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.
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18 Responses to “The New Math”

  1. Kris December 13, 2008 at 5:42 pm #


    what is this word? i hope it is a blogger error…you know why.

    hey, how ar the berlinski’s? miss them much


  2. katdish December 13, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    >Oh, Kris!

    Get jiggy wid it, homegirl!

    “uber” means “ultra”.

    And I haven’t talked to them in awhile, but Michelle and I exchange emails from time to time. I miss them, too — a bunch!

    Editor’s Note: I would like to apologize to the African-American community as a whole for my embarrasing attempt at ebonics.

  3. Annie K December 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    >…looks like something I would do. Remind me to tell you about the time I tried to fling my heeled boots into the closet…and the two gaping holes that resulted…

    (Hey, Mare has turned you into a verb on my latest post. You are so versatile…!!)

  4. Anonymous December 13, 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    >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.


  5. vanityofvanities December 13, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    >Haha my husband would probably take the saw to my neck if he came home and saw that!

  6. katdish December 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm #

    >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.)

  7. texasshawn December 14, 2008 at 4:51 am #

    >Umm…what did you set out to do?

    At least your hubby has a sense of humor.

  8. katdish December 14, 2008 at 10:37 am #

    >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.)

  9. mb December 14, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    >Kathy, you are hysterical. I miss you so much. I completely agree that it’s all Mike’s fault. He doesn’t but he thougt your pictures were too funny. Just ask Ron for some spackle. He swears that is what I asked him for when a hole appeared in our ceiling last year. All I can say is it wasn’t there when I went up in the attic! Justin asked me while I was up there why we had a whole in the ceiling? Ummmm, weird…
    Anyway, love you humor. Miss you much. Tell the family we said Hi.
    Much love,

  10. vanityofvanities December 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

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


  11. Helen December 14, 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    >Glad you are okay. At least you tried.

  12. katdish December 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm #


    I sincerely doubt that you weigh enough to put a hole in the ceiling. It was probably Mike’s fault (typical). And I’m glad he found the pictures funny. Would you ask him to call Ron? Strangely enough, he fails to see the humor in them. BTW, that is one wicked awesome saw! But in retrospect, I suppose it was a bit overkill. Kinda like filling up a juice glass with a pressure washer. The worst part is (as my DH was so kind to point out), the moulding I bought to replace the windowsill and cover up what’s left of the wall is only about 1-1/2″ shorter than what was there in the first place. I HATE when that happens…

    I looked you up on facebook, so won’t you be my facebook friend? Please send Halloween pics!

  13. Steph at The Red Clay Diaries December 14, 2008 at 6:56 pm #

    >My gosh. I would NEVER do something that destructive. Given that I am always so focused and detail-oriented.

    NO, you CAN’T ask my husband about this. And pay no attention to the six-inch-tall hedge in my front yard.

  14. vanityofvanities December 15, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    >Okay. I was only coming by to read more comments and I honestly have nothing useful to say. Once I saw the word verification necessary if I were to leave a comment, however, I knew that I must.

    WV: encestee. No definition is necessary.

  15. texasshawn December 15, 2008 at 1:53 am #

    >LOL You and my hubby must be very much alike.

    When I walk into his latest mess, the only thing I dare say is, “Would you like me to fix that?”
    I’ve always assumed the answering grunt means yes. 😉

  16. Beth December 15, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    >I really don’t see what the big deal is….

    wv: elephi. plural noun. New slang for more than one elephant.

  17. katdish December 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    >Steph – laughing at your comment because it’s as if I’m laughing at my own comment, which is, as you know…delightful!

    Helen – you’re so sweet! I wish my husband would have said that!

    Shawn – actually one grunt does mean fix it, but it also means we really don’t ever need to re-hash this little incident again, EVER.

    Beth – THANK YOU and Amen! Can I get another witness?

    (Beth is the only one who really appreciates my creative expression.)


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