.... the kitchen sink. But by the kitchen sink, I mean knitting.
Meet the Official Superhero of Project Spectrum
Courtesy of Kristen, who sent me some goodies last week (Hi Kristen!! Thanks!! I love candy!!!). Of course, first thing I do is load her up and we all know how difficult that is. So, I'm in the car, trying to open the candy package so little Pez candies don't fly all over the place at every sudden stop or sharp turn. Which, pretty much happen every 5 seconds when driving in Boston. Let's just say the roads aren't exactly what you'd call "easily-navigated" or "safe" and some might even debate whether you could consider them "paved". I personally think that driving on the roads in Boston tests your mettle as a driver. It's like one big game of Chicken. If you can drive here, you can drive anywhere.
Anyway, back to my death grip on the Pez. The only way I could stabilize the candy package AND the dispenser was by using my knees, and then I looked down, and in addition to how uncomfortably phallic it looks, I was struck by the pink/red color combo and knew the SuperWoman was telepathically communicating her role as Official Superhero to me.
But I felt bad that she came into my life, and that I knew so little about her. Seems a bit rude, doesn't it? So I did a bit of research and as it turns out, I've been sent one pretty cool super-lady. She descends from the ancient Greek goddesses, was a forerunner of the early feminist movement, and has a kick-ass Lasso of Truth fashioned from a Golden Girdle. (Try to knit *that*) Although Wikipedia has a comprehensive section on her, I was surprised that it neglected to mention her penchant for Championing Unconventional Color Combos, and her not-so-fatal-ability to shoot sugar pellets from her mouth at low speeds.
Little known fact #3: Wonder Woman is a closet wino. I know this because she arrived equiped with her very own portable corkscrew, so that she'd never be stuck in a situation with a bottle of wine and no way to open it. I don't know why she couldn't just use her super powers though....
I'll have to give that some thought. Anyway.
Little known fact #4: Our Project Spectrum Super Hero loves to rock out to Total Eclipse of the Heart: Remixed. I don't know if rock out is even the right phrase, but let's just say she knows every word and was dancing like it was 1983 all over again.
Unfortunately, her super powers don't extend to painting, so Eric pretty much finished painting the first coat of the dining room all by himself. Because my super powers evidentially don't extend that far either. But doesn't it look fabulous??
I'm a huge fan of having the dining room all one color.
This one's for Sandy
I was walking home last night and the sky was a gorgeous dark blue with pink/purple clouds, the sort of night sky only the far end of dusk in early spring can give you, and I immediately thought Wow, Sandy would really love this, and I rushed home to grab my camera. Unfortunately, my camera was designed more for the quick and easy out-at-the-bar snapshot, and not really for technical shots. I think I might have blown its wiring with this one. Whoops!
In Keeping With the Theme, or Lack Thereof
I give you last night's dinner, Mz. Bookish's should-be-famous Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup.
It's easy-peasy to make, delicious, healthy, vegetarian, and the ingredients are inexpensive. You could feed a small family for a whole week with this vat of soup if need be, and you'd only spend about $6. And I think it falls under the "red" category and hence appropriate for Project Spectrum March.
And Mz. Bookish? She's a woman of many talents. Everytime I've gone over to her place, she whips up something that I want to incorporate into my own kitchen.
Next time, there will be knitting. Or spinning. Or at least a picture with my slow progress on Hourglass in the background, kay?