Warning! HubPages may cause burnt food

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  1. maestrowhit profile image59
    maestrowhitposted 9 years ago

    I see that it is lunch time, so I get up from my PC and go to the kitchen to cook something. I place my food in the hot pan and wait for it to cook. I think to myself, "why wait here by the boring stove when I can go back to HubPages and finish that enthralling discussion I was in!" So I go back to my PC with every intention of getting right back after a few minutes to take my food off the hot stove. From the minute I type the first word, my internal clock gets all screwed up, and what seems like five minutes is actually fifteen minutes. I don't realize this until the scent of smoke reaches my nostrils.


    So be very careful! This has happened to me more than once. It could happen to you too!

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is funny and it has happened to me, I burnt the macaroni and cheese .aarrghhh!!smile

    2. Benson Yeung profile image74
      Benson Yeungposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, all. Recent research has also documented high incidence of insomnia, constipation and loss of libido in frequent hubbers. Don't ask me how I get to know about these but don't say you haven't been warned.

  2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Yap!!! a regular occurance.

  3. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I knew there was a good reason that I don't cook.  It gets in the way of other, more pleasurable pursuits.

  4. B.T. Evilpants profile image60
    B.T. Evilpantsposted 9 years ago

    Happens all the time. That's why I keep plenty of gravy on hand, to smother things.

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great tip!

      Maybe somebody should write a hub on food repair, sort of a hubber's tool kit.  Anybody?

  5. xtraTiny profile image60
    xtraTinyposted 9 years ago

    For me........to publish my new hub................ today..........I missed my..........dormitory launch.........

    But I feel happy because my HP is very good, I think.   smile

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, Xtra, you must be a true hubber!

      1. xtraTiny profile image60
        xtraTinyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yah, I am a true hubber. To publish my new hub today, I need at least 5 to 6 hours. Because I do all practically [every steps]. Then edit the pictures and write and revise. It's really hard to write a good HP nicely. I wonder how people publish HP so frequently. But I honor them all. They must have some extraordinary power in them. So, they can do so. For mine, it's quite hard to write one HP by one day.

        Yet I'm trying my best to write only good ones...smile

        1. AEvans profile image79
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Do not stress yourself , write what you love to write about and mix it up a little you will do well!!   big_smile

  6. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    To everyone popping onto HubPages, Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
    XtraTiny, you are doing well and I see the score is coming up smile

    1. xtraTiny profile image60
      xtraTinyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yah, it's increasing. Now it's 51. I am expecting more... smile

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
        Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The longer your hubs are live, the higher the score will climb, not to worry.

      2. AEvans profile image79
        AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You are doing a great job!!! smile

    2. maestrowhit profile image59
      maestrowhitposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      oh, crap! That reminds me.....MY TURKEY IS BURNING!

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    Hey, Benson is a doctor so this must be a serious and widespread malady.

    I wonder if there is a vaccine against hub obsession/addiction, or maybe a 12-step program.  Then again, do any of us really want to be helped with this affliction. 

    Pretty soon, it'll be showing up on divorce papers as the reason for marriage breakdown.

    1. Benson Yeung profile image74
      Benson Yeungposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shirley. One way to save your marriage is to have one more computer in the house so that you can video-skype with your better half while you both hub along. Or better still, you both hub on the same topic at the hubber's hangout.
      Disclaimer: this remedy has not been approved by the FDA and carry no scrutinized scientific evidence on it.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
        Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol  Excellent advice, Benson!

  8. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    Benson and Maestrowhit, hope you don't mind but I've quoted you both in my latest hub entitled, 'Hubbers Anonymous.'

    Maybe we can help get those scores up, Maestrowhit.

    1. maestrowhit profile image59
      maestrowhitposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, that's very nice of you. Thanks a lot!

    2. Benson Yeung profile image74
      Benson Yeungposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My pleasure. I usually get quoted once every 20 years. It's about time this happens again.

  9. DonnaCSmith profile image92
    DonnaCSmithposted 9 years ago

    Yep, I have done it so often I bought a timer and put it next to he computer. But, the other day I forgot to set the timer and had the cheese toast flaming! See my hub, "Crock-Pot Cooking, or How Not to Cremate a Chicken"

 
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