Five Random Facts About My Kitchen

1. One of my earliest memories is playing with a rubber centipede on the kitchen floor. I tossed it (trying to get the cat to do it's catly duties and chase it), but when I went to pick it up, it crawled under the stove. Yes, that's right...a real, live, gigantic centipede had been chillin' next to my fake one.

2. My Mom forgot about hot dogs cooking on the stove during a garage sale when I was about seven. We had no idea why the fire department pulled up to our yard until they opened our door and we saw smoke wafting out like it was Lucille Ball's dressing room. I personally thought they might have been interested in purchasing my old tea set.

3. Grandma invited the fire department over for yet another adventure when she forgot about bread left in the toaster oven. This resulted in more smoke, more firefighters, and a sign taped to the toaster oven that reads "OFF LIMITS TO MARIE!"

4. I learned today that it's unwise to run the microwave and the toaster oven at the same time. Apparently, our appliances are so powerful and futuristic that they'll throw a measly ol' 2009 circuit breaker and cause the entire kitchen to lose power.

5. I make my food there.

7 comments:

Jon said...

6. It has a shower for a sink!!

Burton said...

I used to speed-dry my underwear in the microwave back in the day when I was flatting. Worked a treat too, until I set fire to them one day... Good ol' days. Who pray tell is Lucille Ball?

Jon said...

7. I threw up in said sink because someone was in the real shower! Oh how food poisoning comes at the most convenient of times.

Carefui Kid said...

Lucille Ball starred in a classic American sitcom from the 50's called "I Love Lucy". She was basically the covergirl for Phillip Morris, which was a bigtime cigarette brand at the time. Ironically, her husband at the time of the show's taping (who also advertised for Phillip Morris) died of lung cancer.

http://barbadosfreepress.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/lucille-ball-cigarette.jpg

Burton said...

You learn something new every day ;-)

PaisleyJade said...

Symon - I can't believe you've never heard of Lucille Ball!

Creepy centipede... and funny Granny!

Rachel Kate said...

yeah

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