Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Everything burns..

I was going to blog about something else, infact I started writing the post but this is something that I'm thinking about right now..so welcome to my mind. I pride myself in being able to multitask, infact sometimes I say that's one of my strengths but recently, I'm beginning to think it might actually be a weakness. I'm that lady who is talking work on the phone, chatting with a few friends while writing a script and at the same time doing chores. And no, i don't have 10 hands. I have only two like everyone else.

Really I think I multitask well, only sometimes, it backfires. I might be cooking and then decide that I need to do some chores or quickly send a work mail and there goes my presence of mind...I refuse to say I'm absent minded. I gat the Holy ghost and He reminds me of all things...Can i hear an Amen?

But really in my world everything burns, every single thing! Hubby even jokes about me and reminds me not to worship him with my burnt offerings...Don't get me wrong, i don't burn food all the time but i have the tendency to forget i've put things on the fire when i start to do other things.

I was talking to a blogger today, and mentioned to her i had not eaten anything as at 3pm..actually i was going to but kept putting it off...yeah i also procrastinate. She chased me to go eat, she was supposed to call me about some stuff we're working on together and she threatened not to call anymore. So i told her i was making noodles and she said 'burnt noodles is not sweet' and i said yeah i know, i'm only boiling an egg now. Well, she stepped out and my neighbour came in and we got talking about our our DSTV was acting up and bla...then i heard something pop in the kitchen...She asked if i had someone in the house...Yeah you got it right, that was when i remembered I was boiling an egg...and yes, my egg popped cos the water had dried up. I came back and told the blogger my egg got burnt and she was like wow...who burns boiled egg...Yes, who burns boiled egg but Writefreak...

So i burnt a boiled egg today and i'm ashamed to say the noodles also got slightly burnt! I just hate staying with food in the kitchen, i feel it's a waste of time when i have other stuff to do. But I'm beginning to think i might have to rethink it...maybe i should start carrying my computer to the kitchen? en? what do you think my blog family?

On another note, why do Nigerians always feel a need to swindle people especially when they know they're JJCs or foreigners? It's annoying me so much right now! Today my neighbour (who is Bulgarian) and I had issues with our DSTV and we called a technician to come and look at it. He did mine first then went upstairs and after he was done with hers, he came to tell me he was charging us 2k each. 2k is not a lot of money, but for what he did, which was to just touch the dish and do a little manipulation,t hat is just swindling! Unfortunately, she had paid him...i told her next time she should call me and let us agree...i eventually gave the guy an extra 1k and slashed 1k out of what he originally asked for...nonsense. lol

A few bloggers and I are writing a series...it's originally Favoured Girl's idea and there are about six of us...y'all should check it out here and give your ladies some support.

Hope your week has been good so far! laters! I'm cooking..need to go check it out! lol

Oh and by the way, it's my birthmonth and I'm starting to accept gifts o, y'all should start donating your gifts. June babies rock!

52 comments:

BSNC said...

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BSNC said...

Are you absolutedly sure you have two hands..lol

Hope you didn't burn that food o, happy birthday in advance...

Kémi Penélopê said...

Hmmmmm! How come I am the third commenter?

Kémi Penélopê said...

I will the vex for another day...Happy Birthday in advance!!! Just let us know when we can come chop free food...

juiceegal said...

Erm kemi ur actually second and im 3rd..lol

juiceegal said...

Writefreak i can totally relate 2 dis....i rememba wen i was still in nig,my mum was always complainin that i burnt food a lot,like u i absolutely hate waitin with food in the kitchen so i go to do other things and i absolutely 4get bout the food.What i do now is that i use a timer (a very loud one so u can hear if ur faraway) for everything,maybe u shld try that,it really helps.

aloted said...

lol...

as per d burnt egg..i think vera has also burnt an egg before. so take heart u r not alone

aloted said...

oh yes like juicegal, i also time what i am cooking and it helps a lot..

u might like to try that

Writefreak said...

BSNC: I am totally sure! I have two hands! lol

Kemi: If i tell you to come for free food, will you come? lol

juicegal: ha! how come i never thought of that...great idea...i shall start using the timer man!

aloted: ah thank God i'm not alone o! i thought i was the worst burner on earth....lol...i shall definitely start using the timer!

Brokeass said...

lol..absentminded, procastinate..seems like bloggers all have that in common.

Me i take my comp to d kitchen, d laundry, d bath...yah u get d picture..lol

leggy said...

i used to be like that oh..but now..i carry my laptop into the kitchen and continue there.

Funms-the rebirth said...

if i ever burn food, i'd know where i got it from...... it may be a good idea for u to carry ur computer to the kitchen....

OPTIMISTIC_alyzzz said...

used to burn food all d time also, it drove my mum crazy,
cat believe u burnt an egg LMAO....

love u guys short stories cant wait till friday....

akaBaGucci said...

burning an egg -- this has to be a first for me.........

chayoma said...

BSNC again!
Mscheewww...
But seriously, burning egg ke? i have heard of burning rice, beans and s**t, but egg, this is a first oh! Nawaa for you oh! this one deserve an award! NOT!!!
lol :)

pink-satin said...

that is so me...i burn everything
if possible i'd burn boiling water

Rita said...

Thanks for handing the baton, lol, i burnt pepper soup. Burnt noodles is not sweet but burnt egg...very new to me

JesusFreak said...

Good one.

I'm multitasking but never got anything burnt. Maybe because i don't cook that much o.

downtheaisle said...

burnt egg, interesting, carry ur laptop to the kitchen joo, it is allowed...lol, me I carry my laptop everywhere even when i'm on the toilet seat...lol

LusciousRon said...

You rock alright! I used to burn everything too based on that standpoint. So I just decided to satrt sitting in the kitchen with the food with a book.

But you will win an award o. Burning a boiled egg!

jhazmyn said...

I bet Rita's confession should make you feel better...burnt pepper soup ke? that one's a winner.

Happy buffday in advance, when's d d day?

Jaycee said...

Happy birthday in advance dearie...

LOL @ burning EGG!

Jaycee said...

PS: I carry my laptop into the kitchen and guess where else? Into my BATHROOM...

Yeah, there goes my confession...(maybe all bloggers are similar in that respect?)

LG said...

lollll burn burn

Tyger said...

i can relate with the everything burns post and i also insist - i am not absent minded and i'm still a good cook... a very good one... its just that sometimes i forget cos i'm on my laptop trying to sort soemthing out!
lol

Tigeress said...

At least i know that when i come to visit you to keep an eye on the food i'll eat. I'm not a fan of burnt 'offerings'. lol!!

Me- i guess i'm one of the very few women who does not know how to multitask. IM'ing/emailing and at the same time talking on the phone- not very successful.

Rose said...

Burning an Egg??
Hmmmn...LOL!...Not unheard of here...
If burning Hot water was possible.....well,let's just say someone would qualify...
*hangs head*

simeone said...

burnt eg..dont feel so bad...theres nothin new unda d sun...lol..vera has done it before...but what i'm curious about is how rita's burnt pepersoup woulda looked..anywayz..if u must keep multi-asking..i think the alarm...would be a good idea..lol..
cheers..

Homie GFunk said...

Lool... I was just telling a friend how I'm addicted to multi-tasking... I chat while cooking, listening to music or even watch a movie all at the same time! God help us...

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

burning an egg??? lol girl maybe you should start with something a bit easier......try boiling water and lets see if you can manage to 'burn' that

Adaeze said...

LOL
Are you my unknown sister?
I have burnt boiled eggs too!
AND i bring the laptop with me to the kitchen. Before you suggested that I was about to make that suggestion. It really solves the problem. Lol.

Buttercup said...

Hahaha momma! Lol! As for the swindler, I don't think it's a situation that can ever change, unfortunately..

doll said...

I lol@ burnt offerings
June ? is ur birthday

Nefertiti said...

wow... WF I knew u were 'Dburner' but damn I didn't know the extent of ur burning skills. Thank God the Mr has a sense of humor, or else u will be eating ur 'burnt offering' all my urself.

ManCee said...

lol @burnt offering
so we can add High Priestess to your name
lol
I have an idea...dare yourself to stay away from the laptop, crackberry, phone with IM for a WHOLE day...lets see if you'd die. I guess not.

Dont you wonder sometimes how we survived life before we all became tethered to the internet...we had good ol personal relationships not faceless blogging.

Heck! I'll stick with blogging anyhows...I'm positively ADDICTED.
:-)

ManCee said...

ps: ARE YOU AN ADDICT TOO?
LOL

Original Mgbeke said...

LOLLL, I hope you didn't burn this one that you are cooking o. And I thought I was all over the place.
Happy birthday in advance WF. When is the big day?

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

na wa for burning food o Mrs Writefreak ..happy bday in advance and I will surely support you sisters ..going to check out the blog

Enkay said...

this left me laughing real hard. Burning boiled egg? Never heard of that one!

Seriously though, maybe you should get a timer-like thingy.
You put the pot on the fire and you set the timer.
It should preferably be the type you can wear on your person o!
It would make no difference if you set the timer and leave it in the kitchen to go do other things would it? lol!

So when's you B-day?
I want my own cake o!

StandTall-The Activist said...

My mother used to beat the hell out of me and scold me all the time cuz everything burns... hmmm just be setting reminder or alarm to remind you of when u need to check what u r cook...

I don't know why some nigerian like to swindle foreigners but we really need to rebrand our image

rethots said...

Yes, everything burns. Hmmm, uhn uhn, everything that can (oops is allowed to) burn, burns except those 'things' which are most dear to our hearts.

Writefreak said...

Brokeass: lol...yeah i get the picture, i really do!

leggy: seems like a model i could work with

Funms: what are you trying to say aburo? take your time o...lol

optimistic: lol at driving your mum nuts...thanks for the compliment about the stories...

bagucci: nothing new under the sun jo!

chayoma: thank you, thank you, bring on the award!

pink-satin: lol at burning water!

Rita: what now? cover a sister's back jo!

JesusFreak: try cooking a while then,,,,lol

downtheaisle: is no one noticing something is wrong here? we're ADDICTS!!!!

LusciousRon: Yay me! Yes i rock! I'm tight like that! lol

jhazmyn: my birthday is on the 17th o! I know, i owe you an email right!

jaycee: thanks dearie...we're ADDICTS o....gosh

LG: tha chu o!

Tyger: you put it so well! You're my sister men! lol

Tigeress: Well, you shall definitely cook for yourself! you will see! lol...and lol at not being able to multitask

Rose: lol...don't hang your head, it's ok, you can lift it..lol

simeone: thanks for the encouragement, i know i can always count on you..lol

HomieGFUnk: May God really help us!

MissDM: don't get it twisted o, i can cook...lol..ask my husband!

Adaeze: we might be sisters...lol

Buttercup: it's just sad jo! stop laughing at me or i will beat you!

doll: it's the 17th...3 more days! how're you?

Neffie: na you know o! mscheeeew....lol

ManCee: thanks for your advise friend but no thanks, actually taken a break from the bb now...sometimes i wonder if i still have physical friends...lol

Original Mgbeke: thanks, i didn't burn it...lol..it's the 17th! tomorrow!!!!!!!!

MissFlyHigh: thank you, thank you....and thanks for the support too

Enkay: mind yaself o...lol...well my cooker has a timer so i use it now and it makes so much noise, i jumpt up! lol...it's tomorrow..the 17th...sorry, not sure there will be cake! lol

Standtall: the simple answer is greed...wanting to make more money than they should over a particular product or service!

rethots: no those aren't allowed to burn!

StandTall-The Activist said...

you are right sha. Greed is the right word.

When I went to India,they wanted to sell some things for me for double price but the Inida lady by my side got angry. She did the pricing all the way.

When I tried t do that for an Oyinbo friend of mine in Lagos, those market pple feel I shd behave like I am one of them now. Just imagine!

bumight said...

Birthday girl!

Beulah! said...

Happy birthday oh!...Send my (unburnt)rice & cake down oh...ssshhh..lol.

Vera Ezimora said...

Oh, what do you know? I do have a twin!!

Babe, I pride myself in multitasking too. I do so many things @ the same time. Like you, I'm starting to wonder if this is a hindrance because sometimes I start so many things and end up not finishing anything.

Per cooking, I too burnt an egg! Did your egg look something like this http://www.verastic.com/2009/03/what-happens-when.html ?

It's gotten so bad that I sit on the freezer in the kitchen while I'm cooking. That seems to be the only way I can escape burning my food.

Favoured Girl said...

A little bird told me you had a birthday recently. How come I didn't get a slice of cake? lol

Happy birthday dearie, hope you had FUN and you are looking forward to another year of joy and God's blessings!

Geebee said...

Hey sis. Been a while. Hope you didn't allow that food burn this time. lol. Not really your fault now. just shows what a workaholic you are. Some would rather sit and have others do the simplest stuff for them while they watch T.V. Result? So many fat wives. lol. I'm back from my waka. How have you been? And happy birthday in arrears or advance (not sure now. But it's definitely this month, right?) Thanks for checking on me while I was away in Geebama Island. i brought some sea shells for you. lol

Uzezi said...

even to the extent that the water dried up and the egg popped? lol. u too much. maybe u should try setting reminders on ur phone once u step out of the kitchen

babajidesalu said...

Happy birthday ....lol about your burnt antics.

How about ironing? What do you do with the clothes? Burn them?lollllll

justdoyin said...

lol @ JideSalu...apparently, u r not alone; u seem to have many co-egg burners...lol...reminds me of a naija movie (can't remember the title now) where Olu Jacobs was berating a spoilt daughter of his n said "boil an egg, u'll burn it!"...

I actually carry my laptop into the kitchen so i can cook n work @ d same time, so u should try that, and/or the timer suggestion...lol @ hubby's "don't worship me with ur burnt offerings" comment...

Happy birthday to u...here's wishing u a truly fulfilling new year...

Cheers...

Parakeet said...

This is so funny...in ur world everything burns. I dont burn stuff a lot but since I moved to this new place everything has been burning. I blame the pots.