I'm okay with that.
Sometimes you have to take a Silkwood shower for the team.
Yesterday, I stumbled across one of the many mysteries that confront me daily - the mystery of the white shoepeg corn.
To give you some background - white shoepeg corn is like the UNIcorn. If you're going to buy a non-fresh corn, this is the ONLY acceptable option. I would tell you that other corn pales in comparison, but I can't do that because white shoepeg corn is well, white.
I bought some because on the busiest day of my life, between class and stamping bingo night, on the first day of Dare to Get Dirty, I decided I should take five hours and make tortilla soup. The day someone recognizes me for my procrastination skills is long overdue.
Anyway, I did save some time having Instacart deliver said corn. But as I unpacked the order, the conspiracy nagged at me.
Why is it that white shoepeg corn comes in a tiny, 11 oz. can when gross yellow canned corn comes in the 15.137 oz. can or whatever they're calling a pound these days. (You know - like the 15 ounce PINT of Hagen Dazs they sell now? #newmath).
Is it because it's UNIcorn? The most amazing corn in the world? The SAFFRON of corn?
But what I do notice about this corn is that there is no liquid to drain off. You can use it right out of the can.
So I need your help.
I need someone who is in possession of a sub-standard can of yellow corn in a "standard" size to weigh their drained corn for me. Sadly, you will then have to eat some terrible, non-shoepeg corn. But just do it. For me.
I really want to know if yellow corn eaters are paying for 4. 137 ounces of basically dishwater.
Please let me know if you conduct this experiment in the comments.
Now that I have my soup and don't have to worry about lunch for the week, I'm back to work tomorrow, carrying on with Dare to Get Dirty. I made a card for Dina's challenge that I just love with the upcoming Dove of Peace set. I love the splashy, modern look of this stamp - and it's BIG.
My friend Holly enabled me into the new autumnal colors of Brusho, and so what I did here was clear emboss the dove, and then spray it with water and drop Brusho onto it. Then I fussy cut it out, and used the Softly Falling embossing folder for the background. This is meant to be a holiday set, but I wanted it to be more all occasion, so I paired it with the sentiment from Timeless Love.
Now if you want some holiday awesomeness, be sure and sign up for my Sleigh Ride Christmas Stamp-a-Stack - this class is only available in August and comes with everything you need for ten stunning Christmas cards, including a stamp set and die bundle.
Stamp set and die - that sounds bad. Like someone is yelling at you - JUST STAMP SET AND DIE!!
Except stamp sets don't kill people.
Bad corn kills people.
Pints of ice cream that are only 15 ounces kill people.
Stamps make people happy.
PS - retreat registration is open, and rooms are going fast. Register here.