February 22, 2010
Drawer of Inappropriate Starches
Admit it, you have one. In all the desk jobs I’ve held, I’ve always had a drawer filled with emergency supplies, like Advil, bandaids, Equal packets and coffee stirrers, napkins, instant soup, crackers, dried fruit, some chocolate, and whatever else I might need in case I accidentally got locked in the building. More often than not, though, the drawer would just get filled with a bunch of snacks so I wouldn’t accidentally bite someone’s head off because of low blood sugar.
Hot off my Psych embroidery, I decided I wanted to stitch something from the much-loved yet much-criticized Dollhouse. I both love and hate the show (although more on the love side – I even through it a farewell party when it ended). I knew I had to use a Topher quote (because he was by far the best character on the show), and the line “You haven’t seen my drawer of inappropriate starches?” from the episode Echoes (when everyone basically walked around acting stoned) jumped out at me. I used a font that looked like something a guy like Topher would use (I have some friends who write almost like this), and of course, needed to add the little bag of chips.
I’ve decided that this is going to always hang by my desk…