Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So, Wanna Hear a Funny Story...?

After I published this post yesterday, I had one of those moments that can be likened to a lightning strike. The sudden, sit-up-straight, finger-on-your-chin-in-a-thoughtful-kind-of-way moment. The kind that ends with you slowly and quietly saying, "Oh, fuuu....."

It turns out that I do actually have a pie server. It was tucked away in the very back of the Drawer for Everyday Eating and Serving Utensils, which really was the logical place for it because it's a serving utensil, not a cooking utensil, and I had been looking for it in my cooking utensils drawers. So, really, yesterday's post was just one big misunderstanding.

You can see how these would be easily confused, can't you?
Now, I could do the whole Wizard of Oz ending and point out that I had what I needed all along, and had I only clicked my fabulously shod heels together three times and believed in myself (and looked in the correct drawer, goddammit), I could have served myself a pot pie the proper way days ago. 

And while that's all true - I am a complete person as I am and pie servers really don't equal happiness and blahblahblah - there's also a problem with it: it's also total bullshit. If I hadn't had a minor meltdown about the pie server, it would have been about something else. Clearly, I'm not happy with where I'm at in my life, and there is something missing. Now obviously, it's not a pie server (I already have one of those, remember?). It's also probably not something that you can pick up at Crate and Barrel, either, like a strong sense of self, or self-esteem, or the knowledge that even though I'm not where I want to be, I will get there eventually. The point is that as much as I'd like to, I can't wrap this up neatly in a bow and say, "Oh, crisis resolved! I have learned overnight that I am complete and perfect as I am! I had only to throw a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of Self-Doubt to find my way home!" For better or for worse (and I don't necessarily believe it's for worse), my yellow brick road is a little bit longer and more meandering than that.


fortunecookiejunkie said...

Well shit. Now I have to return THREE pie servers. AND think of another birthday gift for you.

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Unknown said...

I like this pie server:

The cool thing about yellow brick roads is that there are lots of cool things to do & see before you get to the end of it! Trust me, you're going to enjoy the journey & ultimately that's the whole point of life! Salud!

Erin said...

@fortunecookiejunkie - Clearly, if I can't remember that I own one pie server, I need multiples (one for every drawer?) so that I can always find one when I need one.

@Pepper - That is adorable.

ilovebabyquilts said...

I LOL at the annotated drawer photo!

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