I blame this burst of emotion on by a reply to the previous post from REBEL MEL. You see, about three months before Arnetta left for Japan, she went into this - how do I put it -"culinary coma"! She just went unconscious and started cooking like crazy! (Check out Arnetta's March 21 post.) Now, let me preface this by saying that both Miss Green and I already knew a little sumthin' sumthin' about cooking, so nobody was starving. But this was different. Girlfriend went into super-overdrive! I know she peeped some recipes from REBEL MEL and from ISLANDBABY. She got recipes out of books and off the Internet. Everytime I'd walk through the door, she was in the kitchen, whipping up some new dish. It made her even more happy than normal. I had about 10 weeks of all kinds of different meals...IT (echo) WAS (echo) HEAVEN! (double echo)
The food was amazing, but it just wasn't the food. It was this amazing experience. We went shopping together, looking all around for the exact ingredients. (Now, we used to shop together often, but this was more of a mission.) We set up the kitchen to make it as efficient as possible. She was the head chef and I was the assistant: grabbing this, opening that, chopping, kissing- helping whenever she wanted it. We created an atmosphere that enhanced the food: music, candles, wine (of course!)...and usually a movie afterward (and a foot-rub for her!). And of course, I did the dishes! It was an extremely small price to pay for being treated like a king. It was one of the most special things that anyone's ever done for me, and it was over a period of time. I recognize this burst of "foodiness" was more for herself, but I was THERE. I was a victim of her "collateral damage" of constant cooking. It was like JULIE & JULIA, except Arnetta is Amy Adams and is much, much foiner!!!
Once Miss Green is back blogging once again, I will go back into my world. This is her blog, after all. But for now, I am compelled to say that Arnetta is the best thing to ever happen to me. If she never cooked another thing in her life, this statement would still hold true. Hers is a wonderful spirit, and all it takes is a tiny thought to make my mind become engulfed in all-Arnetta, all the time. I know I'm kind of putting our biznass out there, but I gotta speak on it, or else I wouldn't be The Man-friend!
All that and she can cook too...damn, I'm a very lucky guy!!!
I MISS MISS GREEN!!! I love Arnetta.