Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's The Thought That Counts

When you're over sixty remind yourself not to have a milkshake after 9:00 PM, if you want to go to bed at 10:00. Lying down is like being in a blender that keeps serving another drink. I woke myself up with foam coming out of my nose. Yes, it was THAT attractive.

So, let's sit up for four or five hours until things settle down.

On Sunday I was invited to my friends' house for somebody's birthday party. I needed to buy a gift, but I also wanted to clean out my Jeep. Gift or car?  Car or gift?  Well, the car won, but I hit the mother lode going through my car.

I found a red plastic egg that had silly putty in it. How fun is that? And inside a bag of stuff that included a pen I had been looking for was a very nice gold colored replica clock that would look nice sitting on a bedside table if I had a bedside table. So I found a bag and started filling it up with found "gift" items.

There was a brand new bottle of mouthwash, never opened. And a sample size Tylenol that I meant to take with me to Dallas. I guess it had fallen out of its bag and rolled under the front seat. I found a trial size box of TIDE -- who doesn't have to do a load of wash?

I found an expensive coffee table book about horses still wrapped in Xmas paper. I had decided not to give it to the person I was going to give it to because I realized she was a jerk. And I was too cheap to send it to two other people I know who actually own horses. That book is heavy. At the same time, the book was so pricey I didn't just want to give it to anyone, so I didn't put it in the bag for the birthday party either. When I get tired of driving it around, I may just give it to myself.

I found a Hometics hand massager still in its container. Excellent. Someone had given it to me, so technically it was a re-gift. But it's not like I used it. I even found some seriously decomposed fruit, still in its plastic wrap. Ooops.

Hey, look my favorite paddle for platform tennis. I wondered where that was. I found a lot of CDs. I meant to put a couple into the bag, but I couldn't decide between Les Paul and His Friends and Brooks and Dunn's Greatest Hits. I also found a VHS of Gladiator AND the DVD. Nobody gets my Russell Crowe.

By the time I was done cleaning out the Jeep I had enough polar fleece to start a sporting goods store, enough quarters to start a laundromat, enough boxes of Kleenex to soak up an elephant's snot. And a bag full of goodies for the party. I even found a really fancy ribbon to make a bow for the top of the bag.

I got to the party and found out that there were three people celebrating not one. And they each got a ton of presents, so they didn't need mine. But there was a fourth person who was going to college in a couple of weeks, so I thought my bag o' gifts would be perfect for her.

Luckily, she did too. Especially that little box of Tide. 


ksquester said...

Sounds like a box of Nexium would work for  the milkshake problem. Then again, in a pinch, you could go through the laundry on your front door for a present.  Anne

eilenbug said...

Probiotics. Check into it.

screaminremo303 said...

When people give you a "hand massager" and you don't use it, it's time to bring in the dry cleaning.

psychfun said...

I think she is leaving the dry cleaning out there to say she doesn't want to use the hand massager & is just waiting for a hot officer to come by....hasn't found one yet though...ha! Well, you never get too old for handcuffs! ;-)

Foam out of the mouth? Hmmm maybe you are suppose to use that on the other end? Sorry I know that is bad but I'm in a mood!

How about time for your shots?

Don't eat the tide!

Maybe if you eat the silly putty it will stay down?  Ugh!

Down the tylenol with the mouthwash & maybe the foam will subside.

gaboatman said...

Mrs. L
You keen ability to size up a situation and do the right thing has once again come through for you.  That was a very nice gesture to give the college bound person your care package.  My compliments!

jevanslink said...

To Commenter # 1: Drinking a glass of cold water and sitting upright to do the entry was enough to keep the milkshake in its container. You can have the Nexium.  I'll take Zantac.  And I've replaced my dry cleaning with an outrageously flamboyant Fiesta wreath from San Antonio.  

To Commenter # 2: Probiotics are for the other end.

To Commenter $ 3: Have you seen a Hometics hand massager?

To Commenter $ 4:  Huh?

To Commenter $ 5:  Way to make me sound like I'm almost normal.

Mrs. L

swibirun said...

Jeeze Pete!  You should have just opened up the back and put a garage/yard/tag sale sign on your jeep!


mombzbe said...

Holy cow, Mrs L.  You could've opened your own convenience store with all that loot.

Guess we should be glad you didn't find anything....still kicking.