January 3, 2004

Corn Carnage

Last night, while creating my microwaeable a-plenty of ravioli and salisbury steak and CORN (I can't cook), many things went wrong.

It all started with the electricity. In my house, problems usually occur when the washer, dryer, and microwave are on, but last night only the washing machine was on and the breaker blew. So--I made the trek through my nasty, mildewy, hideously gross basement to flip the switch--in the dark.

Finally, up the stairs I went (my socks now bottomed with the uglies of the lower level), and began "cooking" once more.

Ding! It's done. Time to get it out. Okay. I have never liked waiting, especially when I am starving, so I pulled out the plastic confection. It was hot. The top cover of the corn came off and the steam broiled me. Corn was everywhere. It spread from one corner of my kitchen table to the other and all over the floor. CORN CARNAGE. I felt terrible, especially because the pretty yellow stuff was all over the dirty floor, and I couldn't even eat it, which is, after all the purpose of food. I ruined its chances of fulfilling its destiny!!

Sometimes I just stop and laugh at what a psycho I really am.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at January 3, 2004 9:39 AM

Amanda, you're one of the only people I know (besides myself) that can turn anything--anything! even a tv dinner-- into a sensationalized, verbose tale of hilarity. :^) Do you have a dog that ate the corn, perhaps? (Mine would have devoured it...)

Posted by: Karissa at January 4, 2004 12:59 PM

Oh my, Amanda. What in the world am I going to do with you?? It's not that hard! Just put in microwave for required time (as specified by directions on the side of the box, which by the way are written at a 2nd grade level), remove, uncover and eat!!!! lol

**Rolls eyes**

Miss Drama... AND you worry way too much about ME finding your blog-me of all people. It's not like it’s the whole clan reading every last word and questioning you about everything! It's just little old me checking back to the site that YOU showed me. :) You have nothing to worry about except maybe a little instigation and encouragement to step out of the realms of the familiar. How about REALLY taking a walk into the world of guys, dancing, and going out and not doing everything you are “supposed” to do. I’m not telling you to deliberately go out and be a heathen, but how about being true to YOURSELF, not just to your parents, family or even church (yes, I said church).

I wish you had the opportunity to take Dr. Atherton’s Senior Seminar now. It was one of the most unique and fulfilling classes I’ve ever taken. To sum it up, we only believe what we are programmed from birth to believe. A lot of people go through life believing things based on what their ‘mommy and daddy’ told them what was “right” and “wrong.” Only when you step out of that mindset and dig deep inside yourself do you feel really alive.

What a windbag… ;) I hope you understand what I’m saying. I guess I just wanted to let you know that it’s ok to not be perfect.

Anyways, I like reading your blog and your dramatic entries. I do roll my eyes at times but hey that’s you. Take pride in yourself. Most of the truly great people did not conform!

Miss that AIR was so ANONYMOUS... J

Posted by: your cousin at January 4, 2004 2:26 PM

Thanks Amy. I wish I could take that class now. Right now, at the end of my nice winter break, I am finding that so many things are missing.

Yes, I am the good girl, but what else is there? Can I really write? Can I really be a great journalist? Do I have what it takes? I guess I am supposed to ask those questions--

Sometimes it seems like all I really want to do is just go back to school and bury myself in work, so that I don't have to face me, but then when I do work, I find that I am revealed there. It is all so confusing :-)

Posted by: Amanda at January 5, 2004 5:35 PM

Hey chica,
You clearly have corn difficulties. Try Green Giant Niblets...you don't need to cook them. Don't even take them out of the can. Just pop the can open and eat 'em. If you're apprehensive, try the extra sweet kind.

Posted by: Jess P at January 6, 2004 5:00 AM
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