May 22, 2006
I‚Äôve enjoyed Yard Sailing/ne SALING for ages and this weekend was no different. Even though we had nutmeg‚Äôs graduation with her Master‚Äôs for teaching, there was still adequate time to get a proper collection of yard sale crap from various venues.
Alas, while at one of these great venues I was accosted by some Jehovahs. It seems these people are quite adept at starting conversations and turning them to god and religion. In fact, while I was perusing a Prince album from the 80s, one JW said to me, ‚Äúdidn‚Äôt he denounce satan and embrace the lord?‚Äù
I said that I wasn‚Äôt sure who Prince was sleeping with these days but if it was her personal savior I wouldn‚Äôt blame her for being jealous. Then I confessed that I was in the Jehovah Witness Protection Program and ran back to the car.
The day was jammed with events like this, but for the most part it consisted of testing the new McDonald‚Äôs iced coffee, eating chocolate and watching movies. So we had time to relax a bit.
We even had time to explore the outlets in Kittery and I got myself a portable hammock. Sadly, the original price was $100 and I got it for $39 at the outlet. BUT, now Brookstone is discounting it to $79 so I feel that I only saved $40 and not $60. What a gyp!
You might ask what‚Äôs so great about a portable hammock and I would reply, ‚Äútwo things! Portable and Hammock.‚Äù
That‚Äôs right, now I can bring a hammock nearly anywhere. Got a tough session at the library – portable hammock.
Going to be in line for concert tickets? Portable hammock.
Can‚Äôt fit the regulation size hammock on the front porch without knocking out the windows? Portable hammock.
Weddings, graduations, christenings? PH, PH, PH.
I can‚Äôt stress how well this device is going to improve my life. I need to be more relaxed and this is the way. Unfortunately, it probably won‚Äôt help me shed my new nickname or any pounds.
New nickname? you ask. Yup. If you ask me I would say that it‚Äôs ENORMO – the eating machine. If you ask nutmeg, she would say it‚Äôs THE GOBBLER – arch-nemesis of stationary food.
That‚Äôs all for now.
More to come…