Because Carrie and I figured the rest of you were curious to know what happens when two high-powered civil rights attorneys use their finely-tuned analytical powers on important non-legal questions:*
Carrie: where do children learn to put catsup on their eggs
Amy: um, by osmosis by hanging around uncle tim?
Amy: it’s disgusting, but it’s one of those great marital compromises . . .
Amy: for me it violates a sacred boundary: between Breakfast Food and Not Breakfast Food
Amy: now, you can eat Breakfast Food any time of the day
Carrie: i do put salsa on hashbrowns
Amy: but you cannot mix Breakfast Food with Not Breakfast Food
Carrie: so having leftover chinese food for breakfast is fine
Carrie: just not if you add a bowl of cereal?
Amy: for example, steak and eggs: wrong
Carrie: i agree
Amy: and scrambled eggs for dinner, also ok
Amy: but scrambled eggs on pizza: no
Carrie: i agree
Amy: ketchup is a Not Breakfast Food item
Amy: putting it on eggs: wrong
Carrie: although we sometimes do have leftover donuts as dessert
Carrie: but the dinner food is finished
Amy: i think perhaps i need to refine the rule to say: within any one course
Carrie: plates cleared etc
Amy: you would not have, say, donuts covered with enchilada sauce
Carrie: because sometimes leftover donuts are not stale for dessert, but leaving for breakfast….
Amy: excellent point!
Amy: and i have no problem with cold leftovers for breakfast: pizza; chinese; etc
Amy: i bet people wonder how high-powered civil rights lawyers use their finely-tuned analytical powers on important non-legal questions…
Amy: IOW, can I blog this?
Carrie: non-leftover, non breakfast foods not acceptable for breakfast
Carrie: unless it is a breakfast burrito
Carrie: which has bacon or sausage
Amy: wow – the breakfast burrito is right on the line
Amy: yes you have to police it, though, to be sure it doesn’t have Not Breakfast Foods in it, like
Carrie: if bacon or sausage, it is breakfast
Carrie: or chorizo
Amy: if taco sauce + eggs: wrong
Carrie: hence, mcdonalds breakie burrito, wrong on many levels
Amy: what does it have?
Carrie: im not sure, but it comes with taco sauce
Carrie: plus from mcdonalds, wrong
Amy: but notice that we’ve isolated the actual tortilla itself as something that adeptly spans Breakfast Food and Not Breakfast Food
Amy: further research may be required.
Carrie: i think many bread items can be multipurpose
Carrie: e.g. must be because I don’t go to the bread store often enough
Amy: that’s true
Amy: and rice porridge for breakie
Amy: another starch that crosses boundaries
Carrie: but eggs with rice, wrong
* Lightly edited for order because, as I’m sure it will shock you to learn, Carrie and I constantly text over each other.