the new power tool

Here’s the new power tool I got for my birthday:
It is the fanciest thing I’ve ever owned! Of course, I still haven’t plugged it in. It is very high tech compared to my trusty old 1970 Elna Super, so I need to read the instructions carefully before embarking on any sewing projects. I was very surprised when I received this gift, but I knew something was up, since Peter kept calling my brother, and he NEVER calls my brother, unless he has some questions about lithium batteries or something. Also, he would call him then go outside, and afterwards he’d come back in and ask, “DID YOU HEAR ME?”
New candy discovery: Have any of you tried the Nerds Rope? It’s kind of disgusting, but I think it may be addictive. It’s like someone wet a long piece of red licorice and dropped it into a vat of Nerds. Peter discovered that if you twist it, it resembles a double helix. He refused, however, to taste it. Anyway, it’s kind of tasty, in a grody sort of way. I have also discovered that when I pick up sour Skittles in preparation to eat them, I automatically begin to salivate, and my tastebuds do that twinge thing that happens when you eat really sour things. Yeah, just like Pavlov’s dog.

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16 Responses to the new power tool

  1. amy says:

    Beautiful new machine Ms. Eggplant! I am sure you will master it soon and all your sewing projects will soar because of it.. (still wishing I could sew…) You come up with the most creative fabrics!

  2. carolyn says:

    awesome power tool. very awesome.
    p.s. dude. talk about a candy addiction! 🙂

  3. rae says:

    Wow that looks like a great machine! What do all those buttons do? The part about Peter trying to be sneaky is so cute. My fiance and I just end up making wish-lists for each-other for birthdays and xmas. Thus removing any need to be sneaky, but also there’s not much of a surprise either…

  4. Chris says:

    Those nerd ropes have been huge among the pool-kid set here in Ohio….my kids love ’em. I love your blog. Always fun to read!

  5. Em says:

    Yeah, well, I’m salivating at the thought of all the great stuff you’re going to make with the new machine.

  6. Lizzi says:

    I had a friend in college who was addicted to Nerds Ropes…he worked at the game room, so every Saturday night we could be assured of playing darts and pool and watching Tris devour three ropes over the course of eight hours. He offered me a piece once, and I tried it, but I think I’m just going to stick to plain ole Nerds in a box.

  7. Jessica says:

    Cool. I can’t wait to see what you make.

  8. Cindy says:

    VERY cool machine. I am jealous. Peters the man!

  9. Amy says:

    Nice, shiny-new machine you got there, lady! I’m still plugging away with my nearly 20yo New Home, so I’m waaay happy for you! Good job, Peter 🙂

  10. Illanna says:

    I LOVE nerds rope! I don’t think it’s gross at all. I wish they would make other flavors of licorice to put inside there, like watermelon. The only thing I don’t like is that I eat it too fast.
    I thought of you while I was in NY because I found a Japanese 99 cents store and they had everything! They had cooking utensils, stationary, beauty products, candy, and more. They even had this chocolate lollypop that was in the shape of toast. The store is called “samurai” in case you go to NY.

  11. Meg says:

    Wow*wie* – what a man you’ve got! Fancy new machine, so exciting! I just loove good tools.

  12. maia says:

    hello–you have a really neat site! Last birthday, I embarked on the blog. This birthday, I plan to embark on sewing! I’ll be taking your pillowcase/totebag 101!

  13. Silvia says:

    Woo hoo! Nice piece of machinery! You’ll be whipping up some fantastic things soon. I know you’re smarter than the machine…

  14. Tami says:

    Great looking Power tool you got there. I got a fancy sewing machine last Christmas. It was a little intimadating at first it had many more gadgets than my old pathetic Singer did. I still wip out the guide when I am doing something differnt. Good luck with your new toy.

  15. Elaine says:

    A couple of birthdays ago I got a new Singer to replace my early ’80s Montgomery Ward sewing machine that I loved. Although I really like the new machine, sometimes I miss my old one. I knew exactly what the old one could do and even after two years with the new one, I’m still learning. I mean, how can you fill almost 15 years of knowledge into two. But you sew a lot more than I do, so I’m sure you’ll be up to speed in no time.

  16. Angela says:

    You’re right about the Pavlovian thing. When I read about Skittles my mouth started salivating. Great site by the way.

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