Monday, September 28, 2009

Psst... What a Crock!

Psst. StingRay here. Yep, you guessed it. This might sting a little. Goal Fishers. Where are you Goal Fishers? If you don't know what Goal Fishing is figure it out for yourself or click here.

It's time for your quarterly stick. Only three more months till the year is out and you will have failed. Better get on the ball people. What about me you say. Let's not worry about me. I'm am a highly evolved creature. I'll let you know if I need to work on something. Right I'm good.

You may be wondering about the title. Crock. Most of you Goal Fishers will remember that Claudia was supposed to be spending the year perfecting the art of the Crock Pot. How has she done? Let's just say that the SMU Mustangs have more wins this season than dishes that she has made. Sadness. Not a meatloaf, or a stew, or a soup or a pot roast. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero. The big bagel. Poor little Jack has been surviving on bags of Gold Fish, yogurt and the occasional banana. Claudia needs a Crock Pot Intervention. CPI.

Let's come up with a little challenge for her. Let's say that Claudia has to make at least one meal every other week from now till the end of the year. If she does that, she will have met her goal and dramatically improved Jack's diet. After all, it's all about the kids.

Here's where you come in. We need you to submit and agree on the punishment for failure. I know there are some creative and sadistic people out there. Let's see what you've got.

StingRay Out.


Chaotic said...

punishment? she can eat my cooking for a while... that would instill a craving for crockpot cooking. If she lived, that is.

Cheryl said...

I've been thinking about this this morning. Forms of punishment. Let the punishment fit the crime. Captial punishment or corporal punishment? Prevention and deterrence is usual goal but we actually want her to do something- cook. Spanking or time out? Is a punishment needed at all?

It all comes down to discipline, right? Do we have the discipline to achieve our goals?

Or, does it all come down to time? Do we have time to achieve our goals?

Or, does it come down to passion? Are we passionate about our goals?

Do Jack & Matthew get to tickle her until she pees? Sweet Cereal Day gets a monthly appearance instead of yearly appearance in 2010? She has to eat gruel for 30 days like in the game Big Brother?

Not sure if those punishments fit the crime. Flogged for underachieving.

Hmm... what's my punishment going to be? 1 painting in 9 months and it's not a very good one.

Claudia said...

Very funny, Ray!

You have shamed me into tackling my goal - if only for the last three months of the year.

Stay tuned as I share some of my crock pot adventures in the upcoming weeks.

Cheryl, if my kids would think they died and went to heaven if we implemented a MONTHLY sweet cereal day!

Danko Family said...

I think this is a great idea!!!!

Peggy said...

Maybe the goal is completely un-atainable. Maybe the Beeny family really doesn't like crock pot meals!!!!!

Have you been checking out Lauren and Kate's blogs.... they sure make some delicious looking things!!! Lauren's Caprese Lasagna was so tasty we're going to have it again this week!!!

Claudia can change the goal to 10 minute meals... or even 30 minute... this is why I didn't set up a big Fishing Goal.... baby steps ~ because I knew that I couldn't just 'do it' on one huge goal...

punishment.... oh I think public humilation is enough!!!! I'm not out to get her, just to let her know, you can re-think the goal to something you can accomplish!!!!

Kat said...

What about this: Claudia has to make one big homemade from scratch dinner in January for every crockpot dinner that she missed. Because that is more of a hassle, right?

Katie K said...

Kat- similar minds think a like!!!! I was thinking that she had to cook one non-crockpot meal for every crockpot meal she doesn't make. But then again, if she can't get motivated/find the time/etc for crockpots, then how would she do it for non-crock pot meals???

I'll have to think on this one some more.

As for me, I've only recently starting really working toward my goal. I didn't check in this weekend with my comments, but the 3 day walk has been GREAT for me meeting my goal. My goal was to get back into shape and I feel like it's working- slowly but surely! The real challenge will be to keep it up even after the training for the 3 day walk is over!

BeeKayRoot said...

Haha... I just used my crockpot yesterday to make Chili! Mmmm.

cassie p said...

another swim suit appearance?

Claudia said...

Yikes, Cassie! Now that is scary!!!!

You know you've been around a long time when you remember the whole swim suit thing.

I've tried to block it out of my consciousness.

Robin said...

I'd say that sweet cereal day is letting her off the hook! Too easy to let dinner go so that she can "not cook" yet another day...

That said I'm too hungry after fasting today to even have a clue. I'll keep thinking...