Nature's Miracle: Dishwashers

Dishwashing Cam
Originally uploaded by CameronMagee
I'm learning to respect and appreciate the simple things in life. Here in the dorms, certain things remind you, Toto, "There's no place like home".

Dishwashers: what a great idea. Who invented these things? Joel Houghton  I just spent every bit of 20mins washing: a few forks, and a skillet. OK, it was a little more than that, but who cares, it took FOREVER.

Last night was me and Aubrey's 24-month (2-year, for you math majors) anniversary. I decided to finally cook that breakfast that I had always promised her I would cook for her, someday. Well, last night, was that day, night, I think, whatever. I set out to cook her the best breakfast she'd ever had. Of course, she's the product of the Elliott Household, and with Mrs. Stephanie behind the stove, I don't stand a chance.

the Tools of the Trade
Originally uploaded by CameronMagee
I scrambled eggs in my electric skillet, and microwaved pretty much everything else. It's a dorm room, what's a kid, err... man, to do?

The dishes slept dirty last night, but this afternoon was their time. I carried them down the hall, to this kitchen sink area on the floor. I swear, it took my 2mins for each spoon, fork and knife down there. Holy cow. Of course, I had all the necessary tools of the trade, but still. I'm used to rinsing, and then poppin' dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Not here. DANG. I have a new respect for dishwashers. To the students from the uh... Old School, hat's off. You guys survived your childhoods with no dishwasher. I wouldn't have made it. I would have "bottoms-up" the dawn, and called it quits, right there.