(Your side of the conversation is in italics. Whaaaaaaaat? I think I've captured your nuances perfectly!)
Yes... yes, I DID just place the opening bid on 3 lbs. of mother-of-pearl buttons in assorted sizes on eBay. Why-ever do you ask?
WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH WAH WAH WAAAAH WAH WAAH WAH WAH WAH WAH?!
Well, I could POSSIBLY be making a warm winter coat for our 750-foot garden hose and need a sturdy but attractive fastening solution, hmmm?
Or maybe I'd like to replace the marble chess board in the family room with something comparably classy in a Tiddly Winks set?
You've never heard of Tiddly Winks?
Okay. Um, would you believe... BUTTONFETTI?
Er... It's been years since I last resurfaced the mollusk?
WAHWAHWAH WAH WAHWAH?
Yes! Or maybe a lovely mosaic for the powder room? I made an A+ (with a smiley face, thankyouverymuch) on the construction-paper-dots mosaic I made for Latin I in 8th grade. I crave another mosaic success.
Oh yes. And Al needs something to test out his brand new snowblower on, too.
Stay tuned. As the holidays approach, I may let everyone in on the REAL reason I'm buying buttons-by-weight. Or maybe I'll just let y'all squirm!