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I have an earache, for some reason. Both ears. It makes eating dinner kind of painful, since moving my jaw makes my ears throb.

Today I went to 3 crafts stores, looking for a mechanical yarn winder. All I could find were electric winders for $89.95. This is a bit surprising to me: surely there's a gap in the market between those who use chair backs and those for whom it is worth $90 to have the process fully automated. I wound up ordering a non-powered one from Overstock.com for $25 plus shipping.

S. went with me. I think it was in part a self-test of his masculinity: could he brave three crafts stores and survive with his sanity intact, still able to call himself a man? As it turned out, he was fascinated with the storage section. "Almost as good as office supplies!" he said. He wound up buying a small bin for his pens and a set of fine-point Sharpies.

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capemaynuts
Sep. 7th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
First off, I hope your earache clears up quickly.

Second, your story about S going to a craft store made me laugh. I am am beader, I love those tiny little pieces of glass with holes in them. My hubby considers it girly and thought my going to bead shows/conventions a waste of time. However a few years ago we happened to be in the neighborhood of one of the largest shows in the East Coast. We were visiting friends and the deal was that he was going to hang out with them while I went for a few hours. However our friends were fighting with each other and my hubby didn't want to be left alone with them. So he decided he was going to go with me "to make sure I didn't spend to much money or forget to leave." Well, I met up with bead friends, bought the beads I wanted and was ready to leave in the designated amount of time. I had to go find him. He had run across a demonstration of lamp working and was fascinated. (Lamp working is making glass beads by hand with a torch)He ended up spending more money then me and he didn't want to leave. Since then he hasn't ever complained about going to a craft or bead show with me.
np_complete
Sep. 7th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
My ears are better today, thanks.

I had to go find him. He had run across a demonstration of lamp working and was fascinated. (Lamp working is making glass beads by hand with a torch)He ended up spending more money then me and he didn't want to leave.

I have a new theory that men will craft or make art if there's danger involved. They do seem to be drawn to crafts that involve heat, electricity, poisonous chemicals, sharp knives, or table saws.
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