Stupid Weekend

February 11, 2008

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

Grrrrr. Let me just sound like a big whiner for a minute. I’ve been long, long overdue for a haircut. I really needed one about four weeks ago, but the combination of bad weather and being lazy got in the way. I couldn’t get one yesterday because I was sick, but we had to go to Lincoln today – so this was my chance. While Lloyd was at choir practice, I went to the mall for my haircut. I have no loyalty to anyone, and it shows. I stood around for 40 minutes to get what is most certainly the worst haircut of my adult life. Stupid Lauren – bring in a picture!!! Your words do not work when you try to describe hairstyles!! And stop saying, “Whatever you do is fine.” Stupid, stupid, stupid Lauren.

Ok, on to more positive parts of the day. I felt pretty good when I woke up, but Lloyd had a bad night, so we didn’t go to church. (I’m sorry.) We were invited to a staff potluck dinner in Lincoln after choir practice, so we needed to come up with a dish to bring. By ‘we’, I mean ‘me’, since Lloyd’s idea of cooking is letting salsa come up to room temperature. We were going to be in Lincoln for a couple of hours beforehand, and since the high was only going to be ten degrees, a hot dish was out.

I decided on Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad, which brings me to a funny little story about salads. When we first moved back to Seward, our staff had a potluck and I was asked to bring a salad. So I did – green leafy things with veggie bits inside. I got some funny looks. I guess it never really struck me before that all those gooey sweet dishes I ate as a kid at potlucks were called ‘salads’. Who came up with that bit of trickery? Jello, marshmallows and fruit? Really? I’m going to start setting out a bowl of Skittles and Tic Tacs at dinner and calling it salad.

Back to the story. The real reason I’m telling this is because Lloyd actually helped! I was smashing pretzels in a bowl and his ears perked up. He came running into the kitchen and said, “What is that delightful sound?” He got very excited when I asked him to smash the rest of the pretzels. “This should be my job!” he gleefully exclaimed. So, if you hear of any openings for Pretzel Smashers, pick up an application for him, ok?

His true calling.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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22 Responses to “Stupid Weekend”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’ve scoured your post for an easter egg link to a picture of your bad haircut. I see nothing.


  2. Beth Said on:

    Did he actually “skip” coming into the kitchen? I think “running” was probably just a cover, given his glee.


  3. Deanne Said on:

    There is nothing in the world worse than a bad haircut. And then people at work say, “I like your haircut!” and you just want to lash out in anger. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND! And then, to make matters worse, you have to either suffer through many weeks of every morning starting out bad or cough up the $80 to go to someone who you KNOW can fix it. I really feel for you, Lauren… I hope your week improves!


    • Beth Said on:

      $80???!!!?? Where in the world does one pay that much for a haircut? *gasp* (Oh, and that’s a rhetorical question, it does not need to be answered.)

      Holy catfish. That’s insane.


      • Deanne Said on:

        Welcome to the east coast, where a small house with next to no land in a substandard area for schools will run upwards of $400,000. Well, maybe less with the current drop in home values.

        I think I’ll move to the midwest…


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Hehehe…I’ll take a brownie salad with hot fudge dressing!

    So how did your salad turn out?

    Have you ever tried this:

    I’d like a report on that by say next week sometime. Can you swing that?


  5. Beth Said on:

    By the way…Laurenberg dropped from 569 to 571 today. Apparently we need to recruit some more immigrants to keep up with the Joneses.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I think that happens because we’re a little too quick to fix problems instead of adding people. Having things at a little under 100% isn’t bad. And I don’t think you get any sort of credit for the little bit you push it over 100%.


  6. Curt Said on:

    Sorry to hear about you bad haircut. Can we see a picture of it? I don’t know if this makes you feel any better, but I am having a bad day. Locked myself out of my house. Ended up breaking the door knob off.


  7. Annette Said on:

    I just need to say that you have beautiful hands Lloyd. I can’t believe Beth didn’t notice, being such a manicurist!


  8. Lloyd Said on:

    Websites were down for a bit. You might have noticed that “our” websites were down for a little while this evening. The guys in charge of things were doing some updating, and things got a little out of hand, but everything seems to be fine now. Nothing to see here. Move along…


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