Monday, November 26, 2007

Bits and Pieces

I came across the following writing a while ago and thought it was quite funny and so wanted to share it with you. Hope you'll see its humour.

BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season. (Especially in Australia) Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity.
When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill- drink in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman. Here comes the important part:
More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another drink while he flips the meat.
Important again:
More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." Upon seeing her annoyed reaction he concludes that there's just no pleasing some women..............
I've been making the most of the abundance of yummy fruit on the market by making lots of fruit platters and fruit everything, they are also refreshing and cooling for the warmer days! It's also Jacaranda season, I simply love the blue of the Jacaranda trees with the blue of the Agapanthus appearing at the same time at this time of the year. They do come in white as well, but most people go for the blue. They really stand out everywhere we go at the moment. A delicate Pierre de Ronsard rose ........... I've been snapping pictures here and there to test the settings on the camera. Check these mansions out, which boast the blue waters outside their backyard with parkings for their boats beneath! How's that for a holiday home?


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, that fruit looks soooo yummy!
We're heading into winter here, so it will be just bananas, grapes, and apples for a while.

Loved the BBQ rules. That's pretty much how it goes at our house, too. LOL

Kimberly :)

Julie said...

Ohh - this makes me hungry for spring... but it won't be too long for me. I live in South Texas in the US. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Can't wait to see more!


Anonymous said...

I like everything about this post; the earrings, the cross-stitch, the jacarandas and the water, but most of all I laughed at your BBQ description!

Mandi said...

BBQ etiquette was made me giggle cos O so true...thanks for bringing a smile to my face...the blue water looks amazing...