Well, it was bound to happen sometime. It's our fourth straight summer in Tahoe staying at my SO's family house, and last night I accidentally broke something.
Actually, two things: an Italian serving bowl painted with grapes and leaves, and more worriedly, a lovingly handmade serving platter stenciled with fruit and the family name. My SO's sister-in-law created it, and I don't think she'll take kindly to the fact that it's in 5 jagged shards. I broke the bowl and platter when I was putting away the dishes after dinner, and they slipped and fell. Even though the dishes fell only a foot (they sat in a low cabinet), they broke on impact on the stone floor. Sh**t.
My mission: So today I'm going to one of those "create your own" pottery shops to see if they can fix it or even (wishful thinking) make an exact replica. If that doesn't work, then I'll glue it together as best I can and buy a $$ gift certificate for the sister-in-law. After that, I'll try to find a copy of the Italian bowl. I'm not feeling too optimistic about that. I may have to go online and buy something tres cher from an exclusive kitchen appliance store such as Sur La Table. Sigh. Hopefully, our hosts will understand.
Washingtonienne update: Coming soon to a magazine stand near you - Jessica Cutler's (a.k.a. blogger Washingtonienne) much-used but still nubile naked body! Cutler, the former Capitol Hill worker drone by day and coy semi-prostitute by night, will be in an upcoming issue of Playboy. You can see a sneak preview photo of her saggy little boob here on Fleshbot. Classy, eh?!