“No…um…but I blog?” was my lame answer.
“Really?” with the inflection going down, she made it sound like she really! was interested. “What do you blog about?”
The answer, my friend, was most definitely not….appliances.
A stove is a banal topic, I grant you. Ho. Hum. But, when 1982 was the last time one has purchased a new major appliance it’s a big deal! And I’m happy to tell you I love my new gas stove. I love the crackling sound when you first turn a burner on, I love the flame that bursts forth, I love the control of fine-tuning the size of the flame, I love to sauté, I love to braise, I love to bake, I love to cook.
Instead of four elements, I now have five burners. Instead of three rack placements in the oven, I now have five. I. have. a. warming. oven. (Never mind that I don’t know what to do with it yet.) Color me happy!
And the best thing about this exchange? Since our friend came and took the old (non-self cleaning) stove for scrap metal, I didn’t have to clean it! Booyah!