The Day My Mixer Died

The haze in the picture isn’t effect, it’s smoke!

Before you read our post about the above picture, you have to hear the background. I was feeling pretty sad about my mixer since I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I needed to write a post, so in an effort to lift my spirit, I decided to write a parody about it. Those who know me, know that this is one of my quirky ways of humoring myself–and it usually works.

I didn’t think Tom would actually let me post this, since I was playing around not really being serious. A couple of minutes ago, (it’s 9:52p on Monday night) I told Tom that I didn’t think he would let me post what I had just written–a parody about my mixer. He started laughing from the kitchen telling me to come see what he was doing. He was on Craig’s List looking for a replacement mixer for me. 🙂 We laughed and decided to share my little song with you. I guess having only a couple more pieces of pie in the fridge is countdown enough for him.

He knows me well and cares for me in such practical ways. Maybe it’s because I serenade him with such songs as this soon-to-be classic:

An Ode To My Faithful Mixer

(Sung to American Pie, by Don Mclean)

A long, long time ago

I can still remember how my mixer used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance I could bake great things from France

We’d be fat and happy for awhile.

But yesterday made me shiver

With every whip my mixer quivered

Smoke poured out the motor

Bad News–parts can’t be ordered

Something burned up deep inside

The day my mixer D.I.E.D.

I started singing…

Bye, bye, my American pies

Drove my mixer to the limit, and I think I could cry

Good ol’ seven quart went burning down with a sigh

Saying, “This would be the day that it died.”



About Debi Walter

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19 Responses to The Day My Mixer Died

  1. adenadesigns says:

    Well done! Hope you found that new mixer…


  2. Did somebody say “pie”??? Yes please!

    And I hope the new mixer is as well made as the old mixer!


    • Debi Walter says:

      Me, too, Jason. But I don’t think they make them like that anymore. Besides, it was a real commercial counter-top mixer Tom rebuilt for me from his work. But whatever I get will be better than nothing.


  3. LOL – you had me singin’! (silently, inside – only in my own head am I in tune!)


  4. Valerie says:

    LOL! This is great! I love my mixer too, but I ‘m sure Gerad wished I made more pie 🙂


  5. I’ll never burn up another appliance without thinking of you!


  6. That’s so cute! I hope your new mixer brings lots of yummy memories too.


  7. Melodye says:

    You are hilarious! I’m going to start sending you my disasters so you can right happy songs about them =)


  8. Bette Elliott says:

    Loved it you crack me up.


  9. Michael A. Strong says:

    That is so cleverly funny!


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