Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An unconventional kitchen tour

We do a lot of things in our kitchen; cook, eat, laugh, drink wine, have deep, philosophical conversations, and yell at the cat to stop scratching the dining room chairs. Instead of showing you the mainstays in our kitchen (the fridge, the stove, the oven, none of which are in any way impressive), I thought I would give a little tour of the things I think make our kitchen unique (and amusing). Enjoy!

Kitchen rules, regulations, and general information
By: Spoon

This is what the bottom of the sink looks like every time I am about to finish up the dishes. I can't help that I really like to use spoons. Ginger can't help it either.

This is what the bottom of the sink looks like after a week or so of abuse by us. Disgusting, I know.
This is what a $0.69 can of Comet does for the bottom of our sink. It is now clean enough for us to abide by the 5-second rule, in the event that something edible ends up there.

This is something we call a dish mountain. It is a natural formation that occurs 98% of the time the dishes are done. Each formation is unique, and may draw from outside influences such as natural scenery, emotional moods, and Vincent van Gogh.

Wine bottles are kept on top of the fridge. No exceptions. We also don't recycle bottles very often, which results in visitors and family members questioning our sobriety. We're not drunks, we're just wine bottle pack rats. They're useful for watering plants, okay?

Baked goods are kept on top of the microwave. They are within view at all times and therefore, impossible to resist. They may be stacked according to likeliness of being squished if something else is placed on top of them. Bananas may be kept in close proximity to baked goods until they have reached the point of ripeness in which they begin to make everything around them taste like banana. Then they must be relocated.

To the right of the microwave is the knife block. Within this knife block resides pure evil in the form of a knife. It is not to be used unless all of the other knives are dirty, or unless you intend to use it to carve an apple into Mount Rushmore. It will not hesitate to cut your finger off if you insult it by pointing out the fact that it is the most useless knife in the whole block.

Required reading. Enough said.

We have mice. Big deal.
(The spinach leaf was added by Pi for an artistic effect)

Pi's water should be filtered and cooled at all times and be presented to her in the form of a waterfall. Her food dish should be spotless and constantly filled with the highest quality food that can be afforded by someone who works part-time at a vet hospital.

Well, that's about it for the kitchen tour, hope you enjoyed it, and now you know the rules if you ever come to visit. I just have a few more odds and ends to tack onto the end of this post...

Four things that make me happy
By: Spoon
1) The awesome e-mail I got this week!
2) Pi in the sunlight.

3) The book, "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler.

4) This video.

Mumford & Sons - The Banjolin Song / Awake my soul - A Take Away Show #105 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.



  1. You're funny. I must be rubbing off on you.

  2. Congrats on the admissions letter!
    And I love the kitchen!