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  1. Timothy Sayles

    Hah! Hilarious, Amy…. I can say with absolute certainty that, in all my years, I have never once heard or read the phrase “decorative nutsack.” And, on balance, I suppose that’s a good thing.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Yeah, this post is mostly to be sure I corner the google search market on “decorative nutsack.” 🙂

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      • Timothy Sayles

        Dibs on “decorativenutsack.org”!

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  2. Deb

    I. loved. this!!! Sometimes we get so complacent with our lives, our surroundings, happenings, etc., that we DO neglect the obvious. I would definitely notice the fisherman’s nutsack though… yes, for sure. 😉

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  3. Deb

    P.S. I LOVE the way you decorated your home! We rent condos in PTown that look similar to your design. LOVE!

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  4. Lance

    I’m going to go out on a weird limb and say y’all had a really alternative birthday party and the piñata was ignored after a few hits of the vodkavaoptini deal.

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  5. Bluzdude

    It’s a new ‘thing’… People are breaking into homes and prank-decorating.

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  6. Tiffany N. York

    It reminds me of some version of a dreamcatcher. Maybe you thought it would ward off evil spirits. Perhaps it’s a rustic disco ball?

    I looked around my house for what I wasn’t “seeing” anymore and was neglecting, and I realized, “Holy crap! I’m married and have a husband!”

    (just kidding)

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    • Amy Vansant

      I did the same thing! That crap really sneaks up on you. God… I hope there isn’t a kid around here I forgot…

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  7. cj

    I love this damn post, Amy. First, the clogging is a must. Don’t be silly.

    Tammy and I began questioning just about everything about 2008 or so and it led to our blog and a freakin’ book. We aren’t done because we do so many asinine things that need to be questioned, but we sure don’t feel as much like nutsacks as we used to.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Which reminds me – although you guys may be a tad too healthy for me, I’d really like to read your book. Need to get on that!

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      • cj

        Thanks for reply, Amy. We aren’t Paleo or vegan or even vegetarian so, you may have overestimated our attention to health! And we like our drinkies to boot. Also, if you decide to put yourself through our book, you will be recognized for your great strength and willpower!

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  8. Jbhubert

    Wait! Wait!…I know this one! My mother had several of these around when I was a kid. She always said that they were used by Asian fishermen, were tied onto their fishing nets to make the net float on the surface….or at least that’s what the guy at the antique shop told her, before selling her three. (Btw, my mom never fished, and I don’t think she really ever knew many Asians, either.)

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    • Amy Vansant

      That’s what my mom said too. (And my father is a retired lobsterman, (which sounds like an f’d up superhero), so it’s probably right. Someone else said witch ball, which seems to be as well, and then the ropes sort of turn it into a bouy…

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  9. Tammy R

    Amy, I think this is a beautiful message and profound question. Really, what are we missing? I know we will be pondering this on our weekend because we love talking about things like this on our walks.

    Oh, and we have to glass “somethings” hanging in our guest room. Why? There were eight or ten small hooks in the ceiling in the picture window when we bought the place. We just decided to buy things to fill them up instead of leaving them or pulling them out, filling them in, and painting. If you want, we can send them to you,so your nutsack has friends.

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      • Tammy R

        Yes, they might breed. I meant, I have “two” of them. I am homophonically challenged!

        I think I have two girls, and yours does look like a boy…I’ll keep them here just to be safe.

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      • Amy Vansant

        I type things phonetically all the time. It’s getting kind of embarrassing. Especially when I type “of” as “ov.”

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  10. Cristina Sierra

    Amy, I get it but as someone who lives like a spartan with minimal clutter, I’ll share the downside: living in the South, anytime someone walks into my “minimalist” abode, they’re first comment is “so, did you just move in?” (this is after living here for 7 years)…

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    • Amy Vansant

      I lived like that, but Mike is a decorator. So now it looks like an actual adult lives here.

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  11. meleah rebeccah

    this is seriously funny – because after reading this – I am totally seeing things in my house I’ve never seen before.

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  12. Cheryl

    There’s plenty I’m not seeing, but at my house that’s usually a good thing, because instead of decorative nutsacks, I have wads of electrical cords and cat hair.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I wouldn’t need to see cat hair – I’m allergic. If nutsacks made me sneeze… well… I think I’ll just drop that sentence there. I’m not sure it’s going where I intended.

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  13. Banana Stickers

    “What aren’t you seeing”
    This is such a brilliant question. One that I mush chew on immediately.
    Though it has occured to me now that my life is sorely lacking in decorative nutsacks.

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  14. DJ

    I always have a goal to have a new area re-organized and tidied before the cleaning person comes the next time (which actually turns out to happen about every third time, but hey, any progress is progress). Sometimes I find myself wondering, “Hey, there’s a shelf here? And who the heck stuck all this crap on it? Where did this stuff come from?”

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  15. Damien

    I actually walked around my flat after reading this post and realized that I hang clothing high up now. By ‘clothing,’ I mean towels, shirts, shorts, blankets, and trousers I mean to use again soon.

    I have a cat who must suffer from stress-related Alopecia, because if you so much as look at her wrong, a whole batch of fur comes flying off. My flat is covered in cat fur!

    So I guess I have gotten used to throwing a T-shirt or towel over top a door,instead of on the back of a chair or on my bed. So if you ever come visit, bring a pack of Swiffer cloths! And bourbon.

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