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The perils of fine dining

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Get home from work tonight, utterly ravenous. This is a good sign. It means (fanfare) I haven't fallen off the wagon today in any way, shape or form.

Hit the kitchen at a gallop, scattering assorted cats on the way. They should know better by now than to come between me and dinner.

Survey the contents of the fridge and various cupboards. I want quick, cheap and hot (yes we all know a couple of guys like that, please don't write in). Beanz on toast (sorry, cats) with cheese (even sorrier, cats. If you're not a regular and don't know why you'll just have to read through ALL my past blogs for the answer).

Shove bread on scales and then into toaster. Seize ringpull on can of beanz, yank assertively and . . . it's the revenge of the beanz.

Bean juice EVERYWHERE (except on the cats. Those moggies can move!). A tastefully spattered layer on the kitchen floor. Splodges on a small electrical appliance that got in the way (the more excitable of you must be imagining all KINDS of things but I must hasten to explain, it's only the electric mop thing I clean the floors with). Worst of all, bean juice in my hair, down my neck, on to my best silk underwear (no I'm not publishing details, what do you take me for?) and all over my nice new cardigan.

Argh. A few things are even more important than dinner. This is one. Dash to bathroom, remove clothes, wash neck and part of bosom, put on dressing gown, carry cardigan and silk underwear into kitchen, sling in washing machine.

Thank goodness for washing machines.

Fortunately, only two actual beanz went on the floor. I trod on one of them of course.

I think you'd now call it a (wait for it!)

has-bean.
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SJKENT1 10/22/2012 9:50AM

    What kind of beans are you using on the toast? I just can't imagine this.

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KAYYAK1 10/20/2012 11:17AM

  Absolutely the funniest thing I have heard in a while. Thanks.

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NEWCHINELO 10/19/2012 5:59PM

    lovely!

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CICELY360 10/19/2012 2:51PM

  good blog

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4KWALK 10/18/2012 7:08PM

    Just wondering if you stay up all night thinking how to write these funny blogs or do they just come naturally. I know exactly where to go to get my daily dose of laughter - Chicchantel's blogs.
Thank you. My smile wrinkles are bigger or deeper or something after reading this blog.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/18/2012 2:37PM

    LOL! What a mess! :)

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PENOWOK 10/18/2012 8:59AM

    Very clever!! You are always so much fun!

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NEWTINK 10/18/2012 7:15AM

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1BEACHWALKER 10/18/2012 3:44AM

    emoticon Sounds like a day in my kitchen, only without the cats!
Never heard of beans on toast before, but you know sounds good!! emoticon

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TERRIJ7 10/18/2012 2:43AM

    My mother told be about having beans on toast when she was a kid. I didn't think anyone else every ate them that way. Very funny story. I'm glad you finally got your dinner :)

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BLUEJEAN99 10/18/2012 1:51AM

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/18/2012 12:19AM

  It's great how make ordinary things an adventure. However, on some of them, I'm trying to figure what your referring to, like the " sammies " I was guessing you were referring emoticon to a sandwich.

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L1ZB3TH354 10/18/2012 12:18AM

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PCASEY7 10/17/2012 11:32PM

    Good one!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/17/2012 11:13PM

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JAMER123 10/17/2012 9:40PM

    Well explained. Now I know what NOT to do!! emoticon emoticon

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TIZSLIM 10/17/2012 7:35PM

  Son no. 2 asked for beans with his dinner this evening. Told him to heat them up while I was sorting out other things. So, he opened them and........... yep, you've got it - bean juice everywhere. *chortle* Thought of you immediately. Don't know why I'm laughing though - I then had to wash his school trousers. You ever had to get school trousers dried and ironed on a wet October night when you can't afford to put the heating on and you don't have a tumble dryer? emoticon

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SHOAPIE 10/17/2012 7:30PM

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GINIKI 10/17/2012 5:43PM

    Loved your story - very entertaining! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/17/2012 5:06PM

  I laughed till I cried! I wish my life were as interesting as yours. Mind you, I spill things all the time...but somehow it never seems funny...

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/17/2012 4:32PM

    LOL. Your life is highly entertaining! (And once again, I learned a new word from you. Today's CHICCHANTAL Word-of-the-Day: moggies! I'm still determined to use "sarnie" in a sentence soon.)

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BURBANOVSKY 10/17/2012 4:01PM

    what an entertaining blog.

Poor kitties.

Hope today goes much better for the silky drawers.

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LOVES2TRAVEL2 10/17/2012 3:16PM

    Those sammies sound heavenly. It's funny about the status associated with grocery stores. I remember one birthday I brought a cake from Harrod's to the office. My coworkers thought I was barking mad. Blame it on a stranger in a strange land. I also brought a childen's fizzy drink to a party once...you can imagine the looks from that one!

Still, I am known to do this sort of thing on my own soil as well. Once for a conference, we had thank you gifts and I accidentally wrapped them in wedding paper and didn't notice until we were passing them out. Oops.

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Christine

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KARRENLYNN 10/17/2012 2:53PM

    I must admit you are quite the storyteller, certainly you have a way of turning a phrase. Thanks for making me laugh today! (Although I'm sorry it's at your expense)

Hopefully tomorrow will be Spill free. :)


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PATRICIAANN46 10/17/2012 2:46PM

  You always make me smile!!!!! emoticon

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CLEARSTREAM 10/17/2012 12:02PM

    Laughed out loud!! emoticon

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KFFIE1 10/17/2012 12:01PM

  Another winner!

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CHUM48 10/17/2012 11:48AM

    Funny!

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LAURIE5658 10/17/2012 11:30AM

    Thanks a lot! Just spit coffee on my monitor. Want to come clean that up too?

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FAVORITEAUNT84 10/17/2012 11:23AM

    Hahaha, you cook like I do! I rarely ever make anything that I don't end up wearing some of it. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/17/2012 11:19AM

    Hmmm, hadn't tried that. Usually want beans on tortillas. But I love your descriptions, you had me laughing. Glad you were able to get all cleaned up though and enjoy your dinner.

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LELERS 10/17/2012 11:18AM

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PENDARI 10/17/2012 10:27AM

    Funny...and true! I love the way you write. Entertaining but you get your point across and it is memorable. Have a great day. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

Beans, beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat the more you toot! emoticon

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DJSHIP46 10/17/2012 10:15AM

    Interesting menu, must try it sometime... without the drama emoticon

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MIMIDOT 10/17/2012 8:37AM

    You started my day with a smile again. Thanks!

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WALLINMW 10/17/2012 8:29AM

  Stay motivated!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/17/2012 7:20AM

    emoticon to funny... BEAN there, done that!

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KAREN608 10/17/2012 6:17AM

    Ooh a splat in the kitchen.
We had bean soup for dinner (and tonight, leftovers).
Beans beans, the musical fruit,
The more you eat, the more you toot.

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FARIS71 10/17/2012 6:09AM

    Wish there had been a camera to capture it all!

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TRYINGHARD54 10/17/2012 5:41AM

    lol lol

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