Is it too much to ask to have some microwave popcorn? I forgot to bring my lunch this morning. No biggie, I've got a big ol' box of popcorn in my desk, courtesy of a co-worker's kid's fundraiser. Tried to fix one bag around mid-morning - it burned. Darn the luck, but these things happen - I'll just pay closer attention next time. A few minutes ago, I thought I'd try again. I listened carefully, stopped the microwave sooner, listened to see when the popping sounds slowed down - and STILL it burned! Grrrrrrrrr. I know it's a little thing in the grand scheme of things, but this is just a metaphor for my year. It's always *something*.