Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I have a roving mind. I'm sure that's a shock to everyone. Through the course of each week I tend to accumulate random wonderings in my mind, most of which never evolve into anything other than a niggling question that's going to bother me until I 1) ask someone who knows or 2) go find the answer myself.

Thoughts lately:

1) Most people have a TBR pile. I have a TBR room. Yes, ChezBBC has its own library, and it's stocked (or is that stacked?) I know the librarians are laughing right now... In any case, I have to wonder if I've got the lifespan to read all of them. Is there some kind of program I can use to figure out my reading rate, number of pages in each book, and my life expectancy?

2) When people tell me not to do something I've got to try it at least once to see if they're right. Canning on a smooth stovetop? I got away with it... until last night. Yep. Thought it was a gunshot. In retrospect, my action of running towards the noise was not incredibly intelligent.

3) Actually, once I thought about it, I have a long history of moving in the direction of perceived danger. I think it has something to do with my inability to handle anticipation. However, if the trend continues I imagine it will have an impact on my imaginative algorithm from Thought 1.


Hope Roberson said...

Uh oh! What happened on the smooth stove top? I can peaches every year on a smooth stove top. This year one jar broke inside the canner (just split in half and had to fish the peaches out and then remove the jar--happened right away though), but no gun shots yet. I'm nervous for next year now...

Mindy McGinnis said...

Hope - I think it might be a wear-and-tear type deal. I've always used the smoothtop for canning without issues. But I was boiling my secondary fermenter (gallon glass job) for some pear wine and Boom. Headshot.

I'm guessing maybe the glass was weakened from canning in the past and this was the last straw?

Masako Moonshade said...

Didn't you know? Running at canning gunmen confuses them into surrendering.

I just wanted to tell you that you've got a blogging award yonder:

Jemi Fraser said...

Yikes! Scary stuff - glad no one was hurt.

My first smooth cooktop went up in flames while I was cooking one day. And I'm still using one. Some days I wonder about me :)

Mindy McGinnis said...

Masako - I find that running directly at people tends to fluster them, canning or not.

Jemi - I think I'm switching away from the smooth. Once I broke it I couldn't help put pick away at it and see what was underneath. I didn't like the look of it. Give me something traditional!