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non solum memento mori, memento vivere sed etiam
You're all skipping these anyway, but just to make you have to scroll, I'm not cutting this.
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音楽: 手塚国光(置鮎龍太郎) - Road
You know how they say that whatever you do on the first day of the year, you do all year long? Well, I hope it's true. I've spent the day cleaning and reading. I washed the bathroom floor, put away the dishes I washed yesterday, hung up my Hikaru no Go poster calendar, and in general cleaned up the kitchen. I still haven't folded and put away all of the laundry I did yesterday, but it's early yet, and what's still sitting in the dryer is stuff I don't wear much anyway (the work uniforms are already done, kthx).

Today I discovered that the fancy new skillet my grandmother gave me for Christmas heats up AGES faster than the trusty iron griddle I'm accustomed to, and that I have no spatulas suitable for use on teflon-coated pans. The result of this was 2 slightly charred grilled-cheese sandwiches, but it could have been much worse. I could have ruined something far more expensive (though I did eat the sandwiches anyway, to help the lesson1 sink in, and because they really weren't all that burnt anyway).

Another handy Christmas present I got was new silverware from my parents, having complained that the old set with riveted-on white plastic handles was falling apart. Now that I see it all in one place, however, I see that quite a lot of it was actually left, despite having lost 3 knives and a fork (or was it a spoon?) to handle breakage at various points in the past. I suppose the real problem was the amount of space the buggers take up in my drawer. The shiny new (and much more tasteful) Oneida set fits neatly in my silverware drawer and is pretty besides, unlike the glorified camping gear I was using before. The only problem is what to do with the old set...

1 The lesson being "use the iron griddle for grilled cheeses".

The old set of silverware, Probably purchased at Wal-Mart for under $10. Might be about 5 years old (tops), yet the finish is going on some pieces, and others are not pictured due to having their handles irreparably broken. Yes, that thing at the top is the edge of a Zip disk that's sitting on my kitchen counter. Iamnotageek.

Silverware drawer showing shiny new silverware, and antique heirloom set of steak knives, complete with carving-knife and sharpener-thingy. Handles are either bone or antler, I don't know for sure. I think they're pretty ugly, but they belonged to my great-grandparents and I feel privileged to have them now, even if I'll probably never use them. Not pictured is the largish black cat sitting under the drawer wondering what in the hell I'm doing. I would include a photograph of said cat, but he refuses to sit still except in rooms that have bad lighting.

EDIT 8pm:

Well, whaddaya know? I got him to sit still in a relatively bright area. Yes, this would be Moofy.

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valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Sunday 2nd January 2005 16.23 (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's something my great-grandmother used to say. I imagine most of the world was home with a headache anyway. ^_^
ang_grrr From: ang_grrr Date: Sunday 2nd January 2005 10.17 (UTC) (Link)

Wanna see my drawers?

cutlery draw</a>
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Sunday 2nd January 2005 16.23 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wanna see my drawers?

Your drawers are much larger than mine.
raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Sunday 2nd January 2005 17.13 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wanna see my drawers?

Oh my. Ladies showing off their drawers! It's armageddon!