God Sends Sign, Corn Dog is More Holy.

July 27th, 2008

I am not a big fan of buffet style restaurants.

Visions of gravy, next to marinara, next to potato salad, next to green jello, next to ribs, next to macaroni and cheese, next to sliced peaches next to pizza, next to imitation crab salad, next to scalloped potatoes, next to a giant vat of chocolate pudding makes me want to heave into a paper bag.
So on a recent family outing (involving a three minivan caravan to Topeka to see the CD’s brother play at the Topeka Expo Center) no one asked my opinion when it came time to pick the restaurant.

And the lead minivan chose a buffet…

Filled with righteous indignation,  I opted to fast and pray for the souls of my family.

As they chowed down in heathen iniquity…

And I guess they failed to notice that HELLO there was RED JELLO in the CHOCOLATE PUDDING!  


And bright yellow fluffy stuff next to the pears next to cottage cheese next to the green jello, next to the oh… ugh… I am not feeling so well……

Seeking a cure, I sought out the Oracle Known as the Concession Stand when we arrived at the Expo Center.  And behold, I did cease fasting as my family is certainly doomed anyway.
  

And lo, I ordered a corn dog and a diet coke.


And God placed a rainbow….

A DOUBLE RAINBOW!!!!

As the Country Doctor held a baby named NOAH!!!!

The sun and my hunger faded with the corn dog

And a holy and unquenchable fire did enter my belly.
So that I did look unto The CD’s brother in great discomfort…
And a burning question was born.
Can you guess which picker is the Country Doctor’s brother???

Picker #1

P

icker #2

Picker #3

Picker #4
I will choose three winners from the right guesses to receive one of my cd’s.  A compact disc, not a country doctor.   

Contest ends Monday at 8 PM CST.  
Now go forth and multiply and fill the earth.
And for all this is holy and right, Stay Away from The Buffet and The Corn Dogs!

Comments

  • Leilah:

    I pick #2

  • Leilah:

    I pick #2

  • Miss Alissa:

    I pick #4

  • Anonymous:

    Picker #2 is my pickTeresa in Tennessee

  • Amanda D.:

    #2 :)

  • Sonya:

    Pick #2

  • Danelle:

    Picker #2 is my pick.

  • Anonymous:

    I choose picker#2.

  • Mary:

    I say #2

  • Anonymous:

    I guess it’s #2. Pat

  • StitchinByTheLake:

    I think #3 – maybe. Blessings, marlene

  • Stephanie:

    I cannot decide…I think #4 is BUTit could be #2…..

  • Anonymous:

    Definitely #2.I hope you read my (& Bossy's) comment on your previous post. Please pack your winter clothes for SF.Kathy from NJ

  • Kelly W:

    I have to agree with you on the buffet thing – why on earth do people want to line up at the trough like animals? I’ll never understand it. I’m guessing #2???

  • Kathy from NJ:

    Trying

  • christie:

    He is number 2

  • Linda Stamps:

    Picker # 4? hmm? huh?

  • Farmchick:

    It’s #2….I just know it.

  • Farmchick:

    It’s #2….I just know it.

  • susan:

    I think it is number 4.

  • Melissa:

    I’ll guess #4.

  • Lyn or Gary Meeker:

    Picker number 2(I was going to say number 3 because of the plaid shorts .. but getting a close-up look I changed my mind!)Lyn

  • Lyn or Gary Meeker:

    Picker number 2(I was going to say number 3 because of the plaid shorts .. but getting a close-up look I changed my mind!)Lyn

  • Charlotta-love:

    I say #2. I also stay away from buffets. They…ulg, I can’t talk about this anymore.

  • Christina:

    #2 is my guess :o)

  • Anonymous:

    i say #2

  • tbachm1:

    I vote for #1

  • jenne:

    I think #4 looks the most like the painting you have :)

  • Heather:

    I’m gonna go with #2-Heather, MI

  • KathyB:

    I choose number 2. I am new here got your blog page from the pioneer woman. Can’t wait to read the rest of your blogs.Kathy

  • maudie-mae:

    #2 Sometimes, even if God smiles on your corndogs doesn’t mean your corndogs will smile back at you.

  • Anonymous:

    Surely it’s #2!Joolieblue who can’t remember her password on Google Blogger from Dallas.

  • The Thorley Family:

    I’m going to have to go with picker #2 (although I must say it was a close call with #3 ;))

  • Tracy:

    I choose numero dos! #2!

  • littleladyboutique:

    The Diet Coke cancels out the Corn Dog, right? LOL LOL LOl giggle, giggle, giggle :):):)

  • littleladyboutique:

    Oopsss, forgot to say…I pick #2. (I have a Free give-away at my blog…:):):) sign up for the drawing)

  • Shirley in Texas:

    When I divorced husband #2 I uttered an oath:”I will never eat buffet AGAIN!”… and I haven’t.I guess, picker #4.

  • bobbie:

    #2…I’m here by way of PDub, too ~ nice ta meetcha!!!

  • bobbie:

    #2…I’m here by way of PDub, too ~ nice ta meetcha!!!

  • Pam:

    Picker # 4!!

  • Pam:

    Picker # 4!!

  • Beth:

    I pick #2!!!

  • Beth:

    I pick #2!!!

  • MAYBELLINE:

    Picker #2. I’m curious to know the name of the band and how the concert was.

  • McMom:

    I pick#2

  • Janera:

    I’ll take #2 and a corn dog. Thankya.

  • Gina:

    Pick #2…I think I was promised a CD before for my birds and the bees comment but never got one :)Just saying… :)

  • I`m Sassy,:

    Heck, i`m just going to go with #1, even though #2 is probably nearer the CD`s age but what the heck, #1!

  • I`m Sassy,:

    Heck, i`m just going to go with #1, even though #2 is probably nearer the CD`s age but what the heck, #1!

  • Anonymous:

    picker # 2Anita

  • Anonymous:

    picker # 2Anita

  • AngieW:

    This picker picks picker #2.

  • AngieW:

    This picker picks picker #2.

  • Laura Littlefield:

    I am going to say Picker 2

  • Jodi:

    I vote for number 2. :)

  • Jodi:

    I vote for number 2. :)

  • Cheri in MO:

    #2 is my pick…HA “pick”… “picker”… nevermind.

  • Cheri in MO:

    #2 is my pick…HA “pick”… “picker”… nevermind.

  • stevi:

    pick me! pick me! oh oh oh pick me!I pick picker #2

  • stevi:

    pick me! pick me! oh oh oh pick me!I pick picker #2

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Caitie's mom:

    I pick #2.I’m new to your blog, via the pioneer woman. The same sense of humor is goin’ on at this site, it seems. ha Nice blog. :)

  • Jen Geyer:

    My guess is picker #2

  • Cheryl:

    It just has to be picker #2!Have had some laughs reading your blog! Thanks

  • Cheryl:

    It just has to be picker #2!Have had some laughs reading your blog! Thanks

  • Junebug:

    #2

  • Junebug:

    #2

  • my4blessings:

    I have to say #2. Love your blog, by the way! Such a fun read.

  • kristie:

    Numbah 2!!

  • Mama DB:

    #2 and I’m so sorry about your belly. The pictures of the rainbow and the corn dog? Those are hysterical.

  • KellyB:

    I’m going with #2.

  • Paige:

    I am 100% with you on the buffet–the day I eat like a prisoner, served from a vat, will be the day I become a prisoner–and not a single one before.And then you got to the corn dog–one of the finest foods known to man.We might have been separated at birth~!

  • Robbyn:

    I’ll say 4, but it’s probably #3 because nobody’s picking him :)

  • Anonymous:

    Dee from TennesseePick a peck of pickers…..ummm, number 2?And, regrettably, sometimes I have no choice but to tag along to a neighboring buffet with family. And I take along a 14 gallon size hand sanitizer and plop it on the table and keep pestering everyone…did you wash your hands, did your wash your hands….but I can.not.stay.away.from.corn.dogs.

  • Anonymous:

    I pick picker number 2.. But I would have to have picked the funnel cake. And no sacrilege of adding fruit. just lots of powdered sugar so you have to be careful not to inhale. LOLMary aka Oleqwilter@AOL.COM

  • cndymkr / jean:

    That corn dog looks a little obscene. I’m thinking dirty dog.

  • momof3txvakids:

    #2

  • Anonymous:

    I think he’s #2! Janie Greene

  • Sadie:

    i say…. number 4!

  • Sabine:

    I’d say it’s Picker #2 :)

  • Sabine:

    I’d say it’s Picker #2 :)

  • Hillary:

    Picker #2 is my pick! LOL!!

  • Hillary:

    Picker #2 is my pick! LOL!!

  • Sunny:

    It is number two of course. Even if it is not number two I still say number two because who can resist saying ‘number two’ a time or two.

  • JoeandChrista:

    #2, but #3′s shorts threw me off.

  • Rob and Michele:

    My pick is Picker #2:)~Michele in Switzerland

  • Mia:

    I pick 2, or maybe 4..either way i’m still amazed that you would eat nothing at the buffet then turned around and ate a corn dog of all things… *grin*

  • Deborah:

    I’ll take Picker #2 for $500, Alex; uh, I mean Mrs. CD.

  • Anonymous:

    #2 is my pickpvpineknot@yahoo.com

  • pz:

    I think #2. And I couldn’t agree more about buffet restaurants!!

  • Domestic Goddess:

    I’m guessing picker #3. “One of these things is not like the other ….” Plaid shorts gave him away.

  • Domestic Goddess:

    I’m guessing picker #3. “One of these things is not like the other ….” Plaid shorts gave him away.

  • Living on the Spit:

    Picker #2…and I despise all things buffet related. They should all be destroyed.

  • farmfreako:

    Picker number three is my choice.dOt in NC

  • Jean too:

    Picker #2

  • living vicariously:

    Buffets remind me of feeding pigs at a trough, I won’t eat at them either.I choose #2

  • Melissa:

    I pick #2 also.You are sooo right about buffets. Why do we put food in bins like this? Very yucky!

  • Annie:

    I’ll go with #3.

  • The Carlisle Connection:

    #3, I think

  • Suze:

    #4

  • Southern Gal:

    Gotta be #2.And since I’ve won a contest, I don’t think I qualify. But that’s my guess.

  • Southern Gal:

    Gotta be #2.And since I’ve won a contest, I don’t think I qualify. But that’s my guess.

  • Anonymous:

    #2 =)

  • Anonymous:

    #2 =)

  • jude:

    Shoulda had a Dr. Pepper. The word was out when I was young that Dr. Pepper has prune juice in it. So maybe, uh, ahem, you might consider that when you buy your next corn dog. :>I'll pick Picker #4 just because he is so unlikely to be the one.

  • jude:

    Shoulda had a Dr. Pepper. The word was out when I was young that Dr. Pepper has prune juice in it. So maybe, uh, ahem, you might consider that when you buy your next corn dog. :>I'll pick Picker #4 just because he is so unlikely to be the one.

  • Lisa:

    How many CDs could the CD make if the CD could make CDs?Oh, I don’t know. I was up really late last night and awakened early this morning. I’m going with #2.

  • Lisa:

    How many CDs could the CD make if the CD could make CDs?Oh, I don’t know. I was up really late last night and awakened early this morning. I’m going with #2.

  • Jenni:

    Until I saw their faces, I was going for the guy in the plaid shorts. Now I’m thinking #2. But I’ve already won a cd and let me just say that that is a fantastic prize. Everyone who does not win a cd should go straight over to CD Baby and buy one. Corn dogs are definitely better than buffets. Now go have some Activa to make it all right, bless your little ol’ digestive system.

  • Jenni:

    Until I saw their faces, I was going for the guy in the plaid shorts. Now I’m thinking #2. But I’ve already won a cd and let me just say that that is a fantastic prize. Everyone who does not win a cd should go straight over to CD Baby and buy one. Corn dogs are definitely better than buffets. Now go have some Activa to make it all right, bless your little ol’ digestive system.

  • foofeee:

    I’ll go with #2

  • Bridget:

    I just found your blog today and I absolutely love it. I also graduated in 1987 and have boxes of junk from that time that also include Garfield and Odie. I also left them at my parents house, but they have some how found their way to me. (Sorry, the comment is not really about this post but one of the past posts).

  • My Room:

    I going with Picker #2Linda :)

  • Beth Brehob:

    picker #4

  • melissa:

    is his brother picker 2?Your sisters blog is a hoot. I know too much about chicken now, I probably won’t eat one for awhile.

  • Dejoni:

    I pick #2.Corn Dogs and Rainbows…a sign from God that concession food is holy!

  • Dejoni:

    I pick #2.Corn Dogs and Rainbows…a sign from God that concession food is holy!

  • Lauri:

    I pick number 2.

  • LizardGurl:

    I vote for Picker #2.

  • Anonymous:

    I’m guessing picker #2Lynn A. from Ohio

  • Darla:

    Picker #2 – And corndogs are evil. Darla in Kansas

  • Rena Lou:

    I just found your blog and LOVE it!The last buffet my family and I ate at had ‘steak on a stick’. Wow were we sick! :0)I am picking picker #2…

  • Rena Lou:

    I just found your blog and LOVE it!The last buffet my family and I ate at they had ‘steak on a stick’. Wow were we sick afterwards. I’ll stick to the concession stands too!I’m picking picker #2 :0)

  • Brian, Mason and Cortni:

    Amen to the buffet, fellow Kansan. I’m gonna be different and choose picker #1!

  • Pamelotta:

    I’m gonna have to say #2. I guess the CD has another brother besides the Oracle because I didn’t see the Oracle up on that stage unless another one of his talents is morphing into a guitar player of Asian descent.And I like #2 because he looks like Andy from The Office!

  • isugrad:

    I pick #2. Thanks for the contest!!! :)

  • Elizabeth:

    My son loves, LOVES corndogs. I can hardly wait to show him today’s post. That was hilareous !!I’d have to go with #4. He kind of looks like The Oracle…maybe it’s just the mustache.

  • Valerie Allen:

    My guess is picker #2.

  • Patty:

    picker 2

  • Patty:

    picker 2

  • Frustrated Farmgirl:

    I’ll have to go w/ picker #2. And buffets are OK, if you like E Coli, Salmonella and other various bacteria, which I don’t, so I would’ve chosen for fasting as well. :)

  • Frustrated Farmgirl:

    I’ll have to go w/ picker #2. And buffets are OK, if you like E Coli, Salmonella and other various bacteria, which I don’t, so I would’ve chosen for fasting as well. :)

  • Tracy:

    #2 is my guess.

  • Jess to the Lo:

    It’s between 2 and 3 for me. I am going to go with #3.

  • Jess to the Lo:

    It’s between 2 and 3 for me. I am going to go with #3.

  • Anonymous:

    i say picker number 2…amy land of goshenwife of average joemama to 4 lama’s…i mean children

  • basebell6:

    #2 !!!

  • mary:

    #2

  • Kristie:

    I’m thinking # 2. Looks like a fun time!

  • Kristie:

    I’m thinking # 2. Looks like a fun time!

  • Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow:

    I say #2 :)I loooooooove corn dogs, especially homemade corn dogs. I’m with you on the buffets – GAG!

  • Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow:

    I say #2 :)I loooooooove corn dogs, especially homemade corn dogs. I’m with you on the buffets – GAG!

  • Literarysnob:

    My pick for CD’s brother “the picker” is #2… they look like they have similar hair! But bro is short!!

  • Karly:

    Im picking number 4 :)

  • Gayle:

    I pick picker #2

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • A Mac and a Mug O' Joe:

    Hmmm…#3

  • kristi:

    I pick #2. And I think you should have a Corn Dog (hey, another CD!) adventure more often. I hear they have them in SF :)

  • Anonymous:

    Is it too late to pick a picker, because I pick picker #2. What can I say picking pickers is a hard thing to pick.

  • utterlyrandombyjules:

    I didn’t mean to be anonymous. I pick picker #2.

  • Anonymous:

    Now that I have stopped laughing about the corn dog…I can type well enough to vote #2.~Holly in FL

  • Anonymous:

    Now that I have stopped laughing about the corn dog…I can type well enough to vote #2.~Holly in FL

  • Lynda:

    Lynda/ SC:I pick picker #2

  • Lynda:

    Lynda/ SC:I pick picker #2

  • noble pig:

    You so crazy…dis why I luv you.

  • SUGAMAMA'S CAFE':

    Picker #2 for me!

  • SUGAMAMA'S CAFE':

    Picker #2 for me!

  • SUGAMAMA'S CAFE':

    Picker #2 for me!

  • SUGAMAMA'S CAFE':

    Picker #2 for me!

  • rockygrace:

    Oh, it’s gotta be Picker #2.

  • It's Because I'm the Mom:

    i’m guessing number 4. strong chin like cd

  • It's Because I'm the Mom:

    i’m guessing number 4. strong chin like cd

  • It's Because I'm the Mom:

    i’m guessing number 4. strong chin like cd

  • It's Because I'm the Mom:

    i’m guessing number 4. strong chin like cd

  • Danetta:

    I;m guessing #4

  • Anonymous:

    I pick #2. Robin in MO

  • Maria:

    It’s SO totally number 2.and I HATE buffets. WITH a red jello PASSION.

  • Razor Family Farms:

    I’m going to go with picker #2. LacyRazorFamilyFarms.com

  • Terri:

    #2

  • Chris:

    I pick #2.

  • Kelly:

    Number 2. It’s the eyes. If I’m not right, I’ll ask for genetic testing. I’m telling you… those eyes run in families. ;-)

  • Kelley:

    I found my way here via the Pie Near Woman. You’re a hoot! And just down the road a ways!

  • pamcake:

    picker #4

  • Cynthia:

    I feel that it’s picker #2….

  • A Bushel and Peck:

    I love your blog…it cracks me up! I am choosing picker #2. I also avoid buffets…other people walking around too close to my food. AGH!

  • Anonymous:

    This is M.R. and I guess Picker #1.

  • barefootnikki:

    I could have eaten all the chocolate pudding. Yumm. You did the right thing going with the corn dog though.I pick picker #4!

  • Jenny in Ca:

    oh goodness, this is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while! I just popped over from PW’s place- I love your sense of humor!we just went to the county fair, this post is dredging up food memories I’d be better off forgetting.great post, enjoying your blog.

  • Jenny in Ca:

    oh goodness, this is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while! I just popped over from PW’s place- I love your sense of humor!we just went to the county fair, this post is dredging up food memories I’d be better off forgetting.great post, enjoying your blog.

  • Anonymous:

    This is M.R. and I guess Picker #1.

  • Moritz Help Desk:

    Picker #2

  • Cyndi J:

    picker #2

  • Darlene:

    I say its “picker #2″.It’s just gotta be!

  • Egghead:

    I’m pickin’ #2.

  • Lori K in Denver:

    I say #4.

  • Lori K in Denver:

    I say #4.

  • pam:

    I say picker #2.

  • Anonymous:

    I’m gonna say #1 just because so many other people picked #2, but I really think it’s #2. I don’t know why. Girl, you need some ketchup on that corn dog. That’s the only way to eat ‘em.Kymm the Anonymous (my Google identity is apparently hidden from everyone, including me. Go figure.)

  • ambermarie:

    #2

  • farmer girl:

    #2. Nothin’ like a good concession stand. You’re making me hungry.

  • TheHappyNeills:

    I’m going to say #4.

  • Fran:

    I’m thinking it could be #3, but I’m a newbie here via PW.

  • Linz:

    #2

  • Anonymous:

    I pick #2.Sandy, IN

  • Anonymous:

    Picker 4.Gail in the Hills

  • Karen:

    Picker #2.Karen (NH)

  • jancd:

    Surely it’s #2. janwes@sbcglobal.net

  • Becky:

    i pick picker number 2.

  • Nicole:

    I also guess #2–at least from the blurry hair in the picture with the baby Noah.

  • Jenny:

    #2? I haven’t read any of your posts besides this one, so I’m going out on a limb here. :) I am so with you on buffets, they make me wanna hurl, and your pictures didn’t help, LOL! Red jello in the choc pudding? That’s a sacrilege in itself. I can’t even begin to go there. Anywho, I choose #2, and I hope that will do.I make a rhyme every time. . .Oy, long day. . . Enjoy yours!

  • Jill:

    Oh, without a doubt it’s umm..hmm…well..Ok, i’m gonna guess #2! As for buffet restaurants, I spent 3 days with my head in a bucket after my first and only visit. 7 years later, I still feel sick when I hear the name of the place.

  • Anonymous:

    Just to be different I’m gonna go with number #3.

  • \"Maggie\":

    #2!

  • \"Maggie\":

    #2!

  • \"Maggie\":

    #2!

  • \"Maggie\":

    #2!

  • The Howes Family:

    I pick #2. I also agree about the buffet. I am not saying that for brownie points either sheez

  • Andrea:

    Picker number 2.I haven’t had a corn dog in decades….

  • CowtownCarrie:

    Is it picker number 4?

  • CowtownCarrie:

    Is it picker #4?

  • Rhea:

    I guess #2.Buffets scare me too. Corn dogs don’t. :o)

  • ann:

    yeah, you’d stay even farther away from that buffet if you had ever been in the kitchen of one of them. REEEEEEEEEAL far away, trust me.No idea, but what the…I pick #2.

  • Anonymous:

    Corn Dogs, rainbows and God!! Man, you make me laugh!! I choose picker #2. Laura in IN

  • Janet:

    #2

  • Carol:

    Numero 2

  • Anonymous:

    Very funny,I say it’s number 3. Teresa

  • Anonymous:

    I think I’m over the time limit, but I pick #2.Mrs. I.

  • Classic Charm:

    Picker Number 2 FOR SURE!Rose

  • Anji:

    I pick #2Anji in Kentucky

  • Lisa in California:

    Definitely #2

  • Anonymous:

    #3 hahah forget he looks asian I’m late anyway and PW’s sister had her baby!RoothPS Paper dolls arrived! Look for thank you letter :)

  • Katherine:

    I don’t think I’ll ever look at a buffet or corn dog again in the way I use to. Though in defense I always stay away from the brown pudding.