The teenager moved into her first apartment last weekend. I gave her some pots and pans, some towels and the last maple chair from my parents' kitchen set. She said that she needed more chairs. Before I could finish telling her that she would find all the chairs she needs by the side of the road, she completed my sentence! I've already got a jump start on her by finding one and dragging it home yesterday. I wonder how many she wants?
There's a spot behind the house where the sump pump in our basement drains with a deep bass burble. I was on my way to the trash can with a load when I heard it play the intro to the "Barney Miller" theme song.
Yesterday's weather was stunning. Low humidity, a cloudless blue sky and the temperature was a cool 80 degrees. So I took myself to the arboretum and drove right into the side service gate. After I parked and walked up to my favourite picnic spot, it occurred to me that the park was unpeopled, empty for such a lovely day. Then I remembered that the grounds are closed Mondays. Not wanting to get locked behind a chained gate as the hour was approaching 5, I found a gent on a lawn tractor who assured me I had time to drive out. I'm going back today, I hope.
They bring tiny sparkling shopping bags, with fancy teas and chocolates. Sometimes a piece of jewelry is tucked in tissue, or a candle with a unique and exotic aroma. Almost always, though, there are soaps. These are fabulously expensive, perfumed cakes that you'd never buy unless you are filling up a bag for the lady with whom you are lunching.
People have been putting their dog walking bags into my city issued waste can and the trash men only pull big bags out of the cans so the shit's been collecting at the bottom. In the heat. I gagged violently but the odor would only worsen, so I was elected to remedy this situation by attrition. We were out of baking soda, so I grabbed the can of air freshener from the bathroom and sprayed the mess good before I tipped the can and consolidated the smaller bags into a larger, heavier bag. From here the day can only improve.