Email This Post HomeFood & DrinkBlonde Pickup Sticks Amy Vansant February 11, 2015 Food & Drink, Humor 4 Comments I could try and blame it on the cold medicine I was taking at the time, but I think I skipped that day. Looking back on it, I realize now it was a willful act of defiance, and I got what I deserved. The Challenge: Two boxes of angel hair pasta; both half full, both opened. The open end of the bottom box was on the right. The box sitting on top of it was opened to the left. There were choices to be made. Sure, all I had to do was turn one of the boxes around and point both opened ends towards the sky. But, instead, I made a conscious decision not to do this. “I can pick both up and take them to the closet without spilling them!” I thought. It would be a balancing act. Tilt one way or the other and DISASTER! But not me. I’m a pasta Wallenda. I can do it. Never mind that even if I had made it, the pasta in the closet would have been perfectly arranged for some future disaster. I’m an idiot. The pasta in the top box started tilting towards the counter. Little sticks of nummy happiness began to slide out. I thought, no biggie… I’ll just push it back into the box… BY TILTING THE OTHER WAY. That’s when the pasta in the bottom box of pasta slid to the floor and created this… …which I carefully picked up and sat on my dining room table to use as a centerpiece. It is fully locked together and a foot tall. Don’t ask why there are starfish. From hubris, comes art. Or, as my mother called it, “Blonde Pickup-Sticks.” Read Amy’s Super-Fun Books! NEW! Slightly Stalky: A romantic comedy walks into a bar… 14 Amazon reviews (4.8 out of 5 avg.) Emily never expected to find love in a dart bar, but the moment she spots tall, sexy Sebastian, she’s determined to catch his eye. Ex-girlfriends, perpetually shirtless rich boys, frantic best-friends and a mysterious orange handbag converge to stop her. No one said stalking was easy, but if romance was left to the boys, the human race would die out while they logged fantasy football points and punched each other in the balls. Everyone knows that. Emily’s not stalking Sebastian…she’s saving the world. Angeli: The Pirate, the Angeli & the Irishman – By Amy Vansant 70 Amazon reviews (4.5 out of 5 avg.) Free via Kindle Unlimited! – Urban Fantasy/Romance/Humor/Mystery Moms are Nuts – 64 Amazon reviews (4.8 average) AUTHORS: Wendi Aarons | Eliza Bayne | Dylan Brody | Matthew David Brozik | Becky Cardwell | Abbi Crutchfield | Sean Crespo | Gloria Fallon | Carol Ray Hartsell | Abby Heugel | Debbie Kasper | Nancy Davis Kho | Kelcey Kintner | Cathy Ladman | Kurt Luchs | Kelly Maclean | Vanda Mikolowski | Mary Laura Philpott | Lisa Page Rosenberg | Marinka | Arlene Schindler | Molly Schoemann | Susan Stobbart Shapiro | Suzy Soro | Amy Vansant | Peggy “Pearl” Vork-Zambory Free via Kindle Unlimited! – Humor/Anthology/Parenting Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Critters everywhere, giveaways and book deals… - July 10, 2020 Cover Reveal (again), Reading Poll + 4 ways to win a kindle - June 25, 2020 Why I shouldn’t be allowed to decorate cakes, book giveaways and deals! - June 16, 2020 4 Responses Sarcastic Ninja February 14, 2015 I am pretty sure that you could sell that for hundreds of dollars to a modern art aficionado. Just say that it represents the hundreds of conflicting demands of modern society, information piercing from all directions into a morass of data, all ready to collapse into a structureless, incomprehensible puddle with the application of hot water for 8-10 minutes. 1 likes Reply Amy Vansant February 14, 2015 That could totally work. It was actually very cool – it made me sad to dismantle it and put it back in the box, but ultimately, I love pasta more than art. 0 likes Reply Michele Drier February 14, 2015 I knew you were a creative genius with the written word, but Conceptual Art! Well done! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant February 14, 2015 Too kind, my partner in Urban Fantasy! 🙂 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply to Sarcastic Ninja Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!