'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sometimes I like

I do.  Do you too?


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  1. hmmm, hadn't thought of that, but I probably have. I do remember as kids we used to try to guess how long it would take.

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    1. Everything takes longer when you're a kid. I can remember being really whiny and impatient when my soup was too hot. Mum would say 'put some milk in it'. me: 'but it's stiiiilll too hot!' Mum: 'Well, eat around the edges then.
      Then again, I was probably just a whiny kid. My daughter, when offered the suggestion to eat around the edges, would rebelliously (but surreptitiously) plunge her spoon into the centre, just to prove me wrong.

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  2. With my new toaster I might actually have to practice that. I've never had one before that may actually threw the slices of toast onto the counter, but now it seems I do!

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    1. Chortle. I had a friend who had one of those. That's a REAL flinch-test!

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  3. I'm sorry but I'm a stick it in and come back later when it's cold type of guy. I'm not into butter melting into my toast.

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    1. O that's right. I remember. Do you like it crispy-cold Geeb? Or doesn't it matter?

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    2. Shame on you GB. Butter and Marmite running through ones fingers, all over ones JimJams A perfect start to a day.

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    3. What jimjams?

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  4. If one flinches when one's toast comes out of one's toaster, one' problems are more serious than one might think.

    I'm just sayin'...

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    1. You can 'just say' all you like Robert (O where does that saying come from? The gigglebox?)
      but have you ACTUALLY TRIED? It's harder than it sounds.

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  5. Hadn't ever thought of doing that !! The "eat round the edges" did bring back memories though. .. and as for toast I like mine cold and crispy too .. with cold butter and Promite!

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    1. Aha. We have Vegemite and Marmite and you over the ditch have PROmite? But I agree heartily - a 'mite' of any description definitely needs cold toast and cold butter.

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  6. I don't think that this post was literally about waiting for toast to pop up. It had an existentialist purpose. I am therefore I think.

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    1. You are terribly perceptive YP. But not exactly right. I flinch therefore I am.

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  7. Thanks for the poem Katherine. I got a new toaster and it came with some wee plastic bags for doing cheese toasties in. It did them fine but now my toast won't pop. I suspect I need yet another machine.
    It works fine when I press the little button at one side and rake out the cremated bread with a knife. I used to be really butch and use my fingers but have learn't.

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    1. It was my pleasure Adrian.
      Toasters used to cost the earth and last a lifetime. My parent's one lasted 50 years. My sister and I had our eyes on it.
      Now you have to decide if it's worth keeping your toaster because you can at least do toasties in it. Like my breadmaker after the element 'went' in it, so it doesn't bake any more. But it's still a really good MIXER of bread dough ...

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