April 16, 2004


When we were registering for wedding gifts, the only thing my husband wanted was a waffle iron. I thought that was a good idea; my dad made us waffles often when we were kids, and I thought the idea of making waffles for our kids in the future sounded charming and traditional. So we got the waffle iron, and we make waffles quite often, though I hate cleaning the waffle iron just as much as I hate cleaning the George Foreman. Now that my husband is gone, I don't make waffles just for myself, but I can't wait for the day he comes home next year so I can start making him waffles again.

(If you don't get the joke, see here.)

MORE TO GROK: Spectra called my husband Mr. Grok the other day. That's kinda cute. Actually, I like LT Grok; maybe I'll start calling him that instead of "the husband" in the future.

Posted by Sarah at April 16, 2004 02:36 PM


I understand your not wanting to make waffles while your husband is away. Waffles are better shared and cleaning the waffle iron is a lot of work to just make waffles for one.

You might want to consider frozen waffles as a temporary substitute. Also, Thomas's makes toaster waffles that aren't frozen and quite good.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at April 16, 2004 05:55 PM

Ahh... the WAFFLE game. Ilove waffle games, waffles are the mostest! Blueberry waffle, strawberry waffles, waffles with maple syrup, Belgian waffles, sausage and waffles, waffles, waffles, waffles.
Mmmmm... oh I forgot, John Kerry Waffles.

Posted by: Ruth H at April 16, 2004 09:11 PM

Ah! The John waffles Kerry joke has finally reached the top of msn and yahoo! I like Ego waffles... That's the only kind of frozen waffles I ever eat. Sometimes I'll cook regular waffles though, and those are good too. I like the Blueberry waffles the best... Go waffles!!!

Posted by: Taron W at April 16, 2004 11:34 PM

I love waffles, but I would never vote for a waffleR. No pancakes either.

Posted by: Amritas at April 17, 2004 02:08 AM

LT Grok it is from now on!

Posted by: Blueshift at April 19, 2004 09:02 AM

I am not a big Kerry fan, but to accuse him of waffling is simplistic. (There's a great 3/25 Economist article about this; sadly, it's not available on-line.)

Politics is the art of the possible. Politicians may support one side, then change their minds--like anyone else. Kerry's been in the Senate for 19 years, and so he has made many votes which, when examined out of context, may look like waffling. For example, Kerry's 2 votes on the bill for funding for troops in Iraq--one for and one against--were principled. He supported funding the troops, but opposed the tax cuts (as I recall) in the final version of the bill.

Speaking of waffling, what would you call someone who vehemently opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and then wholeheartedly supported it? You'd call him George W. Bush.

Posted by: Squidley at April 21, 2004 10:22 AM