on small victories

a.k.a. how you know you haven’t really gotten settled yet…

Imagine my chagrin, upon putting the onions and meat on to brown and turning to the cans of tomatoes and beans that were awaiting chilification, to discover that, quite inexplicably, my kitchen lacks a can opener. Despite being still occupied by its resident for the past year who, quite demonstrably, has a number of cans in the cupboard.* Odd.

In any case…I ruled out the idea of an excursion to fetch a can opener, and was just getting ready to ask the neighbors to borrow one when I discovered my recently purchased Swiss Army knife, with “4. can opener” emblazoned on the back of the still-unopened packaging. I spent a couple minutes trying to work out the bootstrapping problem of how to open the package of a knife packaged in packaging requiring a knife to open it, then found the scissors and was soon on my way to culinary bliss….where I remain.

p.s. And now for something completely different…Check out the nifty Obama T-shirts by the Odd Bird Collective.

*Of course, perhaps this is why the cans are still in the cupboard.

2 Responses to “on small victories”

  1. hey stop twittering and write a post 🙂 Just kidding, I hope plone conference is going great!

  2. on knowing you’re settled into a new place…

    You know you’re settled into a new place pretty well when the blog reporting updates in your life does nothing for four months. 🙂

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