Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rollin in my 5.0 with my ragtop down so my hair can blow

What is it with me and ice trays? Why do I so loathe emptying and refilling them? I do it -- I am not a goddamn BARN ANIMAL -- but I hate it sofa king bad.

Crack them (flecks of ice explode all over & stick to your shirt), dump them out, carry the tray to the sink, refill (either using too much water so the force keeps spraying the water out of the tray instead of staying the fuck in there dammit, or filling so slow you feel like empires are rising and falling while you stand there), walk them (spilling all the way) back to the freezer (which your husband has CLOSED because he is COMPULSIVE about that even though it's clear what you are doing five feet away for like thirty frickin seconds, so now you have to put one down to free a hand, or try with tray-filled hands, thus spilling it all, or get him to do it -- but probably he's already left the room to go back to his guitars, like he came out of there specifically and only to close the freezer and then bail on you, which is particularly annoying since you yourself have no quirks or annoying habits AT ALL, not even the bench in the bedroom piled three feet high [you wish that were a joke but it's true] with your clothes, which drives him bugfuck, heavens no, that's not annoying!), then put the depleted trays back in the freezer.

At least with cleaning a bathroom or whatever, you have the reward of shiny surfaces, neat organization and a peaceful, accomplished feeling of a job well done. But ice trays ... ugh. Just sittin in there, freezing, for to make you have to do it all over again.

Which I guess is why I like to take a cube out, on special occasions such as almost every evening, and pour vodka over it, right in front of its peers, and then drink it as it melts, so they understand what's what and who's who around here.

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Blogger Panda!!!! said...

Do it for the vodka, lady!

I also endure this task because it's fun to watch cats play with and be puzzled by ice cubes.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Guinness74 said...

Do they not have ice makers in Frisco? I mean, I'm from Kentucky, home of (apparently) outdoor plumbing and non-shoe-wearing hillbillys, but we do have an ice maker.

That said, make the ice tray work for you. Tilt it at an angle beneath the faucet and turn on the faucet at a reasonable level...let's call it "Andante"...so that way the excess water fills the lower slots via gravity and you can gently cradle the tray up as it fills to capacity.

Or...keep your vodka in the freezer.

5:12 PM  

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