Phew! I've been a bit busy. But, I've got a loaf of banana bread in the oven, so by all means I should dilly dally online for an hour and share with you another reason why I should avoid cheese.
Some of you may remember the original cheese incident. But for those of you that didn't know me 10 years ago, please let me recap.
On a dark and snowy evening I found myself with a good college pal (we weren't in college anymore, but that's how well she knows me) at a Lisa Loeb concert in Boulder, Colorado. A few things to note, we were in Colorado, which is dry, and we had chapped lips. It was snowing. So, while I don't remember exactly the month of the year, it was not July. My friend asked me for some lip balm.
I reached into this great Cole Haan leather bag I had back then (someone since told me it looked like a feedbag so I stopped using it) and started fishing around for lip balm. In the dark of the Boulder Theater I couldn't see anything and when my flanges lighted upon something in cellophane I was confused and pulled out mystery object for closer scrutiny. It was an individually wrapped piece of American cheese!
Please note the most recent time I had purchased this type of cheese was the 4th of July for fixings on burgers -- the only time my husband indulges my affection for cheese product. I'm just saying that cheese was in my purse for at least six months.
Alas, I thought that would be the last time I'd have a cheese/purse incident. Ohhhhhh, no. It's not.
I won't bore you with the details, but the next time I go to Martini and a Movie at the Wildlife Experience I will not be tucking away "just one more piece of that amazing gouda" for nibbling during the show. Let's just say, gouda, not's so good-a the next morning when you find it wrapped in its mangy napkin at the bottom of your purse. Also, purse still smells like gouda.
Perhaps when that pig of a coworker told me my purse looked like a feedbag so many years ago he was actually trying to say I should quit using my purse as a feedbag, not that it actually looked like one.