matryoshka

My mother left for Japan today, which means I will soon head up to Portland to, you know, be with my father. SERENITY NOW. Anyway, he and my brother had a discussion and decided they were in agreement that I am “a pain in the ass,” so I figure I am going to try to live up to their ideals. Ha ha ha! Watch out!
My father will undoubtedly ask me as soon as I enter the house, “Did you bring me a present?” It doesn’t really matter what it is as long as he gets something. Food isn’t always good, because he usually squirrels it away in his room, and the ants inevitably find it. So today when I was out running errands I found this:
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Matryoshka, also known as “Russian nesting dolls” and also on my list of best-ever inventions. This is supposedly the Nutcracker. Whatever. He will like it. I also found these giant tubes of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles, yet another tasty candy from abroad. (Re: the Smarties. Is it me, or do they have a donut aftertaste?)
For those of you searching for knitting content, yes, I’m knitting, but I’m knitting something that is a secret swap thing, so I can’t show it to you, and it’s also been one of those weeks where I fall fast asleep in front of the TV, so progress has been slow. I did start the Ribby Cardi, but you don’t really want to see 1″ of ribbing, do you? Wouldn’t you rather see giant tubes of candy and matryoshka?

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8 Responses to matryoshka

  1. alison says:

    Your dad cracks me up. (I’m sure he’s TOTALLY wrong about you, though! Heh.) And your desk looks like an excellent place to be. You can be felting something in the same room while you work!
    Um, were you eating Smarties and donuts at the same time?

  2. parikha says:

    i completely agree about the smarties aftertaste–i think it’s the powdered-sugary flavor of the coating that does it. i grew up on these (the pastilles too) and i get my fix at a british import store in santa monica. if you’re craving more british sweets, let me know!

  3. Emily says:

    Who doesn’t want a present every now and then? Your dad is just brave enough to ask for one.
    Have fun living up to your “pain-in-the-ass” label…
    By the way, they sell the corn-flakes Ritter bars at the convenience store in the Stanford Student Union, in case you are up Palo Alto way some time.

  4. Norma says:

    I love it when I get to try to live up to the “pain in the ass” label, don’t you? It’s no fun to just do it on one’s own….. And on the desk thing……yours is a paragon of neatness compared to mine!

  5. Denise says:

    I was completely addicted to fruit pastilles while in Ireland, summer 1988. I never could find anything like it in the States. Come to think of it, there is a British import shop down in Adrian, MI. Hmm…I’ll have to check them out. Mmm…fruit pastilles…

  6. stinkerbell says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA you sound like me talking about going to visit my mom who freakishly enough is in Lake Oswego :)
    Enjoy teh yummy food and bear through the PNW rain :)

  7. Dooooooo show me more of your matryoshkas! I’m collecting these dolls – they are really wonderful!
    With greetings of Ev!

  8. Faerynuff says:

    LMAO! I think the doughnut aftertaste is just you! Never noticed it myself. I found your blog through Minxxy and will keep coming back for more :)

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