This is a real-life sort of post. Though it is related to gaming. Kinda. Anyway… storytime!
Yes, I burned myself cooking again last night, while in a UBRS run after the Ace of Beasts. (which didn’t drop). Although I love to cook, and am rather good at it, I have an unfortunate history of doing unspeakable things to myself while in the kitchen – including (but not limited to) putting a butcher knife into my palm, nearly slicing off the tip of my finger, and an extensive list of burns (mostly on my hands). Several of these injuries have happened during or just before raids.
But this one, this one wasn’t my fault – at least, not really. See, I have an oven issue. Namely, my oven is a piece of crap and doesn’t work properly – it won’t maintain an even/consistent heat for more than about 20 minutes, so anything that requires precise baking doesn’t happen. Like bread. Also, the oven door will not stay open, so I have to either put something on it, or have someone else hold it open while I put things in/out of the oven.
Yesterday, I was cooking a spicy pork roast. This takes several hours in a dutch oven, covered with foil (since my dutch oven has a plastic handle on the lid. engineeringFAIL).
So when, after about 3 hours, I needed to turn the roast again, and went to put it back in the oven… the oven door slammed up into the side of my dutch oven.
Which caused it to become unstable.
Which then caused me to tip it, and dump several cups of boiling, spicy, vinegar-y pork roast juice all down my leg and foot.
This morning I have blisters above my left knee, and down the side of my foot and on my three little toes. Needless to say, I won’t be wearing shoes for awhile. I also had to take a rather extended AFK from my UBRS run to set up icepacks.
Fortunately, at least, said pork roast was deliciously tasty, and I made homemade flour tortillas to go with it, which were also tasty (and so surprisingly easy that I may not buy flour tortillas anymore).
I spent my ice-pack encrusted evening working on leveling my baby druid (almost 42).
About which I have a question, wonderful internets. Does anyone know of a good reference for a baby bear? I got the opportunity to tank SM last week, and since then have discovered that… as much as I don’t like pally or warrior tanking… being a bear is fun. LOTS of fun.
I kept thinking to myself – I’m tanking this entire instance while going NOM NOM NOM. (Arcanist Doan tastes like brimstone. Scarlet Wizards taste more like cheap cherry slushie. *nods*) Learning to tank with my FACE was quite fun, but I’d love to see a guide or even just the basics of bear tanking, and my GoogleFu has been unable to turn up anything worthwhile. Suggestions are appreciated!
We’ll return to shamanistic goodness tomorrow. Thanks for indulging me today!
*Image courtesy of Kronicred. I only wish my oven/stove was this nice. *sighs*
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