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Tickled at lunchtime
October 12, 2006, 7:29 am
Filed under: looking out

img_7813.JPGFunny things can happen in the most mundane of moments.

I was making lunch…hotdogs. But here in France, we can’t find hotdog buns, though I have easy access to hamburger buns so I just cut the hotdogs to fit those. Since we don’t have hotdogs too often, I freeze the buns. (I’m very lucky that I have a freezer large enough to hold extra buns here; my first congelateur was challenged by a carton of ice cream and a frozen pizza; forget ice trays.) But, we have no microwave in which to defrost the frozen breads and I hate to heat up the oven for a simple thawing project, so I either have to plan ahead enough to have time for countertop thawing or be innovative. Since this time it was high noon at hot dog time, I just put the breads out on a plate to defrost in the sunshine. Of course, I had to keep an eye out for pigeons and doves looking for a free lunch.

I was scurrying around gathering up ketchup, mustard, and pickles when I heard J capture the moment; “Look! Two buns on a chair!” It tickled me for some reason…I’m still guffawing…