O is for OMFGThisReallyGotToMe!
***If Snakes (yes, real snakes) Freak you out uncontrollably....simply look at the pretty picture of this Mertush and scroll no further***
SNAKES IN MY STOVE!
So, last night. I was happy, roasting some garden chilies in the broiler, cooking up some Toor Dal (all for my newest concoction, the Indian-Roti/Quesadillas, which, by the way, is excellent).
I have the chilies broiling. I have pots on the stove. I open the oven to check the chilies.
I see, in the little gap between where the oven door rests and the actual oven, something pop out and wave back and forth a few times. Mind you, I saw this out of the corner of my eye, and my first thought was, "Oh, that liner thingy that seals the gap must have come loose and was waving around."
So. What do I do? I stick my hand up there to see if the liner thingy is gone. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Snakes in my stove!
The snake then pops his head back out, and slithers around my arm! AHHHHHHHHH! Before dropping off through the crack where the door hinges are, and I see him slither into the drawer at the bottom of the stove.
For real. There was a snake in MY stove. Now, I'm not afraid of snakes. In fact this snake (which is either a garter snake or a gopher snake, my co-workers are still debating this) had it been outside, in the grass, would not have scared me at all.
But when a snake comes out of your stove as you're attempting deliciousness it is freaky. I waited a while. I turned off the oven. I peered in the oven drawer. Yep, snake still there. I did not imagine the whole thing. And snapped this photo.....(snake was subsequently re-released into the field across the way by Nate).