Our friend Cupcake was so sweet to remember us on our wedding day…he gave My Captain and me a generous gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma. Williams-Sonoma is a store I never shop in because I’m filled with lust and desire, and that is quickly followed up by disappointment and resentment because I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on the way cool stuff they sell there.
But Cupcake’s gift certificate was like…free license..to actually patronize these high-brow-kitchen-gadget-Elysian-Fields. I was psyched!
It took me months to finally choose something…there were too many options. My Captain realized quickly that he had no say in this particular purchase…and in that respect, Cupcake’s wedding gift to US was really for ME. Someone ought to tell him he still owes My Captain a gift.
But that’s not for me to do. I wouldn’t be so forward.
Well….are you all chomping at the bit to see what I finally chose?
Let me start by showing you what I HAD been using prior to Cuppy’s gift:
These are like, ten years old. And even though I SWEAR to you they are clean, they are so stained and burnt and just plain nasty, that they carry an odor about them I cannot describe. I guess we’ll just have to go with “Old Potholder Stench” or O.P.S.
Looks dirty…but it’s not. That is years of lasagne sauce, melted cheese, broccoli casserole and pork fat all rolled into one four layer wad of cotton O.P.S., my friends.
Still, with all the other things a family our size requires, replacing them was fairly down low on the totem pole.
That is, until Cupcake’s Williams-Sonoma Gift Card.
They are SOOOoooOOoooOoo PURTY! And so sparkling clean and fresh!
And check it out….they don’t smell weird!
And look! I even have a snob tag now!!
And, I can’t tell you how good this action felt:
I wonder what is more disturbing: that my life is so simple I just spent several minutes composing a post about potholders, or that you just wasted several minutes reading about it.