Thursday, November 5, 2009

Packrat Advice, Plz

Sometimes, life hands you a gift, and you discover a secret ingredient you didn't even know was missing till you tried it. You read an article in a magazine and realize that you had never thought of adding cinnamon-ginger-bourbon-soya sauce-monkeybrains to your favourite recipe. You try it, and voila! The pinnacle of perfection.

Sometimes, you get the brainwave all by yourself. You're brushing your teeth one morning, or maybe you even have a dream and you wake up thinking: "Hey! You know what? I bet my favourite recipe would be brilliant with just a dash of cinnamon-ginger-bourbon-soya sauce-monkeybrains!" And you give it a whirl, and voila! The Iron Chef is trembling at the mightiness of you.

Or maybe that song would be perfect with just a hint of violin. Or that poem would leave Shakespeare in the dust with just that one comma. And so on.

And then there are the days when you wake up and something is missing from your life, and you have no idea...But you go about your day in blissful ignorance, and the world turns on its axis all the same. And then somebody brings home that missing something, and you know what? You still really don't need it. Nope. You really don't, not one bit.

Like, for example...Oh, I don't know. For the sake of illustration, let's say this hypothetical something - this thing that you didn't know you needed this morning, and now that it's leaning up against your kitchen wall, you still don't really need it - let's say this item is, for example...A broadsword.

Like this one:


Nope. You know what? I still don't need one!

And now that I have one, I can say that with complete and utter confidence.

Sadly, I don't think it's going anywhere.


Mommylion said...

So he's a bard and a warrior then?

Mine brought home Gandalf's sword a few years back. One day I went on a major house cleaning binge and stuffed it in the hall closet. Shhh... don't tell. I'm just keeping it secret, keeping it safe.

Anonymous said...

Get a big empty frame from goodwill or somewhere and hang it as art? I've heard of people doing that with guitars so why not a sward?

Anonymous said...

Huh. Well, Mr. B says it's good for fighting off zombies. Ah shoot! I bet I'll have one soon too. :( Crazy men, yes?

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

A broadsword?! Um, maybe not. But the guitar, oh yes!

Jeanne said...

When I saw the photo, I thought: Hey, who took a photo of my closet?

Because I also have a broadsword pretty similar to that one, and a classical guitar similar to that one.

How weird! :-)

yarnpiggy said...

Dude...that thing totally justifies some serious stash enhancement.

Anonymous said...

What are the chances that two sisters would both marry hairy base players that randomly bring home instruments and swords. Except, mine makes his own and has a never ending supply and justifies them by saying that he might need to protect us from bandits or something. That's when I think, "OK, Zorro, glad your prepared." Have fun with that.

Anonymous said...

You never know . . . it may come in handy if the zombiepocolypse happens . . . or if ninjas attack.

Annie said...

I got nothing for you.

Annie said...

I got nothing for you.

monnibo said...

I would LOVE Bilbo's sword... and my boyfriend would love Link's sword (from Zelda video games)... so um if he's not complaining about your yarn, keep quiet!! lol