A frying pan generally produces a satisfying thud and provides a pleasant ringing feedback upon proper skull contact and follow through. An oven is a bit more cumbersome to wield and tends to produce a less satisfying hollow effect. Uhh…what was the question again?
If an air fryer counts as baking then that. Set it and forget it, turns off by itself. Mostly because I cant be trusted to remember stuff otherwise depending on the day. That and its just faster with no preheating required and all.
Yes timers exist for the actual oven / stove but you have to actually remember the timer in the first place, like a normal functional human would.
@chienfou@Kyeh had some wind, and apparently it caused a huge accident on the highway that is on the south side of jackson - a pile of cars, 18 wheeler on fire, all lanes still closed a bunch of hours later… but where I personally live, really heavy rain, some heavy gusts, but no tornado sirens went off so missed me. Considering they were saying baseball sized hail and I couldn’t stash my car in a parking garage due to 3 apts today I got very, very lucky. And as a plus we even still have water! LOL
We had a helluva nice “light show” about 0500. Some of the lightening felt like it was hitting in the yard behind mine, but no damage or electrical trouble that I could see. Lasted about 10 minutes then moved on and I promptly went back to sleep.
That kind of stuff is scary as shit. Get a lightening rod. That saved me and my house once. Mine was grounded on the outdoor hose pipe. I was once sitting in my livingroom when my house was engulfed by a lightening ball. Neighbor said it completely disappeared. I only saw opaque white light (not even blindingly white) through the windows. Scared the shit out of the cats. Boom of thunder shook the house at the same time hard enough to shake everything inside. Took me a second to realize what happened and so I wasn’t scared when it happened. More like what the heck? What is that light where I can’t see out the window? Lightening rod was melted. Not one electrical thing affected. Turns out it was from a water spout (tornado over water, they don’t hold up well on land) that landed on the house immediately behind me, damaged 10 houses and then dissipated. All it did to me, besides the lightening rod damage, is blow some slate shingles off the roof and knock down a few tree branches.
When I took adjudicated youth canoeing across the state of FL just about every single afternoon around 2ish there was a thunder and lightening storm. Planning where we were going to hide each afternoon (and we couldn’t safely sit in the weeds in our canoes as they were aluminum) was nerve wracking once in swamp land as there was literally no dry land to hide on.
I also once saw a tornado out my car window (living this town) less than a half mile away, slightly behind me and I had no way to turn south (eg away from it). When it caught up to where I was tree limbs were falling off of trees, wind was really strong, but nothing landed on my car. It then pulled up into the sky, when I turned onto the street leading to mine (I had been almost home when this happened) I saw it in the sky ahead of me, try to lower twice (and fail) and then it passed where I lived (had it lowed it would have been on my street and likely my house) and then landed on the reservoir that was very nearby and dissipated.
Both of those were too the hell close for comfort.
I saw the aftermath of the Moore, OK force 5 tornado in 1999 that made national news for days that had been on the ground for 90+ miles and dropped an airplane wing after carrying it 50ish miles. It took out houses, literally swept their slabs clean of anything, about 1/3 of that city. I lived 5 miles south of there at the time. Driving past that was sobering. Good thing there was plenty of warning as no one died. Was originally supposed to hit us and then turned a bit north. After I had moved from the area an ex-neighbor told me good thing I had moved as a tornado touched down and took out houses starting 2 doors away from where I had lived, the house I had lived in had some damage; it had missed them by 5 houses.
Tornados are what I am the most scared of. I didn’t realize how much I had watched the sky until I moved out of tornado alley. Of course where I moved next they told me they almost never had thunderstorms or hail and what did we have? Both about a week or so later. I was blamed for bringing that with me from OK. LOL Of course living back in tornado land I have that same anxiety again only this time I have no garage or car port to keep my car out of the hail. I have to park in the hospital parking garage to protect it if big hail is predicted.