Virtually Perfect

October 30, 2015 @ 12:53 pm | Filed under:

Rose was just recollecting with great affection all the times when she would return to the house, exhausted after a full day, and know she could count on me to have a pantry full of tasty things to eat. “And you always had a nice hot bowl of stew waiting for me,” she murmured dreamily. “Awesome stew.”

Real-life friends reading this account will be understandably puzzled. But it’s true, every word.

All right, I may have omitted one teeny-tiny piece of context.

Its actual name was Awesome Stew

what my stew looked like


what I looked like when I made it

That’s right. When my children reminisce about their mother’s wonderful home-cooking, they’re talking about a computer game.

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  1. sarah says:


  2. Karen Edmisten says:

    Made my morning!

    Now make us some stew.

  3. List says:


  4. lesley austin says:

    Smiling here….

  5. tanita says:

    Heh. I should try that. I would probably be a MUCH better cook virtually…

  6. Phoebe says:

    Can I get that stew with extra chai?

    • Melissa Wiley says:

      That, my friend, is a perfect bringing-full-circle of everything I have ever written here. A+ Bonny Glen in-joke. 🙂 This is why I love you!

      • Phoebe says:

        I will never forget it. It makes me chuckle every time I use juice-box type packages. Because I have done things JUST LIKE THAT so many times.

  7. Tara says:

    aww, i miss glitch too. I still have the rube song as a ringtone, at least.