Five Questions Friday: Socks

Q: Did you hear my mom over the speaker? She laughed while saying I was a temperamental artist. Not a temperamental person but a temperamental artist and that was supposed to be a compliment! You think that’s true or did she use the wrong word? (lol)
Eric: Sheesh. I’m not answering that question but when she said it I thought it was funny. She was making a joke that you didn’t get.

Q: I was so nervous about my acrylic art panels for the last few weeks. How do you think they turned out, honestly?
Eric: Ah, I knew they were going to be awesome if the printing company recreated exactly what you sent them. And they didn’t screw up so all is good.

Q: I was thinking the other day about the houses in New Hampshire. Which do you miss more: your old school house or our abode in Manchester?
Eric: Gosh. Neither.

Q: Really?
Eric: Well, I do miss summers at the school house but definitely not at Manchester because we were right in the city and had no yard. And definitely not the winters at either house.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Well, I have one and a half. An aggravation and a mild annoyance…

I was aggravated last Saturday for date night when our Live PD show went off-air before it even started due to a power outage in their New York Studio.

My mild annoyance is that you know how you go through your sock drawer and laundry needs to be done and your options are dwindling and you need to decide which ones you are going to wear that day? Well I kept coming up with other people’s socks. So I started pulling out all the socks that are not my own. And then I figured it out. Every time your father visits us, he leaves his socks lying around and some how they get washed and wind up in my sock drawer!

Five Questions Friday: Now This Photo Makes No Sense

Q from Joan (your MIL): How come there were no Five Questions Friday last week?

Eric: Because I didn’t like the questions. Not all questions sent to me are suitable for public consumption.
oh please… those questions I asked were completely fine.

Q: Do you believe in UFO’s?
Eric: It’s funny you ask! Yes, I do believe. Today, while working on a new basket in the shop I had the History channel on a UFO marathon all day.  One of the sightings was from Laconia, NH which was on of my old stopping grounds.

Q: What was your first (non basket-related) job?
Eric: I was a line cook at a restaurant at  Weirs Beach, a tourist hot spot in New Hampshire.

Q: How is your war on the carpenter bees going?
Eric: Ok. I replaced that one large board on our shed they were living in with pressure treated wood. At least they aren’t there now.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Actually nothing.
Well I have something I’m aggravated about. You replaced my second question about Chance and Coco Kitty with something you asked yourself and didn’t tell me. Now the photo I took has nothing to do with any of the questions. I’m also baffled that you think announcing you believe in UFO’s is suitable for public consumption on my blog. 

Five Questions Friday: Bee Revenge

Q: Did you ever watch the show Rosanne?
Eric: Yes.

Q: Did you hear they are reviving it with original cast?
Eric: Really? Even John Goodman?
Yes. But I believe for only six episodes. 
That should be good. I bet it gets great ratings.

Q: Do I still need to create your summer workshop classes’ website? I thought it was sold out but I saw one of your notes on the dryer saying “summer class website”. 
Eric: Yes, probably. I didn’t want to ask you sooner because you are absorbed with your art show. But my students do like to see all the info. even though they have been here before. 

Q: Did you leave it on the dryer hoping I would see it or is that where you write down notes?
Eric: Is that where I left it? I was wondering where my list went.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: I’m obsessed with these giant carpenter bees. I just caught one drilling a perfect 1/4-inch hole in our new bath house stud I put up a few days ago. I’m out for revenge. I’m going to get all of them.