One point of distress in the household I have noticed is the loss of our beloved air popper. It had a long life but was very old.
I was especially sad because I don't like microwave popcorn, but I do love popcorn. So then I had a terrible, awful, no-good, amazing idea. I grabbed a paper bag,
filled it with popcorn kernels, put it in the microwave...and then, there was popcorn!