Q: I have to admit, you did such a good job washing Jaxson. What does it feel like to have such a clean and less stinky dog? Eric: Ah, it is very refreshing.
Q: Speaking of the less-stinky Jaxson… what is up with him? Yesterday he jumped through the open door of the Fed Ex truck as he was making his way up our driveway. It was like FedEx was delivering our dog to us. Weren’t you embarrassed? Eric: No. The way I see it he was doing us a favor. He prevented the driver from running him over. So he did a good thing.
Q: Because of your ‘aggravation’ answer last week, I stated I would ask you extra long questions this week. So here’s one, and be specific. What did you do all day today starting from the time you got up to right now? And don’t skip any details. Eric: What? No way. And I can’t answer that question on account that it might incriminate me. (Try.)
I got up and saw it was still raining. Made some coffee. Turned on the news and then read the newspaper. Checked out my fantasy football team. Waited for you to wake up. Then brought you breakfast in bed (Yes, that was nice. Now keep going…)
More? I got the mail. Checked the weather online to see when this rain would ever stop. Made some molds. That’s just about it.
Q: You skipped something. What about the movie you had on initially in the house and then continued watching it in your workshop? Tell us about that! Eric: What? That movie? That’s one of the things I was talking about that would incriminate me. All I’m going to say is that it was on one of those women networks. (I’ll expose him… He was watching Lifetime Movie Network!)
Q: What aggravated you this week? Eric: Ah, all this rain. It is very aggravating. And Jaxson whining because he’s depressed from all this rain too!
Q: Our cousin Kerryn sent me her professional sketch of a vehicle wrap that she thinks we should get for the van. What do you think?
Eric: Ah, it’s pretty cute but the whole cat thing is not going to work, even though I’m a cat lover. But I can’t be advertising a cat since my dog Jaxson would probably eat that cat as a mid-morning snack and putting a photo up there would be false advertising. Plus, the dog Kerryn drew looks like Chance and I’d rather have the more masculine Jaxson on my vehicle wrap. And, quite honestly, I think my nephew Andrew who is two, could do a better illustration. (Oh my gosh… that is so harsh….)
Q: Speaking of Kerryn, I was on the phone with her last week and we both want to know what was up with your attitude last Friday when I texted you while you were in Indiana and asked you about Five Questions Friday and you texted back “yeah, what about it?” and I never heard from you again until the next day? I missed my Five Questions Friday Post! Eric: What? I just finished a class and I was tired and I needed to get something to eat, and well, I can’t remember… what was the question again?
Q: Next question came in as a text from my brother Tripp: Who is your favorite nephew? Eric: What? I can’t answer that. And because of that question I’m declaring that next Friday is “Mr. Basketmaker asks his Brother-in-law Five Questions!” (that should be interesting…)
Q: What was up with you bursting in yesterday while I was on speaker phone with two clients, yelling “Jaxson is out here running around like a maniac”! Eric: How did I know you were on the phone with clients. Maybe you should put up some kind of warning light or sound that does “beep beep” or something. (Hmmmm, I remember telling you I would be on conference at 12:00!)
Q: What aggravated you this week? Eric: Well that’s easy. Okay, uhm, not that it really aggravated me but I can’t really say because my wife does such a great job on the website and the blog and everything But…. why does it still say that there are four spots left in my week class when there is only like one available and has been for the last couple weeks? I’m just saying… (Okay, as an employee who does not get paid from Eric Taylor Basketry, I’m announcing that “I Quit!”)
Q: Since you tell people that you always loved The Brady Bunch growing up because they were the brothers and sisters you never had, here’s a trivia question: what was the name of the Brady Bunch’s dog? Eric: Tiger. And did you know that the dog that played Tiger was killed between seasons? Maybe that’s why he just disappeared as the family dog.
Q: For the last few days I’ve been sick with the flu. Do you think you’re taking care of me adequately? Eric: That sounds like a loaded question. I will defer.
Q: Did you hear about the new Monopoly piece and which one they eliminated? Eric: Yes, you mentioned it this morning that they went with the cat. But which one did they get rid of?The iron.
Q: Are you looking forward to this big snowstorm we’re about to get hit with? Eric: Oh, yeah – like a cat looks forward to seeing a pit bull.
Q: And now to your favorite question… What annoyed you this week? Eric: Instead of what irritated me this week I have come up with something a little different. I thought that I would give you a break and just give you a link to a musical act that has had an impact on my life’s creative path.
Not to say that I won’t come back with what irritated me this week some other time. We shall have to see. But until then let me indulge.
I’m sure that not all my choices will be your flavor but I hope in some way you will understand. This first one involves Freddie Mercury , the legendary front man of Queen. I am a huge fan of the late great and this clip shows his true greatness.