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God I hate it when I put things somewhere sensible.

*bangs head repeatedly against wall*

It's almost as bad as when I oh-so-sensibly get rid of stuff I don't "really" need and couldn't possibly ever find another use for.


In other news, with a bit of luck we'll soon have a new toaster. Yay!

But we're keeping the old one because it's fully automatic, which is kind of a thing for my beloved [livejournal.com profile] tenbears on account of having one (or maybe not having one and feeling deprived, I can't remember) when he was a child. This fully automatic toaster is only a couple of years old. It stopped working a few months ago now and preliminary research has revealed that they are not easily repaired and that Sunbeam has stopped making them.

It seems the fully automatic toaster was simply Sunbeam's once-off contribution to the novelty/nostalgic Christmas gifts market one year, because as soon as they appeared on the market after an absence of maybe two decades, they just as soon disappeared because Sunbeam stopped making them.

We have found one establishment that's prepared 'to have a go' in the fixing department. They're about a 90 minute drive away. (And no, *you* can't touch it, so don't offer and don't ask.)

In the meanwhile we need toast, so my poor [livejournal.com profile] tenbears is out buying a toaster of the mundane throcking variety. Later he will come home and forlornly put his beloved automatic toaster back in its special box and keep it somewhere safe until he can make the trip out to Woop-Woop, and every time he makes toast he will glare at the throcking toaster and probably sulk.

My life. It's a rich tapestry. Really.
From: [identity profile] lydiajen.livejournal.com
me too!

I did a lot of rearranging when hubby moved in. It's been 4 years and I still find myself thinking things are in the places the were before he moved in.

And whenever I tell myself I'm going to arrange stuff to make my life easier it just doesn't work because I cannot remember where the new places that I put stuff are.

and I have too many regrets of things I got rid of.

Date: 2007-03-07 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-bassman.livejournal.com
I've fixed our sunbeam toaster before....

Remind me when I'm over sometime and I'll 'av a go...

Date: 2007-03-07 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splodgenoodles.livejournal.com
*looks at you with suspicion*

I will assume you are entering into the humourous spirit of the post...

Date: 2007-03-07 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splodgenoodles.livejournal.com
Oh I'm sure you have fixed one before, it was the bit about offering to help after my rather pointed remark...

the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Date: 2007-03-07 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braunie.livejournal.com
I'm intrigued now. What does an automatic toaster do? I ignorantly thought they were all automatic since, say, the 40's.

Re: the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Date: 2007-03-07 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splodgenoodles.livejournal.com
You don't actually have to push down the little lever, the toast sinks gracefully down automatically when you put it in the slot.

Date: 2007-03-07 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braunie.livejournal.com
Ah, yes. That vaguely jogs my memory, from the 70's when people started getting auto-everythings: can openers, knives, scissors, etc.

Date: 2007-03-07 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vimsig.livejournal.com
A tapestry indeed *sings some Carole King too loudly and most definately out of key*.

My icon gives a fuller answer to your post

Date: 2007-03-07 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splodgenoodles.livejournal.com
Ooh, and the new one has a special crumpet setting.

Tres excitement!

Date: 2007-03-07 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vimsig.livejournal.com
Woot - muffins and crumpets and pop-tarts ahoy!

Date: 2007-03-09 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-5tails.livejournal.com
Huzzah for crumpet control! Even if it sounds like a dubious euphemism.

Enjoy your tiasty goodness.

(and that's where throcking comes from. Now I remember - I thought it sounded Adamsian...)

Date: 2007-03-08 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenlyzard.livejournal.com
er... as to "fully automatic" toasters: how can a toaster be non-automatic? I mean, it isn't as though some of them have a manual crank or you have to turn the toast on a spit or something...

Aw, I'm just giving you a hard time. I wish my roomie would get a new toaster-oven, but she gets defensive and claims there's nothing wrong with hers. Obvious nonsense. Either that, or it just hates me...

And kudos for use of the term "throcking". (I need to reread "Meaning of Liff").

Date: 2007-03-08 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splodgenoodles.livejournal.com
And kudos for use of the term "throcking".

And kudos for knowing where it came from ;)


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