Q: I think I should change this blog’s name from “The Basketmaker’s Wife” to “Eric Answers Five Questions.” I’ve got like one or two posts in between “Fridays” for like two months. What is wrong with me?
Eric: What’s wrong with you? I’m supposed to answer that? I’m not answering. I think I should get a “free pass” at least once a year. So I’m using it. Next question.
Q: Why is your table so dirty and why don’t you clean it?
Eric: Ahhh, it’s beyond cleaning. I’ve even taken razor blades and scraped it awhile back. I now call it a “working patina.” Plus, it’s a workshop! It’s supposed to look that way.
Q: About how many hours this week (since last Friday) you think you worked on making your materials and doing other basketry stuff VS. the hours spent this week working on your Brady Gaga Fantasy Football League?
Eric: Well, I worked every day since Friday. So that’s 7 days. Ahhh, I’d estimate 60 hours for basketry, and one hour on the league.
(Is anyone buying that? I’m not. Especially since our draft is next week!)
Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: That stupid frog that waits at the door for me to open it and then hops right in and then plays dead.
You already complained about this frog. You think it’s the same one?
Eric: Definitely “YES”