Wishes do come true!!
Ha! You thought I was going to tell you I met the man of my dreams today, didn’t you?? Well, no such luck, but I did get a wish for Christmas this year–the Easy-Bake Oven I had wanted for over 30 years! What was it about this thing that made me long for cooking equipment? Was it the picture of Betty Crocker on the box, with her Aqua-Netted hairdo? Was it the idea of all the tasty morsels coming out piping hot? I still can’t put my finger on it, but there was some sort of marketing genius involved; that shit worked so good I kept wanting the stupid thing even after I was a grown-up, going so far as to commisserate to friends about not getting one. So this year said smart-ass friends, come across one at a yard sale, snatch it up, and keep it until Christmas when it is wrapped and given to me. I laughed my ass off when I opened the thing. I only wish they had been there when I opened it. Little did my 7 year old self know, that the Easy-Bake Oven wasn’t all that “easy”, and most items take forever to cook, if they even end up cooking at all, because it uses a damn light bulb to “bake” the stuff! Once again, quite like most men, it was much better in my mind than in reality.