Day Eighteen: In which one goes against one's grain

Day Eighteen, in which one realizes that sometimes, one doesn’t want to do something one has never done before. One thinks, I just want to stick with the tried and true. But one has taken a vow, and one must forge on.

One casts one’s eye about the kitchen, wondering if something ne’er-done-before can be accomplished quickly, with little effort, and also with as few words as possible, since one is already incredibly weary of using “one” instead of “I.”

One decides to slice a cucumber and an onion in a way that one does not recall having sliced before.

Et voila.

One found this challenge easy, mildly interesting, and unexpectedly fruitful, in that it gave one a chance to practice having one’s own cooking show on television by speaking aloud to an invisible audience as one sliced and diced one’s vegetables.


  1. Hope · July 26, 2012

    this made me laugh!


  2. Birgitt · July 26, 2012

    One is impressed!


  3. oreo · July 27, 2012

    it kind of pained me to see those cucumbers that way. why oh why do we veer towards the ordinary? i have a drawer full of cukes from my dad’s garden (which is apparently doing better than mine this year, at least in that department) and hereby vow to slice them lengthways.

    i’m keeping up with you. only two more days until we leave on the roadtrip, and then i can be totally lazy and let the new things just keep on coming until this challenge is over. however, with a bit more time on my hands, i have a few tricks i want to try during some boring-hotel-room downtime.


  4. alison · July 27, 2012

    Oreo, I’m pretty sure you’re not only keeping up, but outdoing me on this challenge. As for “boring-hotel-room tricks”. . . hmmm. Let’s keep it clean here. This is a family blog.


  5. alison · July 27, 2012

    Glad I made you laugh, Hope.

    And thanks, Two-T Birgitt!


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