Dear Bed, Bath and Beyond

Brian, “What are you doing?”

Me, “I’m trying to think of something to write about.”

Brian, “How about future baby names?”

(Don’t forget that my husband believes that I’m pregnant all the time.  Review.)

Me, “No.  ‘Cause then people will steal them!”

Brian, “You could write about how people judge you because of your baby names.”

Me, silent.

Brian, “You could write about our car date last night.”

Yeah, we test drove a Nissan Murano Cabriolet.

I was intrigued by the vehicle when one of my clients described it as, “The car that answers the question nobody asked.”

Well, that sounds Square Piece to me!

It’s an SUV convertible.  (Me and the convertibles, I know…  It’s such a nostalgic thing for me.)  Though, I’m really not sure what’s the point of turning an SUV into a convertible if there isn’t room in the trunk for a stroller.  Alas, the car payments would also be sky high for I fear that this Murano is priced more for rich golfers (and the trunk for their golf clubs).

Another note: I’ve noticed that my morning coffee is cold by the time that I get through half a cup.  It’s not unheard of for burners to go bad on coffee pots; but I pour the coffee in my mug the second that it’s done brewing.  So there really isn’t any time for the burner to maintain the heat of the brew.  Thoughts?

And while we’re discussing elements of the kitchen, can anyone tell me why I have to hunt harder than ever to find small, white kitchen appliances?  White kitchens, to me, feel so bright, cheery and spacious.  In fact, when I was 17 and sold appliances at Sears, I learned that the lighter your kitchen is, the less you eat when you’re depressed; the darker your kitchen is, the more you eat when you’re depressed.  The only thing I’m depressed about is how hard it is to find the lighter appliances!  Our local Bed, Bath and Beyond seems to be operating under the assumption that black and stainless steel are IT.

Dear Bed, Bath and Beyond,

I understand that you benefit yourself by following the times and trends, but there is a grandma in me that suffers against such modern upgrades.  Help an old lady out, would ya?  She’s frail and might go mentally insane if everything in her kitchen isn’t 100% white.

… because then it wouldn’t coordinate with her spoon rest

Attached you’ll find a copy of The Christmas Tree Incident.  Please review and know that a similar and obsessive breakdown will ensue in the event that your store refuses to stock a selection of small, white appliances.

Please allow Grandma Square Piece to have her options.





  1. February 18, 2012
    Margaret Treadwell

    may I suggest Amazon? While not as fun or satisfying as buying something you have touched and examined, often you can get free shipping, and you might find the same items offered at BB&B in whatever color you like!

  2. I’ve seen some pretty cool appliances that people have put decals on. I am considering doing it to my diswasher to brighten it up. White decals on a black background could look pretty cool.

    • February 18, 2012

      that’s a great idea!!

  3. February 18, 2012
    charles armstrong

    I have not gave it much thought about the color of kitchen appliances, but red Corvette convertibles are nice.

  4. February 18, 2012

    Mandy has the same issue with her coffee. She uses this little 6 ounce cup instead and just does multiple refills.

  5. February 18, 2012

    I love it! These type of blogs are my favorite! It feels like I was having a conversation with you

  6. February 19, 2012

    Can I ask your personal opinion on the name Hazel? If you hate it that is fine, I happen to like it very much with the exception of the lack of nick names to pull from the name it self. BUT I would love to hear what you think! Thanks for humoring me!

    • February 19, 2012

      I know you didn’t ask me, but I wanted to chime in and mention that I have only one friend with that name, a lady at our church. She is from England. I love her British accent. 🙂 I think it’s a lovely name, and it’s unique. You won’t find it at novelty stores where they’ve already carved out 20 “Donna” or other such popular names. 🙂

  7. February 20, 2012

    You could always preheat your coffee mug w/uber hot water, then pour your coffee into it. 🙂

  8. February 20, 2012

    Or you could drink tea.

  9. February 21, 2012
    Aubrey Heki

    I re-fill my coffee mug often…and only pour small amounts. When I am desperate, I microwave or re-heat on the stove.

    Or, some travel mugs keep coffee hot for several hours…

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