer shelves, dish towels, serving platters and canisters.

It's not like I even cook. It's not that I'm a bad cook, it's just that I don't cook. I blame Alton Brown. He makes it all look so damn fun. I have an uncontrollable desire to fry some chicken.

11 comments:

George said...

He looks frightening enough to scare you out of the kitchen forever! I love buying new gadgets, whether kitchen or handyman, that I don't have a clue how to use.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Then, after you get that chicken nice and froze up, send it to me. And you're welcome. I knew you knew that I knew you wanted somewhere to send it.

jen said...

Alton Brown is my television husband, according to my real husband. :)

Lorna said...

What a good excuse for shopping: "I've been visited by a mouse."

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

All that shopping sounds like fun!!

Apartment for Peggy said...

Poor Laurie, I bet New Orleans misses you too!

Laurie said...

George - I can stand forever in the gadget aisle at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Old Horsetail - You got it!

Jen - I knew you would relate. :)

Lorna - I should create a "I've Had a Mouse Buy Me Stuff Shower."

Just... - It was wonderful!

Peg - It's been TWO YEARS!!! That's just wrong.

Susan in St. Paul said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about the New Orleans trip, I hope everything is ok.

I don't blame you threw everything out where that mouse set up. I love buying all that stuff, but I don't organize my own kitchen cabinets anymore. My friend Maria who lives in southern Brazil does, she just does it so much better than I do! Luckily, she'll be visiting in June;-)

Laurie said...

Susan - Cool!

Grimm said...

Nothing worse than finding where Mickey had been setting up house. It gives me the willies just thinking about it.

Laurie said...

Grimm - I was more focused than grossed out. Once I pulled out the garbage bags and rubber gloves, it was Katie bar the door!