Friday, January 11, 2013

Trivet making is also hard


In another edition of things that are hard, Boyfriend and I opened our trivet kits last weekend.


The boxes make it look super easy:


So we poured out all the corks and got ready:


First, I tried to remake what was on the box. Kind of easy, but you can see all the spaces where it doesn’t quite fit right:

  
Boyfriend made this one:
  
But then we started to do some of the other patterns they suggest, and it got hard.

I tried to be fancy.

Boyfriend had more patience than I did. Check out this action shot:
His giant man hands, not mine.


We also noticed a pattern with the corks.


There WERE a lot of sutter homes, see:

Ignore the columbia crest that sneaked into the corner. The rest are all sutter home.

Anyway, I got frustrated and since we didn’t have a glue gun we decided to stop for the night. I was ready to open my new bottle of sutter home pinot grigio (nope, not kidding).

We left the trivets like this:

His:

Mine:

Whose is better? You be the judge. 

27 comments:

  1. I like yours. It's... eclectic. *cough*

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  2. Personally I prefer yours; it captures your love for Sutter Home and your desperation to get back to drinking it. Which, if you ask me, is what people want from a trivet x

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  3. I think the problem comes from synthetic corks. they are the worst and I hate them. i'd rather have a screw-top wine than get a fake cork.

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  4. Yours might take a LEETLE more work before it's usuable. I suggest more drinking. I mean thinking.

    Nope, I meant drinking.

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  5. Apple and oranges man. Yours is obviously the Jackson Pollock trivet.

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  6. I'm interested to see how drinking wine and using a glue gun works out for you.

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  7. "Best girlfriend ever" would admit defeat and tell boyfriend he rocks at trivet making. BUT you are the clear winner for "Best ever wine drinker".

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  8. I think yours is much better suited as one of those "zen garden" like things. you can just move the corks around in various patterns while you drink your wine. hhmmm, very relaxing. Boyfriends? Just look at that perfection. that's way too much pressure.
    I challenge him to make a bath mat.
    (um, you'll need A LOT more corks. you're welcome.)

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  9. Sutter Home is more likely to sponsor your intervention than this blog judging by the volume of Sutter you funnel down your gullet (no judgment, I'm just impressed).
    Which, a sponsored intervention would be awesome. "And now coming to you live from Aunt Beru's family room, it's Mayor Gia's intervention 2013 brought to you by Chivas Regal reminding you to drunk responsibly."
    I hear if you smoke crystal meth, you're able to concentrate on mundane tasks easier.

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  10. Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud when I saw yours with the corks standing upright. Yours is better and here's why: Boyfriend's may be 'perfect', but yours is totally interactive. You can market it as a brain teaser, and also as a blood-alcohol test. The harder it gets to move the corks around, the drunker you are. You're welcome.

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    1. Oh geez, just started reading the other comments and it looks like Rory Bore and I share a brain.

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    2. I'm going with you and Rory Bore. it's interactive! Like, if you push your face up against your trivet, a sculpture-like impression will protrude from the other side, like those metal pin toys. I just used the word 'like' three times in that last sentence and I'm not going to apologize.

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  11. Why is boyfriend's hands so red? Are they normally like that?

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    1. Why "ARE" his hands so red. Grammar Damian, grammar!

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  12. I think yours looks better. It shows more effort. Boyfriend should stop over achieving.

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  13. I like yours and no I'm not biased. His is boring!

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  14. You should have called this post, “The Trouble With Trivets.”

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  15. I think yours shows a certain devil-may-care attitude. Well done!

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  16. You should search for a more uniform cork for trivet making. Who knows how much wine you'd have to go through to find the perfects corks, but it would make a good side project :)

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  17. I think that your genius is fighting against the small-ness of the trivet frame. You need to drink lots more wine. And make a cork floor.

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  18. I like them both equally well. Boyfriend has kind of hairy knuckles, doesn't he?

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Who knew it was so hard? I think I'll postpone trivet making, at least for now.

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  20. I love it! (Yours more-so but don't tell boyfriend) I'd love to try this as well. I wonder though, is there a kit for the kind of wine I buy? You know...in a box?

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  21. Yours is um.... very unique. :)

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  23. I see your plan. If they are all Sutter Home, then they'll be the same size. Very OCD of you.

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  24. I like Sutter Home also. The white zin freezes up ever so nice for an excellent wine slushy.

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