Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Fix My Kitchen

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Bavarian Death Cake of Love,By Bread Alone,Life Goals,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 4:56 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a New Moon

hummus bread with eggs

Originally uploaded by carmen maria

You know what I want to ask LK?

Why didn’t you ever fix my kitchen? You were going to make my kitchen efficient and work better, in some way that you never were able to explain to me. I was always secretly hoping that you would find a way to fix my kitchen and, by so doing, somehow, fix me.

I wanted to be a good cook, you know. I wanted to be the kind of man that Padma Lakshmi apparently pines for, one who would cook for her. I have to admit that cooking for a food person like LK was very, very intimidating and, well, I did a poor job of it. It’s funny, though, because she wanted a man to cook for her. I think I won her over by making macaroni and cheese. LK, that is, not Padma.

And, I do like to cook, most of the time. Though, I have to admit, I really do think it would go better if I had a more efficiently arranged kitchen. I mean, I might actually accomplish more and finish more of the strange culinary experiments I try.
The picture that I’ve sneaked from Flickr, which inspired this post, has toasted hummus bread in it. And eggs. I think it would be rather perfect if it included bacon. But, whatever hummus bread really is, and really tastes like, it sounds like an adventure to me. Something to challenge and excite the taste buds. And, of course, I love bread. And toast.

But, I need someone to fix my kitchen.

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Give others a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind."


  1. There is no kitchen ‘fix’, you just need to find something that works for you. I drive Steve crazy because every time I put something away in the kitchen it goes in a different place, but somehow my brain keeps track of it all.

    Anytime you wanna learn some cooking just give me a holla!

    Comment by Peter — 6/3/2008 @ 9:35 am

  2. Careful, Peter, I might just take you up on that!

    Honestly, I think the biggest “problem” in my kitchen is either a) clutter or b) poor use of counter-space. Of course, clearing up the clutter might just help with the counter-space.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 6/3/2008 @ 10:34 am

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