4/20/08

This Post Is Brought To You By The Number Six


Over a week ago (I know, I know) I was tagged by Pixie over at you say tomahto i say tomato for the six word memoir meme. I struggled with this and chewed it over....a lot. I couldn't do it. Well, I could but they all sound so.....depressing.

I had ones like:

always worried about you, love mom
struggling and fighting to be myself
life lived backwards

They all went on in this vain. I told you they were depressing. Then it hit me when I was eating hamburgers for dinner last night. We'll get to that in a second. I'm sure there's other people who eat a hamburger this way but I haven't ran into them yet.

I eat my hamburger upside down.

That's my six word meme. My whole life is in that sentence. I get the job done but always backwards and unique. Well, maybe unique is too strong of a word. Just different.

How can you eat a hamburger upside down? Well, all you normal folk, pick up a hamburger, hands on top of the bun and thumbs on the bottom (pantomime with me here), I kinda of scoop mine up hands on the bottom, thumbs up top, pointed towards the other diners, then turn my wrists over. See, the bottom bun ends up on top. I never realized that I did this for years until family and friends pointed it out... okay, they teased me mercilessly. I still haven't stopped.

Six hints for I Need A Roll of Paper Towels 'Cause These Hamburgers Are So Good and I'm A Mess Hamburgers.

1.) Do not use extra lean hamburger meat. Are you crazy? You want to eat a hamburger, not a brick!

2.) Instead of salt, use soy sauce and throw a little red wine in the hamburger mixture with whatever seasoning you use. The liquid in there insures you get a moist burger and that you'll need a roll of paper towels.

3.) This is where iceberg lettuce shines. Yes, a lot of people don't like the white trash cousin of the lettuce family but in a hamburger she is truly a beautiful thing. A little crunch goes a long way. One of Julia Child's favorite foods was a good hamburger, with red onion, tomato, and iceberg lettuce. If it's good enough for her, who are you to argue? Do you dare argue with Julia Child?

4.) Buns are important. So get good ones and while you are at it... butter the buns, then toast them, grill them, or put them under the broiler. You literally have topped yourself.

5.) The art of layering your hamburger. There is nothing worse than having all your good stuff, i.e; tomatoes, onion, avocado, lettuce slide out of your burger. Remember the buns and burger act as grips for all the slippery stuff. Use them.

6.) Eat your hamburger upside down.

Okay, now I'm suppose to tag 6 other people.

1. Asthmagirl. All this month she has been writing letters as her posts. I'm wondering if she could write a six word letter? Yup, my little wheezy one, I just issued you a challenge, are you up for it?

2. Melissa from Alosha's Kitchen. I'm just curious to know what she's like. You can feel the good vibes coming from the computer screen when she's around.

3. Nan from Pots and Pins. I think right now (check out her blog) she has a lot to say about love.

4.) Kim from Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet. I expect something truly funny, bizarre, and touching. This is what you get, Kim, for telling the world about the dead hooker problem we had awhile back.

5.) Noble Pig just because... well, I think you have something to say.

That's all. It seems that this meme is very popular and most people have been tagged.

Rules:

1.Write your own six-word memoir.

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.

3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.

4. Tag five blogs with links.

5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play. (I'm going to do like Pixie and let you read it here and if you decide to do it, great. If not... no harm, no foul.)

* With the hamburgers we had a warm potato salad. I'd give you the recipe but I sliced the potatoes too thin and they fell apart when I mixed the salad so I ended up with lukewarm, sorta mashed potatoes. Next time, dear readers.


13 comments:

She who said...

As an aside, this is what my life is at the moment. Hopefully not forever.

Sorting, moving, giving...stuff away free

White On Rice Couple said...

I smash my burgers flat, so that I can take a big first bite. Soy sauce is fantastic as a burger marinade. Our family (Viet one) adds fish sauce to the meat mix and it's a dam good burger at that!

melissa said...

thanks for the tag, and for the reasoning. that was rather touching in a way. I'll do it, but like you, I tend to take a few days with stuff like this.

your six words are perfect, and endearing. and do speak to your nature. ;) I love all that you said about the burgers. I adore them homemade and tend to get really creative with seasoning.

Grace said...

what a terrific memoir--simple yet profound. i guess all you needed was a little time to stew over it and some burgers for inspiration. :)

lcsa99 said...

I've actually known a couple people to eat burgers like that. Though they tend to keep it upside down after that first bite, rather than flipping it each time.

I like so much cheese and ketchup on my burgers, I can just picture stuff flying if I tried to flip :)

Asthmagirl said...

As an over achiever, I have risen to your challenge! Post will be up shortly!

Neen said...

a) I absolutely eat burgers like that too! Or else the bottom bun gets soaked with juices, since it's usually thinner than the top bun.
b) Your memoir is very whimsical. But don't knock yourself too hard; "always worried about you, love mom" is also endearing. Or at least it will be when your sous-chefs are my age.
c)Thanks for tagging such cool, interesting people! I'm looking forward to checking out their blogs.
d) God, I crave a burger right now. 2 hours till lunch...

Sandy said...

Yip, I use soy sauce too. The juicier the better! Stack it high! LOL!

The Yummy Mummy said...

You bitch....Okay, okay, God! You ask someone to cover up a homicide and it's like they think you owe them or something.

I'll come up with something that will live up to your exacting standards, but now that you've labeled the vagina spray "the who-ha" spray on my blog, everyone is asking about it and all it's tingly goodness and now I have to write a post on that because people in London and Spain and Canada have no idea what it is.

So, thanks to you - I won't have time to have sex with my husband tonight...because I'll be writing A LOT.

At least I have the "who-ha".

You're a pip.

Kim

sheeats said...

"the white trash cousin of the lettuce family"

Hee! You're awesome. :)

And AMEN to the no lean meat rule. I can't get my husband to wrap his little mind around this one, which is why I usually make the burgers in our house.

ntsc The Art of The Pig said...

Build the hamburger upside down, that way the bottom is already on the top and you don't have to pick it up funny.

melissa said...

I had to come back here tonight because we went for burgers today - very rare that I go OUT for a burger (and oddly enough I mentioned in my post tonight) - but these are from a place I always wanted to try and they were amazing.

Aaaanyway. Steve ate his upside down. I thought of you and laughed. And, when looked at quizzically, then reminded him why, since I told him about this post at the time. He laughed too. :P It just struck me funny.

Hope you're having a good weekend, sweet gal.

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