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Sep 18, 2009 10:42 PM

You know you are a tad too obsessed when...

For me, I was trying to log into my e-mail. I couldn't figure out what the problem was. Then I really looked closer - instead of typing "" I was typing "" !

What was your wake-up call?


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  1. i did it just the other day. the post was about pistachio brittle. instead of typing "heart of the desert" brand, i called it "heart of desire."

    1. My former assistant stopped by to say she was getting married and my first question was 'what are you serving?'. Not what is your dress like or where is the honeymoon?

      She just laughed because we worked as event planners together so she knows my mania about menu planning.She seemed to have learned something from that experience because they are having a smaller wedding so they can have better food and wine.

      1. LOL, meat, et. al. You each gave me a good giggle this morning. :-D

        My obsession tends to evince itself not in terms of food, but through cooking equipment. Not humorous, but instead pathetic--I spent an evening recently being upset because I had accidentally put a favorite spatula on the bottom rack of the d/w, instead of the top, and the handle got brutalized. After about four hours of brooding (not openly--I'm not *that* insane--just somewhere there in the back of my mind), I remembered that the thing cost about seven bucks and is readily available. Doh. I just liked the thing, you know? It had been properly broken in. :-D

        6 Replies
        1. re: Normandie

          normandie, i'm with ya girl. mr. alka once melted tupperware into a lovely old school revereware. damn!

          1. re: alkapal

            you're just bitter because after my rubbermaid into the toaster melting incident you realize it could have been saved

            1. re: Firegoat

              you are a hurtful, cold individual, and i DO remember that rebuke. dangit!!
              <er, can i make the smiley face now?>

              1. re: alkapal

                Yes, yes you can. I'm planning to go to Kansas City this weekend to see the fiancee, move some things, job hunt..... and all I can think about is what I want to eat while I'm there. Pretty sick.

                1. re: Firegoat

                  hey firegoat, best of luck there in the ole k.c.

        've got your priorities right -- after all, you have to eat, and it might as well be good food!
                  (that reminds me of this couple we knew, who when we said -- as everyone does -- "hey we should have dinner sometime," the wife replied, "oh, that's great, we eat every day!").

          2. re: Normandie

            I am still mad about my spouse putting the wooden spoon rest too close to a burner and charring it. We still use it, years later.

          3. I ask my college age son what he ate that week BEFORE I ask how classes are going.

            1. When someone posted a little while back on my local board about the possible "ETA" of the opening of some restaurant I then posted to note that I suddenly noticed that one could make not only "EAT and ATE" out of that acronym - but "TEA" as well. At that moment I knew I was undoubtedly "one toke over the line Sweet Haysus..." ;-D>