Monday, April 25, 2011

Because I had more reasons to write a title than I had reasons not to.

Sentimentality Rating

Electric Hand Mixer

Retro Design: 8
Inherited: 10
Happy Memories: 2

Score: 20

Dog

Retro Design: 5
Inherited: 0
Happy Memories: 10

Score: 15

Functionality Rating

Electric Hand Mixer

-8

Dog

-2

Tally

Electric Hand Mixer

20 - 8 = 12

Dog

15 - 2 = 13

Okay, the dog stays. But in the hand mixer's defense it did take up less room in the cupboard.


66 comments:

Jenner said...

The dog looks like he was nervous there for a bit!

Rachel said...

Ha! You can totally see the nervousness!

But in the dog's defense, I bet the mixer didn't let you know it was glad you were home every day, no?

ShanimalsCrackers.blogspot.com said...

Ha, your dog does look scared.

Which one of these items makes you feel all warm and cozy inside? I say keep the electric hand mixer. :)

HumorSmith said...

Your dog...a mixered breed?

Antares Cryptos said...

Caption:
"You see what I have to live with?"

TheFrogBag said...

Haha! That's one nervous pooch! My dog's functionality is low too, but I don't own an electric hand mixer so she's safe. For now!

Rita said...

It so hard to cuddle with an electric mixer. ;)

Raven said...

Plus the hand mixer doesn't bark when you shut the cupboard door.

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous dog! the mixer's got a long way to go :o)

mythopolis said...

I don't think poochie got a fair 'functionality' rating. He should have gotten a higher score. I know you would feel more at a loss without your pooch than without your mixer. It was a hilarious read though, and the pooch's expression is priceless! No mixer could melt a heart that way!

Kim said...

I'm glad the score eventually turned around in the dogs favor. Cute pic.

Brian Miller said...

ha at least you were scientific about the process...close call...

Mark said...

Your poor dog. I feel bad for him. And I don't even like dogs. And yes, don't remind me that I have two.
Your Friend, m.

nitebyrd said...

The dog is WAY cuter than the hand-mixer. The hand-mixer can't wag it's tail when you come home or lick your face! Then again, the hand-mixer won't poop on the rug. Who cares? A dog is just better than a hand-mixer anyday!

BamaTrav said...

What have you been smoking?!?!?!

Nicole said...

That dog is ridiculously cute. I can understand how it beat out a hand mixer.

Eva Gallant said...

You know you couldn't possibley part with that cute dog, no matter how much space he takes up! lol

haphazardlife said...

Cuteness factor:

Electric hand mixer: 2

Dog: 150

He wins.

Saimi said...

Dog had it hands down! Was there ever a choice?

Kate said...

Can you sleep with the hand mixer? Well maybe...but that would mean you're pretty weird. The dog stays.

blueviolet said...

You made the right call.

Audubon Ron said...

Not sure about this one. My hand mixer is very compelling.

Deanna said...

What did dog do now?

I think he's smirking at you and laying in wait for his next adventure.

:0

Brandy Rose said...

Oh that face!

laura b. said...

For the first time I am glad I own neither a dog, nor a hand mixer. No such Sophie's Choice for me!

feefioto said...

I need to know -- was there a debate about who owned the cupboard space?

....Petty Witter said...

Poor doggy - to even begin to compare him with an electric mixer, how could you?

Wow, that was awkward said...

Oh good. I had Florence and the Machine's Dog Days are Over in my head yet again.

PBJdreamer said...

heeeeeeeeee

loved this one!

Take the dog!
Leave the mixer

(The Godfather)

that is all

Megan said...

Okay. But was it KitchenAid?

Duncanr said...

sure the dog's cute but on the other hand,the mixer never demands to be taken out for walkies

...louciao... said...

Functionality of the electric hand mixer -8? Did you plug it in???

Functionality of dog -2? Does that include the fact that he wears a diaper?

If you put it to the vote, dog or mixer, I think the "eyes" would have it!

Gaelyn said...

Who could throw away a face like that. How about a 60-year old working Waring blender. Having a sale this weekend in S TX. Cum on down.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Oh, that FACE! Of course the dog stays!!!

nick said...

But the hand mixer did consume an awful lot of hands. And it's not easy getting hold of hands, you can't just pick them up at the supermarket. The dog on the other hand is happy with your standard dog food.

carma said...

I'm not a dog person, but looking at that cute little face I might be tempted to keep him vs the mixer I would only use every 2 years

Vicki Lane said...

If you'll just put that bowl of heavy cream you want to whip down on the floor, the dog will deal with it.

THE SNEE said...

I really like your math.

e said...

What a cute canine...Does he get along with cats? if so, and you develop a strange attachment to your hand mixer, we could adopt...

tsonodablog said...

Oh gosh. I love this! And all I have is a hand mixer. Dang...

Nicky said...

Hmmm...that dog is really cute. He should score points for that. Mind you, you also have to clean up his poop, so he should lose points for that. He can chase off robbers and serial killers. Score points. He can chew your best shoes. Lose points....you know, I could probably do this forever, so I'll just stop now.

Candice said...

Ha! What a cute pooch!

Buckeroomama said...

A toss-up between your dog and ...a hand mixer?!

Kernut the Blond said...

So cute! I'll bet the blender doesn't look that cute!

Rob K said...

All right, the dog can stay, but he's got to do all the mixing now.

Fitness Mom said...

Oh, poor doggie…I'm glad he won, lol.

Jenners said...

Oh with a face like that, I'll take your dog!!!!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Hahaha I'm glad the dog won out!! Just :p

What I Did Today said...

I would have gone with hand mixer. Only because it doesn't stink, shed, bark, drool, or poop. But that's just me. ;)

pattypunker said...

an electric hand mixer would only be good if i baked. and who needs to bake when gourmet cupcake shoppes are popping up everywhere.

besides i love that face! i just kissed my screen on the leather nose.

Ziva said...

This was hilarious! That dog is seriously cute. And if you really tried, I'm sure he could fit in the cupboard quite comfortably.

Stephanie Faris said...

Awwww, that is the cutest dog!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I want that dog please.

BLOGitse said...

oooh what a look!
Have a great May Day weekend!

Shrinky said...

Awww, you forgot to factor in he comes with a lifetime guarentee to serve you forever! What a cutie (grin).

injaynesworld said...

I want your doggie and my Dixie to have a play date.

tinajo said...

Haha, lucky dog! :-)

Jeanie said...

My dog, Dodger, got a little nervous when I showed him this post...I think he is fine now and a little in love with your dog.

ladyfi said...

LOL! Never mind ... if you take the dog out of the cupboard, you'll find there is still room for the mixer there. The dog can be placed in a sunny corner or even better - a chair, sofa or a bed.

He's too cute! Or is it she?

Maggie May said...

He is full of character and I bet butter wouldn't melt in his mouth!
Handmixers are....... well ordinary in comparison.

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Maggie X

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nursemyra said...

Hysterical!

Jean Knee said...

I'm pretty sure my dog would lose bad against a hand mixer.

sheila said...

The mixer doesn't poop, it's got that going for it. lol. I have two big dogs, and wouldn't trade them for the world. (well, maybe for a Kitchmaid. - NO! just kidding, lol)

Ginger said...

Awwww..Tough choice to make. glad they both stayed. why wasnt Cynthia the cat included in this evaluation anyway???

Unknown Mami said...

There is no way that mixer is cuter than that dog.

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