I got a new stovetop kettle! My old one was damaged and still useable for a while, but finally busted entirely. This was a challenging decision. (No, really, it was. Stop laughing.) I was sorely tempted to go with an electric kettle. I am especially fond of the UtiliTEAwhich has temperature options for green or black tea. Then I realized that I really, really need one that makes noise when it's finished heating as I tend to wander off when heating water, plus, as the cognitive testing showed my attention span isn't so great. (Oooh, shiny! What's that over there?)
There are options for whistling electric kettles online, but we decided to go to Target today for other stuff and also because I felt the need for instant gratification because I have the basic maturity of a 5 year old on a regular basis. (A really vulgar 5 year old.) So, we looked at the electric kettles and at the stovetop kettles. And then I realized there's not a handy place in the kitchen for an electric kettle. So, I wandered back over to look at the stovetop kettles to choose one. This was more complicated than you would expect as there was a family there a) debating what strawberries and cherries are and if they are in fact different (English was a second language) and b) their daughter was singing London Bridge Is Falling Down. And when I say she was singing London Bridge Is Falling Down I mean she was just singing that phrase. Over and over and over and over.
Yeah. The options for that were a) ignore her; b) whack her with my cane; c) teach her a different song. I went with (a) because Tom wasn't around and he sings songs by the Misfits way, way better than I do. Last Caress is a particular favorite and really, a song that I think should be in every little girl's repertoire.
In any event, I wound up with a very cute little stovetop kettle like this one, only mine is bright red.