Saturday, February 19, 2011

blog #445 >> About Toast

...and toasters... and other things too.

But first, I just want to say that, I LOVE TOAST! mmmmm... buttery, crispy, cozy toast! I enjoy a nice slice of toast or two with tea and milk everyday for breakfast. And the great thing about toast is, there's so many things that taste great on it. It's delicious with jam, or peanut butter, or nutella, or cheese, or soft boiled eggs, or bacon, or cinnamon and sugar... it's just so versatile! So when my toaster broke down last week, it was actually a bit traumatic. My entire breakfast infrastructure was thrown out of balance. I am willing to eat cold cereal and fruit for breakfast once in awhile, but it's just not the same as a warm slice of toast with a hot cup of tea. However as you can imagine, someone who loves toast as much as I do, will have a back-up just in case.

I started buying things for my apartment when I was thirteen, so by the time I moved there wasn't much left that I needed to buy. And since I got everything so long ago, I had duplicates of a few things. Somehow I ended up with five ash trays, and I don't even smoke! I also ended up with two toasters, not such a bad thing at that. I knew my favorite chrome toaster would not last very long. My parents got it for a wedding gift and they gave it to me when I moved out. Surprisingly, it has lasted these past five years without any problem, that is, until last week. I just could not get it to work. Therefore the little yellow toaster my sister gave me came out of the basement. Cute? Yes! But to my dismay I realized that it makes TERRIBLE toast! Do all modern toasters work so horribly? Technically, it should be the best toaster ever! It has great features. It pops up when it's done, and it is extra wide for bagels. But I don't eat many bagels... I eat toast! It will burn one side of the bread and barely toast the other. It also doesn't toast the bread all the way through. So sad. Yet there is HOPE! My dad is very clever at fixing things, and at last my beloved toaster is repaired and back to its normal feisty self. (It hasn't popped up on its own since I was about five years old. But since it's never worked, I have developed an "inner toaster sense" and know exactly when it is done without even looking.) I'm so happy to have my good old toaster back! I think I'm going to go try it out right now! And the little yellow toaster is going to find a happy new home full of bagel lovers!

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And as for other things.... af;lajdsf;awoifjsdknlxhjkl... sorry, I was brushing the toast crumbs off my keyboard. These are the swell sewing things I got today at Knittin' Kitten and Scrap. The shoe stretchers I got at Mike's for $1! Altogether everything cost $10! Pretty good bargain day for me!

And this is my crazy Christmas cactus which doesn't know what time of year it is, but at least it finally decided to bloom.


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