Thursday, December 22, 2011
Lurlene is Dead. Long Live Lur-lenore!
There has been a great sadness hanging over the kitchen of the Mr. Dave household as of late. You see, Lurlene (my trusty 7 year old KitchenAid "Artisan" stand mixer) has been afflicted by some sort of strange malaise. She can barely push through the kneading of a stiff dough anymore. It seems that years of general abuse by my careless hands has taken its toll. I think that the time has come to put ol' Lurlene out to pasture, mayhaps to whip nothing stiffer than fluffy merengues in her retirement.
Yesterday my lovely (and extravagantly generous) wife made an early X-mas gift of the above picture rosy red behemoth. That right there is the KitchenAid "Professional 600" series mixer. Has a man ever had a better wife? I was all sorts of excited when I opened the box and subsequently flitted around the apartment in a manner wholly unbefitting of a man of my age and stature. These mixers set you back a pretty penny, but my family and I are fairly heavy mixer-users. So I don't feel so bad about the relatively large investment.
Anyhow, I have a thing for naming my treasured appliances (meet Lurlissa, the meat slicer) so I decided upon Lur-lenore for this new addition. Hopefully Lur-lenore and I have years of happy mixin' ahead.
May you be likewise blessed with wonderful household appliances this holiday season! Waes hail!