Today's "A Thought" on the editorial page our local paper comes from Erma Bombeck: If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
By Erma's reckoning, tonight I will be enjoying my last meal, legally, so I better make it good. Can I help it if I happen to have a lot of business to take care of today from my couch, I happen to like football, and there happens to be a full slate of games on TV? Hardly, I should think.
Does it count if I haven't been paying complete attention to any of the games so far? I was going to make some cookies this afternoon until I discovered that we're out of vanilla extract. It really confused me, because a couple years ago I bought a bunch of the little bottles of it because they were BOGO and I figured it would last forever. It just goes to show: there is no such thing as forever when it comes to baking ingredients. What I want to know is who has been doing all the baking around here and spiriting the delicious results out of the house without my knowledge?
Cookies will just have to wait until tomorrow.
Except I'll be legally dead by then, of course.