2.24.2010

Cranky in the Kitchen

I came home from work in a feisty mood for no good reason. I was feeling bored but too tired to do anything worthwhile. I was seriously cranky pants. But making dinner made me smile.


My brother gets really irritated when people call Brussels sprouts "Brussel sprouts," so every time he says the word (and oddly enough, he says it with some frequency) he really hisses the "s" on the end of Brussels and then pauses before saying sprouts so as to make sure that the "s" on the end of Brussels isn't confused with the "s" at the beginning of sprouts. I love how totally ridiculous he sounds while doing it. So does he. He cracks himself up every time he says it.


While I'm on the subject of kitchen-related pet peeves, why the heck does it take plastic containers so darn long to dry? Just sayin'.

12 comments:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I speak with a sibilant S so you could imagine that the words Brussels sprouts are not my friends.

2 days drying time for plastics.
Day 1: dry right side up
Day 2: flip over, dry upside down

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Wait--what did you do with those brusselS sprouts? Because we love brusselS sprouts here.

Mariss said...

You being a cranky pants sounds totally cute. People who are happy all the time drive me nuts ;) Said with affection from a fellow sometimes crankster who seems to be getting more crochety with age! Ha.

Your brother sounds hilarious!

Mariss said...

You being a cranky pants sounds totally cute. People who are happy all the time drive me nuts ;) Said with affection from a fellow sometimes crankster who seems to be getting more crochety with age! Ha.

Your brother sounds hilarious!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I'm glad cooking made you feel better. It really can soothe many ills.

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

1. how fun would it be to have a drink with your brother and hear all about this :)

2. you cranky? really :)

3. beautiful photography!

Anonymous said...

I went to order oval earrings two and sadly they are sold out... would you be up for making another pair for your favorite sister who has a new short haircut that would look fabulous with those earrings?!

How come I never knew about Peter and the whole brusselS sprouts business? I suppose we've never really discussed them that often. Now I can't wait to pronounce them incorrectly for him.

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Mom said...

Oh dear, am sure I have not pronounced the s in Brussels - am sure I have always said Brussel Sprouts and Peter may have forgiven me (even though I am his mother that usually has not prevented him for correcting me for all sorts of things) and since Brussel is underlined in red as I type this I can see the error of my ways!

Speaking of your photographs keep forgetting to ask you what cake(?) you were making for Barry's bday?

Also how wonderful that a former student of yours is going to Oberlin - do you know what she wants to major in - and also cannot believe you have taught a student that is already going to go to college!

Have a great weekend. Love, Mom

Carolyn said...

your brother sounds hilarious.

amandajean said...

this post made me laugh. i love how your brother is such a stickler for the correct pronouncation for Brussels Sprouts. (i have been saying it wrong all these years. who knew?)

we never wait for the plastic containers to dry, we just chuck them in the cupboard slightly damp. we have long since given up hope on them drying before putting them away.

henzy said...

i did not know that! i didn't know it was supposed to be brussels sprouts.. well you learn something new every day