Today, tragedy has struck. Maybe.
I have a repertoire of about 6 different breakfast foods, and I usually cycle through about 3 at a time. Today I was ambitious and decided I wanted all of the most involved items at once-egg whites (the staple), oatmeal, and smoothies. Once those flavor palates were grouped together in my brain, I knew nothing else would do.
I knew I was on a time crunch, getting ready for work and all, so I hurriedly got out the pot, pan, and blender, as well as all the ingredients.
(In Korea, your living space is small, and your cooking space is even smaller [counter space pictured on right]. My husband and I are fortunate to have a table, but there aren't outlets anywhere near it, so all the appliances must go here.)
I started the oatmeal, then began de-yolking my eggs. As I was getting ready to transfer the egg whites from the bowl to the pan, I noticed something strange out of my peripheral. You know how, with gas burners, sometimes the burner covers get old food stuck on them and the food catches fire? At first that is what I thought happened-but upon closer examination, it was actually my blender cord (a little something about me: initially, I always spell "cord" like "chord". Every time.)
After I panicked a little and put out the flame, I immediately checked to see if the blender still worked (because smoothies had to happen). To my relief--it did!
However, RIGHT BEFORE I would have stopped the blender, it stopped itself.
And I freaked.
I turned it off and turned it back on. Nothing. I tried it again. Nothing. Again...still nothing.
I'm hoping I just exhuasted it, but let's be honest...it's inanimate...is it possible to exhaust?
It is currently unplugged and waiting patiently to be tried again.
The suspense is killing me.