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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I get home from work and I'm starving. So ok, I'll tell you something you don't already know. Don't put me off my stroke.

Hit the kitchen, fast. Ravenous.

However, there's a problem. I want to get sparking, I want to put my day's calories in the food tracker, I want to find out what everyone's been up to.

I want to cook dinner as well.

Three months I've been on SP, and only today has the solution occurred to me. Call me slow. This is the reason you got wifi, you twit. So you could cook in the kitchen and do stuff on the net at the same time.

Don't say 'nuts'. Works for me. Sparking with one hand and cooking with the other. Here's how:

Ingredients
One laptop, battery fully charged, switched on, logged in and raring to go
80g risotto rice
About half a litre of hot beef stock
Portion of wifi
100g mushrooms emoticon
One onion, finely diced emoticon
10g grated parmesan emoticon yes I know that's emmenthal, stop being picky
sparkpeople.com
50g cooked beef left over from Sunday's roast emoticon yes I know that's not a roast, see previous note about picky
Glass of wine emoticon
Seasoning
NB: do not, repeat not, try this with a laptop connected to mains electricity. Just don't. Or with a laptop you are particularly attached to.

Method

Open friend feed to see who's been doing what.
Put onion, rice and a slosh of stock in a saucepan and stir.
'Like' all the nice things your sparkfriends have said today.
Keep stirring pan. Do not stir laptop.
Look for interesting blogs and comment on them.
Add further slosh of stock and some salt and stir.
Add food consumption to food tracker.
Add tablespoon of wine and drink the rest of the glass.
Look to see if anyone has commented on your own blog.
Stir some more, hitting laptop with elbow.
Open sparkmail from particular sparkfriend.
Keep stirring till rice is no longer chalky in the middle but before it gets squashy.
Reply to sparkmail.
Tip risotto on to plate.
Examine new sparkgoody.
Sprinkle with parmesan.
Carry laptop to table
Ditto with plate of risotto and drink.
Attempt to eat while continuing to read replies to your recent posts.
Drop risotto on laptop.
Use unsparkly language.
Finally decide to eat then spark.

Even sparking cannot come between me and my dinner.
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URBANAUDREYE 12/9/2012 9:11PM

    I would totally do this if my laptop's screen wasn't smashed emoticon

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SUSIEMT 11/9/2012 4:44PM

    Keep up the good job! Remember, sparking and eating at the same time could be hazardous to your health. You may forget how much you ate. Keep up the good work!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 10/25/2012 5:56PM

    emoticon

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CAMSGIGI 10/23/2012 1:45PM

    Hillarious!

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NLYR20 10/22/2012 4:35PM

  Great, Will try if it works for me too...

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HYATTI1 10/19/2012 6:32PM

    Way 2 funny ... hehe.

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MOMFAN 10/16/2012 11:21PM

    emoticon

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PENOWOK 10/16/2012 9:11AM

    Very good!!

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CAROLHARMON 10/15/2012 3:45PM

    This blog was sooooo very funny. Might try it myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 10/14/2012 11:45PM

    emoticon

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TRISHMO1 10/14/2012 3:27PM

  you made me laugh out loud, such a realist well done emoticon

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SENIMMO 10/13/2012 11:42AM

    emoticon sounds like a great dinner, and the blog was hysterically funny! Keep up the great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYDDIECAT 10/13/2012 11:31AM

    emoticon Yeah, that's a bowl of cereal, but if you use your imagination, it's risotto with beef. Thanks for the fun blog post!

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CINDYW1102 10/13/2012 8:29AM

    You are so cute! emoticon

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NEWTINK 10/12/2012 6:21PM

    you are hilarious ... emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/12/2012 3:10PM

    emoticon Love seeing your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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WOWGIRL51 10/12/2012 7:49AM

    How about clingfilm over the laptop?
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SPSPSP1 10/12/2012 2:29AM

    Funny

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CANDO20K 10/12/2012 12:45AM

    This sure beats indecision in the kitchen!
Thanks for the humorous chuckles provided! emoticon

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FATHINSN 10/12/2012 12:38AM

    Awesome, even when you were so hungry, you still tried to choose the better option. I laughed at the part of unsparky language and words of caution about the laptop, hehe.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 10/11/2012 7:33PM

    Awesome! Great way not to waste any time! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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LOVES2TRAVEL2 10/11/2012 5:42PM

    You need to do what I do (laptop in living room, cooking in kitchen): run back and forth between the two until meal is ready (or burned...don't say I didn't warn you!). At least it protects the laptop.

Cheers,
Christine

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MANILUS 10/11/2012 5:15PM

    Very interesting write up, dedicated sparker!!

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BLEGNER1 10/11/2012 4:48PM

    Great job!!!

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NATASHAL316 10/11/2012 4:35PM

    Cute! I may have to have this tonight! emoticon

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RICHILA 10/11/2012 4:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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60NLOVINIT2 10/11/2012 4:11PM

    great job emoticon

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IFEOMA4 10/11/2012 4:10PM

  Very nice. emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/11/2012 3:45PM

    Funny, and smart. emoticon

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DMF2012 10/11/2012 2:50PM

    Great idea!

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TERRIJ7 10/11/2012 2:00PM

    I'm impressed that you didn't burn anything! I undoubtedly would have!

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KAREN_NY 10/11/2012 12:31PM

    Repeat as needed. ;)

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RASIRE 10/11/2012 12:12PM

  LOL! This was great. Loved it! emoticon

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CATE62 10/11/2012 12:06PM

  that was just too too funny I bet Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray would be green with envy for you getting as far as you did in your recipe. I'll also bet they could never do it either. you are hilarious emoticon

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PRIZM96 10/11/2012 11:09AM

    Freakin' hilarious! Loved it!

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JEWELMOTI 10/11/2012 11:03AM

    Love this!

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LUKENEMISAUNT 10/11/2012 10:59AM

  Enjoyed your blog!

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ESME25 10/11/2012 10:54AM

    emoticon

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TYD1LUV01 10/11/2012 10:36AM

    That was a great idea! I have the same problem each time I begin dieting. I'm starving when I get home while trying to avoid eating everything and anything.

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JECKIE 10/11/2012 9:59AM

    emoticon
The line that got me? "Do not stir laptop." Hahah!

My laptop spends much time in the kitchen. I fear for its safety sometimes.

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PMFISH 10/11/2012 9:33AM

    Congrats on being featured blog. emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/11/2012 9:29AM

    LOL I don't know...that still seems WAY too complicated for me. :) You must be a very good multi-tasker!

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MOMOSG 10/11/2012 9:20AM

    Great idea! Fabulous sense of humour! You're doing great.

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WALLINMW 10/11/2012 8:42AM

  Stay motivated!

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JENAE954 10/11/2012 8:26AM

  Multitasker is your middle name. Right???

Distraction works well when I am hungry and having difficulty staying away from the high calories temptations.
Gotta love the laptop!

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DAYSPRING-STAR 10/11/2012 8:20AM

    WooHoo! Now that's what I call multiSparktasking! Love your spirit! emoticon

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WILSON1926 10/11/2012 7:25AM

    emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 10/11/2012 7:18AM

    Thanks for sharing

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CAM2438 10/11/2012 6:36AM

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CAM2438 10/11/2012 6:24AM

    Great Blog!! emoticon

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