Hook gripping a wooden spoon.
I dusted off my official USAWA 2″ vbar yesterday and Josie got jealous watching me do a workout in the garage. So I put a tiny weight on her practice 2″ vbar (same 18″ length as the USAWA version) and she had fun “making fun of daddy” – which roughly means mimicking what I did in my workout.
Did Mark Twain really say that? Probably not. Just like dozens of the other quotes attributed to him. But I believe if someone had given him an anvil – he would’ve come up with a much pithier quote than “Give a man an anvil and you have a friend for life.”
Macklemore’s bliss face in that video when he’s riding on the back of the impressive big chick’s scooter is fantastic. I tried to mimic that, but with an anvil.
Our good friends Chad (and Tandis, although I believe Chad is probably the only one who used the anvil) gave me an anvil the other day! Even put a bow on it. We were taking care of their cat while they were away on a family emergency recently. I “discovered” the anvil while trying to find plastic bags to scoop cat litter. About 20 pictures on my phone later I climbed the stairs out of the basement and told Carrie what I found.
I vaguely remember joking about “stealing” the anvil. So, a few days later when it was placed on my front porch and Chad sent me a text about “a little present on the front porch…” I was so excited that I rushed it into the house and started taking pictures of it like it was a newborn baby that I needed to show off to every relative and perfect strangers.
I may carry it around in the Rav4 and refer to it as my “EDC anvil” (every day carry) just to be really annoying. It could be a self-defense tool. A grip strength tool. A step to help me reach the top shelf cookware. Many, many uses.