Wednesday, December 12, 2007

There is an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 3 to be exact), when Larry David watches someone clean up a stain out of a couch by using table salt and club soda. He was very impressed by this and he decided he would make a mental note of that in case he had to use that very move at a later date. Well it just so happened that he DID have to use that very move, when he spilled something in his bedroom, and he was thrilled that he knew exactly how to get it up (pissing off his wife who wanted to have sex rather than watch him use this cleaning manuever). Now I really never knew that club soda and table salt could be so damn magical, so I too made a mental note of this, in case I had to save an article of clothing, carpet, sheets, or whatever. It just so happened that last night, was my time to shine.

I was sitting on the bed enjoying a glass of fine Cabernet Sauvignon, while watching an episode of the Office with my lady, when a funny line was uttered, and I started laughing uncontrollably. Apparently I was laughing a bit too hard, because I looked down and half my glass of wine was now on the bedspread. Initially I had a look of defeat on my face, and I was hoping my ladyfriend wouldn't see my clumsy moment, but that would be too good to be true. Of course she saw it, and she was getting ready to tell me about myself, when the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm came to my head. I ran in the kitchen, picked up some kosher salt and some sparkling water(Pellegrino to be exact..and may I add that Pellegrino is some damn good water and its a shame I had to waste it on a cleanup mission) and I ran to the scene of the spot. Of course at this point, I am all excited, but I'm not really effective in my execution of this move, so my lady walks me through the process, and we apply the salt and the water, and it seems to be getting up the red wine stain. Then my friend goes online, looks up Hints from Heloise, and she determined that we also needed to add Peroxide to this wonderful elixir we were concocting. 5 minutes later, we wiped everything up, dried it a bit with a towel, and the bedspread was stain free. I feel like that whole moment should have been youtubed or something man. We were surgical and it was teamwork at its absoulte finest. So if you're scoring at home(or if you're alone), I got the cleanup idea from Curb Your Enthusiasm, the humor on the Office caused the spill, and the Hints from Heloise allowed us to put the finishing touches on the cleanup.

Moments like this are why I have a blog in the first place: To attempt to add beautiful words to otherwise mundane situations.

Cloud 9 - The Temptations
All of the orignal Temptations are dead, except for Otis Williams who just happens to be the founding member of the group. For 43 Years, Otis has been a member of the group, and he sings the best background lyrics you've never heard. He was never given the lead vocal in any song during all that time, but in this 1968 hit, I guess the group decided to take the shackles off of Otis, and they allowed his voice to be heard, and to my knowledge this is the ONLY time Otis' voice is ever clearly heard on record. At the 2:00 mark and again, at the 2:48 point he bellows out an off-key, "Realityyyyyy", and that's it. 43 years, countless shows, plenty of tricky dance steps, numerous women and good times, and all he gets is an off-key, "Realityyyy".

4 comments:

Sha said...

so domestic..

Sab D said...

As spoken by Leon in the Temptations movie ....
"ain't nobody comin to see you Otis!"

Temps are leagendary and wouldn't be that way without Otis - he desrves his props.

Or maybe he should spill some wine or something ....

hadassah said...

what was so dare funny, lol

lex said...

i did not know that little cleaning tidbit. i have made a mental note of it for my household home remedies file though. wait...did it work?

and interesting fact on Otis. Did they think his voice was that bad? Maybe i should watch the VH1 special again. Anyway he outlived them all so...paybacks?