If I had to give a tip of the day it would be this: Don't pick your nose while handling jalapenos or other hot peppers. I really thought I had long ago outgrown that habit. Apparenly not so, because after dicing a jalapeno for the curry I had to run to the sink because the inside of my nose was on fire. But once I recovered and thoroughly washed my hands, dinner turned out great.
p.s. I'm totally kidding about picking my nose while cooking. That's disgusting. I was scratching it.