Maryland Stuff

Well, I’m working on my third week of, well, working, here in Maryland. A few random observations.

Drivers around here are more aggressive than I’m used to in the midwest. No matter what you do on the road, you will be in someone’s way.

Roundabouts. What is this, Merry Olde England? Didn’t we fight a war to get rid of stuff like this?

Our apartment’s stove is powerful. I’ve used gas stoves before, but not one that puts out as much heat as this one does. I made some tasty chili the other day, and leaving the pot cooking on a 7 — that’s medium-high as far as the dial would have you believe — for several minutes resulted in the bottom of the pot becoming thoroughly, completely, black-charred-residue-glued-to-the-bottom burnt. I hesitate to think what could happen if it went to 11.

Also about the apartment: the brand-new microwave that it came with stopped working last weekend. It was cooking, and then it wasn’t. And doesn’t. Two weeks from new to paperweight has got to be some sort of record.

Hmm, methinks I need to go see something around here this weekend, what with me being out here and all.

Well, I thought I was going to have more to put here when I started writing it, but it looks like I don’t. That’s my cue to hit “Publish.”

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