No. 1 Eggs will usually 'splat' in the opposite direction of where you'd prefer it would go.
No. 2 Your vinyl gloves -- are not your oven mitts. Trust me.
No. 3 Never allow your pot of boiling cake glaze lull you into a false sense of reassurance. Indeed, it will boil over if given the opportunity (i.e. if you look away from it even for a second or two). This is what can happen if you don't heed my warning ...
No. 4 QuickBooks is really a good thing!
No. 5 Nordicware is superb - the tiny Bundt cakes pan is awful (to hand-wash -- many (many) little grooves).