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Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Musings.

I was thinking that it would be nice to be a sheep for a day - especially when faced with your favorite meal.  That way, you could have a rumen and enjoy that meal all day long!  This kind of musing is a sure sign that I need a break from all this commuting.

And would it be too much to ask for car designers to put the gas tank on the same side of the car?  One of my most humbling moments was the night I rumbled up to the gas pump in my brandspankinnew black MR2 Turbo thinking I was stinkin hot, only to have the attendant look at me and say, "the gas tank is on the other side (you idiot)."  Took the steam out of my bustle instantly.  However, that car was definitely my favorite car of all time.  An incredibly hot little number - black with cream interior, two seats, spoiler, manual transmission.  It was the only time my practical side lost out to my IMUSTHAVEIT side - if you don't count my brief and painful Renault Le Car ownership. 

Life in a very small town can be either stultifying or fascinating - sometimes both in the same day.  After almost seven years here, I finally garnered an invitation to "the" exclusive holiday party up the hollow.  My first few forays up the hollow were as "guest".  Apparently, I passed muster.  One of the pluses of being invited is that I am usually the youngest attendee by at least ten years.  The hostess is in her 80s, has a pack of much-loved rescue dogs (or, "doe-awgs", as she says), the house is old, rather sprawling, way up a dirt road, and is floor to ceiling covered in wonderful art.  That she lives there on her own, year-round, fills me with both hope and admiration.  There were two themes of discussion this evening: the town supervisor and doe-awgs.  The wine is great, the food is "interesting" - and very limited from my GF perspective, so there's no fear of overeating - and you don't have to stay late. 

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  1. You know, that WOULD be a great thing to have (the rumen). I could be snacking on the same cookie ALL DAY!

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    1. Carolyn - Now, there's a thought.... :)

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  2. UGH! When I used to do equestrian therapy it was for a home for severely mentally handicap adults and rumination WAS a problem with some of this community. While it may not be bad in a sheep, you DO NOT want to see a human do it. Nope! No way! Well, I guess I didnt need to eat this breakfast today anyway. Or lunch either. Ugh.

    P.S. Glad to see your exclusive now. Pinkies up :)

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    1. Jane - You are just full of interesting tidbits. What an interesting life you have led! And colorful, by the sounds of it... :) Yes, both pinkies were up at all times. Made it hard to grasp the wine glass, but, when in Rome.....

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  3. Thank gawd your GF diet doesn't exclude wine!

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    1. Mama Pea - What a thought! Horrors!!!!

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  4. Wow, can we still talk to you now that you have "arrived?" ;)
    I had an MR2 myself only mine was RED!! I loved that car and called it my Go Devil after a car in a Stephen King short story called Mrs. Todd's Shortcut. I even had a personalized plate. I sadly sold it when we moved to the country because it wouldn't have been fair to make it live on a dirt road. (sigh)

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    1. Candy - I'm starting to wonder if we were separated at birth! I called mine the "Guy Magnet". 'Cause it was. :)

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    2. I was going to ask you if your were my sister from another mother! LOL!!

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  5. Ahahaha to be a sheep and enjoy your food all day!!!!
    The gas tank is on the other side!!!! Oh been there!
    Well nice you have "arrived" don't forget about all us who have not in your new club;)

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    1. SLF - Believe me, I don't think that most of you would consider this "arriving". But, when living in the boonies, anything that passes as a social occasion should never be turned down!

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    2. Knowing my luck, if I was a sheep, while I was ruminatin' and eating, something would come and eat me! The 'party' sounds great, just keep the convo on doe-awgs, doe-awgs, doe-awgs!

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    3. Petey - You and me, both. I tend to lose track of time and surroundings when I ruminate... And doe-awgs are one of my favorite topics!

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  6. I think it's cool you got invited to the holiday party. A little something extra for being in the neighborhood. Doe-awgs.

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  7. It's a wonderful feeling to be a part of a true community! Hopefully there will be many more such invitations to come. :)

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  8. LOL, I love my Subarus exactly because the tanks are always on "the wrong side"! Sometimes when there are long lines at the pumps I get to cruise right up to the empty ones with my right side tank :)

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