Picked up the heavy cast iron frying pan to move it to the other hot ring.

I'd completely forgotten that I'd pre-heated the pan in the top oven for 5 minutes.

Aaaarrrggghhh!

#dumb #cooking

@fitheach Don't worry, i can out-dumb you :-)
When I was 11 and nearly too short to reach the cupboard above the stove I reached out my right hand to steady myself and give me a slight boost in order to reach with my left hand up into the cupboard.
Oh, thou very idiot!
The electric coil I placed my palm and nearly full weight on was bright orange hot...

@gemlog
You've got the defence that you were only 11 years old, I don't.

@fitheach Maybe we're regressing now? :-)
I somehow forgot exactly and was a bit embarrassed to have to ask my daughter how old a grandchild was on her birthday last week.
Eleven! Holy mac!
She looks like 7-8 to me.
Mind you, my 31yo still seems like a kittenish little girl to me too so...

@gemlog
Naughty, you should know the age of your grandchildren. 😉

@jamie
@gemlog

I'd recommend one of those new-fangled things called diaries.

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@fitheach @jamie
As I said, I've been using computer reminders since the 80's. No fuss. No bother.

@gemlog @fitheach I keep thinking I should do that but I would have to reach out and ask them what their birthdays are. I figure that bridge is already burned and we now casually ignore each other’s birthday - which is fine by me.

@jamie @fitheach One sister always emails me, so I always email her. I see the other reminder emails and just bring them to mind.
Kids and grandkids I always mark somehow.

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