Ah hem, my name is Lola, and I have lawn mower envy. As I begin typing this post at 7pm from my comfy seat in my living room, I can see clearly out one of my front windows. My neighbor across the street just lowered ramps off the back of his truck and rolled down a brand spanking new John Deere Riding Lawn tractor.
Just moments before, I was driving home from Target, turned onto my street and another neighbor was taking a brand spanking new, black non-descript riding lawn mower off the back of an open trailer. Maybe a Yardman? I don't know, and I don't care, because I covet it just the same. How in this economy is anyone able to afford these machines? Why do I covet one so? Because we have quite a bit of lawn to mow in the front, on the side and in our backyards. We currently have an antique Toro riding mower that is literally held together with chewing gum, wire and duct tape. I have to put a call in to our repair place and find out if they can solder the front axle because it's broken and we've been holding it together with wire and a prayer. No joke! Oh look, my neighbor across the street has to mow his lawn right now, with the headlights turned on, on his new John Deere. It couldn't wait until morning. Gee thanks. Rub it in, why don't you?
As I just mentioned, I just came from Targhay. On the way to the pharmacy I noticed bagged coffee at the end of one of the checkout lanes. On the way out the door after picking up my pharmacy items, I walked by close enough to find out what brand and variety the coffees were. It was Caribou Coffee. Yup. At the checkout lane, directly in front of the Target snack bar area, which includes...a mini Starbucks. Clever.
So, do you think that was Tupac in New Orleans?
My Cubbies. 10-0 shutout this afternoon. Harriet, what's gone wrong? What has happened to our boys in blue? It's a good thing Jeff Samardzija is supposed to be back in the Cubs bullpen Thursday. It couldn't hurt considering the way Marmol has been pitching.
Wow, the criminal division of the EPA has raided Crestwood Village Hall offices. I used to work for a village hall on the north shore, I bet village employees had an interesting morning.
Why are all of these reality shows wanting to hire Rod Blogojevich? First it was "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here", now it's the HBO's "Cathouse" that features the Moonlight BunnyRanch. They want Blagojevich to "'assist with hiring ladies in addition to facilitating with training and proper disciplinary action,' Dennis Hof, owner of the brothel, said in a written statement." What qualifications does a former, allegedly corrupt Governor have to hire prostitutes? I don't know about the rest of the country, but speaking as an Illinois resident, I don't consider Blagojevich to be a celebrity, nor would I care to watch him on a reality show.