Thursday, December 27, 2007

Low Key

Christmas was pretty low key this year. A convergence of circumstances were such that extravagant expenditures seemed like a bad use of monetary resources, so we kept it simple. And having done so, I think I'm inclined to lean that way going forward.

The best gifts I received this year: a $25 iTunes gift card, a Hickory Farms beef stick, and a rice cooker! What more could a girl ask for? Thankfully there were no diamonds. Oh, and dare I confess it? I also received this. Which, as it turns out, is a really good album. Laugh all you want, but I'm rather enjoying it.

I did not, however, get one of these. That's okay, though, because I'm thinking I want to wait until there are more gigs and a lower calling plan.

Someone I'm acquainted with through the larger world of blogging and forums recently wrote she received a good stock pot for Christmas. She followed that announcement by saying, "I'm mollified."

If a good stock pot has left her mollified, what does a 10-cup rice cooker and vegetable steamer leave me?

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 12/07


Di said...



LG said...

Hey, I'd take a good stock pot or a rice cooker. I can only imagine the number of adjectives that would describe me. I actually LIKE appliances, though.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of getting a rice cooker. Then I worried that I wouldn't actually use it often enough.

It would be good to go on a rice and bean diet after all this rich holiday feasting.

- Phoebe

NG said...

OK, I'll be the one to say it: Steamed?

Mmmmm, beeef stick!

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Di: Ha!

LG: Come on over. You can borrow mine anytime.

Phoebe: Funny thing with this one is, I was looking for one that would do five cups or less. My parents give me a 10-cupper. What the hell am I gonna do with 10 cups of rice? Feed a village??

NG: Ba-dump-bum! I was waiting for someone to say it. Glad you did! And yes, beeeef stick: yummmmmmm.