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I will never again . . . (Part 4)

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caroled   
On ‎8‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 8:07 PM, andiesenji said:

I use sour cream.  Seems to work for me.

 I've done this after a burn from an oven rack. Sour cream is the best most effective thing I've found.

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This evening I sustained a serious fall from too much wine.  Not from drinking it, from trying to store a case of it in the closet.  For a while I had a squash ball sized lump on the back my head where it impacted the hard floor.  Thankfully the swelling has reduced a bit.  And one of the lamps I pulled down didn't even break.

 

Once I figure out exactly what I did wrong I will never again do that.

 

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5 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

This evening I sustained a serious fall from too much wine.  Not from drinking it, from trying to store a case of it in the closet.  For a while I had a squash ball sized lump on the back my head where it impacted the hard floor.  Thankfully the swelling has reduced a bit.  And one of the lamps I pulled down didn't even break.

 

Once I figure out exactly what I did wrong I will never again do that.

 

 

So sorry you were injured. I was really concerned when the first description of a squash ball (not familiar) came up in what I carelessly read as CM so the translation came out as 15" diameter. I was like, "That's not a lump. That's elephantiasis!" Sorry. I quickly found it was really MM and converts to an inch and a half that I'd have described as a ping pong  or golf ball. Still very serious.

 

We're too old for such adventures these days, and I hope you can figure out a way to avoid a repeat. You live alone like I do and that puts a whole new scary meaning on getting seriously injured at home. It's been decades since I've lived alone. I am very careful these days in the bathtub and coming up and down the stairs.

 

I used to get thrown from a horse and dust myself off and keep going. Those days are over for me.

 

I'm hoping you're going to be okay and didn't wrench your neck or something in addition to the head trauma. Take care.

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liuzhou   

... put whole, but crushed, spices in a cheesecloth bag to flavour my soup then attempt to blend it with the stick blender without removing the said bag.

 

The cheesecloth wrapped around the blades of the blender which jammed, but not before getting red hot. I discovered this when I tried to disentangle the remains of the bag from the blades. Burnt finger blues! The blender is broken, too.

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

... put whole, but crushed, spices in a cheesecloth bag to flavour my soup then attempt to blend it with the stick blender without removing the said bag.

 

The cheesecloth wrapped around the blades of the blender which jammed, but not before getting red hot. I discovered this when I tried to disentangle the remains of the bag from the blades. Burnt finger blues! The blender is broken, too.

 

That really sucks and sounds like something that would happen to me. I hope your fingers aren't burned to badly, and I'm sorry for the demise of your blender.

 

I had the clumsy dropsies day before yesterday. Everything I touched seemed to turn into a mild disaster. I didn't wind up actually breaking anything, but had a lot of unnecessary additional cleanup during dinner prep. "Way to go, Grace!" I thought the third time I messed up. Probably said it out loud (OK, I did). Living alone without even a cat to talk to will do that to a person.

 

Oh, and today, I managed to ruin a stainless teaspoon that had slipped into the garbage disposal. The noise scared the bejesus out me! I know better then leaving short silverware in that sink with the disposal. Thank goodness the disposal itself is still okay. 

 

Go away, evil kitchen spirits!

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liuzhou   
3 hours ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

That really sucks and sounds like something that would happen to me. I hope your fingers aren't burned to badly, and I'm sorry for the demise of your blender.

 

"I've got blisters on my fingers!" to quote Ringo.

 

Actually, they aren't badly burned and the blender was a cheap one, so I'm not too upset. It gives me the excuse to buy the Bamix blender I've wanted for a long time.

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Porthos   
5 hours ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

Oh, and today, I managed to ruin a stainless teaspoon that had slipped into the garbage disposal.

 

I bought a regular sink strainer/stopper at a dollar store and I put that in the garbage disposer when not plugging up that side of the sink. No more flatware slipping into the disposer, but water still drains out of the sink.

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On 9/1/2017 at 2:47 AM, Thanks for the Crepes said:

 

Oh, and today, I managed to ruin a stainless teaspoon that had slipped into the garbage disposal.

Oh how I envy you the opportunity to ruin a spoon in your garbage disposal. Because of the primitive plumbing in the old house that I live in, I can't have a garbage disposal. I probably miss that more then most of the other conveniences I had in the US.

About three weeks ago, my electric pressure cooker blew up. I had meat hanging in the wire basket adjacent to the pressure cooker, broth dripping from the ceiling, and splattered on everything within about 12 feet. Fortunately, I was about 13 feet from it. As I sat there trying to decide whether to laugh or cry, I swore I would never buy another pressure cooker. I always was kind of afraid of them. After thinking, for about 5 days, of the things that I could no longer cook in a pressure cooker (meat in Costa Rica can be very tough), I promptly went to the store and bought another. Some of us are just too hard headed to learn, but I love my instant pot, even if it is just an imitation, but my housemate goes into duck and cover mode every time he sees me using it.

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lindag   
31 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Oh how I envy you the opportunity to ruin a spoon in your garbage disposal. Because of the primitive plumbing in the old house that I live in, I can't have a garbage disposal. I probably miss that more then most of the other conveniences I had in the US.

 

I agree with you there.  I remember telling someone that I'd almost choose my disposer over my d/w if I had to choose....but I don't want to choose.

When I didn't have a disposer how I hated bagging up that wet icky stuff.

And I don't like putting anything stinky into my kitchen trash, so I take it out to the big garbage trolley.


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40 minutes ago, lindag said:

When I didn't have a disposer how I hated bagging up that wet icky stuff.

I did have a garbage disposal here, of sorts. For a while I lived at the beach, and we had an estuary right off our back deck. I could take it out and throw it to the fish. It was kind of a shock coming back and having to bag up that "wet icky stuff" again. But one thing I will never do again is live in the hot, humid, sticky climate of a beach town in Costa Rica. Cooking there was a nightmare. All you could think of was putting something on the table that wouldn't heat the kitchen up to the ambient temperature of an oven.

 


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...clean shrimp while wearing Bluetooth headphones.  Everything was fine till the headphones fell off.

 

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8 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Everything was fine till the headphones fell off.

Do they still smell, or even work?

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