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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.
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coinstar

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.