Friday, January 21, 2011

The Pink Thing

My mum bought me this.

I know what you're thinking, what the f**k is it? Well I don't actually know what it's called, I don't even think it has a proper name. I was with my mum when she bought it. She actually bought it for herself. I snickered in the background about how shit it was (as I often do when shopping with my mum) & swore to myself, I would never own something that stupid & freakishly puppet-like.

Well when Blake & I moved into our apartment, mum rocked up with some bits & pieces we'd left at her house .To my horror this included ugly pink puppet hand which she had sneakily hidden under some stuff. At first I hid it in my kitchen tools drawer. Because it was a 'gift' from mum, I couldn't bring myself to throw it out. During the weeks following, every time I went into the kitchen tools drawer, which because I cook alot is quite often, I would wear sunglasses as it would blind me with it's fluro pink fury. Blake died when he saw it. He says that every day I take away a little bit more of his man-ness by turning our selection of kitchen utensils into a Mardi Gras parade.

I have a confession to make. The pink puppet hand now lives outside the utensil drawer. Beside my oven. And I don't even try to hide it when people come to visit. It is the best thing EVER invented. It's great for grabbing things out of the oven instead of risking 3rd degree hand burns. Never trust a tea towel, I learnt that the hard way. Especially a damp one. And as for oven mitts, they rate highly on my scale of uncool, so I just don't have one.

The pink hand burning protector has become a staple part of my daily life. Sometimes I just like to sit with it on my hand resisting the urge to draw some eyes on it .Not only does it more than serve it's purpose in the kitchen but it would also make a brilliant crazy man's friend. It seems to have become my 'Wilson' except I'm not Tom Hanks stranded on a desert island nor do I talk to it.

If you spend alot of time in the kitchen or just really enjoy cooking, please go & buy one of these things. Again, I don't know what they're called but you will find them at any local Kitchen/Home store (Mitre 10 Mega, Stevens, Living & Giving) where they retail between $5 & $10 & come in many colours. Not just screaming high visibility pink. After you get over the initial 'what the hell' & embarrassment of purchasing such a hideous thing, I promise you it will be one of the most used implements in your kitchen.

Peace & Love
Becky xo


  1. Oh, PLEASE draw some eyes on it! Might as well name it, too. (Wilson is already taken) Let us know when you start talking to it!

  2. I have 2 of those things, but only one is used for it's purpose. The other one belongs to my daughter, since it has doggy ears on it. I know, weird huh? We found it at Target and it was only a dollar. There was a tiny hole in it's ear where the pricetag stuck through, so now it's a little pink pirate dog puppet. It might be one of the cutest things ever.


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