Friday, July 21, 2006

Chicken in a Bucket


I'm not sure why it is, but I have this reputation among friends (and enemies) for having a strange fascination with KFC. And the funny thing is I hardly ever eat at the place.
In fact, there was a time I didn't even eat anything from KFC between 1993-2003. That's a LONG time (away from the 'secret recipe').

Until one day - before I went to my class to teach in 2003 - I had this strange craving for chicken strips and "the colonel" popped in my head saying something like "I make chicken right!" or whatever his catchphrase was in the 80's.
And there was that one time I "dragged" my wife along to KFC while in Kentucky (Cincinnati’s airport is in Kentucky -I'm not sure why? Something about Ohio...) just to take a picture holding a bucket.
And we have these friends who have pot-luck dinners on occasion, and I always bring "the bucket" - which might I add, is a very popular crowd pleaser.
But those are the only 3 occurrences.
Oh yeah, and there was last Halloween when I was looking for a Colonel Sanders costume for me and wanted to dress my daughter up as a chicken and put her in a KFC bucket.

Now I have this reputation of being some fried chicken peddler, because I think the idea of a colonel selling chicken in a bucket is funny. Who doesn't?

7 comments:

Pickle's Papa said...

The Chickens.

I'm pretty sure that the chickens dont think chicken in a bucket is funny.

But me, I'm all about original recipe and large side dishes of a potato like substance. I can eat like twelve legs by myself - it's all about the skin.

And yes, I am truly investing myself in the 'before' photo of the 'before and 'after' shots for whatever diet plan I decide to be the poster boy for.

radioactive girl said...

The halloween costume idea is very funny! I might suggest that to my friend for his baby daughter and himself this year! I don't think I have ever eaten fried chicken in my life (yes I know, probably some sort of world record or something) but I think they have the best potatoes ever! And yes, I agree with pickle's papa that the chicken probably does not think it is too funny. Thanks for the laugh today!

MetroDad said...

The wife and I are Popeyes fans ourselves. 3 spicy wings, a side of dirty rice and a butter biscuit...all for $2.49. Mmmm...breakfast of champions!

Java Junkie said...

"Oh yeah, and there was last Halloween when I was looking for a Colonel Sanders costume for me and wanted to dress my daughter up as a chicken and put her in a KFC bucket."


HAHAHAHAHA!!! TOO funny!

word verification: moofm - sounds like someone trying to say something with their mouth full of something (*cough*KFC*cough*) :)

Angel Baby said...

Yes, now that I think of it, it IS funny. Hilarious!!

Ryan said...

I always loved that in "So I married an Axe Murderer", that the Colonel was one member in the 5-member Pentaverit.

Waya said...

I.LOVE.KFC!! I had KFC the night I gave birth to my 3rd child, Sophia. I'm surprise we didn't name her "Sanders" or something. My hubbie just can't understand my obsession with KFC b/c we eat pretty healthy. Spicy drumsticks, that's all I want. Man, I'm drooling NOW!