Friday, April 17, 2009

The Quotable Katdish

How much attention do you pay to the sidebar(s) when you read someone's blog? I will typically check them out the first couple of times I read someone's blog, then pretty much ignore them. Unless, of course they have a jukebox. Then I immediately find the blasted thing and turn it off. Then I may have to get up and clean the dog piddle off my leg, depending upon what song is playing and how loud I have my speakers up on my computer.

If you are the type to look at the sidebar, you may have noticed a quote by me and a picture of some of my home improvement handiwork. Well, the following post is what inspired that quote. I have included some of the comments from that post, including the comment that inspired that quote:

The New Math:
Well, it's Saturday and I am hard at work in my soon-to-be uber fantastical studio/escape from the world. I am taking a brief respite from the task at hand to give you a brief peek into the glamorous life of me. (Sure, don't mention it.)

Here's a new mathematical equation to ponder:



Impulsive, impatient Katdish



- methodical, practical husband



+high powered reciprocal saw



=Uh, oh...Sorry. My bad



Okee, dokey! Well, I gotta got figure out how I'm going to fix this before my DH gets home. Oh, wait...he reads my blog...DANG! So, how's your day going?
Editor's Note: I would like to point out that it was a certain Mike Berlinski that gave us the aforementioned saw. So, technically, this is all his fault. No? Ehhh, it was worth a shot.
COMMENTS:

Anonymous said...
I guess I should look at the bright side and be greatful that I learned of your handy work via your blog and not a call from the hospital.Curious to learn what your a sculpting. - YLDH


katdish said...
Dearest YLDH, I am shocked and appauled! As you might have expected, I have spent the ENTIRE DAY making homemade cookies from scratch, reading bible stories to the children, and singing non-secular Christmas carols with them as we sipped hot cocoa by the fire. Imagine my dismay when I come to check my computer (for the VERY FIRST TIME today), only to discover that someone has obtained pictures of our home and photo shopped them to make it appear that someone has carelessly taken a reciprocal saw to the windowsills! I suppose this is the darker, seedier side of semi-fame. (I suspect the Berlinskis.)


texasshawn said...
Umm...what did you set out to do? At least your hubby has a sense of humor.


katdish said...
Shawn -The creative spirit cannot be enslaved by the oppressive chains of reason and logical thinking. It's more about the journey than the destination. (Actually, I got a sweet deal on a cute little bench that I wanted to use as a window seat, so I was trying to cut the ledge off the windowsills. And yes, DH is taking this quite well. But then, we've been married for 12 years and this is not my first home improvement project run amok. I honestly don't think anything would shock him anymore.)


I won't post all the comments here, but you should check them out on the original post if you have time. They're all pretty funny. I even chased two of my favorite lurkers out from hiding to make a comment - M. Berlinski and of course, MLDH. (His first and last comment, by the way.)
I am also reposting this because Mother's Day is coming up soon, and this is my way of reminding all of you guys how really great it is not being married to me. Now go get your wives something really special, whether she's a mom or not!
I'd really like to have a compound miter saw. But I think we all know that's never going to happen. Oh well. A girl can dream...

21 comments:

jasonS said...

I do have to say I am thankful to know you, but I am very happy with my wife for sure. :) I'll be sure to do something nice for Mother's Day.

sherri said...

I would like to know exactly what you were trying to accomplish here.

Helen said...

I agree with Beth. It really doesn't look so bad.
I was just moved by your saw story and concerned that you could have hurt yourself.
I am sure you did something fabulous and creative at that little spot of over anxious creativity.

Beth said...

Frank's only comment on my blog so far has been to correct something...
nothing like encouragement!

I'm kind of glad I'm not married to you...but for entirely different reasons.

:)
;)
:P

Annie K said...

That's like Texas Chainsaw massacre right there. (I slay myself sometimes.)

vw: pimpli

What are all those pimpli things next to Auntie Beckie's tattoo?

katdish said...

Sherr - The creative spirit cannot be enslaved by the oppressive chains of reason and logical thinking.

Annie - did you ever fix the shoe holes in your closet?

I'm going to have to post pictures of my studio. (Just as soon as I touch up a couple spots around the windows.)

Marni said...

That's it Kat. We're twins seperated at birth. The coincidences that are rapidly piling up are just too uncanny for it to be anything but shared DNA. Here's yet another similarity in our lives:

Years ago, I get the itch to transform bedroom # 3 from office to playroom for our only daughter (at the time). I tackled the project all by myself while hubs was at work. I was moving a large and sassy recliner out of that room, got it halfway down the hall and got it stuck. It wouldn't come out of the hall, it wouldn't go back into the office. What was keeping it from moving were the legs of this chair. I have this issue with inanimate objects sassing me, so I went out to the garage, got the hubs jig saw, and sheared those legs smooth off the chair. I felt vindicated. Until the hubs came home. He saw the new playroom (loved it!) and saw that I'd moved the chair to a different locale (that would be the garage). Then he noticed the legs gone (oops!) and politely asked for an explanation. I told him about the disagreement the chair and I had, and how I was victorious. That is when the hubs pointed out that the legs of the chair pop right off with a few turns of a screw...

I still haven't lived that down. And he hides all his power tools now too...

Wendy said...

Hey, I've got a compound miter saw...

How long did the windows look like that?

My husband doens't like me to start new projects. He says it's because I'm a starter and not a finisher. I don't know why he would say such a thing. It only took me 3 years to finish painting the bonus room...

katdish said...

Marni -

Yeah. I once moved a 7 foot couch up a flight of stairs by myself. (Have you ever seen the movie Barbershop? It was sort of like the scene where the 2 guys were trying to get an ATM machine down a flight of stairs.)

You would think that our hubs would realize by now that when we say, "Would you please move such and such?", what we're really saying is, "If you don't move this thing in next 12-24 hours, I'm gonna do it by myself, and my sheetrocking skillz aren't the best. Do you feel lucky today, punk? Well? Do you?!"

Peter P said...

I'm not saying anything.... you have a mtre saw now.

That's scary.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Marni - I laughed out loud at your story. You MUST blog it.

When Charlie was last out of the country, I shanghaied my son to help me move a 9ft-tall IKEA armoire across a bedroom. We dragged it. Did I mention it was IKEA? Yeah, we pretty much destroyed the bottom supports.

Kat - My problem is that I don't even ask my hub. I keep my crazy plans to myself because I know he'll just try to talk me out of them. He hides all tree pruning equipment because I REALLY like to prune. Supposedly, it's because he wants the plants to live. Whatever.

Beth said...

HAHA. These are hilarious.

Wendy, I'm totally married to a starter and not a finisher. He also sawed the arms off of a couch once so it would fit in a room. And he hauled a washer and dryer UPSTAIRS by himself. He's like all these stories in one plus testosterone. Where's Nick? I bet he's done stuff like that...

I don't do "projects," if I can get out of it. I just clean up all the messes from all of Frank's. That's pretty much a full time job in itself.

Annie K said...

Actually Kat, they were heel holes on the wall outside the closet (my aim that day was slightly to the right.) And yes, Jon did a mighty fine job of fixing it.

Nick the Geek said...

THat's an easy fix. Heck even if it were your finger it isn't that big a deal, trust me. Did I ever tell you about the time I was using a reciprocating saw ... Actually you can keep reading I never cut myself with one, though I did burn myself. Not that funny of a story, but the moral is wear gloves when changing the recently used blade.

Nick the Geek said...

Beth, if you followed me on twitter you would know I went shopping today. Mandatory expedition instead of enjoying my day off.

katdish said...

Wendy - You have a compound miter saw? LUCKEEEEE!

Steph - What? Is Charlie not a fan of the 6 inch shrub line? I think it's delightful!

Beth - HE SAWED THE ARMS OFF A COUCH!?! Now THAT guy has issues! Wait...was it an upholstered couch or was it one with wooden arms? Cuz the latter is perfectly acceptable.

Nick - It actually was a pretty easy fix. I also have an air powered nail gun (mwha-ha-ha!) You SHOULD be afraid, Peter.

Nick the Geek said...

I did shoot my hand with a framing nail once. That's nothing compared to a photo that was shown last night at that thing I went to (see my blog). This guy was drunk and decided to try and shoot a board he was standing on in bare feet with a nail gun. Not sure why. He shoot through one foot 3xs and the other foot once plus multiple misses. I leaned over and said, "he took the phrase WWJD the wrong way." Yeah my wife wasn't there to tell me no.

Billy Coffey said...

If my wife did that, I would high-five her. Yes, I would have to fix it. And yes, it would cost extra money. But the only thing better than putting something together is tearing something apart. That's just how I roll.

katdish said...

Ntg - Dude, I wouldn't have even gone there.

Billy - All these years, I have attributed many of my strange character traits to inherited behavior and lack of adequate parental supervision as an adolescent. But perhaps I've been wrong all along. Perhaps the real culprit is the Commonwealth of Virginia!

Nick the Geek said...

you know, I was looking at the post again and it occurred to me that very few people in the world would have looked at the damage and put the tools down to go get a camera to document what they did wrong.

Word Verification: hoednersNot going near this one ... I don't want to catch anything.

texasshawn said...

*striking a pose* I knew who inspired your quote.

Hubby is useless when it comes to home repair, so the power tools are mine.