Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Blob or a Swirl..


I am trying to understand something today.  It's not life and death, and it's not even important.  It's just something that makes me go..hmm??.  It's been going on since I first met my husband..so, gee, that's about 20 years now.  I have to say, it drives me crazy.
 I thought I would put it out there, to you, my fellow bloggers, and see if you have any insight on this topic.
We had burgers last night. 
My husband blobs his mustard and mayo on the bun as seen above.  I spread it evenly from side to side, achieving maximum coverage and continuity in every bite. 
So I ask you..do you blob or do you swirl your condiments?
If you are a blobber - WHY? 
Is it a form of artistic expression?  A free spirit application?  Are you allowing your mustard to make the choice on it's own?  Would that be considered Free Range Mustard?
*Please don't point out my need for control or perfection - I am aware of this issue and am working towards a solution.

On another note..

HGTV Style Sheets is featuring my bathroom - Most of have seen this and know the details, but if you are new, pop over and have a read.

25 comments:

KJ's Restart Button said...

I'm a swirler! Yep, I like to swirl. Can't understand why go all the trouble to put something on your burger if you don't taste it half the time. Maybe this is my control issue too:)

Llyn M said...

I' too, am a swirler. The entire surface has to be covered with a thin even layer. Must be a boy/girl thing 'cuz MDH is a blob..oops, excuse me, a blobBER. :-)

Antique ART Garden said...

Guys blob everything , just an act of get it on whatever , no artistic or diet-conscious attempts to reduce the calories of condiments. That's the average guy anyway , glob in on, smash it together, eat it. No thought behind it.
Primal or lazy , or both. ( or not picky like us ), Gina

Charlene said...

I think blobbing is a throwback to childhood where kids are allowed to dress their own hamburgers and hotdogs. Your husband is probably just reliving his childhood. I, myself, am a swirler...a lot of mustard, no ketchup.

Tom Stephenson said...

If you blob - bite by bite - then you get MORE of the condiment you are blobbing. This also works with marmalade. If your hubby wants to blob French's Yellow Mustard, then let him. Us (that's 'us' not 'US') males maintain sound joints and ligaments by consuming turmeric, which French's Yellow Mustard is full of. That's what makes it yellow. It's a bit like pregnant women eating coal - you may not want to yourself, but it's none of your ******* business, just like what was in the bag!

I hope that was helpful. X

Southern Lady said...

I am a swirler! I love the pretty swirlie patterns that are made on the burger. Carla

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I'm a mixture - I don't spread evenly but I don't just put a big blob in the middle. I make a sort of spiral which then gets spread uot when you squash everything together. There's quite an art to it!

Lady Grey said...

ha ha, my husband and I have the same disagreement. I don't think he particularly likes the blob, he just doesn't care enough to take the time to achieve even coverage.
I on the other hand MUST have even coverage. Seriously, who wants dry, tasteless edges?!

Missing Goat said...

Boy, this is turning out to be a simple boy vs girl way of living. Are there any boys out there that swirl?? Any girls that blob?

Tom Stephenson said...

I've met plenty of both, Heather, but they were all anorexic transvestites.

flwrjane said...

Um, I'm a blobber. BUT then I swirl it all around with the top bun. I'm just making this worse, aren't I? But my partner, spreads it all on so perfectly you would think she too is a stylist.

Viva la difference!

Missing Goat said...

Oh don’t be ashamed – I’m thrilled to know there is a female blobber! Though, you take it beyond blobbing, and achieve the same result with the top bun that we would with the knife. So, in a way, you are multi tasking time saver – one less knife to wash – bravo!

jan said...

if i'm in a hurry i blob, then spread it around. i try to swirl mostly and still spread it around - i agree on continuity!

and who could ever get tired of your bathroom...

hatjunkie said...

Most definitely a swirler. The blob thing would drive me to distraction. I need to have a sense of the quantity of condiments that I am about to bite into. The unknown of a blobbed on burger is just too unsettling.

Catherine said...

How wonderful and fun to be featured on HGTV! I will go check it out.

I too am a blobber...with both ketchup and mustard on my burger buns. But my peanut butter MUST be swirled and spread evenly in a thin layer to the the outer edge of my whole piece of toast.

Hmmm....I guess I swing both ways! :)

Fun post!

country girl said...

When it comes to burgers, I BLOB, because I know it all spreads evenly when I press the bun onto the burger, and I need lots of thick flavor.
But I am definitely a swirler when it comes to PBJs or buttered bread. The butter on a slice of bread has to be very, very even for me. This has led to my husband saying in exhasperation, "Come ON, give me the butter knife already!"
xo

Courtney said...

I'm not much of a condiment person myself, but when I put together sandwiches for other people, I definitely spread. It's funny I've never paid attention to how Ethan does his own - I'm going to ask him later!

pollydove said...

I swirl ... it must be a girlie thing.

And congrats on the HGTV feature! How could anyone possibly get "sick" of your beautiful, calming bathroom images???

Becky said...

I tend to blob it on the bun, but then I swirl it onto the patty before I smash the bun down on top. So would that make me a blob swirler?

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Since we don't buy the squeeze bottles, I use a knife and spread my condiments out evenly! :)

Missing Goat said...

OOOHH, Sue comes in with a slam. We should all be more civilized (and mature), buy glass jars and remember how to use a knife! But then when you are digging for the final bits at the bottom, you get mayo all over your fingers. Hate that.

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

swirl. maximum coverage is what i'm looking for as. i do the same thing with butter, it has to go the the edges of the toast. honey pie just blobs it all on, ketchup, mayo., butter...i think that is a guy thing.
:)
S.

Jennifer@nicolejanehome said...

Hilarious! It annoys me to no end when my husband plops a mound of relish in the middle of the burger, slaps the top of the bun down, and digs in. I don't get it. He also misses all sorts of real estate when he butters his toast. What's with that? I like everything neatly spread evenly, otherwise, I might get a mouthful of dry toast!!!

Vintage Simple said...

Heather, you crack me up.

And I think I may have found your goat. Maybe. ;)

I've been a little bit out of the blog loop lately, but wanted to stop by and say hello. Have been thinking of you, dear. It looks like you've been doing splendidly. (I also love that expression.)

xoxoox,
-maria

Leigha said...

Beautiful bathroom. It's like pure summer. I will have to go check it out...