Aaannd, now you're going to have that song in your head, all damn day. Here, let me reinforce it even further:
Anyway, Max has a double ear infection. Dude shakes his head so much I'm afraid he's going to get Vertigo. I appear to have a UTI, which is probably TMI, I know. Too bad, my blog.
Speaking of my blog, I seem to be under some degree of censorship here, as people in my life do not appreciate my little soapbox, or apparently my jokes about spayed animals cohabitating. How rude, yes of course, I can see that. These little tantrums do wonders for the writer's block I manage to hold at bay by discussing only the mundane things, which are apparently not mundane enough.
So. Wanna hear something really mundane? Apparently over the weekend I accidently unplugged our chest freezer. Well, actually, it was still plugged in, but I flipped off the lightswitch that is connected to the outlet which runs it, in the gerry-rigged electric marvel that is our basement which was previously owned by a chinese electrical engineer who liked to do his own work. I'm not kidding - I recently discovered a light down there in which he hung a normal plug-in industrial light, pulled wiring out of the ceiling and wrapped it around the prongs of the plug-in part of the light, and then wrapped it duct tape, NOT black electrical tape, in order to hardwire it to the lightswitch. He could have just plugged it in, but the evil-genius didn't know that, apparently.
Anyway, I remember standing in the basement over the weekend, doing some painting, and looking at it the lightswitch and thinking, why the hell is that switch up, there's no lights connected to it. That can't be safe, I should flip it back down. Nowhere in my brain did a warning bell go off that the switch is on because that outlet powers the freezer.
And then last night when I went to pull something out of the freezer for dinner, it was warm and smelly and full of water and rotting chicken.
The following conversation ensued between my husband and I, through the floorboard.
"Hey! This stupid brand-new freezer is dead!"
"Is it plugged in?"
"Yes. Its still running, its just not cooling." (It was running because I had flipped the switch back up, because I had forgotten that while I was down there Saturday I had plugged the FIRE-HAZARD INDUSTRIAL LIGHT INTO THE OUTLET RIGHT NEXT TO THE FREEZER CORD AND NOW THE LIGHTSWITCH ACTUALLY TURNED IT ON.
"Its okay, its under warranty."
"Oh yeah? Are they also going to replace all this food I just stocked up on?"
"Wait, its running?"
"Yes! Its plugged in! the switch is...Oh fuck."
$100 worth of frozen groceries went out with the trash today. No wonder Costco sends me love mail.