something completely different today


the magic of popcorn popping time.

It takes three and a half minutes to pop a bag of “Pop Secret’s Movie Theater Butter Popcorn.” Three and a half minutes of standing in the kitchen. Surprisingly enough three and a half minutes is enough time to do a lot of things.

It’s enough time to put the clean dishes away. Or clean the dirty dishes in the sink.
It’s enough time to put away a bag of groceries. Or toss last night’s pizza box.
It’s enough time to refill the soap dispenser, take the garbage to the chute, or wash the counter.
The key of course being “or.” There’s not enough time to do all of them. Just one of them.

And when the microwave beeps, you go on your merry way. With popcorn.

The magic of popcorn-popping-time is also the magic of tea-water-boiling-time, and coffee-pot-brewing-time. The microwave beeps, the tea kettle whistles, or the coffee pot clicks, and you go on your merry way. With popcorn, or tea, or coffee.

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