Wednesday, August 28, 2013

is my life a metaphor for chili

told ya i would probably be blogging more after the wedding----

is chili a metaphor for my life--

it sounds good when i get up and am planning to make it----i think hey, this is gonna be spicy and different---
but alas, it is pretty edible, but does not live up to my hopes for it

did i do wrong, by omitting the orange juice or soda----would it have been a total loss without my last minute brilliance of sage-

and there it sits, left-over---how did that happen---there is never enough----does frank's unruly digestive system, explain this mind blowing occurrence--

is this all my life has become---just a big bowl of brown stuff---full of beans

i wonder

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  1. Oh goodness to me even sub par chili is still good chili - I am a chili fan lol. I have never tried sage in chili...I am intrigued.

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    1. it really did help---and the pumpkin pie spice and extra garlic salt--i am just feeling kinds down today---it was kinda a joke :)

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  2. Maybe you need to get out more, Lynn. If you're comparing yourself to beans. Be a Baked Alaska or something exotic, at least. . .

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    1. if i were a baked alaska or something exotic---then i probably wouldn't be feeling sorry for myself haha----good advice though---thanks for hearing me d.g. ;)

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  3. Lynn, I will eat your leftover chili. Just let me get my teleportation device working.

    What? That explosion in the background? That was nothing.

    ...

    ...

    Um, Would you be willing to overnight me some chili?

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    1. haha, i would do it, only for you, crystal ;)

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  4. Wow Lynn, I feel a bit depressed now...

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    1. haha, i am sorry for that--but hey, as a writer, i guess i was a success--feel better libby :)

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  5. If it makes you feel any better, my life as a bowl of chili wouldn't be worth eating, that's for sure!

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    1. haha--i just knew you would get it and that makes me feel better, ms. a ;)

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  6. Spicy is good if that's what you're like. When I make chili at our house leftovers seldom last 24 hours so I'm not sure how that would fit into the metaphor.

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    1. that is proving the case with me as well---next time a little more spice :)

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  7. THIS is exactly how I feel about cooking! It looks so good in the book, I follow it exactly and either it comes out mediocre or looking so horrible bad no one will eat it.

    Ironically, last week I made the simplest of recipes (chicken in the bean pot with Catalina dressing and apricot jelly) and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Except no one else would eat it becasue it was HOT PINK!

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    1. Wait... maybe my life is a metaphor of cooking as well...

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    2. haha---it is good to know i am not out here all alone---and i would have loved the hot pink, juli :)

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  8. Life sucks in August, chili or no.

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  9. I like the idea of life as a bowl full of chili. Especially if it's at least a little spicy and mostly full of flavor!

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    1. yes, now that would not be a bad thing!!!

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  10. All this chili got me saying chili-chili which led to me singing gilly-gilly and then I remembered the song.
    Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea

    There's a tiny house (There's a tiny house)
    By a tiny stream (By a tiny stream)
    Where a lovely lass (Where a lovely lass)
    Had a lovely dream (Had a lovely dream)
    And her dream came true (And her dream came true)
    Quite unexpectedly
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea


    She was out one day (She was out one day)
    Where the tulips grow (Where the tulips grow)
    When a handsome lad (When a handsome lad)
    Stopped to say hello (Stopped to say hello)
    And before she knew (And before she knew)
    He kissed her tenderly
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea


    The happy pair were married one Sunday afternoon
    They left the church and ran away to spend their honeymoon


    In a tiny house (In a tiny house)
    By a tiny stream (By a tiny stream)
    Where the lovely lass (Where the lovely lass)
    Had a lovely dream (Had a lovely dream)
    And the last I heard (And the last I heard)
    They still live happily
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea
    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea

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  11. I guess you need to spice up your chili (life)a little more? :)

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  12. Sounds to me like this is the 'let-down' after a huge event. You spend so much time, care and emotional and physical energy hoping to pull it off and once it's all done, whoosh. The air gets let out and you're left comparing your excellent life to acceptable but unexceptional chili.

    This too will pass, sweet Lynn. In the meantime, I've one word for you: CUMIN! :)

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    1. i know you are right, and very sweet to take the time to care----i do feel a let down, even though i am mostly glad it is over---i once was going into the wedding business--so lots of this stuff was fun for me--and i am just realizing, that robyn and i can't go back and do this again---good thing is a friend has asked me to help with her wedding in the spring-----yes cumin---i love it---i think the seasoning packs had that in it but probably not enough---and i love that "acceptable but unexceptional"--gonna use that--thanks suze :)

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