For Christmas a good friend hooked me up with a Hello Kitty waffle iron. I lost the directions, I'm sure they're on my desk, but I was carrying them around the house trying to figure out what they were saying. I couldn't quite understand the less than perfect English that creeps into directions Hello Kitty-style corporations. Very circular and not very helpful. Since I couldn't understand the recipe I bought a mix and went with it.
You know since I misplaced the incomprehensible directions and I have limited waffle iron experience the first batch bit it. Then Da Man says: "I think you have to wait until the steam stops." Ahhh!
Sometime today I'm going to make the Ultimate Lemon Layer Cake in the current Cook's Illustrated. I'm taking it to knitting group tomorrow so it stays out of the house.
The Whirlpool washing machine repairman guy just showed up. Last night the autotron called telling me that the repairman would be here today. Well this is the same service call for the Whirlpoo (not a typo) washing machine that I had even traded out with Sears, nobody called to cancel! Ha! Which worked out great because the replacement machine is shit too!!! Can I just have some hot water in the tub please? And I mean the pressure of the hot water is still half of that of the cold. The amount of time it took for me to wait on hold for the Whirlpoo service dude and the duration of our phone conversation is how long it took to fill the machine with hot water.
I want an old wringer washer machine. Does anybody have one they want to give away? Well, I must tend to the repairman. Should I offer him a cup of coffee? I just may.
Okay, he declined the coffee. This is the state of affairs in the basement.
So it turns out it is the valve which they have to order and we can still use the machine (he put the metal jacket back on) but it's going to be a few weeks before they come back and install the dumb thing and then we may get some decent hot water pressure in the stupid piece of poop.
Now I am off to weave and bake, bake and weave -- whatever.