Monday, April 28, 2008

Creative Problem Solving? Or Hillbilly Appetizer?

You decide.

Josh and I spent a night and day in Chicago with my parents this past weekend. We had no real agenda - just hanging out together in one of our favorite cities.

I can still hear echoes of my dad singing "Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin town" (think Frank Sinatra) as we walked around.

So friday night before dinner my mom stopped by the store to grab a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers for a little snack. It then occurred to her that we didn't pack a corkscrew. So $2.99 later we were in business.

Back at the hotel, however, we realized we had neither a knife or wine glasses. Solution?

Cut the cheese with the edge of the corkscrew package. And who needs a cutting board when you have a store receipt?

And then drink your wine out of water glasses and disposable coffee cups. Nothing but class.

"On State Street, that great street, I just wanna say..."


p + j + g buurstra said...

L-O-V-E it. Sounds like a scenario I could easily find myself in as well!!

Hope you had a good time! Looks like the weather was nice!

Jaimbob said...

My favorite part is the tool kit in the back ground!!! I mean you could have tried pliers... or was that the next option?! :) Hmmm I do think it is a little hillbilly but there is no point in buying something especially if you can be Macgyver... ;)

Short Stop said...

This is hilarious!

And, I've always wanted to write a post that had "cut the cheese" in it. You beat me to it! Congrats!

Dave and Jenni said...

That's awesome. Oh, I can't wait to get back there. Do you ever listen to Sufjan Stevens? I LOVE his song "Chicago"! Of course, you can't beat ol' Frankie-baby. :)

Lynn said...

When life hands you lemons...or a bottle of wine without glasses and cheese without a knife...


I thought you were going to say you just passed the wine bottle around and took a swig.