Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Want to find out if you're a gearhead? I took the quiz and, well, the score was so high that I moved past "Nerd City" it asked me if I'd "ever been married." I can't help that I'm the tech-crazy at my house! Someone has to set up the AV equipment and I guess that's me.


I am convinced the Gods are aligned against my desire for non-sweet baked goods in the mornings. I need a baguette or a croissant and my local bakery decided they aren't going to open until 10am. Today I used my back up plan, a grocery store bakery on the way to work. I found that they no longer make croissants daily, let alone in the morning, because "we have a new system, where, uhm, we don't make them until we run out." "Well, uh," I said, "You're out."

They have trays and trays of freshly baked hard dinner rolls ready but no croissants--what is that? Croissants are a known breakfast food and dinner rolls are, well, for dinner. I fail to see the logic. Perhaps this is my fault for looking for logic at Harmon's.


I'm not exactly sure how my husband could lie for two hours on our bed last night watching TV on top of the clean laundry that needed to be folded, and NOT NOTICE that it needed to be done. I'm reminded of LVC's all too often unheeded admonition: "See a need and fill it."


lisa v. clark said...

We see what we want to see.

(If I had a nickel. . .)

Hang in there! Have you tried the new "French Bakery" in the mall (yes, the mall). I've heard it's very good. . .

Bek said...


Laundry. Don't get me started. Really.

~j. said...

Isn't the mall bakery a kiosk version of your first choice bakery?

Maybe your husband was...pondering washing the crock pot?

AzĂșcar said...

Yes, the mall bakery is the same as my first choice! However, I thought that they wouldn't open until 10 either--if they open at 9, oh perhaps there is justice in the world.

Yeah, ~J, that's exactly what he was doing. He certainly wasn't watching poker on TV. Certainly not. Not after what your dad said.

sue-donym said...

And then did he ask you "Where are all my clean socks?"

wendysue said...

Ah yes, the "non-seeing" eyes of hubbies. I walked in the door yesterday to my surprise saw Matt actually sweeping!!! I asked him what he was doing? He gave me a funny look and I said "you mean you actually SEE it????" It didn't last long.

compulsive writer said...

Carina, do you live near Eliane's? If so then we are near neighbors. It's probably about a mile or so from my house.

As for your husband, I am reminded of when I absolutely could not walk after ACL surgery and my husband tells me not to worry about scrubbing the toilets.

Did he offer to clean them?


But he did want me to stop worrying about them.


Tori :) said...

"MaLE" and "Notice" are two words that don't go together. No man would notice laundry... :)

Lyle said...

How do you call yourself a bakery if you can't deliver the goods first thing in the morning?

AzĂșcar said...

Lyle, welcome, and I could not agree with you more. What is wrong with these people?

I do not live near Elaine's but sometimes I can swing by on the way to work...even though it's across town and out of my way.
CW, boy, that toilet conversation sounds like something I've heard many times. "Don't worry about it!"


Wendysue that made me laugh. I'm going to use that.

Julie said...

Mmmm-hmmm. That laundry thing. My hubby will get all excited because he has washed and dried all the laundry. "See? I helped!" But then he makes a mountain of clean clothes on top of the dryer or on top of the bed. "Fold" is apparently a four letter word that has not yet entered his vocabulary or conscience mind. I'd almost rather that he didn't help, but I'm afraid his ego will be ruined if I say anything. Or maybe he'll refuse to help anymore if I criticize. (sigh)

Anonymous said...

Scored an even 100 - ouch. (Or cool as the case may be.)

Wish there were good bakeries open at 7 nevermind 10. Je suis desolee.

I've learned over the years to be a better assistant in the house cleaning arena. I know I still don't hold a candle to ma femme - but I do fold laundry if I'm the one who takes it out of the dryer (about 40% of the time), and I'm the only one who cleans toilets at my home (la femme indicated that since our first 5 were sons, and since that was determined by me (passively or not) it was my job to ensure that the toilets were clean).