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Out on the Limb

Vacuum Sealed

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Yesterday I attempted to reheat some of that Godzilla-like lasagne. Since my cast iron frying pan was already out, that is the pan I choose for reheat purposes. (Note--I no longer own a microwave.) To speed the process, I covered the lasagne with a lid. And to prevent burning, a small amount of water was added to the pan. My big mistake was to allow that lid to make contact with the pan on all sides of the lasagne; and it vacuum sealed itself shut as tight as Rove's ass.

I tried:
  • pushing
  • pulling
  • shoving
  • banging
  • praying
  • running cold water on the top of the lid
  • placing the pan in cold water
  • prying edges with fork
  • poking edges with knife
  • freezing (figuring the moisture would push the lid upward)
Today I removed my dinner fiasco from the freezer. I again tried all of the above. Then I got out the trusty nail puller/hammer team. Even so, it took me a good dozen pounds with that hammer to release the lid. Guess what's for dinner tonight!

In other Deb news.....I tried to download new software and was told my credit card was no good. Huh?! I tried again, with the same response: "Order Cancelled" So I called the software people. Nope, they said, the problem is with the card. So I called the bank. Nope, they said, your card is fine for the purchase amount, and in every other respect. So I stopped into the bank today and re-verified that the card is A-OK. And that's where I'm at right now with no resolution in sight.

Then I went to the bank that handles my checking and savings. I went to cash a check from my lawyer. (The same lawyer that billed me last month for who knows what which I ignored for who's knows why). That's when I discovered that my debit card was missing from my wallet. Huh?!!! OH NO!!!! Damn. I've been meaning to upgrade my sloppy loose-card wallet for the longest time!

I was advised to check back at home before cancelling the card. So I did. And it wasn't anywhere that I would normally place such valuables. So back to the bank I went to rework my security status. As I was sitting with the customer service guy....BING....I suddenly remembered where I had stashed that card. Of course, I didn't tell him that because my old card had already been cancelled and there was no point letting him know I had wasted his time.

I went home and headed straight to my closet to check the pockets of that old pair of pea-green sweatpants with the velcro pockets that I hardly ever...almost never....wear. Yep. That's where it was.

Never a dull moment around my house. I always thought it was the kids that caused the chaos in my life. Now that I'm living alone, I'm beginning to reconsider.
posted by Deb, 3:33 PM


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