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Household Oddities – a place for everything

July 29th, 2013

There is an backwards L shape where the counter meets the stove top extension. A vertical line of drawers on the right hand side of the sink holds the type of things you would expect: the top drawer originally was the knife drawer. A handy location for all those odds and ends which just don’t fit into the knife block. The one below it was where I intended to house all the smaller measuring devices. On the counter reside two containers for all those stove top mixing and stirring utensils.

This evening I needed a pair of kitchen scissors or, failing that, an old knife. Opening up the drawer …



Ok, absence of scissors but presence of knives. plus an obvious accumulation of not an inconsiderable number of other items.

say what? this is the knife drawer

say what? this is the knife drawer

I started carefully fishing and pulled out some measuring cups, a tea-strainer, and three of those delightful sharp little skewers for ears of corn.

and corks. More corks than anything else

and corks. More corks than anything else

Now, even the presence of four different kinds of corkscrews doesn’t explain those corks. Since the total consumption of wine around here amounts to an occasional glass in the evening consumed by George on those nights when he is in town, I an only postulate them being dropped in the drawer or rolling off the counter when the final glass of wine has been poured from a bottle. I have a sneaking suspicion that it has taken a significant number of months to accumulate

a dozen corks?

a dozen corks?

Suppose anyone is going to be upset that I moved them all of 1 meter – into the trash?

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  1. Mitch
    July 29th, 2013 at 18:43 | #1

    Are you absolutely certain that the corks were not intended to singe for drawing moustaches and beards on smoooth faces as part of costumes? :-\

  2. July 30th, 2013 at 01:47 | #2

    The grand exhibit at the Corkoran gallery.

  3. Barbara
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:14 | #3

    This drawer could be in my house….I have the identical items:)

  4. Holly
    July 30th, 2013 at 13:48 | #4

    No, don’t think so. Perhaps I missed the collection of corks as maintenance of good luck or appeasement for Brownies?

    Worse, their presence might be why my kitchen doesn’t get magically cleaned?

  5. Kathy
    July 30th, 2013 at 13:59 | #5

    That is a month’s worth of corks around here . . .

  6. Mitch
    July 30th, 2013 at 14:49 | #6

    Ahhh, yes the insidious corkedupgrunge totems.

  7. Holly
    July 30th, 2013 at 14:55 | #7

    Yes, I can just see them staggering around wielding those green corn skewers in battle.

  8. Bruce
    July 30th, 2013 at 15:53 | #8


    You have used each corkscrew 3 times. Does this mean they are wearing out?

  9. S & P
    August 6th, 2013 at 08:13 | #9

    Spring cleaning

    is such a joy – when its through

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