Sunday, January 13, 2013


I guess I ended yesterdays post rather abruptly - hubs called while I was writing it, so I just hit publish so I wouldn't forget about it, like I've done in the past.  It was good to know that hubs was having a nice birthday and the night marchers haven't gotten him yet.  

Jamie, I got a Kuhn Rikon manual can opener.  My sister and I spent a lot of time at the Wire Whisk debating the various ones they had and finally decided that one was my best bet.  When I went to pay for it, the cashier commented on what a good can opener it was and that she had a customer who loved his so much she said every time he comes into the store he brags it up - he even named it.  So, I asked the cashier what her name was and named MY opener after her (her name also happens to be Jamie!).  I haven't had an opportunity to try it out yet, but I'm hoping I'll be happy with it - after all, if you can't trust the opinion of a kitchen supply store customer who names his can opener, who can you trust?  I also got a new timer since I broke the twister knob off my last one and the one before that got melted on the stove top.  I'm kind of death to oven timers.

After I got my can opener and timer and a few other things and my sister got the things on her list (including crickets for my nephew's gecko, Chuck) we did a bit more shopping before she had to head out, I finally located the girls and convinced them that 5 straight hours of shopping was enough and headed home.  I'm good for at least another 6 months to a year before I even want to think about setting foot in the mall again, though I don't think I'm going to be lucky enough that #4 is going to let me go that long before we have to go on another shopping trip.


mommustwrite said...

Gack! Five hours at the mall - that sounds like torture. It makes me shudder just to think about it.

I've never heard of that brand, but let me know if you like it and if you do, I'll have to check it out. I think mine is an XO brand and I love it, I even bought myself a second one to keep as back up, just in case something happens to the first. I'm pretty picky about my kitchen tools. :-)

Glad Steve had a good birthday.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

I have two from Pampered Chef that work well. (I used to sell it, so that's why 2.) We have to buy crickets in this house, too, for my daughter's two toads. So fun. :)

Glad you survived the mall, hope you don't have to go again too soon.

And Happy Birthday to Steve!