Seafood Just as Gross as Peas

So tonight we went to the buffet at our local casino. Now, first off, I’m not a fan of buffets. But that is a blog for another day. But today was extra torturous as I forgot it was a special buffet night – Seafood night.

Now, I’ve already discussed my hatred of peas (Peas! My Mother’s Favorite Torture Tool). But let me tell ya, Seafood is a close second. I can’t stand the stuff. I can’t stand the smell and I can’t stand the taste. Don’t even get me going Crab & Lobster.

Ok, first off, the smell. Even as a kid, just walking by the seafood cabinet in the grocery store would make me sick. The smell is so overpowering. Instant gag. Holding my nose as I walk by. Eyes beginning to water. I’ll skip an aisle if needed. And tonight, sitting in a buffet with 99% of the people around you eating this all you can eat crab, the smell was so overwhelming. How on earth people can eat food that smells that bad is beyond me.

And the piles and piles of broken legs sitting in bowls. Hands smothered in watery slime. Five hours of work for a tiny pile of food. Amazing.

Now, here is my biggest issue. I have people close to me that love to eat seafood. And they think Red Lobster is the holy grail of dining. I refuse to go. Plus, trust me, after all these years they don’t want to take me either. Want to know why? Tough! I’m telling you anyways. It’s my blog.   😀

If you insist on sitting across from me eating crab or lobster then you will have to listen to me pretend I’m your food. “Oh no, don’t break my legs!” “Oh, there goes my knee caps!”  “Oh, don’t rip my back open and take my guts.” When we walk in and see the lobsters swimming around, I say, “Don’t pick me, Don’t pick me I have children!”. Think about it, these suckers are boiled alive! How would  you like that to happen to you?

What about those dishes where the fish is laying on your plate staring at you? WTF??? I don’t want my food looking back at me.

And why is it that the only comeback you seafood loving weirdos have is, “Well you eat a hamburger and steaks…”

I can 100% guarantee you that if they put the freaking cow on my plate I wouldn’t be eating it either!

So, in the end, if you love seafood, I’m not going to try and stop you from eating your little shrimp with poo in it, but I also don’t want to hear you tell me that you can cook some (fill in blank) fish that I would never be able to tell was fish. Everyone is determined to convert me.

Do you seafood folks get a brand new Crab Leg Cracker for everyone you convert? No thanks. I’ll just be over at Outback while you eat.

Now, in fair disclosure, I do like canned tuna fish. Odd huh? The only thing I like – is the one thing true fish eaters hate. How ironic is that? So typical of me.

Oh well, I survived Seafood Night and it gave me a great topic for my post tonight. I guess I could be grateful for that.   😛

~~~~till we laugh again~~~

Penguins Make Me Smile

When I was a kid, most other munchkins collected something. Maybe it was Barbies, or Teddy Bears, or something. I could never find that perfect thing to collect.

Sure I kept trying though. When I was like 12 or 13 I collected keys. Yep, random keys for no reason. That didn’t last long though. Although to this day I can draw a good key and when I later worked at Home Depot I could cut keys, but alas this collection was short lived.

After that I was on a kick of saving TV Guides. Back then they were smaller and I had a total love of TV so the two made sense. I did this one a little longer but soon realized where the heck was I going to put these things?  Man, if I would have kept it up, I could have landed a spot on that Hoarders TV show. How ironic. TV guide covers on a TV show. (If I have to explain the full irony, you will never get it.)   😀

I remember one day saying I liked penguins. That I thought they were so cute. In their little tux suits always ready for a night out at a nice restaurant. I loved to watch them in the little enclosures at zoos or on TV specials.  

Little did I know, that I was setting myself up for a massive Penguin invasion over the next 20 years. I have all kinds of penguins. Little small  ones all the way up to the big paper mache one my sister made (tux, top hat and cane included). I have salt & pepper shakers, Christmas ones, stuffed ones, and glass ones. They are everywhere. A few years ago I told everyone to chill out on them a little unless they were unique. So now I just get the more interesting ones. Maybe I’ll take some pictures tomorrow to share.

But the point of the post is, Penguins make me smile. There is something about their rolly polly selves that just bring an instant smile to my face. I can be in a blah mood or a good mood and the reaction will be the same. Happiness. They are cute, loveable, and fun to watch. And I bet most of you, have fallen under their spell too. You just don’t want to admit it.

So, it begs the question…. What items / things do you see that instantly makes you smile?   that you know you can always count on to brighten your smile just from seeing them?

~~~till we laugh again~~~

Laughter Can Be Infectious

Have you ever noticed that when someone around you gets a case of the giggles, soon you too will fall into a giggling fit?

They say yawns are infectious, but so is laughter.

I don’t care how upset you are, how mad you are, how ticked off at the world you maybe, the minute you fall into a giggling fit, all that negative emotion melts away.

Your tears of hurt turn to tears of joy. Your mood lightens and you are ready to tackle anything.

The worse is when you start giggling so much your soda comes out your nose, that hurts!

And then it makes you just laugh even more.

So next time you need a good laugh, find a giggle partner and have some fun!

~~till we laugh again~~~