How do you make boiled eggs?

I apologize profusely for not having posted for so long. I get twitchy when I don’t make time to write a post, so consider me all twisty the last week. We moved the remainder of our stuff from one house to storage and our condo over the last week. It’s been a whirlwind of packing, moving, cleaning, manhandling boxes, box cuts on my hands, dry skin, unpacking, down-sizing, more cleaning, organizing, moaning, sneezing, more organizing. You get the idea. I’ve also realized that moving is like wicked crack for people with OCD tendencies. I am nearly incapable of doing things half-assed, even if doing the thing perfectly makes no sense. That’s another post for another day.

This is how you make boiled eggs

Instead, I’m going to share a childhood memory, which I honored today in my kitchen. Whenever my mother boiled eggs, she marked the egg with a “b” before putting the egg in the refrigerator to differentiate it from the unboiled eggs. An elegant solution to the “is it boiled?” egg conundrum. Who knew there were so many puzzles surrounding eggs? My mother was an early dairy segregationist. Not wishing to be exactly like my mother, but appreciating the practical beauty of a clearly-marked egg, I decided to build on this technique by marking eggs I boiled with whole words that started with “b”. I try not to duplicate words I’ve used in the past to spur my creativity and the added bonus of potentially humiliating one of my unwitting children opening their mom-packed lunch at school. Lots of excellent “b” words out there from which to adorn boiled eggs:

Buttocks

Bumper

Burpee

Bitchy

Bungle

Bologna

Boobs

Bodacious

Bewitch

Bummer

Bozo

Brainfart

Bungee

Barf bag

Bullshit

Bullocks

Butane

Burp

Belch

Bootie

Barf

Bunion

Boner

Blimey

Boo

Barbie

Bunker

Bastion

Bastard

Bump

Bupkis

Blow

Barnacle

Bouillon

Bro love

Banger

Ballin

Ballsy

Busted

Buzzed

Buzz kill

Buzz off

Baked

Banjax

Bangtidy

Banging

Bling

Blood

Boxy

Boffin

Bonkers

Brick

Britches

Bud

Bull-honkey

I feel certain there are many more superior words that start with the letter “b” to adorn my boiled eggs. Which ones have I missed?