As a throwback to art school, where I always had an X-acto knife in my hand, I now currently do everything in my kitchen while holding a butcher knife (of some sort). I cut fruit, then use the knife to jimmy open a can of dog food, then use it to scoop and dice the food into Moca’s food bowl, and when not in use, the knife conveniently swivels back around in my hand so the handle is in my palm and the blade juts out the back. Very similar to art school. I had a lot of cuts back then. (Practice safe X-acto-ing people.)
Jack: The knife!
me: Sorry, I was just reaching for the carrots.
Jack: Don’t reach for them with the knife hand!
me: (pointing with the knife) Can you hand me the…
Jack: Gah! Put it down!
And so on and so forth. I just do everything with a knife in my hand. The other day I was chopping vegetables and then had an itch on my face. Let me tell you, since that knife has become like another appendage off my hand, I almost lost an eye!
me: (turning to get something out of the fridge) Hey, excuse me. I need to get in here.
Jack: With the knife again! (he dodges to the side).
me: Yeah, I really have to figure this out.
It’s pretty much a habit now. I’m really trying to break it! Really!
And now for some cool X-acto art with food. Because I like it. 🙂