Staying up last night in the faculty dorm at Goddard, I trotted out my proverbial party question, one that only draws groans from the faculty in the MA Program where I teach, but actually charmed in the BA and BFA program where I’m teaching for a semester. If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be?
Without naming names, let’s just say we had these in the room: an Italian, very ornate espresso machine; a popcorn popper; a kitchenaide mixer with every attachment known to humankind; a stainless steel four-slice toaster with voluptuous, rounded edges; and venturing beyond the kitchen a bit, a curvy leather couch, and a compost toilet. Someone was quite offended to be told she was a refrigerator, and another person rejected the idea of being a dryer. We also found it’s far more entertaining to tell someone else what you think s/he would be rather than to name your own appliance of choice.
So looking around your kitchen, what might you and your close pals be?