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At least three standard deviations from the mean today. [Jul. 31st, 2007|07:30 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Some of you know that I'm quite clumsy in the kitchen, resulting a string of very minor injuries -- little cuts and burns and things. The catalogue of injuries I sustained during the installation of the new washing machine was more than my average for such projects, but well within my normal distribution. Not an especially bad day.

But then I proceed to cook dinner. Apparently hot olive oil is highly flammable! Who knew?

Still, I didn't injure myself further this time --I just have a saucepan I need to write off. And I can't eat those mushrooms. And there's a bit of a hole in the middle of the kitchen carpet. Ah well.
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-07-31 06:52 pm (UTC)
How did you manage to set the olive oil on fire? Spill it on the hob?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-07-31 07:31 pm (UTC)
I put the oil on to heat up, and then got busy doing something else at the other end of the kitchen.
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[User Picture]From: sharikkamur
2007-07-31 07:14 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Still, at least it's the saucepan rather than you that needs to be written off.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-07-31 07:32 pm (UTC)
Ewww, no, they're cooking eggs.
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-07-31 10:00 pm (UTC)
ooh look at the sharp edges on that! :O
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[User Picture]From: nmg
2007-07-31 08:16 pm (UTC)
You have *carpet* in your *kitchen*?
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[User Picture]From: brithistorian
2007-08-01 03:04 am (UTC)
Yikes. Glad to hear it wasn't any worse than that, though. Having done the whole "kitchen fire" thing twice myself, I can totally relate.
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