Saturday, November 7, 2009

Meet Mr. Sparky

Mr. Sparky has been part of the Chateau Sutton-Goar household for about 3 years, but until the last couple days, we were unaware of the tricks Mr. Sparky can do.  He started off his show by setting off the smoke alarms in the house TWICE, though we're still not completely clear how as there was no visible smoke or steam pouring out of him.  I thought perhaps there was something clogging his "pores," so I ran some vinegar through him to remove any mineral deposits, at which time I was introduced to a new trick--constant beeping and flashing of lights and screen.  It had a pretty decent rhythm, so this might have been the musical portion of the evening.  When unplugged and plugged in again, he introduced his next trick--a constant clicking & flashing of lights, sort of like a festive timebomb--then finished the entire act by setting off the smoke alarms again. 

As we seriously hate to hold anyone back from his or her true calling, Mr. Sparky has been invited to take his act on the road, and Chateau Sutton-Goar will be adopting another less entertaining iron with perhaps fewer aspirations of greatness.......