19 February 2009

Honestly

Within a few days of one another last month, two people (Candy & Ilina) gave me the same award, one of those awards that requires disclosure of things about oneself, not to mention the tagging of others:

When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Show the 7 victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!

I'm plum out of things to reveal - but here's my one thoroughly idiosyncratic fast-food confession:

When on a road trip, one sometimes must stop for fast food. On those occasions, I invariably order two hamburgers. I never ever get anything fancy or complicated, no Big Macs or Whoppers or cheeseburgers. I carefully remove the bottom half of each bun, the bottom because the pickles and ketchup are always between the burger and the top of the bun, and reassemble the two hamburgers into one double. Top bun, pickle, burger, burger, pickle, top bun. I get a double hamburger for less money, with more pickles. Fast food heaven. Then, because I'm looking out for the seagulls and bunny rabbits, I fling the greasy bottom buns out the window of the moving car. I never consider it to be littering, because I know that some small creature is going to delight in my rejected bottom buns. It does, however, infuriate my husband. (And I stopped doing it when the child became aware, lest she start flinging inanimate objects out the car windows.)

As to tagging? I can't. It's too cold and I have to go to bed now.

11 comments:

Nadine said...

LOL! Now I have someone to confess to...I also fling things out the window when I'm alone. Things that birds, bunnies and deer can eat. Apple cores, bits of bread, the other half of the soft pretzel (lest I eat it!)...and the occasional banana peel just in case there are monkeys in NJ.

wheelsonthebus said...

it's most likely rats getting those buns :)

phd in yogurtry said...

uh oh. confessions of a food flinger. I, too, fling fruit peelings, apple cores, and the like. Ever since I saw the movie Bugs, I can't help but assume I am making some ant colony's day.

flutter said...

yogurtry totally just made me laugh

Kyddryn said...

I do the bun thing, too...including flinging the rejected bunnage out the window for small creatures to eat, something I did even as a child because I couldn't bear to throw away food and make some poor critter go hungry.

See, I was always tetched!!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Angeline said...

*laugh*
that's so hmmmm... innovative! I never thought of combining the burgers that way....
and oh mommy, you really did the flicking off the buns during the drive? *laugh*

Mayberry said...

I love this. True confessions of a food-flingin' foodie.

katydidnot said...

are you freaking kidding me? that's, like, the very best thing i've ever heard. i don't eat meat, but i think i'm going to start buying burgers in order to be able to fling greasy bottom buns out my window. because jesus, who doesn't want to do that?

carolyn said...

"Flinging greasy bottom buns out the window" conjures up a whole different kind of past-time in my mind :-)

Woman in a Window said...

I do believe you are one of a kind and a freaken hamburger genius!

susan said...

I never knew there were so many covert food-flingers out there: I do it with fruit!