I'd like to say I will never again do what I did last night, but although I know what happened, I don't know how or why it happened.
I cooked some linguine intending to have it with pesto, then decided to drain the pasta.
a) This was the first brainfart. I almost never drain long pasta through a sieve or colander. I lift it out with my trusty pasta-lifter-outer.
b) So, I lifted the pot up and moved it about 18 inches to the left where the sieve was ready over a bowl and poured the pasta and boiling water all over my leg!
It all happened so quicky, I really don't know what happened.
Boiling water everywhere, except in the bowl under the sieve. Pasta everywhere except in the sieve. Pain everywhere! Well, not really the latter. Just my right leg. It is cooked.
In the end I just went to bed feeling miserable and had no dinner! Today, I'm still finding bits of pasta all over the kitchen.
This is my leg today.