Brain Gremlins

chickenFirst of all, in the “Did You Plug It In?” department, I am happy to report that iCloud is working just fine now. How did I fix it? A Random Duh Moment, as usual. I went out the door for my 0-skunk-30 neighborhood prowl this morning and, when I tried to lock the door behind me, the Disco Lock did not respond to my touch. The Disco Lock is cool when it works but it can be persnickety. Anyway, I did a little upward swipe on my phone to get to bluetooth. I turned it off and on and tried Disco Lock again. Success! But… Hmm… The little wifi button on my phone was UNSELECTED! If my phone isn’t connected to the internet via wifi, it doesn’t upload photos to the iCloud. Wifi had been turned off since Saturday when I had some temporary connectivity issues at Houghton Lake. Tapped the wifi button and by the time I got back from my walk, all my photoooos had been uploaded, as has this looooverly raw chicken/burnt waaaar/plastic one I took this afternoon 🐗🐗🐗. Replying to @agategal in yesterday’s comments, I know this doesn’t work for everyone and I feel your pain! Tried to reply via email but it bounced🐗

The last week or so has been a doozy with Water In The Computer, etc. So you would think a baggy old kayak woman might catch a break, roight? Not.

Came home and did a few chores. Put a big plastic bag of frozen chicken breasts into the micro and turned it on to a low defrost temperature, the goal being to defrost the whole mess just enough to be able to separate one of them from the rest and feel safe about putting the rest of them back in the freezer. Okay fine. Set it up at power level 2 for 2 minutes. And again. Lather, rinse, repeat a couple times. Hmmm… What is that smell? Smells like BBQ. Must be coming from outside? So why does it seem to be in the Landfill Chitchen and Not Outside? The next time the timer beeped, I headed over to check the defrosting progress only to see a wee bit of FAAAAARR in there!!! What?!? I quickly smothered it with the bag of chicken and there is no damage to either the chicken or the micro. But whaaaaa? As you can see, there was a wee bit o’ waaaar holding the plastic bag together. Why did I not notice this? I do not know. I am ultra-careful about cooking. I am terrified of faaaar. I do not deep-fry. I do not leave pots on the stove while I visit the Blue and Only Bathroom. I do not put metal in microwave ovens. Well, once, many many many moons ago, a SCRAP of aluminum foil got into my baggy old micro. I saw it spark and immediately shut the thing down.

Anyway, fallible human being here? You betcha! I make mistakes. 🐗 Do you? Love you ANYWAY! 🐸

2 Responses to “Brain Gremlins”

  1. Sam Says:

    Another KW adventure that probably wasn’t terribly fun to live through, but sure was fun to read about the way you tell it! (We’re having take out tonight…an owe-zee from…well, anyway, too complicated to explain….)

  2. Margaret Says:

    I always have issues thawing things in the microwave. I don’t know what I’m doing! I’m relieved to realize that I’m not the only one who has “adventures.” 🙂