Okay, Ubu. What exactly did you have in mind for me?
I learned a couple of years ago to nuke artichokes in the microwave. I also learned, before that, when my sister sent me a bag of microwave popcorn in a care package, that you can make your own in the MO, and avoid all the excess salt and hydrogenated oil. I use a Pyrex bowl with flared sides and the eared cover from a casserole which is slightly smaller, which lets the steam vent. Just enough oil to cover the base, just enough popcorn to cover the oil, and 5 minutes on high.
This style bowl:
works better than this one, which has sides that are too straight:
I've often tried to play guitar 'left handed', ala Tony Iommi and Jimi Hendrix. I quit trying because it just doesn't work for me. On the other hand I have found myself very comfortable batting left-handed and golfing left-handed. It just feels more natural. I still throw right-handed in addition to being right-handed in archery.
If I discover a new restaurant that I like, i try to gradually go through everything on the menu, instead of ordering the thing that I KNOW I like every time. Have found some tasty new things that way...