Five Questions Friday: Bachelorhood

Q: Tell me the truth, how much fun did you have while I was away in NYC?
Eric: I didn’t have any fun. Instead I kept myself busy so it wouldn’t feel like you were gone for so long.

Q: Well, what did you do?
Eric: In between working, I spent all my free time painting the guest lounge room! It took me four days to complete all the walls, doors, trim and other things I found that needed to be fixed. And by the way, I stuck to the swatches you gave me! Just so you know. Actually, I should ask you the same question, “What did you do while you were in New York?”

Q: Hey, I’m the one asking the questions. And I thought I told you everything! What else you want to know?
Eric: I think you should talk about the man from Channel 5 news that was in New York to accept the Peabody Award and he was hitting on your sister despite being married and you went over to where he was sitting and you pretty much said to him “I don’t like you.” And took your sister’s hand and left! 
Well, I don’t think I need to say anything since you summed it up pretty well.

Q: My mother called earlier to ask where Five Questions was and she also requested that, and I quote, “Could you try and make this week’s questions funny?” Do you think my mother doesn’t find us entertaining?
Eric: Uh, Yeah! I think many people don’t find us entertaining. I mean, it’s Friday night and we are watching a Shark Tank re-run. Don’t kid yourself. We are boring!  

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: The dogs. They aggravated me royally this week. That’s all I’m going to say.
I guess that’s a good idea because it sounds like they got into some trouble and I don’t want to know!

We Have to Pay What for Internet?

I haven’t posted in a bit because my sister needed some help at her trade show in New York City. So I was busy getting work done and packing so I had no time to ask Mr. Basketmaker his Friday’s Questions!

And I thought I would have plenty of time to make up for it when I arrived in New York. But my sister and I were greeted with this sign in our room and we both said “No free wi-fi”??

I could understand this at the many “really cheap” hotels Mr. Basketmaker and I find ourselves sleeping in. However, at this hotel, my sister is paying over $350 a night! So I found it absolutely ridiculous that 1 hour of internet would cost $4.99!


We ended up purchasing 24 hours since we had to get some files out to our clients this morning. Which meant that when we returned to the hotel after the show this evening, I had a chance to whine about how expensive New York is! Five dollars for a fountain drink, or a single yogurt or a small juice! Absolutely crazy. Definitely not a place for a strict budget-following-wife of a basketmaker!

Who ‘Babies’ Their Dog Again?

For years, Mr. Basketmaker’s most irritating comments to me was “You baby your dog too much.”

Well, today, we dropped off the “basket” van at the mechanic to get new tires. So on the way back, we were squished in the front seat of our new, but used, tiny little truck. Why were we squished? Because when I was following Eric in the little truck, his dog Jackson decided to run beside me, down the driveway, onto the road and then heading towards the main road. So I opened the door, and let him in.

And on our way home, I had to snap some quick pics with my phone of Eric with his dog on his lap! I could be wrong, but isn’t he “babying” his dog right here???



I could be wrong, but isn’t that Eric’s hand on his dog, sort of half-hugging Jackson while they both look out the window?


I could be wrong, but doesn’t this look like Jackson is about to give Eric a big, sloppy lick on the side of his face?


I could be wrong, but doesn’t this look like the face of a dog who is babied by his owner???

Mr. Basketmaker, I have one word for you….  KARMA. 🙂