You know what’s startling? When you’re doing the dishes and part of the faucet breaks off in your hand and you get shot in the chest with a big jet of water. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. This was yesterday morning, and I barely had the presence of mind to turn off the water after yelping my surprise such that Peter came flying in from the other room to my rescue (not that there was anything he could do except say “Whoa” at the broken thing). I spent the next half hour or so sort of blinking and changing out of many soaked layers of clothing. Then we went to the hardware store for a new faucet, because although the old one was under warranty, I didn’t have a receipt or proof of purchase or anything, so alas. (We kept the paperwork for the new one just in case, you betcha.) So today I’m still feeling like an amateur plumbing badass, because while Peter took the old faucet apart, I did most of the installation of the new one, because I fit under the sink better. Yay competence!
I made myself a tuna melt as a reward for fixing the sink, despite the obvious dangers involved (and that’s not even counting how I got the pan too hot and smoked up the house). But while I’m on the subject of tuna, I want to share a little good news about tuna, courtesy of WorldChanging. Hot diggety do I ever want to believe that Kona Blue and Wild Planet can provide good alternatives to overfishing, ecosystem destruction, and heavy metal poisoning. I love tuna and would like the species to live forever, thank you very much.
In other news, I posted another batch of Nepal pictures over at my Flickr for those of you that like such things. No food, but worth a look if you liked Taksindu Monastery — we stopped by a little monastery that was still under construction, and it was so cool to see the work in progress!
Later this week: black beans, and fun with tofu! Oh, and happy three-day weekend for those of you that get one.