Burning Down The House

I’m lucky that I didn’t burn down the house last night.

I arrived home after German class, around 9:20pm, energized. I started watching a podcast on my iPad and thought “Oh, I should cook up the two potatoes and sweet potatoes that I bought the other day so I can eat them for lunches this week!”. I’m trying to find food that I can conveniently eat on the lefthand side of my mouth while I have a temporary crown installed on the right. I brought a kitchen timer, set for 45 minutes, into the bedroom with me so I would know when to turn the tray of potatoes in the toaster over.

And then I fell asleep.

I woke up around 3:00am, but still forgot about the potatoes.

I woke up in a panic around 5:00am when the thought of my house burning down came into my mind.

I apparently slept through the timer’s bells.

Fortunately the potatoes were ruined but that was the extent of damage done.

I’ve learned a valuable lesson, I cannot be trusted to do anything at night because I can fall asleep at any time.

What To Do Tonight?
Since I will be traveling next Tuesday I have decided to skip doing laundry until Sunday afternoon. Because of this I have nothing on my agenda for this evening and I no idea what I want to do.

Why don’t I try burning down the house again?

Or not.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Burning Down The House

  1. In addition to the sixty minutes spent on the trainer this morning I just got a little extra exercise by walking down, and then back up, six flights of stairs thanks to a false fire alarm. Heh, the irony of having a fire alarm right after I posted today’s blog has not been lost on me.

  2. Steve says:

    Good morning from the Birmingham office. A little meeting here to evaluate the security camera situation and upgrades needed. Since there isn’t cash here, and a very small office staff, we basically run the security from Atlanta.

    We celebrated an unexpected (read overdue) check with sushi dinner last night. It had been too long and really, really good! It always amazes us the quality and price of the local Newnan sushi, compared to the Atlanta market. Trust me, we win.

    Please check the batteries in your smoke detector.


  3. Barb says:

    I have no idea waht I will be doing tonight – Allan won’t get home from Cycleworks until sometime between 7:30 & 8. We will probably cook up the brats he bought to cook at the tailgate party that didn’t happen.

    We watched the new show Lucifer last night – its kind of funnier than I thought it would be. I think we will like it.

  4. All smoke detectors received new batteries and were tested at the beginning of the year.

    Surprisingly there was no smoke coming from the toaster oven. The sweet potatoes had emitted some burnt goo (sugars I assume), the russets didn’t really even char. I think this is because I rinsed them all prior to putting them into foil so they mostly just steamed in their foil jackets.

  5. Stacy says:

    I love the mental image of potatoes wearing little foil jackets. In my head, they have little scarves and hats on too.

  6. I couldn’t do that because certainly *they* would catch fire! 🙂

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