For example, I wanted a cup of tea last night. Simple. Until I met the talking stove. Oh, and I named her Yoko Ohno, just fyi. We're trying to improve our relationship, but I'm keeping my expectations low. Anyway, I figured this you should see for yourselves...watch:
I was so excited about my cup of tea that I forgot to go back and add that, YES, it did work! I'm still not entirely sure what I did, or what any of the buttons actually do, and I really wonder about her long instructions...she's a chatty little thing!! But I kicked back in my jammies and had the most American cup of tea EVER to celebrate my success:
|Amerricuh. That's his "excited" face.|
But Yoko has a whole house full of friends:
|Microwave. Rice vs. shrimp? I don't know. I just stay close by and check my food every 20 seconds.|
|Rice cooker. This could end very badly.|
|Washing machine. Naming FAIL. Obviously you need to come to me for English lessons. And would some diagrams kill you?|
|The only part in English is the obvious part. Yes, this is for laundry, and yes, it is DEFINITELY Japanese.|
|The iron...which is going to be my fast friend, now that I have to wear dress shirts every day. I guessed about the settings, and promptly burned a hole through the test cloth. They don't mess around.|
|A/C. TOO. MANY. BUTTONS.|
And today I've expanded into mystery toiletries...I just hope this is handsoap:
|I picked this one because of the frogs. Because what other criteria should I be using?|
THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT RIGHT NOW.
It does me good to bumble around all clueless, right? Builds character? You know what? No. It's just ENTERTAINING is what it is. Although if I could avoid household explosions or burning holes in my pants, that'd be good too. And I would REALLY like to keep my eyebrows! Just sayin'. But for now, at least I have my tea, and that's plenty. Me and Yoko will get it together...you'll see.