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Monday, January 08, 2007

Goals

I had a friend once that suggested I make a list of goals for myself. Long term, short term, and in between. It's not a bad idea. Yesterday, I discovered I have a new goal: to get myself a toaster with a timer that actually works and will not set my bread on fire. Admirable goal, I think. Despite leaving my windows open all day and the fan blowing, it still reeks of smoke in here. However, I also think I might be a rare person that has tinted windows on the toaster!

20 comments:

Vicki said...

It's a fancy toaster. =)

Matt said...

You could sell it to the Gypsies for five scheckels and then just get a new one at Target.

mist1 said...

I have never lit my toaster oven on fire. I have never actually plugged it in. It seems that the timer works all by itself.

Claudia said...

Vicki...yes, it has several settings...burnt, charred, and charcoal!

Matt, five sheckels? Will they accept sheckels at Target?

Mist, I don't suggest you try it!

Willowtree said...

Here's what you do, invite some friends around and clue everyone up except one. The when that one asks if anybody can smell toast, you can all convince him/her that they have a brain tumor. Man that would be hilarious!

Does it show, that I have no social skills? (or friends)

Karmyn R said...

all good suggestions -

But, I can say - at least your cat hasn't sprayed on it!!! Nothing better than burnt cat pee.

Melissa said...

Claudia, I thought you were going to stop setting things on fire this year. 2007 is about hope, not smoke.

My 2007 goals include entering poetry contests based solely on rhymes, not meaning.

Claudia said...

Willow!!!! that is hysterical!! (note to self...never believe WT if he ever starts telling me I have brain tumor...)

Karmyn...oooh...no. No cat pee. Kitty would get her butt beat.

Melissa... I. can't. help. my. self. ARRGH! Oh...well, 2007 did start with a bonfire!!
And poetry??? How fabulous!! I think it's a good start...

The CEO said...

See that little knob on the bottom. That's the one that regulates how much time you actually toast. You want to toast around 2 with the top dial set on toast. Otherwise, you are using it as an oven. Just sayin' I love mine.

Claudia said...

CEO...no shit Sherlock!! I did that...it just didn't stop!! Duuuuurrrr!!

Claudia said...

that's what I get for buying a cheap-o one....next one will be better.

Pamela said...

My grandmother wouldn't eat toast unless it was burned.

I've always preferred the toaster whereby the bread pops up when it's done.
The hubby says he can think right of the top of his head of at least 4 fires he responded to that were started in toaster ovens.

I know you didn't want to hear that one.

Yasamin said...

oh girl you and me both. your toaster is low-ridin' it. lol haha! sell it to some cholo.

i lit mine on fire with a pop tart. damn that sweet.. frosty... tasty... glittery.. icing. *drools*

Crankster said...

Now your toaster just needs Jersey plates and it'll be good to go!

Odat said...

I once fell asleep with a pizza in the oven....had to leave my house for days! Oh that was besides the time I had the George Foreman accident....Hey, maybe we should just stop using applicances???
Peace

Shauna said...

So - u got urself a TOASTER OVEN? LOL. . .Pretty snazzy. . . :)

Claudia said...

Pamela, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Only problem with the pop up kind is that I can't do my tortilla and melted cheese. And toast does taste good when it's nice and crunchy, but not necessarily burnt...

Yas...lots of those around here!! hmmm....nah, I wouldn't want them burning their house down-they would want to move in here!! LOL

Crank...oooh yeah!!

Odat, I usually forget either rice or milk on the stove!! LOL!! why don't these things cook and heat themselves!!!

Shauna...yes, but no microwave. No dishwasher. I roughing it here!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, so sorry!!

But at least you didn't commit the OH-faux-pas that I did.

I got up early and put two eggs on the stove to boil. Bethany started fussing, so I went in to tend to her. Yep, you guessed it. I let the water boil away, and the eggs burned and actually popped open.

Now THERE'S a smell you want to avoid.

Just buy a new toaster.

Melissa said...

Claudia, luckily for you (and everyone, actually) I'm not really taking up poetry. I did, however, have a toaster oven fire once. In my version, the toaster oven was defective. In Cory's version, I put a buttered, sugared piece of bread in there with no tray underneath it, starting a grease fire that he had to put out.

My version is totally more succinct.

Claudia said...

Steph....oooh...I can only imagine!! yech...

Melissa...what? No poetry? Well shit! But I am totally with you on your version!!