Thursday, July 06, 2006

Crooked Little House

I first noticed that my apartment is lopsided when I made eggs. This is my kitchen. Seems on the straight and narrow, right? Seems small but in true Sizzle style, an economical use of space (just wait until I paint the back walls of the cabinets- it's really going to pop!) Observe when I add a skillet and an egg.

There's a tea kettle and a frying pan. From afar, everything seems a-ok. Then I add an egg and all hell break's loose. See how the egg slides down in the pan? That isn't right. Right? Even with a very hot skillet, the eggs slide down to the front.

Oops! I guess that is what happens when you shack up in a building that has been around for over 60 years.

Another kitchen tidbit: it helps if you REMOVE the instruction pamphlet from inside the tea kettle before making tea. Three times I made tea without looking inside. Do you think I might be poisoned? Way to be on top of things Sizz! I thought that tea tasted funny. . .

14 comments:

Mr_Rodacre said...

hey, do you think Dokey and Double-B removed the instructions from THEIR teapot? You said it tasted the same...

Just a thought... =)

amy said...

Your stove is the size of a dollhouse stove.

sue said...

Mmmm... fiber...

Bob Merrick said...

Not my favorite pic, but I am glad to see I am represented on your fridge! Plus now I have a few ideas for housewarming presents... when do we get to see the rest of the place?

JustRun said...

I used to think my house was crooked, too since my eggs slid to one side of the pan. Turns out, it was just the stove. :-)

Your place looks very cute! Glad you're enjoying it!

kapgar said...

Perhaps the lopsidedness is just a result of your ink-stained brain?

Have you tried placing a marble or other sort of ball on the floor? See if it rolls. Our stove is lopsided, but only because of the legs needing adjustment. Not like our whole house is fubar'd or anything.

Melissa said...

Yay! Sizzle's new home! I've been meaning to write a bit, but I'm in the weeds at the moment and time is limited.

Welcome to your new home, it will be perfectly Sizzle Charming in no time and being lost sucks, but finding yourself is awesome. See if they have something like a Key Map.

You need to do a new Amazon gifty list for house warming goodies!!!

And in case I haven't said it lately, I'm so very proud of you. You've got courage, lady.

Jenny said...

it's small but funky and cute.
it looks homey already :)

and how happy :) it makes me see pieces of SC home on your fridge...

OT said...

Hey, been out of the loop for a while. The Cruz will miss youz! Hope Seattle is good for you.

Merideth said...

Just a suggestion...

next time someone comes over to visit, have them lift the front of the stove and put a piece of metal under the feet on the front of the stove. Probably something 1/4 to 1/2 an inch will do.

Or, get down on the floor and see if the stove has leveling feet that you can screw up or down as need be. Of course, this will require either someone lifting the stove so you can actually turn the screw, or wedge something under the front of the stove until you get it just right.

I do love the efficiency of your new home. Am glad you made it safe and sound.

How's the job hunting going?

Take care.

Krisco said...

I'm impressed you look so moved in already.

That's funny you've been boiling the bag. Don't worry. I think lead poisening takes a few years to reveal itself.

(just kidding! i don't think there's actually lead in ink, if there ever was....I think you're gonna be alright...:)

Bill said...

Good grief. You've been there what - five minutes? - and already your kitchen is more organized than mine. And I've been in my place six years!

ocg said...

You are so moved in!!!


I love it all... just perfect!

ocg said...

(minus the crookedness, but I am sure you can work through that)