Monday, February 9, 2009

The flames were 6-inches high...

Tonight I started a small fire in our oven.

I put some cheesy garlic bread on to broil, with the intention of just warming it up.
I got distracted for a few minutes and when I turned around there was smoke pouring out of the oven. When I opened the door, the toast was fully engulfed in flames.

I tried blowing it out, but it was way past that stage.

Thing2 was yelling at me to put water on it. So I pulled-out the rack, and swatted the flaming toast with the pot holder. That put out the fire, but it was still smoking like crazy, so I put it in the sink and ran water over it.

Then we had to run around opening all the windows and doors. For some reason the smoke detector never went off. I hope it isn't broken.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Life goes on... to music

I have missed everyone and I've thought often of posting, but life has just not cooperated.

I have had a little time to relax on-line, and thanks to hsack's recommendation of Pandora Radio, I've been able to create some custom radio stations and listen to just what suits me.

Here are a few of my radio stations that you can access if you wish. This is not music that you are likely to find on any commercial radio station, which probably says something about its general popularity. But I've never been one of the cool kids :)

Women of Broadway Julie Andrews, Barbra, Sarah Brightman, Patti Lupone, Bette Midler with the occasional Josh Groban and Michael Crawford just to keep it interesting.

Women of Country Classic female country artists with a few modern ones thrown in for variety.

Chanteuse Radio Julie London, Rita Coolidge, Jane Olivor

Women in Big Bands Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington