Thursday, July 10, 2008

Giovedi

1) My sister Runtie brought me this ad, clipped last week from the Ol' Mountain Trader in Beckley, West-by-Gawd-Virginia. She also assured me that our parents had nothing to do with it.

Oddly enough, I have described myself as "free for hauling" in my eHarmony profile.

2) Speaking of Runtie, she was here yesterday, leading to the following exchange as we perused the "Tibetan Prayer Flag, Incense, and Other Things That Will Make Your Neighbors Assume That You Sell Weed and Sometimes They Will Hint At This When They See You In The Parking Garage" section of Whole Foods.

Me: What the hell is this?
Runtie: The package says it's a paper making kit.
Me: I'd like to know if they've ever sold one of these. Who sits at home making paper?
Runtie: I don't know, but I would like to meet that person if only to congratulate them for having a sadder life than me.
~fin~

3) Thank you to everyone who left a topic suggestion in my previous post. You can look forward to updates on Peru, the store, Pigpen, and, um, monkeys within the next few days. Especially monkeys.

4) You asked for the Boxerbeast, you shall receive the Boxerbeast.
Dr. H.B. Pigglesworth at repose following a long day of destruction and enthusiastic pawing at the crotch of an HVAC repairman during a brief but awkward elevator ride. Not pictured: The safety pins holding the pillow together after spending last evening in Dr. Pigglesworth's jaws.

5) I'm going back to buy a paper making kit. Between that and the rock tumbler, my Friday night had better strap itself down.

30 comments:

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Is there a book on how to make your own hemp clothing? Your weekend is so booked up!

Deutlich said...

I'd just like to note that I've actually been to Beckley, WV.

True story.

Gilahi said...

I've seen those paper-making kits, and I believe you make the paper with, uh, paper. You're not actually making paper so much as altering paper.

Heck, a monkey could do it.

Just trying to toss out some more blogging ideas.

Dexter Colt said...

I made an origami squirrel. True story. Paper-folding is where it's at...

Two Left Feet said...

you should make some friendship bracelets while you're at it...

chia said...

Doode, all the hot chicks are apparently into macrame ;-)

Kaeti said...

I've been known to craft erotic choose-your-own-adventure books while severely intoxicated. I'm only a couple knitting needles and an episode of Wheel of Fortune away from paper making.

surviving myself said...

I know how Pigglesworth feels, I'm always exhausted after pawing at the crotches of HVAC repairmen.

JustinS said...

Dude...

Soooo... um... can you hook us up or what?

erin said...

God, you're funny.

Do you really have an eHarmony profile? The reason I ask is that I tried to sign up for it once. I went through the fucking 10-hour questionnaire and when I was done? They said I wasn't a good candidate for eHarmony because my faith wasn't strong enough, i.e. "Piss off, heathen."

Alice said...

Is playing Microsoft Solitaire on a Friday night sadder than making paper?

mindy said...

YAY Monkeys!!!

Ben said...

Ummmmmmm I love Pigpen. Mainly because I don't have to deal with the pawing and chomping. I love him from afar while you deal with the shit. Uh oh. I think we're married.

Katelin said...

haha i love that ad, it's awesome.

Marianne said...

My godfather gave me a paper-making set for my tenth birthday. And whenever he came round he asked to see some paper I had made with it - he said I wouldn't get another present until I finished that one. Needless to say he's been off my Christmas card list for some time.

yoritomo said...

I am proud to announce that i've never been confused as the kind of person who would have anything to do with arts and crafts.

Looking forward to your upDATES! Oh i'm not clever at all. damn.

The Wonk said...

I totally used to own a rock tumbler and it was RAD! But seriously, paper making is just plain pathetic. I should know....

MizFit said...

my bullmastiff is wildly barking and, methinks, in love with your boxer.

shall we send them on a date?

M.

Alexis said...

That ad looks like it'll end up on Headlines with Jay Leno.

What the hell is in ye paper making set? Does a quill pen come with it?

Amnesia said...

Gilahi - I have actually made paper. From, uh, paper. Damnit! I am a monkey.

Gilahi said...

Amnesia - So you didn't actually "make" any paper. You just soaked some old paper until it became pulp and then spread it out to dry, right? Do we really need to buy a kit for this?

yoritomo said...

All the fun is in the kit...

Maxie said...

Dub Vee represent! haha

The Clandestine Samurai said...

Paper making? Hey, you never know. Something productive and progressive might actually.........I'm sorry, I couldn't even keep that tripe up.

Pigglesworth looks adorable in that picture.

Shan said...

hahaha! that newspaper ad had me rolling out of my desk chair! great find!

Paula said...

That advert for the treadmill is effin' hilarious!!! LOved it!

Captain Steve said...

A paper making kit? Man, I can't even knit. Does that make me a monkey's minion?

So@24 said...

I just started reading, but please PLEASE tell me that's the dog's actual name and not some alias for pet anonymity.

Lyla Lou said...

I am so jealous!! I want to snuggle your boxer, and possibly hide him under my shirt as I walk out the door=)

Kayleigh said...

I think that is my favorite picture thus far of Sir Pigglesworth, the BoxerBeast.