A mixture of things

Screams “Sh*t, b*gger, f*ck!”

Have you ever had one of those days where you wish you could go back and un-say about 30 things before 1pm?


Right now I am sitting at my desk for the first time today (having stood at the photocopier for the most part) and I have said something stupid. Yep, you know you have said something stupid when it comes back to haunt you and your stomach rolls.

Why is it that people think their busy is more important than my busy? I am snowed, my desk is covered in paper that needs to be copied or filed or sent on, and yet my busy-ness is still called into question as though it doesn’t matter that such and such wants what I am doing sent out by the end of the day, because they are also busy and therefore that comes first.

Argh, frustration, thy name is anyone working in this building. I am sorry that I am unable to help. As it is I have stayed late at work three nights this week, and it’s only Thursday! I want to go home on time just once this week, I want to go home, sit in front of the tv and not stress about the fact that my desk is covered with work I haven’t had time to do. Tonight, I am hoping, is going to be that night…even if I have to work flat out to make it so.

As an addendum to my previous post I should add that I have yet to remember the dream I had, so hopefully it wasn’t about anything important!

And just because I thought it was funny:

Handy household tips for the modern woman – who needs Delia ?

1. Delia’s Way
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips

The Real Woman’s Way
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for goodness’ sake. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.

2. Delia’s Way
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

The Real Woman’s Way
Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year.

3. Delia’s Way
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

The Real Woman’s Way
Tesco’s sell cakes. They even do decorated versions.

4. Delia’s Way
If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a potato slice.

The Real Woman’s Way
If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that’s tough. Please recite with me the Real Woman’s motto: “I made it, you will eat it and I don’t care how bad it tastes.”

5. Delia’s Way
Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

The Real Woman’s Way
It could keep forever. Who eats it?

6. Delia’s Way
Brush some beaten egg white over piecrust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

The Real Woman’s Way
Sainsbury’s frozen pie directions do not include brushing any egg white
over the crust so I don’t do that.

7. Delia’s Way
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

The Real Woman’s Way
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it in 8 ounces of vodka. Drink the vodka. You might still have the headache, but who gives a **** ?

8. Delia’s Way
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

The Real Woman’s Way
Why do I have a man?

And finally the most important tip:

9. Delia’s Way
Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

The Real Woman’s Way
Leftover wine???? – Hello!!

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