Monday, March 24, 2008

And the bag lady is...

And the winner of the Great Vinyl Bag Giveaway is...

Knottylady! Her winning caption:

"Shelleyyyyyyy? Can you heeaaaar me? You just ate a cupcake with bananaaaaana in it. I'm taking you to the hospitaaaaaaal."

And in case you missed the photo that belongs to the caption:


So here's the inside story behind the caption. Knottylady had baked some beautiful Martha-Stewart-worthy cupcakes for one of our impromptu Sunday knit-ins. Literally, the recipe was from the Martha Show:

Don't they look incredible? But alas, for me they turned out not to be a Good Thing. Someone saved one for me and put it on my desk. I coveted it for hours as I worked at the store on Monday, then grabbed it as I was leaving to pick my daughter up from school. I bit into it as I was driving down Lewis, anticipating the flavor...and then after a giant bite and a couple of chews, spit it out in a panic. It was a banana muffin, cleverly disguised as a cupcake - and I'm Majorly Allergic to Bananas. Haven't had one in 15 years!

I called the store in a panic and Ellen confirmed that yes, it was banana. I struggled to maintain control of the car as I dug in my purse for the Epipen - wondering if I should stop for Benadryl, but loathe to take it as I was slated to play a USTA tennis match that night. 2 1/2 hours of singles tennis in 37 degree weather does not usually go well for Benadryl zombies.

So...I opted to skip the Benadryl and made Ellen stay on the phone with me all the way to my daughter's school ("Go see the school nurse!" she kept yelling into the phone).

See? Now the comment makes more sense to everyone else. And yes, now I can laugh about it.

I must point out that this is slightly unfair, because knottylady happens to be an advertising copywriter. So she has the leg up in the humorous caption department - plus us female copywriters have to stick together. Although, now that I think about it, the banana incident may have been an attempt to minimize her competition in the marketplace. Mwah-ha-ha-ha.

Before I forget, honorable mentions go to these captions:

"We have secretly hidden a tiny camera in a skein of cashmere to catch the reactions of unsuspecting husbands upon seeing the price tag. Let's watch...."
- Billie Anne (who would have thunk it, the bookkeeper has a great sense of humor ;-)

and...
"Acrylic yarn in a vinyl bag??? I.Think.Not."
- Maria (this was Brent's favorite - aren't you impressed that he, as a non-knitting male, understood the humor?)

Thanks for everyone's entries. It does my heart good to see all those comments! Keep commenting - it what we bloggers live for.

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com
P.S. Knottylady, hope it's ok that I borrowed your cupcake photo.
P.P.S. Won the tennis match :)

4 Comments:

Blogger KnottyLady said...

Hurray! And I'm glad you won the match. And I swear I wasn't trying to kill you.
Thanks!

March 25, 2008 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

I know this is rude, but I LOL a lot at this post. :)lol It's like something out of movie. I'm so sorry that this happened, but thanks for at least blogging it to us.:) Best wishes!!

March 25, 2008 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

As horrible as the story of your nana trouble is, the caption in combination with the new photo makes for a very funny story! Congrats to Knotty!

March 25, 2008 at 8:26 PM  
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