Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mission: Accomplished

I opened it. I carefully read the directions. I used it. I did not injure myself.

You're just going to have to trust that this is me behind the red tresses, bravely facing the enemy. (I promise that when I cook at work, the hair is neatly tucked away.) The kids were quite excited as I made waffle-cut sweet potato chips tonight. "Nothing celebrates a milestone like deep frying," I always say. The chips were tasty, but not so delicious as my victory over my somewhat rational fear of hurling my extremities into razor sharp blades.

So I can sleep tonight knowing that I've conquered one of my many demons. And though a friend reminded me today that cutting off a finger still leaves nine spares, I'm grateful to have been given yet another day with all digits unscathed.


Anonymous said...

I believe I heard Rocky music while I read that post! you know the one!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you for overcoming your fear!

I guess my grave error was that I purchased mine from the Oriental grocery store off of Metcalf, so I am unable to read the directions. The only time that I'm brave enough to pull it out is to make potato latkes for Hanukkah. And I always have to fumble with it a bit to even figure out which attachment I want, etc. Maybe if I purchase an "English-version" that'll help me overcome my fear.

By the way, I'd welcome the addition of the Rocky Theme Song to your blog, because whenever I pull up your blog, I'm always startled by the pipe organ music.


A Yoga Mama is a Rama Mama said...

Too funny. Found your blog through your Facebook profile. You must share some of your recipes!