SoCS – Medium

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you every week by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week’s prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “medium.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

What is medium-sized? The best answer is that it is something between a large and a small (which are also subject to someone’s opinion). The last time I remember trying to buy something medium-sized, it was suggested that I could ‘supersize’ to a large for only 45 cents more. How do I know how much more I am getting?

I have never been to see a Medium (is that supposed to be capitalized – I think not) but my Dad always told the story of going to see a fortune teller which I think might be the same thing sort of. Or does a Medium just speak to the beyond? Anyway, it scared my Dad. Whatever she told him spooked him for life. He was adamant about not going to see a fortune teller of any time.

I do not wear medium-sized clothing. Honestly, I don’t think medium-sized people wear medium-sized clothing. I am tall, long-waisted, and broad-shouldered. And now that I have ‘supersized’ myself during this quarantine, I am most likely extra-large. Do you know that the American clothing sizing history is pretty bizarre? It is no wonder women always stress about their weight, their size, their look. It’s a pretty interesting read. Here is an interesting post on Medium if you want to delve into it. It is actually very revealing.

I bought some non-stick ceramic frying pans. I love the look of them and they worked marvelously at first. Now they stick a little. The directions say you should never use them on a temperature higher than medium. They don’t work well anymore. They have started to allow things to stick. Now I’m wondering how well regulated my medium heat is on my stove. Maybe they received too much heat over the last couple of years. They still look pretty, though! I just bought a new set of these two gold looking nonstick skillets at Costco so I will read the directions and see what they recommend.

That’s all for me, folks. I hope you have a great Saturday! We get rain from Delta!


22 thoughts on “SoCS – Medium”

  1. I will never understand the sizing of clothing for women. It’s ridiculous when I can’t say exactly what my size is because I can fit into small, medium and large, depending on what it is. Ladies’ sizes 8, 10 and 12 also are variants for me. Kind of crazy and it means that it can be a chore to find clothes that fit.

    I’ll have to check out those Costco pans the next time I pay a visit. I’ve heard about the ceramic pans stick after awhile, but did not know they recommend only a medium setting.

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    1. The history of sizing is so interesting. They sampled a small segment of society and did not include all ethnicities and body types. Then fashion designers started with vanity sizing. I just buy what fits and feels comfortable.

      I love my ceramic pans. I think maybe I push the heat too high sometimes.

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  2. Clothes sizing varies from shop to shop here. And American sizes are completely different anyway. I try to use the same shops, where I am confident a ‘Large’ will fit me with room for comfort.
    Best ishes, Pete.

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    1. We don’t have many of what I would call shops for women, a few chains. The volume of clothing is purchased at nationwide chains I’m afraid. Comfort is key, though wherever you buy!

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    1. … lost the comment … take two. Good to know about the heat setting with the pans. May explain why ours are sticking. Happy Saturday to you too.

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  3. Great job with the prompt, Maggie. What’s the point of a frying pan that can’t take a little heat? “Frying” doesn’t suggest “medium” to me.

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  4. I have no idea what medium means on the stove anyway. I use cast iron most of the time which retains the heat and I have to adjust recipes. Never got used to nonstick.

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    1. We have cast iron, too, but we have a glass cooktop and the cast iron can be hard on it. I grew up using cast iron for everything. Now I have one skillet reserved for cornbread and nothing else.

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