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.
- 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)
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.