I just got home so I missed the Giant Snail Race in The Future, but I have copied the announcement from Events and put it here because it just... rocks!
"Yes in the future Giant Snails ( 15 Meters tall ) Will be sailing through the air using Future Technology. 500L to win 250 L for 2nd. In the Future The Bleachers will flow with the action hopefully. Sorry about setting off the explosives charges before the final heat last week. I'll be sure and change there frequency so the spectators can watch the explosions and not be included in them. Lost a lot of them after that again so soorry probably wont happen again. Mostly Safe again Giant Snail Racing Can be Dangerous and occasionally Snails do explode Were not sure why."
Giant Snail Racing is the best fun, and even the Events announcement is about 50 times more fun than most things in life.
Looper called me and sadly said I hadn't called to wish her a happy birthday last week. Yes, I am bad that way lately. Elizabeth gave her some underwear, she said, that she thought was used. Elizabeth rang me this morning as her printer wasn't working, and I said, "Looper says you gave her old underwear for her birthday." "No, it was NEW." "I will say that underwear is not a good thing to give anyone. How would you like it?" E, pretending to have just received a gift of underwear, "Oh! UNDERwear! Thank you!" Cue peals of laughter. I said, "Yeah, right - 'Oh, we cancelled the cruise but here's a bag of underwear from Value Village for you instead.'" I drove round and she chucked her printer into my car, then I went off on a grocerisation mission as I had nothing at all in the house. At the check out line the woman ahead of me stopped the checker, "That's not my milk." I said, "It's not MY milk." "It HAS to be your milk." "It doesn't HAVE to be my milk - it ISN'T my milk. My milk is there (point down belt to half-gallon)." I thought it was a funny thing - if I'd been the me of a few years ago I'd've challenged her to a duel and had the grocery belt wars or something - I love it when things are so silly. It WAS her milk - placed in her cart by one of her several accompanying teenagers. She thought I was angry at her, but actually I was laughing inwardly.
Got home, opened the birthday present Elizabeth had given to me - Tweetie Bird and Sylvester underwear - maybe, um... 5. I didn't count/look closely. Another good laugh! This day is shaping up as a very funny one. She also gave me an Alaska souvenir T shirt that (maybe) came from a thrift shop and which shows some care in its choosing as it has a totem pole on it.
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