Archive for March, 2013

What’s better than a quiet Tuesday at work? A slow day that ends with three pairs of shoes for well under $50, that’s what. Now that’s my kind of shopping.

Not that the sales personnel at the stores I visited would agree. A cheapo, who wants to try at least 3-4 different sizes, and will buy only the ones on sale, they might have been thinking. Which, I’ll counter with, Not here! Go say this on your blog.


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I can’t be CEO

Someone I know called me a career-oriented woman. Phbt and all that. Holding a job does not make one career-oriented, no?

P.S: It was meant as a barb, as in, ‘You’re a mom, and you still choose to continue to work, and leave your child at daycare, rather than stay at home and care for her yourself.’

P.P.S: If only employers acknowledged working moms, and gave us 2-, or 3-day work weeks with the option of working from home. Oh wait, they did and found that it came back to bite their backsides? Then again, my job precludes the option of working from home.

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(With due apologies to ‘marymary’ from Washington, DC, for appropriating her comment for the title of this post.)


Have you read the brilliant piece on how immersion blenders are dangerous kitchen weapons (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/dining/immersion-blenders-can-be-a-danger-in-disguise.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&)? Go read the comments. (You don’t really have to read through the article itself; although you should pontificate on ketchup’s right to masquerade as blood. When did balsamic vinegar or soy sauce become the new blood?!)


For having provided more than a few chuckles and many snorts, here’re some of my favourite comments-


Folks please, these things are dangerous!

I was giving myself a haircut with an immersion blender and lost over 70% of my left ear. And it’s not just me, my lawyer also says they are dangerous!

– BW

How about manufacturers put a simple deadman switch on it? Duh. Problem solved. 842 comments obviated. Foodie hipsters get to keep their fingers until the artisinal butchery class.
– Roy Zornow

What, no reports of severed tongue tips from licking the blades clean of cookie dough that doesn’t belong there anyway?!!!

– Kelly

I have to agree with everyone who loves immersion blenders and doesn’t stick their fingers in them. They’re great. Don’t stick your fingers in them.

Other places not to stick your fingers:
Food processors
Sink disposal units

– Joanna Rifkin

I’m confused why so many people are being injured by immersion blenders. I assume they are safe as long as you don’t stick your fingers anywhere near the blades (plugged in or not) and unplug before using anything else near the blades as well. This is safety common sense.

– MH

The President is set to announce a registry for immersion blender purchases.

– Bill H

And he’s ordered the NIH to conduct mental health checks on those who turned the immersion blender into a deadly weapon on themselves. .

– Eugene Gorrin


Thank you, you wonderfully snarky, sarcy, and plain confused commenters for generously dealing with my Monday morning.

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