Commercials work. Dad asked me last night about letting Helen cook Hamburger Helper today for our Friday Helen meal.
“I keep seeing the commercials for it,” dad said. “And it looks good and easy to fix.”
I was secretly disappointed. I wanted my Southern soul food. I usually get to pick the meals, but I can’t argue with my father. It is futile. He is paying Helen dearly for these meals after all.
“Have her doctor it up good,” I told dad trying to save a desperate situation. “Get cheeseburger macaroni and add extra ground beef and real cheddar cheese.”
I didn’t want to tell dad how bland Hamburger Helper can taste. It is sawdust in a box in my opinion.
Mom the Commissary…
Mom’s mental illness intrigues me some days. Her latest obsession is keeping me in cigarette lighters. My lighter ran out a few weeks ago and I had to light a few cigarettes with the stove. This worried mom to death. She can’t stand for me to do without as I’ve said before on the blog. It is just part of her obsessive compulsive nature.
Well, mom got Judy, her go-to employee at the pharmacy, to order a case of expensive Bic cigarette lighters. They came in this week and mom has been doling them out to me with my cokes every few days. One Bic lighter will probably last me a month. So now I have this glut of cigarette lighters. I smiled this morning when I drove over to get my cokes at 4 AM and there were three Bic lighters in the plastic sack with my diet Cokes. It is so obsessive. This kind of stuff drives dad crazy about mom as he can’t control her and these compulsions. :-)
A Fun Night…
Yesterday evening Mrs. Florene called me to come to supper. I had just cooked some sesame chicken in the microwave when she left the message on my answering machine. Well, that sesame chicken went into some Tupperware and into the fridge quick. I couldn’t pass up a meal cooked by one of my favorite Southern chefs. She also cooked one of my favorite meals. Fried cubed steak, steamy sticky rice, steamed broccoli with lemon and butter, and biscuits. We also had fruit salad for dessert.
After eating, George and I sat in his car smoking for what must have been a good hour listening to Gospel and talking. We were talking about the Internet and it being like a library in your own home. George had discovered Wikipedia yesterday. This really intrigued me George using Wikipedia. My, have the times changed. We’ve gone from getting drunk while watching Judge Judy to living sober and reading about the Maunder Minimum on Wikipedia. George always seems to surprise me.