While I was writing the last entry I was trying to cook supper. I looked up and saw flames on the stove and instantly realized I had turned on the wrong burner and was in the process of incinerating my wooden spoon. A cool head prevailed and I turned the burner off, picked up a potholder, having the presence of mind to grab the not-on-fire-end of the spoon, and plunged it into the dishwater. Then I turned the fan on full force.
All this before the smoke detector could go off.
I'm an idiot.