adventures in absentminded cooking

I was cooking some rice in one pot and cooking some chicken in another pan right in front of it. After the rice finished, I shut off a burner and kept stirring the chicken. Ten minutes later, after the chicken failed to get any whiter, I noticed I'd actually shut off the burner the chicken was on and the burner that the rice had been on was set on high.

Go me.


Those coinstar machines are awesome now that you can redeem the money for gift certificates. They don't charge you a percent if you're not getting cash in return, so if you turn them into a gift card, you actually get the full value of the change you found in your mattress.