Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm Sorry, Mr. Rock, I Cannot Smell What You Are Cooking!

So recent events made me Google "loss of smell." Here's what Dr. Wikipedia is telling me is at work here:

Anosmia is a lack of functioning olfaction, or in other words, an inability to perceive odors. Anosmia may be either temporary or permanent. A related term, hyposmia, refers to a decreased ability to smell, while hyperosmia refers to an increased ability to smell. Some people may be anosmic for one particular odor. This is called "specific anosmia" and may be genetically based.

Scott has been accusing me of this for awhile. Mostly in relation to being unable to smell Wee 'Burb's bad diapers. But then sometimes my sense of smell is so acute, I'm wandering around trying to figure out what reeks while everyone stares at me like I'm nuts.

In fairness, it did turn up a bag of liquid potatoes.

So I guess I'm not totally anosmatic...or whatever the word is.

But clearly I have problems because when I moved the toaster oven to clean today, this is what I found:

I haven't had animal crackers since I was pregnant. Wee 'Burb just turned one. I was an English major, but I'm thinking that adds up to....Ewwwwww!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh lady, the char on that animal cracker's body is amazing!

Even though there's really not much to them, animal crackers have always seemed slightly immortal to me. More likely to break your tooth than to mold.

Hungrigyrl said...

OMG, that is hilarious!! glad I am not the only one who moves the toaster oven once in a blue moon!

Christina said...

hahaha that is awesome!!!

Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

Am I missing something here? Do you really toast your animal crackers?

Kristen said...

that is so funny! Luckily I move the toaster every time we use it cause I love to keep my counters clean so the toaster goes up in the cabinet when not in use!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

@Tenaciously: I wasn't worried about mold so much as not smelling the burning plastic.

@Teething: Not intentionally. Somehow a bag slipped under my toaster oven...don't know when. Never smelled the BURNING PLASTIC!

@ Kristen: You're hired! I always clean counters where I prep food, particularly for Wee 'Burb. But the toaster oven is in a grey area with some other appliances.

Kristy said...

I sometimes feel like I don't smell as well as others - maybe allergies?

LambAround said...

LOL! Why would you have toasted animal crackers to begin with?