Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Electric Boogie

I have so many real things to say, but not much time to say it. Prof is on his way over - I'm making dinner. Its so nice to have someone to cook for. Someone who eats (and likes!) vegetables. And tofu! I got a little carried away at the farmers markets and trader joe's, so there is a lot of great stuff that needs to be eaten before the mold takes over.

So, I leave you with this little story: the story of why I am a total moron this week.

I tried desperately to get my grass mowed yesterday so that I could enjoy tonite with Prof. I went kayaking, got home about 30 minutes before the sun set and got to work. I refuse to have gasoline lying around my house, so I have a corded electric mower. It is a pain in the ass. But, I live. The 100' cord that I use is pushing 10 years old and I've gotten a bit lax in making sure I don't run it over with the mower. In fact, I've been running it over on purpose - because the mower is set so high that the cord is unaffected.

Except, I reset the mower last time. And didn't put it back up. And I ran over the cord.

Cord Cuisinart. Orange cord all over the place.

Ok fine. I gave up. Felt silly. Ate dinner and got over it.

Bought a new cord today at Blowe's. Super special deal - $10. I shoulda gotten the expensive one.

I made half a swipe down the backyard before...

(you know what's coming, of course)

Orange cord puree. Again.

Not even 2 minutes of use and I've boogered the thing beyond recognition.

I paused for a while, cursed for a minute, then spied the neighbor's mower, in all of its gasoline powered glory. They weren't home, so I stole it.

I made one swipe down the yard before it stopped working.

I tried to restart it but the cord wouldn't pull. I put it back - shamefaced. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly to tell them. "I stole your mower. But don't worry. God smote me already for it."

I mean, come on world!! Today was supposed to be the best day ever - my coworker told me that numerologists think this is a special day: 7/8/09. Sequential, you see... Maybe good for people, but bad for machines. And cords.

Can't wait 'till prof gets here with a bottle of wine. I needs it.

1 comment:

Ms Behaviour said...

Methinks it is time to start paying one of the neighbourhood kids to start mowing your lawn for you!