Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Metal Shop

A couple of nights ago, my brother-in-law had a disastrous time making rice. You should really be able to just boil it, right? Well, our family uses rice cookers. I love mine. It is the perfect size to have left overs. I adore leftovers. Well, when Steve called, it reminded me that Alana gave me her one serving rice cooker so I could give her my two serving rice cooker. I mean, it only makes sense. I am one person and they are two. I guess I just didn't want to let it go. Either that, or I just forgot and left it sitting up on the tippy top shelf in the metal shop behind our house. That's where I keep all of my kitchen stuff, at least while I am living at home. And yes, I do live at home. What of it?
I felt guilty after Steve made crunchy brown and over cooked white rice, so the next day I ventured out to the shop to rummage through my stuff to find my old friend. I kind of felt like I was betraying the little guy, I mean, I was giving him away after many happy years in college. And we did have a lot of happy times. However, he won't be up on the tippy top shelf in their house, so I can feel good about this. Anyway, I finally found it, climbed down the baby's high chair I used as a ladder, and walked back to the door. Much to my horror, I had closed it behind me when I walked in. The door to the shop has a one way lock, and that one way is from the outside. I tried to open the garage type door but it had a weird locking mechanism designed and engineered by my creative great-grandfather. I'm not so creative so I couldn't figure it out. It's a good thing I remembered to grab my phone or I would have been sleeping with the spiders. And I really hate spiders. Craig just laughed at me but came to my rescue. He taught me how to magically open the lock, just in case it ever happened again. If you teach a man to fish...or was it hunt? What was that quote? Either way, if you teach Amanda to unlock a door...

3 comments:

Steve and Alana Nelson said...

That makes me laugh so hard. I was the brilliant one who decided to mix brown and white rice, I thought it would be healthier... I didnt know they had different cooking instructions. And its a good thing you called Craig to rescue you. I would have just sat outside the shop window and laughed at you til you got mad.

Annalisa said...

Ba ha ha! That is so funny. You have the strangest things happen to you.
And you are very nice to give up your rice cooker.

Lindsay said...

Mmm...rice...I need a rice cooker! I would NOT have slept with the spiders. I would have stood there all night, swatting imaginary ones off of me. Stupid spiders- they ruin everything!