Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I have reached the age where it seems that everyone I know has started giving birth. Knitting is a rather time-consuming activity, so I've turned to my second love, sewing, for some instant satisfaction. I recently set off two sets of baby bibs:

The pattern is a great one from Bend the Rules Sewing - and I had so much fun picking out the fabrics. Forget cartoon bunnies and cutesy flowers, babies need pirate skull bibs. And ones with flames on them.

Random things that have been on my mind lately:

1. I read a lot of book reviews, since I don't want to spend time on something that turns out to suck. But I wish people would stop criticizing memoirs by saying they are "self-indulgent." It's a MEMOIR! It automatically is self-indulgent by it's very nature!

2. I also wish people would stop describing things, particularly food, as "nutty." "The butter gives it a wonderful nutty flavor," or "This wine has a nutty taste," or even "Adding olive oil makes it more nutty." Butter, wine, and olive oil are not nutty. Peanuts are nutty. Cashews are nutty. The only way to make something nutty is to put nuts in it.

3. There is a man who works out at my gym who wears the most inappropriate shorts I've ever seen a man wear in public. I'm pretty sure I own underwear larger than these shorts. Think women's boy-short bathing suit bottom. Spandex. Bright red. These shorts leave nothing to the imagination. NOTHING. It's horrible... but I can't look away, like a train wreck.

4. One of my co-workers was recently arrested for biting another guy's ear off. I'm not scared he'll do anything to me, but every time I see him at work I can't help but thinking, "Dude, that guy bit someone's ear off!"


raych said...

HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! First, those bibs are great. I need to look into this bib-deal because quilts take AGES and EVERYONE is pregnant. Second, yes, nothing is nutty except nuts. And things that contain nuts. I am with you on this one. And third, BIT SOMEONE'S EAR OFF! That's unsettling.

Shannon said...

in regards to your bitchin bibs: i can't wait til we're grandmothers... nothing will shock us...

Emily said...

I think the guy at the gym probably WANTS everyone to be staring. Sounds like a tasteless attention getting ploy if I ever heard of one.

Dove Knits said...

I love those bibs.

Second, wear earmuffs at work. At all times. And blindfolders at the gym. The risk of injury is just one you should take, here.

Mrs. Polly said...

Funny--one of my husband's co-workers bit her supervisor's ear. Human Resources should be dealing better with ear-biters; why are they walking around without muzzles?
On the other nuttiness, it is definitely an overused term, but I think good coffee can taste nutty. And macadamias can taste buttery.
But Winespeak seems to have infected food talk for the worse: chocolate with intense fruity overtones, water with crisp, sprightly notes--I read one review that spoke of the flavor of wet stone. (Flinty, I guess. Or limestone?)
What a good blog you have. Inappropriate Man has given me a new excuse not to go to the gym.

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