Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Oily Fun

A few nights ago, I dropped an entire bottle of toasted sesame oil. OMG. I would not wish cleaning up an oil spill on my worst enemy. First, the bottle fell out of my cabinet while I was reaching for a can of tuna behind it. Then it plopped on to my counter, rolled off and broke on to the floor in between my counter and my stove. Great, now the oil was spreading underneath my fucking stove.

I picked up the bottle and immediately it slipped out of my hand and fell on to the floor again, shattering the bottle further into millions of microscopic little pieces.

Let me tell you, this was a HUGE, all-caps HUGE in fact, pain to clean up. Pushing the stove away from the wall is major work and a little scary. I think I got it all but if you smell toasted sesame oil in my building hallway, you know where to go.


Christopher said...

I feel your pain...a couple of weeks ago, I knocked over a BRAND NEW jar of Olive oil (the cap was off) & spilt at least 1/2 of the jar all over my counter top...I didn't realize what I'd done until way too late...and that shit's expensive!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Great, another Korean apartment smelling like sesame seed oil. :-)

My worst incident was boiling an egg in the microwave. I put the eggs in a bowl of water and microwaved it on high for 2 minutes. When I took it out of the microwave, it exploded and burned my face and hands (thank God I wasn't naked). I cleaned up as best I could but I kept finding pieces of eggs here and there (including the ceiling) for the next month or so.

GrooveTheory said...

Can I just say that I'm so not use to you cursing in your blog. This is the 2nd post that you actually used a curse word :) LOL

Anyhoo ... that happens to me all the time because I'm the biggest klutz in the kitchen.

Oh, and I absolutely love the new look. It suits you.

Yen said...

Oh god, that does sound like a huge pain.

tim said...

Ick... I think the only thing worse is spilling a bottle of fish sauce. Think about it.

You may want to try spraying Febreeze or Oust.

thwany said...

talk about a sticky situation