I'm pretty sure I've told you before about my love of all things weird and random... If not, I LOVE all things weird and random.
It's true, I will freak out for things other people might find hokey, dorky, or hideous. I just adore that kind of thing.
And at this point, I will introduce you to Strega Nona:
|"Ciao, mi chiamo Strega Nona."|
My mom got Strega Nona (who is a utensil holder) for me...and I love her so much! (Both my mom and Strega Nona!)
I love Nona so much that I made a drawing of her:
|I made my Nona a little chubbier, because grandmas should be chubby...especially this one.|
The reason I'm calling her Strega Nona is because of one of my favorite books when I was a little kid.
"Strega Nona" means 'Grandma witch'...but Nona is a nice witch. She has a pot that cooks spaghetti all by itself when she tells it too! That's why she had to be a little chubbier than the utensil holder... If you liked spaghetti that much, and had a pot that cooked said spaghetti all by itself, you'd be chubby too...I mean, think about all those delicious carbs!
Here's the story of Strega Nona, in case you missed it as a kid:
The best part is that I have another utensil holder that looks like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets...I am currently doing a little drawing of him to go with Nona. All this time that I have had the other utensil holder, I thought he was the Swedish Chef...now I know he's really Nona's grandson instead...he's a nice Italian man! I should be done with my sketch of Nona's grandson pretty soon...and then I'll share him with you too!