Gregory vs. The Eggs

Today is my fourth wedding anniversary and I’m about 5500 miles away from my husband. After I moved to France, I never thought that I would be doing the whole long distance thing again, but here we are; me at my mother’s house in Texas and Gregory currently at this exact moment, somewhere on the road between Toulon and Clermont. C’est la vie!

In these past four years of marriage, I’ve learned a few things. One being that it is important to learn to love each others quirks. Take for instance Gregory’s quirk of being a horrible cook. I’m talking beyond bad, ridiculously bad, barely capable of boiling water bad. I could let it bother, frustrate or irritate me beyond belief because for the next fifty years, I’m on dinner duty, but instead, I choose to sit back and enjoy the carnage. And today it gives me great pleasure to allow you to do the same.

The backstory: On a Sunday morning not too long before we left The LPV, Gregory declared he was going to make an omelette. I looked at him and raised an eyebrow. Then he said, “no, not an omelette, just eggs, normal.” 

“What’s normal?” I wanted to know.

“You know, in the pan.” Apparently Gregory was going to make fried eggs. 

I watched him for a few seconds, I din’t want to intercede, but when I saw him turn the stove up to ten, the highest setting, I had to step in. I reached over and said, “I’m just going to turn this down.” 

He let out a small huff and puff. 

OK, I’m going to stand over here and not say anything, but if you want any help just ask.” I said.

Another small huff and puff slipped out so I stepped back and let him get on with it, but not before realizing that I would be a fool not to capture the moment (you know, for educational, culinary purposes) and this is what happened…


Despite his ridiculous lack of cooking skills, I would give anything for him to be here in Texas with me right now. I’d even eat those eggs. 

Bisous!

31 responses to “Gregory vs. The Eggs”

  1. Those eggs!! I chuckled to myself throughout that whole video. What did they ever do to him??! haha

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  2. I love the “et voila” at the end, like it is exactly how he meant them to turn out.

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  3. Hahahah – this is gold!

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  4. Happy 4 years!!!!!!

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  5. Hahaha, got to love the quirks. Happy Anniversary!

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  6. Can't stop laughing!!! Hope you two are back together soon, if for nothing more than great stories.

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  7. It looks like a non-stick pan. And yet . . . Happy Anniversary.

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  8. Happy anniversary and congratulations on 4 years. Best wishes for many many more but together for sure. I hope things get sorted out so you are together as you deserve.

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  9. … are you making scrambled eggs? Hahaha!

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  10. Did he say “freestyle eggs”? LOL! :o)Happy anniversary!!!

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  11. You guys are too cute! Sending you lots of love from France!

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  12. “freestyle eggs” 🙂 oh, Gregory…happy anniversary, LPV-ers! Sara, I hope you're reunited with your charming hubby soon!

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  13. Hahahaha!! Poor guy! It's okay – fried eggs are a lot harder to cook than they look!

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  14. This post made me smile so much 🙂 Thank you for sharing! Did you ever figure out if he's getting better at it if he tries it again? I think I must have done the same when I tried fried eggs for the first time ever 😉

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  15. He just turned them into scrambled eggs! That works! 😉 Enjoy your day even if you're apart!

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  16. Haha good you captured that moment! it's priceless. Happy anniversary!

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  17. I love that you outed his bad cooking on your anniversary. And those poor eggs, they gave up their lives to be… mush

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  18. Well the good news, he's adorable, the bad news, might take me a few weeks to even think of fried eggs again. Dude….what did they do to him?Happy anniversary dear lady, my love to you both

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  19. Damnit I totally forgot to wish you a happy anniversary when I saw you!! So happy anniversary!!! 🙂

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  20. Happy anniversary! I hope that Gregory continues his culinary adventures when he gets to the US, it will surely entertain everyone around you, anyway!

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  21. Happy anniversary! Four fun years, here's to many more. 🙂

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  22. Well, he tried. 🙂 I am sure he can work on his skills but at least it looks eatable. Happy anniversary! Hope you will be back together soon and can celebrate!

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  23. Whew! That made me laugh SO hard – especially as I was trying to be quiet, which always makes you laugh louder! I don't know what is my favorite: “freestyle eggs” (as if it were an Olympic sport), the “et voila” or your sweet but slightly sad “Bon Appetite” at the end…Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary. Next year will be better and your love is alllll that matters.

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  24. Oh yes, the “freestyle” eggs was the best part! Happy Anniversary! Sorry you have to be away from your love…

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  25. Ha! You couldn't have picked a better post title. As a former Denny's waitress (circa 2001), I'd say those freestyle eggs aren't going to make it on my home menu anytime soon. Hysterical, though. I love that you captured this on video.

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  26. Haha! This is wonderful. Very refreshing reminder of how to appreciate each other's quirks :)Happy Anniversary!

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  27. but on the bright side he will always have to do the washing up?happy anniversary!

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  28. Ah Sara, a Frenchman who can't cook…….who knew? :)) Bonne anniversaire to you both!

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  29. Happy Anniversary! Cooking isn't everything. 😉

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  30. omg those eggs. Eggs in the pan. I have to try this! 🙂

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