The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Screw diamonds: I want tupperware

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Yeah, so, you know that scene in “A Christmas Story” in which the dad fights with the furnace? Well, you don’t see him fighting it, but you hear it. You see the smoke, and you hear the swearing.

I fight a similar battle in our apartment, but it’s with tupperware.

Every day, I wrestle with our tupperware. I’m always searching for the lid that goes with a specific bowl. Usually while searching in the cabinet, tupperware will come crashing down on me. There is a lot of swearing involved. It’s a daily frustrating struggle.

Mighty, mighty good man David clearly recognizes my struggle, which is why he bought me the best Christmas gift: Tupperware.

I never thought I would be one of those women who gets excited to get something for the kitchen, yet when I opened this gift I almost got a little misty. I didn’t ask for tupperware. I don’t recall saying out loud, “We should throw away all this shitty tupperware and get some new stuff.” David just pays attention.

Not only will all the bowls have matching lids (imagine that!), but the lids snap to the bottom of the bowls, so I won’t have to hunt. It’s amazing!

And, just in case you think he made a lucky guess with that gift, David also bought me four seasons (eight, 10, 11 and 12) of “The Simpsons.” He knows me too well.

Of course, I know him, too. I got him what he loves, too: Beer. I bought him a home microbrew kit.




Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

One thought on “Screw diamonds: I want tupperware

  1. You gotta love a man that pays attention. Score!

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