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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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My mom, folks!

"You're not going to believe what happened with my stove."


"It's okay, don't panic."

"Don't scare me like that."

"Yesterday, I'm sitting in the dining room, drinking some tea, when the ignitor just turns on."

"What? For no reason? You were baking something?"

"No, that's what I'm saying. The oven was off, and suddenly the ignitor started clicking. First it was going click, click, click, then it went clickclickclickclick and suddenly there are flames and black smoke shooting out of the vent—"


"Yes, so I ran to the outlet and unplugged it, and luckily it stopped right away."

"I don’t like this!"

"No kidding."


"The repair guy's coming tomorrow, and until then, you know, we'll be using the microwave a lot."

"Alice, I hate to say this, but I think there's something wrong with that oven."


Reader Comments (28)

THIS HAPPENED TO ME with the fire and the black smoke and the exploding. It is not fun, as you now know.(my explosion was a commercial walk-in oven at work, but thankfully I was across the room at the time and not doing any baking at the moment.)So, yes, judging from the industrial oven-repair man's face when he inspected the charred oven, I would say that this is a great excuse to order lots of takeout and shy away from oven-intensive projects for a while.
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenternadarine
This exchange makes me incredibly curious what HER oven does to make her say this.
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJanssen
No wait, you and I have the same mother. Could we be sisters? I'm 37 your 38, we are both having hot flashes and you are right indeed. Age is a bad joke.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna Schmidt

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