I was talking to Heather the other day on the phone when I pronounced myself finished with posting nonsensical junk on my blog. Only the best posts from now on, only the most thought-provoking, the best written! No more wasting my readers’ time with crap!
Well, I lied.
But see, here’s the thing. This is type of thing that, if you and I were just hanging out together, sitting on the couch, eating some Bugles and drinking some Coke, watching some quality TV, I would probably bring up in conversation. I guess I like to talk about stupid topics.
You wouldn’t believe how much fun I am at parties.
So here’s what I’ve been thinking about. Ketchup. And my very specific rules about ketchup and where it should and should not be squirted.
Ketchup is great for french fries, but only ON THE SIDE. NEVER, EVER squirted on top of the french fries. I feel irrationally strong about ketchup never being put ON french fries, ONLY beside french fries.
Wanna ruin my day? Pour ketchup on my french fries and watch me get ridiculously irritated.
This same rule applies to fish sticks.
Oddly, I like ketchup in my vegetable soup. The juxtaposition of the hot vegetable soup mixed with the cold ketchup! Mmm.
Ketchup is NOT great for hot dogs or corn dogs, as those are MUSTARD ONLY foods. I don’t feel as strongly about hamburgers and ketchup, though I feel that hamburgers are best-condimented (I made up that word) with mustard and mayo.
My daughter Ella is big fan of ketchup, eating it by the handful. I think that’s a bit of an overkill.
What are you feelings on ketchup? Do you have any quirky food rules?