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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This And That

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.

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3 comments:

Sandee said...

Lawn mower envy? Bwahahahahaha. I ain't mowing and that's final.

As for the ex-governor? Gangsters and thugs are in style you know.

Have a terrific day. :)

Shauni said...

I say you should protest mowing your lawns and claim that you are doing your bit for ecology... I hate that I wanna envy.. Personally I wanna tea set and teas from teavana..

And Gov Rod... He is just slimy... but then I think I have given my opinion on that subject many times...

and thanks for stopping by I hope your disability checks come through soon...

come see my new blog yes I have joined the insane of needing not one,not two but three blogs.. hey I have to keep up with Lola...

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Lola said...

@ Sandee - I personally think no one would watch Blago.

@ Shauni - Unfortunately our neighbors and the village wouldn't allow us to go without mowing. And unfortunately it's not hollow envy, we really do need a new riding mower, heck, I'd take a used one if it was in better condition than the one we have! I'm not picky. But sadly, when you scrimp to get by with just the basics, it's hard to watch other people make extravagant purchases. I know for certain the guy across the street had a perfectly good riding mower last year (it was way newer than ours), he's just buying into keeping up with the Jones'. Most of our neighbors have John Deere's. I don't need to keep up with the Jones', I just want a mower that runs without wire and duct tape and where the wheel doesn't fall off if you turn the corner too tight. I don't think I ask for much.

 
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