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I was just opening the back door to take Albus for a quick pee break when I saw my neighbor streaking out of his back door in his boxers (and nothing else) holding a flaming pan as far away from himself as he could before chucking it. I tried to remain still so as not to startle him, but Albus broke from me and tried to bark his way through the screen.

Me (after calming Albus): "You okay, there?"

Neighbor (completely ignoring his state of undress): "Yep. How've you been? Ready for Christmas?"

Me: "Just a bit of wrapping left. You?"

Neighbor: "Fu—ouch!" [He tried to pick up the pan without the pot holder, which he'd flung away with the pan.] "Yeah, my wife's on wrapping. I was making cookies."

Me: "Um . . . ."

Neighbor: "Yeah, I think I'll ask for help with the next batch."

I was really good and didn't burst into laughter until I got back inside. Albus still needs his pee break; Shog's going to take him out front. ;P



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Dec. 19th, 2016 04:46 am (UTC)
Wow, that sounds like quite the sight. I don't know that I could have kept from laughing. :)
Dec. 19th, 2016 04:50 am (UTC)
He was deeply chagrined, and I forgot to mention that I could hear his wife from the bowels of the house giving him hell. Laughing made me feel guilty, but at least he didn't hear me. I hope. No, I'm sure he didn't. o.O

That said, I'm not sure that I want to try their baked goods when it comes time to swap holiday offerings. :P
Dec. 19th, 2016 05:19 am (UTC)
"I'm not sure that I want to try their baked goods when it comes time to swap holiday offerings."

... I'm sure he wouldn't serve you the burnt ones. :)
Dec. 19th, 2016 05:36 am (UTC)
Hee! I would hope not. :P

I'm going to try to make the cranberry-orange shortbread cookies that my MiL made recently. They're delicious. Orange is festive, right? I was told not to make anything chocolate for the cookie swap because most everyone else is.

I suppose that's good news for me. :D
Dec. 19th, 2016 05:46 am (UTC)
I think that both cranberry and orange are nice and festive ... and seasonal too. Yes, chocolate does get a bit overdone. Are you going to do any special shapes or the more traditional bars/rounds?
Dec. 19th, 2016 05:54 am (UTC)
Lots of people do shapes, so I thought I'd stick to traditional rounds. I think I'll add some spice to the cookies, though, just a bit of mulling spice. That should make them fancy. :)

Edited at 2016-12-19 05:56 am (UTC)
Dec. 19th, 2016 06:00 am (UTC)
LMAO! Oh poor guy. :D It's an image that shall stick with me today as I get cracking on all my Christmas biscuits. :D
Dec. 19th, 2016 06:26 am (UTC)
I hope it inspires many unburnt and festive cookies. :D
Dec. 19th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Dec. 19th, 2016 11:15 pm (UTC)
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