Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Well trained...or brainwashed?

 Last week I was lucky enough to get to hang curtain rods in our madeover living room. I'm always game for hanging curtains because it involves three of my favorite things: 1) drilling holes in our walls, 2) working with fun fabrics, and 3) getting on Mandy's good side. Only one of those things is true.

I set up the ladder, collected the necessary tools (drill, bit, drywall anchors, tape measure, pencil, stud finder, handsome handyman, etc) and got set to work. It was only after I was perched on the ladder, drill in hand, that I asked Mandy the question:

How high do you want these curtains?

She was stunned. It was as if I'd asked her to calculate the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. A blank stare and silence told me that I'd better seek answers from a more trustworthy, knows-all-things-crafty source.

Pinterest.

And I was caught in the act.

Am I simply a well trained domesticated male? Or am I brainwashed?


Note: Can someone please help out Mandy? She has no idea of the significance of an unladed swallow...

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11 comments:

  1. I looked up unladen swallow... I still don't get it. HAHAHA. I must give kudos to Mandy though, she does have you VERY well trained.

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  2. My husband would much rather calculate the airspeed of anything than hang curtain rods for me...but he's been a good sport about it.

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  3. English swallow or African swallow?

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  4. I hang curtain rods myself... Maybe my husband has ME trained.... hahaha

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  5. African or European?


    I'm not dead yet!

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  6. He, he, he. You need to initiate her then.

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  7. Are you talking about an African or European swallow? African swallows are non-migratory!

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  8. Dang everyone said my pithy reply comment, so now for something completely different...Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer! Run away!

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  9. My husband hangs the rods high enough for the curtains to be close to but above the ground. Surely that's where all curtain rods should be?

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  10. Haha, I was totally going to reply "African or European swallow?" Glad so many others out there got this too!

    Really, no offense to Mandy, but isn't knowing this a prerequisite to marriage? :)

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