Friday, June 20, 2008

A Bit of Domesticity





There is really nothing to say. I just wanted to bring you in to my small domestic life. These days that includes cornbread, espresso, and some concoction for dinner. Always involves a cast- iron skillet with melted butter....

Not yet a vegetarian there will be meat. I have just begun to bore you with the small details of daily life.

Soon I will get back to Judith and Junior Blue. We're not through with him yet. The man needs meat on the bone, back story so to speak. He is husband number three. I have skipped husband number one and two. Nick, the history professor, has requested an accounting of husband one and two. Someday. Maybe. If I'm feeling really brave.

24 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

Boring? HOW can a wooden fish platter can be boring?!? Never!

Dr. Zaius said...

I hope that husband number one and two were murdered. (Maybe with a cast-iron skillet...)

DCup said...

You, my sweet, are totally using the blog for all the right stuff.

And I love what Dr.Z. said and I hope that if murder did involve the iron skillet, the splattered melted butter didn't ruin your outfit.

Now I'm off to read your short story again.

Je ne regrette rien said...

mmmm. cornbread. by the way, nothing like a cast iron skillet. I shipped an exact replica to France. You can make anything in one of those. I can make a cake in a cast iron skillet.

Utah Savage said...

Shipping a well seasoned cast iron skillet to France is money well spent. I starting to wish I were moving to France with you. I can't wait to start getting posts from you from France. I'd better brush up on my French.

Utah Savage said...

I could have killed a couple of husbands with a cast iron skillet. dr. Zaius I wish I'd known you then, you could have made suggestions. It wasn't until Elaine Bobbit became famous that I started thinking creatively when it came to spouses. Women everywhere learned not to toss the offending member out the car window into a field. Now we know that it should be blended or Nuked prior to running away.

DivaJood said...

Never waste a properly seasoned cast iron skillet on a man's head. That's what kitchen knives are for.

The photos are quite beautiful.

Randal Graves said...

A good kitchen knife can be expensive! Use a chainsaw. Everyone has one of those lying about the house, right? En plus, cleaning up the splatter will help you pass the time until the authorities arrive.

Unconventional Conventionist said...

As long as your with the whole butter thing, I could never be against you; the cast iron skillet is just a pure bonus. That's always what I make cornbread in.

I approve of weapons vs. poison, so like Zaius says, a cast iron skillet would be faboo.

Randall just likes the gratitous vilence of the chainsaw, which is really OK with me too, now that I've thought about it.

It might prove quite artistic to do it with your latte maker though.

Utah Savage said...

I've been begging for a chain saw for years. No one has offered to sell me one yet. I want a nicely broken in gas powered chain saw, real manly like. It's really all I'm missing from my arsenal of weapons. Straightedge. Check. Louisville Slugger. Check. Hat pin. Check. Cast Iron skillet. Check. Latte Maker. Check.
Sharpened foil. check. Sharpened Silver letter opener. Check. Big dogs, Check. Vicious voice and nasty words, I think I got it all--now I needs me some chain saw.

Je ne regrette rien said...

Actually forget all of that. Plan a nice dinner party for 4-6. Purchase a well-frozen leg of lamb. Deliver him an invitation to an unexpected tryst in the forest/remote park, etc. (you get the drift). A few well placed strikes to the cerebellum. Return home and roast your dinner. Greet guests with cocktails and an aura of perturbance at your missing mate. Determine to proceed without him. Clean up after dinner, thank and send off guests. Retire for the evening with a nice brandy.

Not that I've thought about it much. (by the way, this is copyrighted material. just fyi.)

Ghost Dansing said...

i like the little cutting board with the fish ornamentation....

Utah Savage said...

JNRR you are fucking brilliant. You must write this story quick. Or if it's written lets put together a collection of women's murdering their husbands stories. I'm sure Dcup's got one. (no offense Mathman). I'll bet Scarlet's got one. Sure Freida Bee has at least one, and so one... Girls write em up, fast. We all need money. We all need that little ego burst getting published will give us. Oh yes. Watch out world, here we come. Murderous Women. It will sell like hotcakes--talk shows, Opera's Book show, New York Times best seller list, and then..... Everybody takes one chore. I say Dcup get's the glory of doing the interviews. What with her soft southern accent and her cleavage.

DCup said...

I like that idea of a compilation of those kinds of stories. In fact, I have a story at Jonestown that I should swipe.

D.K. Raed said...

I can't! I could never! But I could tell one of my sister's stories about her husband who turned out to NOT be his motorcycle brother. He lost every OTHER tooth in his mouth & then drank some oleander tea. And C'est La Vie, ee ees eeestory.

Je ne regrette rien said...

I could. I like. count me in. but first I need some sleep. its 2am, just got back from bloggess summit.

Distributorcap said...

i havent seen a cast iron skillet in a long time

Utah Savage said...

Distributorcap, deft, sweet pivot away from murder to esthetics and utility.

D.K. Raed said...

UT S, I've been spinning my wheels & wasting time TRYING to set up a blog roll. Working on a short murder story might be a nice diversion! I had to remove your comment, though, because the sissah sometimes reads my blog. If I write it up (and I'm no writer, so don't expect much) and can't put it on my blog, what should I DO with it?

Utah Savage said...

Email it to me. But here's the thing. I actually do plan on this collection of short stories to get published and do well. So, maybe it's best to get sis' permission to fictionalize her story. What if we win prizes, get publicity and such, someone's got to go on Oprah, and it won't be me.

Utah Savage said...

K McKiernan, come out, come out, where ever you are. I'm sure you have a husband murdering story in you somewhere. I bet you could write some fiction. Step in here girl. Join the club.

Dusty said...

Bravery..it's not all its cracked up to be ya know. ;p

enigma4ever said...

boring???nothng that requires a REAL skillet is EVER boring- or the woman that knows how to use such skillet....and yo....CORN BREAD.....wowzer....

love seeing all the nooks and crannies- feel like I am a snooping...excellent way to let us all in ;-)


( ahhhh, so he is about to be given some meat on the bones....can't wait ;-)

dguzman said...

can someone ship ME a well-seasoned cast iron skillet? I'd love to make some cornbread in it!

Just wash the blood off first, okay?