I tried to name this blog after a line from The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things.” I assumed the title line would already be taken — it was. I worked my way down my list of preferences until I finally reached “schnitzel with noodles,” thinking, surely…

No dice.

Someone, somewhere, out there, is smugly sitting on schnitzelwithnoodles.wordpress.com. And don’t doubt that I looked it up on the world wide web to see if perhaps the blog was run by a kindred spirit. Rather, it seems the squatter hasn’t even posted any material.

So, burlap and twine. No connection, no story. Just two materials sitting in front of my toes right now, as they’re propped on the coffee table. Onward.