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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SMUGMARRIEDS

Remember reading BRIDGET JONES DIARY 10-15 years ago? I do. I loved it, and the movie was OK, with that cute actress (gosh, what is her name...she was also in Jerry McGuire and the Beatrix Potter movie, which was fantastic) anyway, Bridget Jones refers to people like herself as a SINGLETON and certain of her friends who are couples, she calls them SMUGMARRIEDS. Meaning, you know, like DINKs (double income, no kids), or basically, sickeningly sweet married couples who are all like, lovey dovey and close and make you want to puke, right?

You don't think that is us, do you? I mean, maybe we do seem sickeningly sweet. OH WELL! Me and the wife, we just are.....

So, I am talking to wife about BEEFCAKE, MANCAKE, buff men, you know? Including myself, of course. And she tells me
"a man holding a plate of triple chocolate cookies for me? Now that is SMOKIN' HOT"

(plate and cookies by Gary Rith)

In other news, here I am below with a friend's greyhound named Annie. I love cats and dogs so much and people are always asking me to care for them, I am gonna start charging. I AM! I am a very good dog sitter. I will walk your dog, I will play with your cats. I cost less than a psychiatrist. Cash preferred, small unmarked bills even better....


Can I be frank here? This awesome planter? OK, so I am messing around last week, and make this awesome, um, bowl, and it looks faboo, but it, you know, cracked in the firing a little on the bottom. RATS! Well, that is clay for ya. 99 percent of my pieces come out fine, this item though has such a small crack, and its shape just said "PLANTER", so it is pretty big, and we bought 6 flowers to put in there, and they, um, match the house color....


The wife is like, all over this vase, she wants it so bad. So I gave it to her. I told her I should make 6 more today, because everybody will want one now.

15 comments:

kcinnova said...

Brilliant planter!
If my husband offered me a plate of cookies like that, I'd be pretty sure he'd gotten a head injury or that he was trying to kill me off for the insurance money. Ha!
But Maude has no such worries. :)

cookingwithgas said...

you are right! Those cookies sure make you look hot!

Becky Jo said...

Mmmmm... cookies. *drool* Is that THE photo?

Carol said...

LOVE the vase! Maude is right!!!

Very art nouveau!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

cookie porn, yes, that is the photo!

Professor J said...

Personally, smugmarrieds give me hope. And the vase, cookies, and planter also make me happy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree with your wife...men in the kitchen are HOT stuff.
Love that flower pot!!!
I know my dogs would sooo love you.
My cats? They don't even love themselves. :0

TechnoBabe said...

The bowl makes a wonderful planter and wow, your house color is artsy. Like it a lot! How much is the vase?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the house color is light purple with dark purple and wasabi green accents :) That vase was grabbed by the wife, but small to large would be 15-25 bucks, thanks! I gotta make a few...

justcurious said...

Lovely indeed.

Michèle Hastings said...

the lovely planter with violets, photographed in front of your house makes a fabulous photo... it just screams SPRING! (even though it is snowing in your neck of the woods).

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

My wife rarely refers to me as "smokin' hot." Perhaps I should try holding a plate of chocolate cookies. They probably wouldn't compare to the triple chocolate variety, though...
That vase is rockin! It's easy to see why Maude claimed it.

My Kateness said...

You like Renee Zellwegger! You've got to see her in Chicago. Also, that Queen Latifah ROCKS as Big Mama. Oh yeah.

Cheryl said...

You and Maude are just so cute! I would so love one of the planters myself...you are one busy, smokin' guy aren't you? And a dog whisperer as well!

Susan as herself said...

Both that planter and the vase are stunning! And if you live closer, you could cat-sit Chief for sure.

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