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The problem of not cohabitating: [Mar. 2nd, 2004|12:35 am]
Just me.
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The problem isn't that I no longer live with an excellent cook. It's not even so much that when cooking for one, meals tend to be simple and uninspired.

The problem is I boiled the noodles to a perfect al dente, and then struggled to open the jar of spicy marinara sauce, with no success. You never realize how convenient it is to have a man in the next room until you need one for some throwback brute force task that your girly hands just aren't up to.

So I had the trader joe's Cuban Mojito sauce instead, which I also (almost) couldn't open.

Note to self: invite man over to open all jars, place contents in tupperware immediately, discard jars.

[User Picture]From: gryph
2004-03-01 09:53 pm (UTC)
Girl, all you need a good thick rubberband.

Though, definitely not as cute.
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[User Picture]From: rwx
2004-03-01 09:55 pm (UTC)
Since my thumbs are double-jointed to the point where i have trouble opening jars, allow me to recommend one of those grip things they sell at bed, bath, and beyond.
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2004-03-01 10:09 pm (UTC)
I know a trick that involves banging the jar on a counter. It's immensely satisfying.

(Erik gives me jars to open. Yep, my grip is stronger than his.)
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-03-01 10:40 pm (UTC)
Run under hot water--it'll cause the metal lid to expand, making it easier to open.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-03-02 10:31 pm (UTC)

tried, didn't work

ended up taking it to work (as part of that day's lunch) and getting a co-worker to open it. plan b, heh.

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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-03-03 06:11 am (UTC)
You can borrow my jar opener any time. I'm sure he would be happy to do it in exchange for using your hot tub ;)
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[User Picture]From: the_autoclave
2004-03-04 04:51 pm (UTC)

discard jars

and also discard man?

how's your heart?
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