Last night I confirmed that scrolling on your phone while toasting pine nuts is a bad idea. Pine nuts are delicious but needy; they burn if you don't pay attention and move them around the frying pan. But I didn't pay attention; I checked my phone and forgot my nut responsibilities. No one called; there was no message or pressing job to do. I saw my phone on the kitchen bench and automatically picked it up. I scrolled until a smoky, bitter aroma snapped me out of my phone trance. As I looked at my sad charred nuts, it was clear I had a phone problem, and I'd ruined the avocado and pine nut salad.
I had sacrificed my pine nuts to read about shoppers loving a Kmart dupe of a Hollywood-style mirror. I don't need a new mirror; I don't even have room for one in my house. On top of that, my make-up routine is too simple to require Hollywood illumination, and I have no interest in seeing my pores that well-lit. But I read the article, anyway. I'm like a small child who can't resist the lolly on the bench in front of them, except I'm not a child. I'm a dead-set grown-up who's supposed to have self-control sorted out by now.
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