Monday, January 3, 2011

And I will call him. . .

Wanna know what I got for Christmas?

Do ya, do ya?

I got this, from the Daddy-o.

What is it, you ask? It's a push stick.

You know, a push stick. Duh. To go with my new. . . .

TABLE SAW!!

Oh. I'm sorry. I should have specified. You were supposed to read those last two sentences like the announcer on The Price Is Right. Let's try that again. . .

To go with my new. . ..

TABLE SAW!!

Eh-- that was so-so.

I would like you to know, that the hubs and I don't get each other stuff for Christmas. We have a truce. But people ask us every year, and so he said,

"Why don't we just tell people you got me the table saw and I got you the sewing machine?"

and of course I said,

"Nah--- You got the sewing machine. I got the table saw."

Because, well, really, I went and bought it for myself. With his loving permission.

But in actuality, both of them are mine. Does that make me a huge jerk?

So, I think I shall call him "Jaws".

"Jaws of Death" in full, but "Jaws" for short. And Jaws has some great safety features, thank goodness.


And do I have plans in the works with Jaws? Is the sky blue?? Well, sometimes?

Have I used Jaws all by myself? Hehehe, no. I'll be taking safety lessons. And wearing goggles. And always using my push stick. And always wearing ginormous ear muffs.

And maybe some armor.

And maybe some depends.

26 comments:

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

Nice Table saw! What a great gift. I am sure you will get a lot of use out of it.

Trina said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Depends!!!

I'm nervous just reading about it, but will you please forge ahead? Maybe I'll get up the courage to fire up the hand-me-down table saw that has been sitting silent in my garage for over 4 years.

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

You totally scored this Christmas!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

table saw! It's awesome. If I had to choose my favorite between my table saw and my compound miter saw, it would be a tough choice! Woohoo for you.
have fun, be safe!
gail

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Himself got a reciprocating saw for Christmas.

He and my brother both. They match!

But, from my mom. Not from me.

And I think Jaws is an exceptional name. And I think you should play the theme music whenever you introduce him to people.

Who will then probably find an excuse to leave.

So only do that to salespeople.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

that's awesome! are you still going to be able to get the daddy-o to cut all those pesky corners for you?

dena4kids said...

Awesome! I love the name Jaws!( and the armor, and the push stick, and of course the depends!:)
Oh and the goggles! You know that it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye!(that was said in my very best mommy voice)

Layne Bushell said...

Way too cool! I have a bag of left over pullups...ya want them!

gina3 said...

jealous...I'm just plain jealous. I want one of those. The name is awesome. Since you have that for yourself now, does it mean you won't need Daddy-o as much and he can come spend some time at my house?

Katie Johnson said...

Your blog is fantastic!! And I'm so jealous, I still have to go borrow my daddy-o's table saw. Luckily, the hubs at least has a jig saw and circular saw. I suppose I'll just have to make due with those till I get my own Jaws :) Can't wait to see what you do with him!!

Lori said...

Wow, you have joined the bit league... you go girl! Push thing and all.

Emily said...

That is so cool. I love that you bought a table saw! You are the woman!!

Teri said...

"And maybe some depends" - ROFL!! What an awesome gift! I can't wait to see the treasures you create!

Miranda said...

You=ROCK!!! Me=JEALOUS! If it's any consolation, I gave my hubby a new mini spatula in his stocking, which was really more for me because my other one broke, and I can't live without a mini spatula. Enjoy your new toys!

BAWDEN FAMILY said...

I love that you use that awesome machine because I would pee my pants if I had to even turn it on lol. Your amazing!!!
XOXO

Leca Unplugged said...

That rocks! I love that you even wanted one. Way to go girl! Push sicks are the way to go.

slommler said...

Congrats on the table saw and the push stick is a definite must have! Several years ago I got a band saw. Love it!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

I love slash am terrified of table saws, but oh so often I want to cut boards into planks. One of these days...

Secondly, I am super excited you got a sewing machine. Just remember when you first start sewing, two steps forward, one step back, two steps forward, one step back...

Oh, and a seam ripper will be your best friend.

1 Funky Woman said...

So very fitting for you! So what are you gonna make me, lol!

emma said...

I just found your blog tonight & love it - but would really love a search bar/engine option. I'm dying to see inside your kids rooms (what you've done there) & also what you've done with your closets! thanks :)

Audra said...

Could anything be more beautiful than Jaws? I don't think so...I am so envious.

The hubs and I don't exchange gifts either. A truce...he buys his gift, I buy mine and we are both happy.

Can't wait to see what you make, so I can drool over it.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

you are so funny Mandi girl! Way to bag 2 big gifts!! cannot wait to see what you do with this!! hugs, cathy

Sare said...

COOOOWELLL!!!!

Renee said...

I love my table saw! I'm glad you got a pushy thingy...I have one, too! Let's have a craft night with our table saws! :)

littlebeachbum said...

Mandi, I love that you are the kinda gal who gets excited over a table saw! You need to do a tutorial on how to use it, now...with someone else taking the pictures, of course! I wouldn't know what to do with a table saw if it bit me on the nose...for example, what is a "push stick"?

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Okay, I had to catch up on about 3 posts. I am terribly jealous of the new table saw! Do you even know how much you will use that thing, oh wow. I want that thing.
Love the piano bench too. Great idea to make it long. My piano bench is only built for one also.
I have been wanting to make a calendar too. I heard that you can go on Shutterfly and make one. I will have to try it out. Love the one you made a few years ago, so cute.
It was nice to check in on you and see all you fun projects, keep it up.
Oh by the way, I Hate New Years too!
Brooke