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.


#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...

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...

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


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

@fitheach @gemlog True story. I once had to ring HMRC and one of the security questions was my wife’s birthday. I couldn’t remember it. I begged the lady to give me another question because if she didn’t I was going to have to ask my wife and it would not end well for me. She said she wasn’t allowed (I swear I could hear her smile in the tone of her voice). That did not go down well.

I never give out the real information for those security questions. I keep a GPG encrypted text file with a list of organisations/websites with things like security questions and login credentials.



@fitheach @jamie
I have a file full of outrageous lies too.
Even at work I see no reason to bless e.g. apple or google with real information.

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