you need a song to pump yourself up before facing your arch nemesis. This song is featured in a wonderful scene from the new Sherlock (no, not Robert Downey Jr. prancing around in dress, but the inimitable Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman). Anyways, the song gave me the oomph to tackle the stack of dishes in my sink (my arch nemesis these days).
Speaking of sinks, mine if very, very old. Probably original to the apartment which was during the 20s. If I study its stains and crevasses for too long, then I get a little squeamish. Instead I try to imagine the many women (and men) who have washed their dishes in this humble, little sink. They were probably also frustrated by the incredible shallowness and ridiculous height of the tap (I always look like I’ve been in a losing battle with the dishwater when I’m done). The best things about doing dishes is wiping them with these. They just get better with age.