Horace, of the de Brassieres

Horace de Brassiere, espresso machine and man about town

There’s been a positive plague of googly eyes around the house lately, since the Princess got an idea from Tumblr. (Apparently halving a bell pepper and sticking googly eyes on it is a good time. Who knew?)

My big Breville espresso machine needs a bit of care, so it’s sitting in the garage waiting patiently for the end of the pandemic. This fellow has stepped in to provide signal service, and for his pains he has been given…eyes.

I’m leaning into my mad scientist urges, I guess.

I was too lazy to go downstairs and get the glue gun, but it occurred to me, in a blinding flash of creative joy, that we had a whole cabinet of school supplies in my office and neither child is going back to school anytime soon. (College, maybe, once the damn pandemic…oh, you know the drill.) So I hied myself down the hall at high speed, startling the dogs into giving chase, and tore into said cabinet like a kid on Yule morning.

One glue stick and two very confused dogs later, I bolted back down the hall, and Horace’s surgery was performed posthaste while I treated him to a rousing rendition of a song about his cousin Phillip (the very worst of the French patent thieves).

…we used to sing that a lot in high school. Sometimes you’ve got to make your own fun, and if some cheap plastic from the craft store helps, there’s no reason to refrain.

Horace wishes you a very pleasant weekend, my beloveds. And so do I.

2 thoughts on “Horace, of the de Brassieres”

  1. Ha! I have a set of extra-large googly eyes that I’m saving for April Fool’s for one of the paper towel dispensers in the bathrooms at work. If I get them placed just right, it’s gonna look like the machine is sticking out its tongue every time it puts out a paper towel.

    • Every time I go to the craft store I am on the lookout for the glow-in-the-dark ones as big as paper plates. Putting them on bed headboards throughout the house seems like a hysterically good time–but each time I go in, there’s only one of them. It’s like some sort of cosmic law is keeping me from fulfilling my true purpose.

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