Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Domesticity fail and acting like a weird American, rolled into one

I just couldn't help myself: I was making cupcakes for a party. I had already put on my awesome Dia De Los Muertos cooking apron when I realized that I had left the cupcake mix in the car. I didn't want to take the apron off, so I went outside to get the mix and kept the apron on. Since everyone is nosy around here, I'm quite sure that I had an audience. If anyone asks, I'll say I did it because I'm American, not weird. Around here, that pretty much means the same thing anyway. I just wish that I had on high heels and pearls to go with the apron and the t-shirt and shorts. It would be a typical "ATW is Trying to Be Domestic" outfit.

The back story is as such: I'm not a very domestic person, nor am I a girly girl. However, I feel that it's important to have a wide range of skills and knowledge, so I try my hand at cookery from time to time. Such aspirations have yielded varied results

My coworkers erupted in laughter one time when I told them that because I am not domestic, I decided to make up for that by wearing a (faux) pearl necklace and high heels with my shorts and t-shirt when I was baking cookies. I wanted to see how the housewives of the 1950s felt when they were cooking, minus the dress, conical bra and corset, of course.

The results? It was amusing for the time that I made the cookies. However, I wouldn't want to make a habit of it. Plus, I'm not fond of wearing any shoes in the house and I'm clumsy, so traipsing around in high heels and being overly domestic just isn't going to happen, never mind my clumsiness and the inherent danger of wearing anything other than flat soles.


  1. Hello! This is Kelly over at Maybe Too Blonde - A Life In Europe. You won my blog giveaway last month for the Russian stacking dolls! I emailed you, but I don't know if you ever got it. Do you still want your prize? Let me know, maybetooblonde@gmail.com

    And secondly, this is a funny post. American and weird go hand in hand in Germany.

  2. Hi, Kelly. I was super excited about winning and emailed but it must not have gone through for some reason - darn! I'm definitely interested and will email you right away from another account.