In Which I Become A Cliché & Make Myself Laugh

I ate dessert first last night.

I wasn’t certain if I was hungry so I had a snack of yogurt and homemade granola, which I sometimes have for my dessert.

After I ate it I was sure that I was hungry so I made myself a lovely dinner of chicken and mashed potatoes and broccoli and cranberry sauce.

Zen-Den was traveling for business so it was just me dining at the kitchen counter.

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It wasn’t until I started cleaning up the kitchen that I realized that I’d eaten my meal in reverse order.

I started laughing at myself.

I mean, no one thinks that they’ll be the real life embodiment of a pop culture cliché gleaned allegedly from a woman born in 1892, yet I managed to do it.

By accident, of course.

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25 thoughts on “In Which I Become A Cliché & Make Myself Laugh”

    1. Kate, I worked as a waitress while I was in college and I can’t imagine why any waitress would care. All I cared about was getting the correct food to the person who ordered it. What they ate was of no concern to me!

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        1. Well, it wouldn’t have disrupted my timing at all. I dunno. Maybe different restaurants have different rules? Where I worked: just give ’em what they want when they want it!

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  1. Don’t you just love eating alone sometimes? You can then eat what you want when you want. And no one can say anything. Every once in awhile popcorn and M&Ms are my dinner. At least we’re happy! And isn’t that what life’s all about?

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    1. Beth, yes I do enjoy it! In fact, my dinner last night was at about 4:30 p.m. because that’s when I was hungry.

      [Mom used to eat popcorn for dinner sometimes. Drove Aunt Char crazy… as you can imagine.]

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  2. I’m always on my own now, being a widow and my eclectic dinners are too embarrassing to recount here. They usually involve cheese, salad and maybe some chips and salsa. 🙂

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  3. It was a pretty healthy dessert, to be fair! Had you been full after that, it would have just as well been a decent meal, one that many people have as a breakfast.

    I ate alone last night, too, but I wasn’t as creative as you were. Leftover Chinese carryout in front of the news was my dinner. Boring and unsatisfying. I’d have rather eaten with you.

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    1. nance, I agree that it was healthy, especially for a dessert. I was hoping that it’d fill me up so that I could be finished with the whole dinner thing, but no! I don’t often make a big dinner for myself when I’m alone, but I saw all the ingredients in the frig and thought: why not?

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  4. Real food. You ate real food – no matter the order. Pretty impressive to make actual dinner for just yourself. (If you had napkins rather than grabbed paper towel as needed, I’m totally floored.)
    Funny story – Eating in installments not such a crazy idea at all.

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    1. philmouse, I don’t always make myself [or husband & me] a real dinner, but on that particular day I was hungry– and the ingredients were on hand.

      And well– yes, I used a cloth napkin because that’s what we have here in this house because that’s how I was reared so that is what I buy. It’s a WASP thing, ‘ya know?

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