Friday, January 25, 2008

what. what.

And here it is: my very first totally public, all-access blog. One that will not be solely devoted to physical maladies. I'm excited, you're excited. On with it.

The first thing I need to talk about here is mold. Or mould, if you're a limey. This morning found me wanting to drink some juice, as mornings often do. Unfortunately this craving came immediately after I brushed my teeth, and I knew that combination of Crest + cranberry was not going to be the delicious delight I so hoped for. No problem, thought I, I'll simply bring it into work with me and wait until the minty freshness has worn off so that I can enjoy my juice properly. I filled my hospital thermos (shout-out to scoliolioliosis) with 500 mL of Ocean Spray and went on my way. Approximately 17 minutes later I'm in my office and ready for refreshment. I go to take a big gulp of juice, only to discover that nothing comes through the straw. My first thought was that the straw was too tight against the bottom of the thermos, and the juice couldn't squeeze through. I yanked it up a little bit and went for another drink, only to find the straw dysfunctional again. Now I don't claim to know anything about Science, and that should be obvious by my next theory--that the lid was sealed on so tightly to the thermos, and my mouth sealed around the straw, and somehow the lack of air flow made the straw un-workable. I was operating under the poke-a-second-hole-in-the-can-to-make-substanceX-pour-nicely principle. So I twisted off the lid and had another go at it--still nothing. Only then did it occur to me to check the straw itself for any impediment, and there, to my horror, was a solid inch of multi-colored mold lodged in the bottom section of the straw. Siiiick. I threw it in the garbage immediately, and considered doing the same with the juice, but I just couldn't let that much cranberry go to waste. It still tasted fine. I think I'll be okay, health-wise. I mean don't they make medicine out of that stuff sometimes? It's very likely I completely made that up. Anyway my point is mold is gross, cranberry juice is not.

In other news, I had my first sewing lesson last night. A few weeks ago I bought this beauty at Target:

for the low low price of $24.98. Since then it's just sat cutely on various surfaces in my apartment, but last night it became fully operational. My lesson was supposed to be only an hour but I was way too into it to let my teacher leave at that point. We were just getting to the good stuff. Now I can tell you all about seam allowance and reverse stitching and I even know what bobbin means. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself. Soon I am going to be a sewing MACHINE! Get it? Hilarious I know. Sorry if I already made that joke to you earlier today.

Ummm my url and blog name come from a Huey Lewis and the News song. What the?


11 comments:

mom said...

Hurray for Tracy writing again! I will love reading whatever she writes.

Brad Keck said...

Crap! I meant to make the first comment.

mom said...

Ha ha I was faster than Brad.

Karon said...

That mold story was gross! I think it is much braver to drink cranberry juice that has been in a moldy thermos, than it is to brush your teeth with baking soda. Yay for a new blog!

ashley said...

So glad to see Hello Kitty up close and personal... it's so fitting for you to own that piece of work. Congrats on the sewing lessons and I look forward to lots of posts that reveal your secret crafty side.

And thanks for starting a blog, I was in need of new reading material.

kristen said...

please learn to sew so you can teach me (not via the internet, obviously).

BRAD said...

BOO TO LOWER CASE LETTERS!

Brad said...

Hey wait... some sometimes it uses upper case? Well, that's not half bad.

Kyle said...

i would've thrown that thermos out the window in a heartbeat

Betancourt Family said...

Oh Trace, how I've missed your adventures...this one almost reminded me of the cookie that you found on the walkway by the marriot

Joy said...

I am relieved to know that this new sewing machine is not merely a toy or piece of home decor that you bought. It is fun-looking AND functional!

 
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