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The Refrigerator

Last week our refrigerator died. This is how I felt when the one kitchen appliance I knew how to operate became nonfunctional.

Woe is me

My sister said it was my fault the fridge died, that I killed it with magnets.

Okay, maybe there are too many magnets.

Sadly, I proved her wrong because when I removed the magnets, the fridge still didn’t work.

Still dead

The importance of a refrigerator became crystal clear once we no longer had one. Doing a little online research, I found the most expensive fridge on the market and knew if I had over $40K burning a hole in my pocket and had space to spare, I would probably use that money to buy something else.

Meneghnini La Cambus priced at only $41,500

We went for a more basic model that only keeps food cold and frozen – I know how to operate it.

Don’t I look happy with my new fridge?

If I were planning to spend an exorbitant sum on a kitchen appliance such as a fridge, I would want it to do much more than simply hold food. I’ve given this a lot of thought and have started saving money for a new genius fridge that hasn’t been invented yet. Not only will it keep food cold, it will control a robot that will drive a car, shop, cook, set the table and clean up after every meal.

Now this would be a fridge I couldn’t do without. I’d just have to make sure the robot could teach me how to use it.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,



Oh, Sweet Mystery of Life

I like to display pictures of friends and family in my home. My sister has a wall designated for this purpose and one of my friends has pictures in several places. In my house, pictures of those most important to me are posted on my refrigerator. We also have magnets from various places we’ve visited along with ones that make us laugh and that we received as gifts. Our guests say it’s a mess but I look at it every day and see things that make me smile and faces of people I love, so I don’t care what they think. Each time I add a new magnet, I jump back in fear of the fridge tipping over. Luckily that hasn’t happened yet.

See what I mean?

As you can see from the picture, with all those magnets it’s kind of hard to keep track of them all.  I found this out first hand when I went to open the door and saw this (see picture below).

See the empty magnet?

When I saw a magnet was missing, I couldn’t remember what had been there. I looked everywhere and wasn’t able to find it. I suppose it could be hiding with all those missing socks I put into the dryer that never came out, but I don’t think that’s what happened. Since the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, I decided to blame the dog. Mia eats everything. My guess is that when the front of the magnet fell off, she ate it. Take a look at her picture below and tell me that she doesn’t look guilty.

Mia - The Guilty Chow Hound (Actually, she's an Italian Greyhound)

Always the optimist, I’m glad Mia only ate the top part and not the whole magnet because surely the fridge would fall over if she stuck to it.

May the farce be with you.

Your IFF,


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