Monday, May 04, 2009

get the firehose!

I seem to be working out my cleaning karma this month. I spent most of the weekend cleaning at home...mostly the kitchen, which badly needs reorganizing. Then I came to work today, emptied the trash, and made some coffee in a fancy coffee/espresso maker that a coworker recently brought in (second hand with no instructions). I decided to try the hot milk steamer for the first time. This resulted in me effectively blowing up the kitchen. I turned it on. Nothing. I figured it had to warm up. I went upstairs (mistake). When I came down the hall I could hear this really loud hissing. I hurried downstairs to find it doing a pretty damn impressive job of spraying down the whole kitchen area with steaming hot water. So by the time I had it all cleaned up (and had produced a tepid but fairly correct looking latte), my coworker said to tell everyone how on the ball I was; first I brewed a big pot of coffee, then I cleaned the kitchen! ummm, yeah! One thing I definitely learned...I now understand why the specialty coffees cost so much!!! Pain and emotional damages.