Sunday, July 26, 2009

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31 Posts in 31 Days: #26

So I was blocked tonight. I had nothing. I sent out a plea on Facebook for blogging ideas, and got back some whoppers.

Andrew suggested Chippendales vs The Thunder from Down Under. I was thinking cute, animated, vaguely asexual cartoon characters versus some sort of American Gladiator. So I looked it up. Turns out I wasn't even close.

Sorry ladies, this is a family blog.

Dave suggested mayonnaise. That subject is far too voluminous to be covered by just one blog. If I start writing about mayonnaise you'll never shut me up. Mayonnaise to me, is like political corruption is to Grisham, or wacky conspiracies are to Dan Brown.

If there's one thing I know, it's mayonnaise. The world's most complex and revolutionary condiment deserves more attention than I can shower on it at this time.

My friend Shawna mentioned the 80's. A real possibility. I have a love/hate relationship with the 80's. There are movies and music from the 80's that I love. But I hate 80's music and movies. Do you know the difference?

And Molly Ringwald, I hate Molly Ringwald.

Elizabeth, my fellow Old Time Radio junkie, had nothing, but was looking for suggestions as well. Elizabeth you see you've come to the wrong place for inspiration -- just look at what I'm doing here!

My brother-in-law Pete suggested writing about my favorite book (well, actually he said FAVOITE book, but I'm not splitting hairs tonight). I have two favorite books: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

I know these books inside and out. Someday I will write about them, I'll tell you why everything you ever needed to know is in these two books. But it's late, and I need to post.

My son, whose ears needed to be cleaned out, didn't hear me correctly when I read these suggestions out loud, and suggested I write about Alvin and the Chipmunks versus Mayonnaise.

That's just stupid.

Susan reminds me that tomorrow is the anniversary of the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, "The Wild Hare," in 1940. See, Susan is telling me this because she assumes that I'm preparing a post for tomorrow, rather than being EXTREMELY late for today's post.

Silly Susan.

(Actually Susan, if you carry around information like this in your brain, you and I would get along famously!)

Pete chimes in once more to remind me that tomorrow is Monday, and that Garfield hates mondays. He also loves lasagna. Garfield and I have far more in common than I realized.

These were all terrific suggestions, but I think I'm going to write about....

...Wait for it...


Unfortunately, it looks as though I've run out of time. So the highly volatile and subjective debate as to who has the best fry sauce is just going to have to wait...

(Right about now, those of you reading from outside the State of Utah are wondering what fry sauce is, aren't you?)


Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

met two guys from Utah once, they told me of this marvelous concoction called Fry Sauce - I am both intrigued and repulsed...I guess it would help if I liked fries :)

Hats off to you Chris, you have just posted the Seinfeld of all posts about everything and nothing all at once and still incredibly entertaining!!

Susan said...

I hope it takes better than it looks!

Happy Bugs Bunny Anniversary Day! :)

kaye said...

I saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy visited a hamburger joint in Salt Lake and they introduced him to Fry Sauce. The camera zoomed in on him as he tasted it and he shrugged and said, don't they call this thousand island outside of Utah?

AirmanMom said...

great post!

Lori said...

mmmm! Fry Sauce, is there anything better?

Brandy said...

You're right I have no idea what fry sauce is and I think I might be just a little scared to find out.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

No idea what fry sauce is. And congrats on writing a lot about nothing. lol! Very entertaining!

nonina: The darkside of Narnia. :)

SalGal said...

Arctic Circle. Hands down. We found one in Nevada on our way back from SLC, but unfortunately we had no cooler on hand (as apparently it must stay refrigerated).

I cried.

Lisa (Jonnysmommy) said...

Fry sauce say what?

Anyhooo.....I'm hoping this will be your next post.

Then I can write about chicken spiedies. Ever hear of those?

Cecily R said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Fry sauce. That sounds good. I'll have that.

Suzanne said...

I vote for Arctic Circle or Pace's Dairy Ann (In Bntfl.) for the best fry sauce.

I HAVE been naive enough to ask for fry sauce at restaurants outside of Utah...and they look at me like I am SO STUPID and point to the ketchup packets that are already on my tray.

Kristen said...

Crown Burger has the best fry sauce!

(and the best fries to dip into the above mentioned best fry sauce)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Ok, so this posting everyday thing seems to cause you stress, but It's my favourite time over here. I love the randomness and the zany topics you manage to come up with. Too bad I didn't realize you were doing July (Hubby came home and the whole world stopped moving, sorry).

Fry sauce...MMMMMmmmmmmmmmm.

Susan said...

Just came back and saw my posting error. I meant "tastes" better than it looks, and after just commenting on your grammatical errors post I will now go hang my head in shame.