Wednesday, November 23, 2005

MMMM...what's in this? My body is telling me it's not natural.


okay, so if you've been reading my blog you know I'm probably not the best cook...no, in fact I don't really cook much past grilled cheese. But grilled cheese beats many things in my opinion. Case and point: the picture of the beans above which look like their hatching larva. AHHH - I feel a story coming on: One time, at band camp...(wait - that's a different story). One time, in high school, I was babysitting for this family. I rode home with them from school and the mom fixed dinner before they left. I was downstairs playing with the 5 kids (yeah, 5) and this awful odor began waffing downstairs. It smelled like hot, dog-poo on a grill, topped with something worse than curry. I thought to myself, "Surely that's not dinner - the disposal must have backed up, or she's changing the baby. Not dinner." But soon enough, the kids and I found out that we were being treated to canned beans mixed with hot dog chunks. I'm telling you, these weren't normal beans. They must have been generic beans from the discount rack that she bought just before the can exploded from botulism. What is botulism? Click on the beans above and read up, it's an exciting disease. Anyway, by the time dinner was ready the house was filled with this overwhelming smell that almost make me sick. I vividly remember as we prayed, I bowed my head toward my bowl and almost fainted. So, then I started reasoning with myself: "I'm sure it won't actually taste like what it smells like" and it didn't - it was worse. The first bite caused my body to involuntarily convulse. Long story short, I didn't chew. I just put it in my mouth and swallowed. That my friends, was perhaps the worst experience I've ever had with food.

20 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh, nasty! :-P (You realize you're going to have to share the band camp story now...were you really in band?) Well I guess the moral of this story is that blessing your food works!

Anyway...if you are bored this weekend do me a favor and leave a comment on my friend Leah's site and tell her to update...Terra and I decided it's past time. ;-)

http://www.leahblogs.blogspot.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

EjucatedGuy said...

seriously now Ruth - i JUST posted this. How did you know I had updated already? Do you have a "toby blog" alarm?

EjucatedGuy said...

and...there's no story about bandcamp. no, I was never in band. that's a line from a movie- NAME THAT MOVIE! Anyone...?

Ruth said...

A "toby blog alarm"?? Seriously..you flatter yourself.. ;-) j/k!!

Yes, I am a blog stalker.

Geez, I hope I'm not quite that pathetic...but who am I kidding, I probably am...I mean I know I have no life. Oh I am going to take my own advice and "not dwell" on it. ;-) Better living through denial and all that (that's a BUCKY KATT quote for those of you not in "the know").

No idea what movie you're talking about. My head hurts, just FYI. Which is probably why this comment is so rambly...

EjucatedGuy said...

nothing wrong with a blog stalker - I'm honored. obviously, I don't have a life either because I'm sitting here doing this...

Ruth said...

Well as long as you're ok with my eccentricities...smart man..

Leah updated her blog...she cracks me up. Thanks for your "encouragement." ;-)

Leah said...

Hey Toby. I finally updated. Thanks to you. Yep..YOU tipped me over the edge. I figured if my friends were desperate enough to envolve perfect strangers in their cause then it had reached a point worthy of recognition.

I also do not enjoy the smell of beans. I once had a very nasty discussion with a purple hull pea that resulted in violence. Violent cunvulsions that is. I don't really want to talk about it.

Leah said...

BTW..Involve is spelled with an I...not an E..obviously. LOL I'm a terrible speller,but I at least I admit to it.

Ruth said...

Oh my gosh, now Shaun Groves has blogged about chili and cheese curds (except I got the impression he likes them):

http://readshlog.blogspot.com/ (11/18 entry)

Who knew this was such a hot topic, hmm?

EjucatedGuy said...

wow Leah! my parents used to say that all the time: "Okay Toby, you've tipped us over the edge." Aaahhh - memories.

EjucatedGuy said...

RUTH - did you see I added your blog site to my favorites? Anything for a friend...

Ruth said...

Awww, I'm so touched...

blahblblblblblblbl said...

Oh my gosh - I've never seen that movie, but I recognized the quote! C'mon Ruth! :-)
And Toby, seriously, what's with the food thing? Especially the gross kinds...Is that just what guys like to talk about?

Ruth said...

Terra (and Toby), I am probably just not applying zee little gray cells to zis problem, but I still have no frickin' clue what movie ya'll are talking about. Somebody please enlighten me.
And it's true...nasty/spoiled/rotten/gross/icky food is really a major theme of your blogging, Toby... ;-)

EjucatedGuy said...

seriously now - only 2 of my blogs have been on food. Obviously, I'm a cunning linguist because you've remembered these 2 very well.

Ruth said...

^ Funny man...

blahblblblblblblbl said...

Cunning linguist? Ummm... Sure!
I think it's more of the I-would-really-hate-to-actually-see-this-in-person thing than anything else. Or maybe Ewww-this-is-so-gross!-Why-would-anyone-want-to-write-about-it!

Ruth -it's American Pie. And don't waste your time watching it!

Ruth said...

Eewww...I am so not an American Pie kinda person...

blahblblblblblblbl said...

I'm not an American Pie person either. I just had an annoying habit of saying "one time at youth camp" to one of my friends and she said I sounded like a girl on that movie. That's the only reason I know what Toby was talking about!
So, are you an American Pie person, Toby?

Ruth said...

Funny thing happened today...forgot my badge at my desk and was stuck in the stairwell for a minute or two...felt EXCESSIVELY stupid. But it was rather funny.