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Life's Simple Pleasures

As I come home from work and open the front door to the atrium, I discover a large box lying on the concrete. Sometimes UPS just tosses packages over the atrium wall (hopefully none marked "Fragile"). It's addressed to Steve, so I bring it inside and place it on the kitchen counter where he'll see it when he comes it.

An hour passes. From my upstairs study I hear the outer front door open and shut, then the inner door. The security system chirps "beep beep beep" as it always does. I hear "Woohoo!" as Steve sees the package, then a scream of delight as he opens it and sees what's inside.

What could make Steve so eggcited?



THE EGGSTRACTOR!!!!!!



(As Seen On TV)

He's downstairs now cooking hard-boiled eggs.

I love him so.

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peppabear
Mar. 24th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
OH BOY! Let me know how it works out!
bayarts
Mar. 24th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
That is eggactly what I thought you were going to say before I clicked on the link even!
barak
Mar. 24th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
What the hell is an Eggstractor? :::looks bovinely from Steve to Jack back to Steve:::
animbear
Mar. 24th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have the perfect companion for your eggstractor. I'll bring you one when I visit.

*pondering* Do I have eggs in the fridge?
cowboygreg
Mar. 24th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
Heck, if I had one of them Eggstractor thingies, I'd be downstairs cooking hard-boiled eggs myself! *grin*
fuzzygruf
Mar. 24th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Do let us know if it works well. Looked pretty cool on TV.
abearius
Mar. 24th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
You guys are going to have the most eggstraordinary Easter egger! can I help you dye the eggs???
double_ohsteven
Mar. 24th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC)
can't wait for the devilled egg party
Let us know when to expect devilled eggs...
excessor
Mar. 24th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'm one of those in the suburbs who apparently doesn't get out much. I gather that the Eggstractor™ somehow cooks or hard boils eggs. I must be missing something. The name seems to be a play on the word extractor; if so, I'd be careful where I left that thing. In that case, the device should be called the Eggcinerator or some other such clever adaptation.

Help me. I'm positive I won't sleep until I know for sure.
qbear
Mar. 25th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
It's a device that automatically peels hard-boiled eggs. You place the cooked egg on a three-legged stand with a hole in the middle, after cracking the shell on the bottom. Then you place this plastic accordian-like cylinder over the egg and push down. The air pressure pops the egg out of its shell.

Steve actually wasn't boiling eggs last night--he was emptying the dishwasher, so we haven't tried it out yet. It's incredibly cheap and cheesy. It did come with an egg slicer, though, which you just can't have too many of in your well-equipped Mid-Century Modern kitchen.
castrowoof
Mar. 25th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
I love deviled eggs and hate peeling the eggs. This sounds great please let us know how it works. As for the egg slicer, it is wonderful for slicing strawberries for Strawberry Shortcake YUM.
cowboygreg
Mar. 25th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
Egg slicers are also great for slicing mushrooms. But you probably already knew that. :)
dacubsf
Mar. 25th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC)
OMG!! that is sooo cool.
orange_groves
Mar. 25th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC)
Like, OMG!

Do you give demonstrations?
archanglrobriel
Mar. 25th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
Ooooh, let us know if it works. I've considered getting one of those...
rootbeer1
Mar. 25th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
From Annie Hall:

Alvy Singer : It was great seeing Annie again and I realized what a terrific person she was and how much fun it was just knowing her and I thought of that old joke, you know, the, this, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'Doc, uh, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a chicken,' and uh, the doctor says, 'well why don't you turn him in?' And the guy says, 'I would, but I need the eggs.' Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships. You know, they're totally irrational and crazy and absurd and, but uh, I guess we keep going through it...because...most of us need the eggs.
jrjarrett
Mar. 25th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
Low-carb diet geeks.

sheesh. :)
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