Five Questions Friday: Sister GaGa and Jack White

Have to refine some of these questions to “present day” because these were last week’s questions and Mr. Basketmaker forgot to answer them and then I forgot to nag him about it…

Q: Out comes Sister Gaga because it’s football season! How do you think my team, Cookie Crumblers, are going to do this year? And, how scared are you that you’re playing me this week?
Eric: Ah not very scared at all. But I don’t want to lose because I will be 2-2 and you will be 4-0. Overall you have a great time so far. But since I’m not managing your team, you will crash and burn soon.
(So not nice.)

Q: Last week’s question was “why are we not getting in the car and driving to Pennsylvania?” This week’s refined question is, “How come Uncle Ed and cousin Kerryn are not drive-worthy again?”
Eric: They are drive worthy! It’s circumstance. We just got home driving 1600 miles to Nantucket and then to NH and then to Maine and then back home. Not dragging myself into the car again to go to Pennsylvania.
(Uhm, sort of didn’t answer the question but will let it slide.)

Q: Can you believe how well and how large my luffa harvest is doing?
Eric: Yeah whatever. We’ll see if you actually process and get the sponges.
(I sense a jealous tone.)
Q: I can’t believe how long it is taking to go through, process and organize all your basket photos. Did you realize what a huge task this would be?
That’s why I never asked you to do it. And I couldn’t do it. Too much work and you’re the pro, not me.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: That I love Jack White. And I want to go to one of his concerts but they are so expensive. Two weeks ago I found out he is coming to our little town of McMinnville and the tickets are free. Fast forward to today, that event is tonight! Granted, he won’t be performing but he will be periodically onstage because he’s hosting other artists as a special event for his company Third Man Records. I wanted to go!

But we couldn’t just drive to the venue. Instead we would HAVE to be in Nashville and leave on one of the busses heading to our hometown to see the actual concert. I guess we could have driven all the way to Nashville, paid for parking somewhere, got on the bus, drove back to McMinnville then after the show tonight, get back on the bus, drive by our house on the way to Nashville, then get in the car and drive back home. I totaled up the time and it would be about 12 hours. If he was actually singing, I’d probably do it. But this really aggravated me last week and again this week.
(Well we could just drive over there right now and sit at the entrance waiting for a glimpse of Mr. Jack White. We’d be one of those creepy band fans but I’m willing to do it for you!)

Thanks for answering the questions Eric but I have a prediction. Next week’s “aggravation” will be me crushing your team!!!






Imperative and Important Project Being Worked on Today

I’m elated to be sharing this very important project Mr. Basketmaker busied himself with today in the basketry workshop.

Why am I all giddy about this special task? Because I’m so close to owning it for the next year I can taste it.

What is it? Well, the Brady Gaga Fantasy Football trophy!


This evening, when I walked into the workshop, Eric was renovating the existing trophy by adding a larger base which will have new shiny brass plates with the names of all our past winners.

The pic still shows work in progess but I couldn’t wait to brag about my hard-working team, the “Cookie Crumblers” who finally made it to the prestigious Gaga Bowl! And I am the only girl in the league, I might add, that Mr. Basketmaker is the commissioner of. And I’m pumped!

Hopefully, and with a ton of luck, I will post a picture of me with this coveted trophy in my hands (and Mr. Basketmaker, sulking in the background because HE has never made it to the Gaga Bowl before…. tee hee).

Big Matchup This Week.

It’s stressful in the Basketmaker’s household this week. We’re both in a head-to-head match-up in our fantasy football league. As of Sunday evening, my team, the Cookie Crumblers, is still projected to win against Eric’s team, Viva Manch Vegas. But it’s not looking too good for me. A couple players are not performing how they should!

We’re both 2-0 and want to be 3-0 after tomorrow. But only one of us can have the number one team and I only hope it’s me! I mean, I have the better team logo and name. What is Viva Manch Vegas anyways?