Friday, July 10, 2009

the quest for the perfect stool (trust me)

I watch Oprah. Not everyday. But, I watch Oprah. I watch when Dr. Oz is her guest. I love Dr. Oz. He has great information. And he brings disgusting props for Oprah to hold in her orchid purple gloved hands. Doctors on television may be invaluable to a nation that does not provide healthcare to ALL it's citizens. Outside of the emergency room. But this post isn't about that. So I'll leave that alone. Dr. Oz and others are able to reach and teach about better food choices, the benefits of eating a little 100% whole wheat bread before a meal, how to use a neti pot, your omentum and why you should care about it and the perfect stool. He stresses the importance of the "S" shaped stool. It is an indicator of good health. But, this post isn't about that either. I know. Thank goodness.

It's about another stool. The stool I've been on a quest to find. It had to be taller than a standard chair (17") but shorter than a standard barstool ( 29"). Then it needed to fit my aesthetic; a hybrid of Asian and shabby chic meeting classic and bold. And then, it needed to fit into what I teach my boys is the "good value rule". Which is, what we would be willing to pay for something before we know what the seller is asking. Would you believe I found it? Yep, 29 bucks and it was mine. And blue. Deep water blue. It's not "S" shaped but, I'm feeling fine about it just the same.

So last night I decide to post about my good fortune and wouldn't you know it Alison at http://www.cluckandtweet.com/2009/07/stools.html writes about " stools". Today. What are the chances? You should read what she has to say on the matter. She's hilarious. Trust me.

6 comments:

cluckandtweet said...

You crack me up. That, by the way, is a darn good picture of Oprah. And if you could give me a bit more information about the omentum and whole wheat bread, I'd be forever grateful and will never again attempt to freak your freak. Although that phrase will now always be a part of my vocabulary. Your stool is perfection. I'd love to see it in its natural setting around your counter(?). And, rest assured, I'm keeping an eye out for your parents. You, and they, are always welcome for coffee, margaritas, or a mean game of Yahtzee.

paintchipgirl said...

If I get back into my studio, I'll post a picture. In the meantime, my husband is working/hiding out in there as the boys are home for summer vacation. It is the most quiet room in the house. Of course, we'd play Yahtzee. When our youngest first played he called out, "Yowzah!". It's always a good time to play Yahtzee.

Darren King said...

You know those superpowers omitting from your studio? I promise only to use them for good...and that new stool is perfect for guitar playing...

mapsfromagoodkingdom said...

emitting...(not omitting. totally different. it was late)...

Lovin' Locks said...

You are something else!

paintchipgirl said...

Thanks Lovin' Locks...I'm gonna' take that as a compliment:) Thanks for stopping by...