Wednesday, April 22, 2009

East Meets West

Okay maybe I'm a sucker but this is brilliant, just brilliant.

You know if the Chinese had come up with this idea we'd all be speaking Chinese and eating rice for breakfast because they'd be ruling the world.

As it is I'm a doofus when it comes to chopsticks.

Which is probably a good thing because it slows down my eating--kind of like a speed bump when it comes to scooping calories into my mouth.

I should use them at every meal.

30 comments:

chelle said...

We have plastic holders just like that for the kids! How funny!

mercola health articles said...

i'm not good with chopstick. i might need that one as well.LOL

One Mom said...

Great invention! My husband used to wind a rubber band around chopsticks for the kids. Might take you up on the suggestion to use them as a diet aid!

Bee said...

If I had some of these, maybe my daughter would stop laughing at me when we order Japanese. After I've dropped about half of my meal, I switch to a tried-n-true fork!

Jolanthe said...

those are hysterical!! and they would definitely work!

Laurie said...

This is a marvelous invention. I use clothespins for a variety of purposes around the house. In fact, I think of clothespins the way the father in The Big Fat Greek Wedding thought of windex. I LOVE clothespins. Therefore, chopssticks that resemble clothespins, well, what a remarkable invention in my book! Speaking of books, your downloadable book is very good.

jacjewelry said...

Haha nooodles can be tricky with chopsticks! You know what they say - eat a bowl of rice using chopsticks, and you'll be a pro (picking up every single rice grain one by one will be plenty of practice).

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I wish they'd invented these BEFORE I "mastered", um strike that, "learned" how to use the old ones.

Laura Moffitt said...

This is amazing! I hold on so tight that I frequently have to rest my hands because they start to cramp with the effort.

Maddy said...

Yes those are fun. I once bought some plastic ones that were joined at the top [a bit like tweezers] with animal heads for the children......still no joy.
Cheers

MommyJ said...

Oh my. I could definately use those. I try with the real chopsticks... really I do. But I have to concentrate so hard, I never really enjoy the food as much as I should. I am soo not coordinated though when it comes to stuff like that...

Allysha said...

Brilliant! I love that idea.

Flea said...

Oooo! I like!

Just Mom said...

OK. I want one of those now.

I'm pretty good at using chopsticks, but that there is pure genius.

Julie said...

So glad I found your blog! Are there rules posted somewhere for your monthly writing contests? I think I would like to enter one.

Summer said...

Oooooo, I could use a pair of those!

anna angela said...

Ahaha! Great pic! Thanks for the laugh. By the way, happy Earth Day!

Elizabeth said...

very, very funny! I definately need those! I am always relieved to unwrap my fork at a chinese restaurant--I just can't hack it!

Carrie said...

That is a really fun idea. :) And the only way I would be able to use chopsticks! :)

Renna said...

How cool! I've always wished I could use chopsticks. Those are the next best thing!

a Tonggu Momma said...

How funny! Wish I'd had those when we were in China. The Tongginator had never seen a fork before - she completely rejected food served via a fork. She also wouldn't take anything from a spoon unless it was soup or ice cream. You think it's difficult feeding yourself using chopsticks? Ha! Trying feeding an 11 month old with them. LOL.

Mean Mommy said...

Now how could you possibly be a doofus with chopsticks when you can knit???

mannequin said...

Why didn't I think of that?

Courtney said...

Um, I need those. how do I make them or where do I find them?

Daisy said...

I'll always remember the college friend who taught me to use chopsticks. He was also the first person I knew who could master the Rubic's Cube.
I only learned the chopsticks.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

But where do you get these brilliant things? My girls are learning how to use chopsticks, but they're used to the restaurant hookup with the little piece of paper and the rubber band... Of course, their doofus mom doesn't know how to rig the chopsticks when we're home, so eating sushi always turns into a huge ordeal, particularly with the 6-year-old, who thinks she can do everything... until it's time to use chopsticks.

I want two of these!

Scribbit said...

Sorry I'm slow responding here--Wednesdays are busy days around here.

I didn't make these but it appears to me they can be done by inserting a clothespin spring between the sticks. I'm guessing too that square sticks would be easier to use.

Lori said...

I need to find those for my kids. There's nothing like working for your food--that's why pomegranates are so satisfying!

jubilee said...

That is cool. I could use a pair, for sure.

Nanette said...

I tried the chopstick thing and didn't get far. Back to the fork for me