Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's Not A Backhoe!

The Swamp Dust arrived last week, and The Surveyor and I were ready to use it on a little Low Country Boil. Sans crawfish. We headed for Lowe's to pick up one of these...



...because we didn't have a big enough pot at home. Plus, we wanted one of the really cool Bayou Classic pots that real Cajuns use. It's our fantasy, don't judge.

The Surveyor took this beauty out of the box, and began to look over the "Care and Use Instructions". He's good that way. It's just how he rolls. The very first instruction said, "SOBER adult operation ONLY! The use of alcohol, prescription or nonprescription drugs may impair your ability to properly assemble or safely operate appliance". They really know how to take the fun out of EVERYTHING, don't they?

It's NOT a backhoe, people. It's a stockpot!





Once we stopped laughing, we threw caution to the wind and had a drink while the corn, potatoes and onions were cooking. Fortunately, no one was injured.

I did hide all of the prescription drugs - just in case things got out of hand!
Celebrity Sighting: The Surveyor spotted Chris Brown and Rihanna at our local gym this afternoon! How cool is that?

9 comments:

Lori said...

I thought the rule was to only use those things while under the influence of alcohol!!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Hell, my man would put the beer in the pot. Everything he cooks has alcohol of some sort in it. And isn't it an unspoken rule, when you cook with it you have to drink it? Who writes these manuals? Do they cook?

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

I thought the rule (in addition to using those things while under the influence of alcohol like Lori said) was that you had to have a PARTY for crab boils. Like a party where you invite your West Coast friends and she ... I mean ahem, THEY can bring lemon drops.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Alot of drunk hillbillys get hurt using a stock pot improperly!!!!
No lie I just heard about one getting head stuck in it!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

As long as you had a drink while the corn was cookin' and you weren't drinking corn liquor, you can operate the cookery.

Celebrities? I am very impressed. We have had the occasional one here, but none recently.

As if I would know. That would presume I leave the house other than to go to Best Value.....

Amy said...

You are really making my microwavable dinners look bad! You are like the country version of Martha Stewart!

Domestic Spaz said...

Was the Swamp Dust just as good as you remembered?

HalfAsstic.com said...

It's reasonable people like you that make the rest of us look like drunken lunatics! Thanks!

Holy Crappers said...

Good thing you are both responsible adults and followed label directions .


ya never know

peace
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