To everyone outside my own head I'm sure your thinking.. huh? Let me explain...
I have had my set of cast iron skillets since I was 13 years old. My oldest sister gave them to me for Christmas when I was in the 7th grade. My friends were getting make up sets and thong underwear and I got pans and a deep fryer. I was definitely not your typical middle schooler. And I was fat.
Even though I appreciated the idea of a cast iron skillet and all the amazing things they offer that regular pans don't, I was still a bit too young and impatient to put in the time and effort to properly season them. After a while I got frustrated with everything sticking and forgot about them for a while.
Fast forward about 2 or 3 years and I started to season them. Rubbing them lightly with shortening and placing them upside down in an oven low and slow. I did that on and off for a while and it helped but for a long time they were in a sort of limbo. Not straight outta the box where everything sticks like a son of a mother, but still not quite non stick. I got used to this "limbo" area and didn't think much about it...Until....
A few days ago I was cleaning the kitchen. I went to go wipe out my pan and it was a little past "wiping" clean so I had to run it under a little water. That's when the magic happened. The water beaded up! It was such a beautiful sight! So I wiped it out and gave it a good rub. Smooth as freshly shaved legs. (that is before you get out of the shower and get cold and prickly all over again) I stood there and rubbed it for a good 4 minutes and wondered how long had it been like this and I hadn't even noticed?
That's when I decided. Some people "Stop and smell the roses" but I on the other hand need to stop and rub my skillet every once and a while. It's the happy little things in life that shouldn't go unnoticed. That is all.