Friday, February 5, 2010

And These Three Things? Terribly Critical Information

1. I am really good at ordering takeout. I guess you could call it a gift. I can do it on a large or small scale, for an entire office or a small family. I will remember to ask for that extra side of vinaigrette; I will make sure there are napkins and straws; and I'm not afraid to ask for extra beans and no cheese, even if I'm ordering a hamburger. Sadly, this gift is under-utilized right now.

2. Before the days of political correctness, I would have been catagorized as an "idiot" but now they have a special, softer name for me: "navigationally challenged." I was able to hide this character trait well enough while living in Utah, with its roads laid out neatly in a giant grid and towering mountain ranges practically flashing in neon, "THIS IS EAST! THIS IS EAST!" But now? Where the roads were designed by a psychotic toddler? I don't know where anything is, how to get there, and please don't expect me to guess how to get back. (Well, except for Target, but that's because I have a natural homing device that could lead me there with my eyes closed.) If you look closely at the bottom of my car, you'll see some fine print: This driver's ability to intentionally get anywhere is made possible by the good people of Garmin.

3. I can waterski on one leg, with the rope hooked on to my toe--another tragically under-utilized talent. (If somebody has photographic evidence of this, please send it to me.) (Especially if it's from when I was skinny.) And just in case you're wondering, the answer is yes, I could order takeout for the entire office while waterskiing on one leg with the rope hooked on my toe. You know, depending on the cell phone coverage.

In other news, I made buttermilk pancakes for the family this morning. I ate two and shoved one in Max's mouth. Christian declined, and Ryan rushed out the door to make it to an appointment. So, what I'm saying here is that I've got a lot of pancakes right now. Want one?

21 comments:

Kim said...

I miss the neon mountains! I too made pancakes w/chocolate chips. Two for Abby & 1 for Newman. They are her favorite...referring to Newman.

Soul-Fusion said...

mmmm, I would love some pancakes! I ruined my breakfast this morning with too much multi-tasking - burned my toast and undercooked my fried egg. Couldn't stomach either and ended up with cold cereal instead.

Becky said...

Your pancakes look wonderful! And I've heard stories about your waterskiing skills. Very impressive!

Christy said...

Yes, I most definitely want one of those, the top one on the left with the most chocolate chips. It's mine, I call it. So save that one for me, it will go great with the leftover pizza I had for breakfast this morning.

DeAnn said...

Those pancakes are a work of art. but then again so is ordering take-out and water-skiing with one foot. Pretty much - You're an artist!

Leslie said...

Daniel, you know the British-English male voice on my Garmin, is my best friend -- after my husband.
I never managed (or even tried for that matter) the toe/rope trick; but I can vouch for you. Sadly, I have no photographic evidence.
I'll take three of those pancakes -- with some of your sinfully delicious homemade syrup, please!

Leslie said...

P.S. - I wish I had a talent for ordering take-out. Seriously, how DO you order a baby pan-pan?

Heather said...

Leftover pancakes make excellent frisbees. As a last resort, of course, and especially when camping.

Jesse C said...

I didn't truly feel like a Crowley until I finally skied with my toe in the rope about 4 years ago.

p.s. I don't know if I will ever do anything to impress the in-laws more.

Ginnie said...

Lets just say the streets of Philly were not divinely inspired like those in ZION.

Christy said...

Wait... I'm not just stretching, I have another question. How did you take this photo? That is some serious talent!

Jenny said...

I'll have one!!!

Annie said...

reading your blog always brightens my day! and i would love a pancake. guess i better get on a plane!

Really Wild West Mama said...

Here's a little suggestion, that I learned a few years ago.....
you can FREEZE the batter in a ziplock bag! Maybe divide the portions and refrigerate half.

You could also freeze the pancakes....but freeze them on a cookie sheet SEPARATELY, then bag em after they're frozen.

Good Luck next time! Ummmmm, they look DEEEE-licious, Tiffany!

Miranda said...

Yes.

Angie said...

Thanks for the pancake:).

Omgirl said...

Are those chocolate chips in those pancakes???? If so, please for the love of all that is holy, send them to me. (Leaving the house w/o pancakes should be a crime!)
If they're blueberries, I'll leave it up to your discretion.

Kami said...

I would definitely be the East Coast Idiot.

Those pancakes are making me hungry!

MiaKatia said...

I used to think I was great with directions... then we moved out of Colorado and I realized I had just been cheating. I lurve pancakes!!!

Anonymous said...

The best recipe for syrup to go with your delish pancakes is. .
1 cube butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp soda
boil for 1 min, take of heat
add 1/2 tsp of vanilla
Enjoy

tiburon said...

Great. Now I want pancakes. Thanks for that.

I used to be a kick A waterskier. Notsomuch anymore.

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