Monday, 1 November 2010

Best Before

I am sitting here having my morning cup of tea with a Nature Valley granola bar. I like to dunk it. The discarded wrapper from the bar is laying by the side of the mug; the small print has caught my eye as it reads:-
Best Before: See Under Flap.
Time to get my first tattoo...

Meanwhile, I have drafts. In my postbox. They are all unfinished. I will get to work and finish them soon.

42 comments:

Rog said...

You need some draft excluder from a do-it-yourself shop Scarlet.

Here's some other tatoo suggestions:

Do not Erase
Not wanted on Voyage
Slippery when Wet
Mind the Gap

Dave said...

'No woman who dunks anything is quite proper'. (Benjamin Disraeli 1801-1881)

MJ said...

It's going to get soggy if you keep this up.

Scarlet Blue said...

Rog: Like sandpaper when dry...?

Dave: I have it on good authority that Benjamin Disraeli had a larder full of Pot Noodle when he died.

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

MJ: No worries, I have gobbled it up.
Sx

savannah said...

so, 4k words until we see you again, sugar? i miss you! xoxoxo

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I dunk my morning toast in my glass of milk and both daughters yell at me. Wife, too. I'm drowning in the estrogen sea.

Careful about raising our expectations for posts. We've been burned by others before.

Scarlet Blue said...

Savvy: Oh blimey, Sav! I have put the writing on the back burner as I am engaged in something a little more practical at the moment.
I am a lazy blogger and haven't been keeping up with my rounds... but I will get everything done... one day!

Mr Banish: Milk and toast? Only if the toast is smeared with honey.

Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

Good to see you surfacing again!

BEAST said...

I always thought you would be a demon dunker Miss Scarlet .
What a tasteful tatoo Miss S , I shall concider at length some alternatives

Princess said...

I always find that it is best before sunrise....

xl said...

Tattoo suggestion: THIS SIDE UP

Roses said...

I was brought up in Trinidad. They don't dunk there. I still think dunking is odd.

I thought it more odd when a lovely French girl submerged half of her croissant in her black coffee.

It must me a cultural thing.

Roses said...

Gah. I'm so Monday today.

Should have read 'It must BE a cultural thing.'

The worst part is, I'm sober. I'm going to fix that right away.

nick said...

I've never dunked anything in my life. Just the word dunk makes me feel a tad queasy. Well after all, I was brought up in the Home Counties.

mapstew said...

Ooh you ARE naughty!

(Remember, new tattoos are covered in cling-film for a couple of hours!) :¬)

xxx

Happy Frog and I said...

I love dunking though I have never dunked a granola bar. Well, not yet. English Breakfast tea and a chocolate digestive biscuit works best for me!

wendy house said...

Fondue - invented by cunningly psuedo-passive Swiss to ensure that compulsive dunkers have a drippy evening

moreidlethoughts said...

There used to be a Soho act called Duncan D'Onuts.
Agh! The postponed posts. And me? I finally finish something, then have printer woes
http://geigerandsporran.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/from-a-cats-perspective/

We will wait(impatiently) for new posts...

63mago said...

Dunking is great. I have this with a blob of raspberrie jam and dunk it only shortly in coffee for breakfast.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Never sit in the drafts Scarls you'll get piles.

My tattoos are inspired by household products: from matches 'keep away from children' and from the bleach bottle 'stand upright in a cool place'

lovely to see you xxx

Madame DeFarge said...

I'm just sitting here, patiently waiting, Politely reading your magazines. Any chance of a cuppa?

TechnoBabe said...

You and I have so much in common. I am a dunker too.

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: I've been working on a meme for a week... maybe they should do Nanoblogging!

Mr Beastie: I suppose I could have Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it. etc... tattooed somewhere, but that might take up too much space... and it would hurt.

Missy Princess: Now I could tell a few tales about what I've witnessed at sunrise. Shocking.

Mr XL: I think this might prove confusing...?

Roses: X2 Try dunking digestives in whiskey and milk... or liquor chocolates. I think this might suit you.

Nick: You are a dunking virgin!

Mr Maps: The thought of the pain is putting me off... and I'm scared of needles.

Happyfroggy: Dunked granola is like porridge on a stick. Excellent for breakfast.

Wendy: Maybe I should book a holiday to Swissland. This must be my spiritual home?

Dinah A Soho act called Duncan D'Onut? This sounds most salacious. Disgraceful. Is there any Youtube footage?

Mr Mags: Decadent! I will have to try... and maybe add some cream.

Lulu: Household products offer unlimited wisdom in all matters!

Madame D: Yep... I've just put the kettle on. Please don't dribble on The People's Friend.

Techybabes: I have been known to dunk cake as well, in the form of Cadbury's mini rolls - delish.

Sx

63mago said...

Careful, the Keks tends to disintegrate.

eroswings said...

I dunk and dip and do so repeatedly! It makes everything fun and taste better!

KEVIN JACKSON said...

Madeira Cake dunk in Red Wine ... nyummy

Pat said...

Live dangerously and press the publish button. I assume we are talking blog posts and not book stuff?
I've been working hard and am tired but can't see the connection between sell by date, dunking and tattoos. Maybe I've reached my SBD.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: Don't you worry, I have a superb dunking technique.

Mr Swings: We are as one!

Mr Kevin: That sounds like an expensive trifle, and certainly worth trying.

Pat: Yep, I am talking blog posts... part of me doesn't dare read the drafts... christ knows what sort of nonsense is hidden in them.
Pat, I posted on a Monday morning... nothing ever makes sense on a Monday morning... I was also up an hour too early - less said the better.

Sx

Joanna Cake said...

Forgot to change the alarm clock, huh? ;P

KEVIN JACKSON said...

trifling on the hoof (tattoo). Technique? ... alarm clock? What? Time? Is it?
8 letter word verification S, ooooooh!

Kevin Musgrove said...

In a similar conversation last week one of the girls at work suggested "Don't forget to put your cocks back."

LL Cool Joe said...

What you haven't got any tattoos???

Scarlet Blue said...

Ms Cakes: Yep! That was me... first time I've made this mistake.

Mr Kevin: I'll have you know that my hooves are always well heeled.

Kev: Goodness! Libraries have become racy places...

Mr Cool: No... but I do have a stone lodged in my knee, the result of an energetic skipping incident.

Sx

Donn Escapeons said...

heh heh heh
Oh Scarls, you are the naughtiest little thing and I simply adore the cheeky inyerendo.

xl said...

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The FGES and Plot...

Heff said...

I like to dunk my bar, too !

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Coppens: I will be even naughtier when I get my mitts on the FGES...

Mr XL: It's about to go bang...

Heffington Bear: All the best people do...
Where have you been..? You had a big blog day and then vanished..

Sx

K said...

So many of lifes mysteries can be answered by looking under the flap.
I have always wanted a tatoo that says " this way up ". I think it might be useful during my old age.

Mark Sanderson said...

I do like a girl who likes to dunk it.

Macy said...

Think I'm slowly getting to a stage in life where I need a "Best After" warning...

Hmm developing a few christmas present ideas....

Scarlet Blue said...

Special K: You have been re-branded!

Mr Marks: I am indeed rather obvious...

Macy: A tattoo for Christmas - unwrap with care.

Sxxx