Monday, January 28, 2008

Oven, not microwave

Christmas was mixed (some of the presents I gave missed the mark), but the food was great, so the next day I decided to heat up some leftovers.

The following photograph was taken on December 26.

oven, not microwave

What you have just seen is not a still from a Grade L monster movie. To understand what it is, you must understand our kitchen.

The centerpiece of our desperately-in-need-of-an-update kitchen is a double oven manufactured and installed in the early '80s, roughly around the time A Flock of Seagulls ruled the world. The top half of the double oven has a double function. In addition to serving as a conventional oven, it also works as a microwave. If you're not paying attention, it's possible to turn on the conventional oven and think you're turning on the microwave function. No one in our house had paid that little attention in the eight-and-one-half years we've lived here until I did the day after Christmas. I'm using this photo as a warning/example/reminder (it's the power-on image on my mobile phone this week) of what may happen if you're not paying attention.

(P.S. It just hit me that the melted-plastic image above feels like the poor cousin of the image on this post on Leaf-Stitch-Word. Coincidence?)

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