I am happy to say that I took nearly everything I own that needed to be taken to the mikvah to the mikvah in Kew Garden Hills and so now I will be drinking beverages out of real glasses and not plastic High School Musical ones. Originally there was a plan to rent a car but then our dear friends said that they would take us - it turned into a small road trip, I suppose.
Afterward, we went to a restaurant called Sushi Metsuyan where I had a delicious chicken wrap. While we were waiting for the food to come I went to a hardware store in the same strip and got two metal pots and a measuring cup to replace the one that I melted about a month ago. This one is made of Pyrex and therefore will not be melting.
The bigger pot is a stock pot but it can be used for preparing spaghetti as it was this evening. It is a sturdy pot that was made in Romania with absolutely no non-stick chemicals on it. I've decided that I'm going to stay away from Teflon and all related non-stick treatments.
Call me a music nerd but I got really excited when I saw the preview for the new Drew Barrymore movie because it has a short bit of the Jens Lekman song "Your Arms Around Me". Awesome.