Out Of The Office

Well, it’s 10:30 in the PM, and I haven’t turned on the TV to watch “The Office” yet, and the odds of me actually staying awake – much less TYPING QUOTES – aren’t very good at all, my friends. They’re not very good at all.

There’s actually a very good reason for the hitch in my TV-watching plans. The comments on the HP giveaway sort of lost their mind this afternoon – apparently my “memory settings” need to be “adjusted” to handle the number of comments on the giveaway, and if you think I know how to fix that, then obviously you have me confused with someone who knows where to locate my blog’s memory settings. I actually have some Trained Professionals on the case, and I have a feeling that everything will be back to normal tomorrow.

At least that’s what I’m telling myself because that’s what I tell myself about everything. It’s a combination of denial and optimism that seems to work beautifully for me. I highly recommend it.

And you can still enter the HP giveaway, by the way – you just have to refresh the giveaway page and then make sure that ALL the comments load before you start scrolling down the page to leave your comment. Really, it’s exactly the same kind of professionalism and reliability that you’d expect to see from, oh, a Prodigy page back in 1995. Maybe even an AOL message board circa 1997. I like to stay on the cutting edge with my commenting interface – as you can clearly tell.

So other than all that nonsense, I have nothing else to report. I’ve done a little Christmas baking this week, which means that right now I am on a sweet / salty merry-go-round that shows no signs of stopping. Cake batter! Herbed RitzBits! Hershey’s Kisses! Bacon! Peanut butter cookies! Cheese grits! I’m a little scared that in a week or so I’m just going to be alternating a handful of sugar with a handful of kosher salt.

And I’d totally eat the kosher salt last. Because everybody knows you have to end on salty. Ending on sweet will never do. YOU END ON SALTY.

I’m so glad that we’ve once again tackled the tough issues. SOMEBODY HAS TO.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

And don’t forget Nester’s Christmas Tour of Homes on Monday!



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  1. I agree! You must end on salty or things will not be right!! lol

  2. I agree!!! End salty for sure.

  3. On that information, I think they have awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the wrong person.

  4. I completely agree! You absolutely MUST end on salty!

  5. Rosemary D. says:

    Just when I think I cannot love you more…

  6. k&c’s mom cracks me up! And you, my friend, are precious! Have a wonderful weekend and may it contain sweetness, salt and light–the last one I added for good measure.

  7. “You end on salty.” So true! My mom says, “I gotta get this sweet taste out of my mouth!” lol

  8. Oh, Boomama, I’m on that same merry-go-round! And you definitely end on the salty!

  9. Amen, sista! My husband laughs at me because after eating a really rich dessert, I always have to have a handful of chips. Obviously, there is a wire loose in his brain or something!

  10. AGREE!

    Always end on salty, girl! Always!

  11. I’m not sure…since I seem to be a little wishy-washy, I think you simply try to combine the two. That way my last bite is a happy combo :). I cannot wait to read your remarks on The Office :).

  12. Oh dear. I end on sweet. Definitely sweet. I hope I won’t be banned from reading your blog from now on . . .

  13. Fun post! Have a good weekend cooking!

  14. What? What’s this about ending on salty? Why do you think dessert is so popular? Because we must end with sweet!!

  15. Jessica is right! You always end on sweet! End on salty? I can’t even imagine!

  16. Leah Anderson says:

    I’m so glad you put the ritz recipe as a link. I was thinking about them this morning….yum!

  17. Glad to see I’m not the only one who ends on sweet. Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first… and last.

  18. Dessert after a meal, absolutely. But what I’m talking about is the holiday snacking that tends to fall into a vicious sweet / salty cycle. In which case YOU HAVE TO END ON SALTY.


  19. Love this – “alternating a handful of sugar with a handful of kosher salt”…. you crack me up!
    Happy Weekend!

  20. boomama, you have taken me to a new level of self-awareness! i hadn’t really ever thought about it, but now that i’ve had some time to consider it, i believe that in my core i’m an “end-on-salty” kind of snacker, too! thanks for the enlightenment!

  21. Wow, I had no idea that so many ended on salty. Wow.
    I have to end on sweet. after everything.
    Thats why I have to keep something small and wrapped in the house. Like a kiss.

  22. I am so happy to read these comments. I HAVE to end on a salty and both my sisters and dearest cousins HAVE to end on sweet. I thought I was all alone… what comfort to know I am not alone in my love for salt.

  23. The real question is…
    WHEN do you end??????!!!!!

  24. The problem with ending on salty is it’s impossible to end… salty makes you want to keep eating more and more.