Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Our First Official Endorsement

We've become pretty attached to our sewing machines. We spend quality time with them every day, and they've always done everything we've asked them to do. We deeply appreciate all their features, the fancy stitch options, the self-threading needles, the sensitive pedals, the reliability. All three of DamestarBaby's machines are the same brand, from the same country of origin. It is this country that we'd like to honor with our Official Stamp of Awesomeness.

It is the same country that brought us yodeling and Ricola, fine chocolate and cheese, watches and knives, and it is the only country that actually checked and stamped Amy's passport on her high school romp through Europe:

Switzerland. The Official Honorary Country of DamestarBaby.

Let's imagine for a moment what it would be like to live in a country that hasn't been at war for 193 years, whose two largest cities are ranked as having the first and second highest quality of life in the world (you had me at "chocolate"). A country where the citizens vote almost monthly on local issues and can easily overturn any law that gets passed that they don't agree with. A country with protected but permeable borders, and a pristine and dramatic landscape. One of the richest countries in the world in per capita GDP, where the median family income is the equivalent of 81,000 US dollars, with a highly regulated and super secure banking system (surely you've heard of those Swiss Bank Accounts). A country whose national motto is "One for All, All for One." (as opposed to our uber-lame "In God We Trust"!)

Seems like we could take a humble tip or two from this tiny landlocked Alpine nation. But for now, we'll just keep on reaping the rewards of their world-class machinery.


soulyluna said...

No mention of Swatch watches or handy dandy swiss army knives?

Mrs. Jones said...

oh, but there was.

soulyluna said...

oops. I obviously was NOT the Nexxus editor