Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 17

First things first, when I logged into blogger this evening it popped up a message saying "it looks like your blog is popular! Popular blogs can make money with adsense! Try it now!". I'm so flattered! Popular? Me? Aw, shucks. Thanks, people who read this! You guys are the best!

Second things second, here is a story. As some of you may be aware, British people like tea. Gallons and gallons of tea. It cures all ills. Had a shock? Make some tea. Got a hangover? You need tea, lots of tea, in a big mug. Local priest drops in for a chat? Pop the kettle on. Looters burning up London? Serve cups of tea to the bobbies using riot shields as trays. Seriously, I can't make this stuff up!

When I moved to the land of the free and the home of the brave I found one thing sorely lacking... kettles! There were a variety of kettles that you can put on the stove and whistle when your water boils but they take a really long time and I kept forgetting about it or being in the middle of something else by the time it finally boiled. What I needed was an electric kettle. After a few years I finally found one at Sears and was so excited! Now you can find them everywhere but this one is special. It sits quietly between the utensils and Ben's coffee maker waiting to be put to work and then BAM! Water = boiled. No fuss, no whistling, no need to run naked and soggy from the shower to take it off the stove.

Thanks kettle! Without you, the multiple cups of tea I drink every day would be significantly more challenging.


30 Day Photo Challenge Day 17: Technology.

Yes, it's technology! It has a plug, doesn't it?!

6 comments:

Erik said...

Americans skipped kettles and went straight to the good stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Nickel-1-Handle-Instant-Dispenser-Kitchen/dp/B001G0BXB8/

Louise said...

Erik, that's nice, but it's not hot enough! I need my tea water to hit 212 degrees F, and that only goes up to 190 ;-)

Erik said...

So you'll drink warm soda with no ice, but refuse to drink tea at less than 212F? I'll never understand you english...

Mum said...

The kettle is the reason I am able to visit you! We SCOTS accept no substitutes for properly bubbling water.

Lori said...

Shiny!

mobley said...

Truly civilisation is reaching American shores. Look out though, they'll still throw your tea in the harbour.