Thursday, August 31, 2006

Junk

Some cultures do have more rust in their yards than others. It may have something to do with space. If we lived in town, we would not have the need for all of the rust (tractors, plows, etc.) and not have room for the extra cars. Here in the country, it is easier to park things and hope that one day you will either fix them or get rid of them. When we moved to this property, I told Toby that one of his goals in life should be to get rid of some of our rust. So yesterday, he sold the Honda. It made us all a bit sad like selling memories, but it really is for the best. Even Lindsay was sad because she enjoyed driving it too. Jesse said it was their "havin’ fun car." As a side note, the guy who bought the Honda is not from these parts. He is here in the area to dismantle the old oil refinery south of Duncan. Apparently, he has a crew that travels the USA tearing down buildings (and rust). He mentioned that they had torn down the King Dome in Seattle, something on the Bering Sea (Alaska), and that they were tearing down part of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco this weekend. The guy explained that he was buying the Honda for a friend who lives on some coast where it is difficult to buy old cars because the salt air tends to rust them (hmm, more rust than us?) This is obviously a man who knows his junk.

Speaking of junk, I bought a few kitchen gadgets at the Pampered Chef party yesterday. PC has great products – they are not junk at all. I just use that phrase because I do not really need more gadgets in my kitchen. What Tim Allen is to tools, I am to gadgets. I could easily be the Tool Lady. A friend of mine once told me that without the right tools, it is all just work. Also, I like a party - especially where food is cooked before your eyes and then you get to eat it. The PC lady demonstrated the different kitchen items that would make life easier – I wanted it all. She showed a pitcher with a built in stir–er to stir your lemonade without making a mess. I thought, "Gee, that would work great on my fine washables – similar to the gentle cycle." I didn’t buy it. A spoon still works pretty well on my lemonade, and I have a washing machine. I did buy the chopper/dicer and a new spritzer. The spritzer is a fairly new item that works like a can of Pam or cooking spray. I wanted the cheese grater, but I will wait until the next party. There is always another party.

3 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

Gosh, that was quick!

Laurie said...

Oooooh, Pampered Chef! Now... I am not one who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, but I do appreciate PC. My favorite thing I got from them is a container for the microwave that you can throw 2 pounds of ground beef in to brown. Has holes in the top, and a spout so you just pour the grease off. Greatest invention ever. And I like their pearing knives too.

Bag Blog said...

Buck, it was quick! I didn't get that needed time to realize it was being sold - kind of quick and painless.

Laurie, I saw that microwave pan - pretty cool! I bought quite a bit of stuff several years ago at a party, but that pan was new to me this time. I love my garlic press.