Remember this piece I wrote a while ago? A year later and I am finally boxing up all that I've collected over the years and moving forward. I guess I never realized just how much us girls can collect when we expect to get married young but never do. I have far more stuffed into a few closets and totes than I thought I did. And tonight I realized just how long I've been filling my hope chest and hoping for the day to finally arrive.
While pulling things out of the spare bedroom closet the other evening, I stumbled upon a food processor I have been keeping hidden away. Out of all of the things I'm getting out of marriage, finally being able to use this food processor is the most exciting (beside getting a handsome husband, of course). You see, getting married means I get to move. Moving means I get my own kitchen. And having my own kitchen means I get you use my food processor.
Anyway, once I pulled the food processor out, I thought I better open it to make sure all of the pieces were there. I bought it new and at a vastly discounted price, but as I've never had my own kitchen, I've never check it out.
A few things I noticed about the food processor:
First, the box still had a price tag on it. I think I only paid $20-30 for the processor, but the tag said $139, marked down from it's original $169.00. What a steal!!
Second, the "Sold" tag on the bottom stated that I had bought the appliance at Meier & Frank. Do you know when Meier & Frank went out of business? 2006. Do you know where I was in 2006? I was in Taiwan. That means I bought the food processor in 2005 at the latest. I've had that thing for at least 6, maybe 7 years.
Third, as I was pulling out and counting blade, I noticed that the box also included a "how to" video, like most big small appliances do. However, this was not your average DVD or youtube video. No, this was a VHS. A VHS!? You can't even buy those these days.
I promptly shoved the VHS into my VCR (yes, we still have one) and watched a very boring chef tell me about my new food processor. However, he did show me some food processor magic, such as slicing lemons into perfect circles in less than 3 seconds.
I think I'm going to love my new/old food processor--as well as this whole marriage thing.