Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die

Mrs. Wishy Washy has gained access to Social Zymurgy and has started bossing us all around. Every Sunday, Big Orange will channel her and demand we complete a writing exercise. Here is the first one from "Yoga for the Brain," number 160:

You have just finished writing your autobiography, which includes 10 different chapters. Write a title of each chapter in the book.

Here is the Table of Contents for my autobiography:

  1. Look How Blonde My Hair Is!

  2. Limelight Is My Favorite Color

  3. Pushing the Envelope

  4. Musical Me

  5. Upwrite

  6. Me and Sysiphus We Got A Good Thing Goin'

  7. Now That We Are Alone, I Can Say This...

  8. Friends in Low Places

  9. Philosophy Pie

  10. Recipes For My Potluck Wake

I encourage you to complete this exercise as well, but I'm not a ball-busting bitch like Mrs. Wishy Washy, so it is only a request. I'm interested to hear what you have to say. And, in the spirit of the Funeral Meme, that last chapter sparked an idea. I'd like to tap everyone's epicuriosity and ask you all, what hot dishes, finger foods, and desserts would you like people to bring to your wake? Here's mine:

  • Sloppy joe's, of course, with white enriched hamburger buns
  • Baked pasta, preferable rigatoni baked in a foil pan, with mozzerella and provolone melted to a crisp on top
  • Green bean casserole, not my cup of tea, but unforgivable if missing from a wake buffett
  • Broasted Chicken and jo-jo potatoes.
  • Veggie tray
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Olive Garden Salad and breadsticks
  • Devilled eggs, again, not my taste but people love making these things for wakes, so let them.
  • Norcia's rolls and butter
  • Pumpkin pie,
  • Brownies (no nuts and sprinkled with powdered sugar)
  • Chocolate cake


  1. For what it is worth Dear, I'll make the punch.

    What am I saying? You will outlast me for years, what with all your clean living and all.

    You might consider what you want in a second husband, as you only have about 30 years to mull it over, and you know how you put things off.

    All my love,

  2. I don't see any Jell-o dishes on that menu. What gives?

  3. How about one of those huge, 10 foot long sandwiches?

  4. Chris: D'oh! I knew I forgot something...

    Doc: I'll hold out for your punch...wait, that didn't come out right.

    SD: Those things make me want to gag. But you can bring one, if you like!

  5. Are shots considered finger food?

  6. How did Mrs. Wishy-Washy loose all that weight?

  7. "Limelight is my favorite color"

    Awesome, I have to steal that line some time.

    I'll bring finger food that looks like real fingers cut off, but you have to have your wake around Halloween.

  8. Cheesecake. I always bring cheesecake to social gatherings. It's a shame you won't be there to sample it.

    What am I saying? With my laundry list of diseases, I'm in the same boat as Doc.

  9. Chicken salad, egg salad with onions, Kraft pizza, lots and lots of booze.

    Epicuriously yours,


  10. Chicken salad, egg salad with onions, Kraft pizza, lots and lots of booze.

    Epicuriously yours,


  11. no time for a good, thoughtful response-- I'm gakking off th' neighbours wireless-- but the title reminds me of a greeting card with a Bacchus-like character holding up a goblet of wine. The card read, in Gothic script:

    Eat, drink and... be fat and drunk.

  12. This is brilliant.

    I hate when other people have brilliant ideas.

  13. Poor Grant, it is a brilliant idea, Flan. I will have fun thinking this one through. ;)