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We went to Bray & Scarf! And ordered a new stove! Anna new dishwasher! They will show up on Wednesday!

> facepalm <

I am so easily amused.

We also went to Jaleo, and ate too much tapas and paella, and desserts that turned out to be gi-normous.

And then I went home and spent an hour messing about with digital photos. The effort to process the Scandanavia trip pix brought me face to face with the fact that I haven't uploaded anything to Flickr since Hanukkah except for the Katsucon pictures, even though I took pix at half a dozen family get-togethers. Given that the recording of family events was one of the main justifications for my spiffy big camera, this fill me with much guilt.

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magicnoire
Jul. 6th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Oh Jaleo! I love that place!
chomiji
Jul. 6th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)

We do too, but it's usually so terribly crowded, so we don't go very often. We finished up at the appliance store a little before 6:00, so we decided it was worth a shot, and indeed, the place was still half empty (this was the Bethesda location).

I don't think we'd ever stayed there for dessert before. As the waitress said, "Our dishes are so small - I don't know why our desserts are so huge!" I had Espuma milk rice pudding with lemon marmalade, the Mr. had Apple charlotte with Pedro Ximénez & vanilla ice cream, and the Young Lady had Chocolate and hazelnut mousse torte.

jedishampoo
Jul. 6th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
YAY new stove! :)
chomiji
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)

I anticipate 4 actual working burners, which is more than I've had for a year now!

XD

theloomofmoira
Jul. 6th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
I'd be very happy about a dishwasher, myself.

working appliances in general can be a cause for real celebration :D
chomiji
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

The current dishwasher sort of works ... the time-release soap compartment is permanently open. The knob to activate it broke off and has to be re-inserted delicately every time and and held in place manually while turning it - it falls out the minute you let go. And the springs that allowed the door to open gently went south about 3 years ago. But ... .

Anyway, I will be very glad to see (and use) its successor!

avierra
Jul. 6th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
I could go for a new fridge.

But I tend to be a new towels and new sheets kind of gal rather than appliances. ;)
chomiji
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)

Oh, new linens are lovely and snuggly and happy-making. I got some big fluffy new bath sheets a few weeks ago - MMMmmmmm! But I can't do without a functioning stove (despite smilla's generous loan of supplementary small appliances), and the dishwasher has been driving me nuts for ages.

smillaraaq
Jul. 6th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't think that's a sign of age, m'dear -- anyone old enough to be responsible for preparing their own meals would be thrilled to have functional appliances after an annoying time spent doing without! *hugs*

(And I have to laugh at the sheer predictable perversity of the human brain; other than occasional use of the griddle when I didn't want to get my huge stovetop griddle dirty just to cook one egg, I haven't touched that slow cooker in months. So what happened when I went grocery shopping the other day? I found myself thinking "hey, I should make some Spam curry rice! Oh, wait..." *chuckles*)
chomiji
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)


Heh - with our big discussion of various starchy/porridgy things, I can't say I'm too surprised! Especially since you haven't been feeling well - comfort food would be a natural consequence.


smillaraaq
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, I think all that talk of curry and rice dishes was exactly what did it. And it's quite silly because it's not like I couldn't do it stovetop instead (although having grown up with electric, I am irrationally nervous about leaving things on unattended simmer with gas; some twitchy portion of the brain remains convinced that it will explode or burst into flames or gas me into unconsciousness or something). For that matter, it's not like I really even had the energy to put it together in the first place. ;)
chomiji
Jul. 7th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)

I grew up with gas, and electric drives me nuts because you can't bring something to a boil and then instantly drop it to a simmer. But I'm not going to worry about pulling the gas line over for the stove until we gut the whole kitchen (someday!).

Hope you got some rest this weekend!

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