Saturday, February 16, 2008

The ups and downs of Saturday

One Ear Gromit
Originally uploaded by spinnity
Ikea discontinued my kitchen chairs a long time ago. So I was damn pleased to find a fellow selling 4 of 'em on Craig's list this week. Today I went and got them *and* managed to wedge them into the car (Chairs: +50 points)

They turned out to be the catalyst for a bunch of garage cleaning (long story), in which I opened boxes which had been unexamined since I packed them eight years ago. (Garage cleaning: +50 points)

One of my boxes was nearly full of Origami Page-a-day calendar models which I folded in 1998 and 1998. In the spirit of garage cleanup, I let them go to the great paper recyclery in the sky. Under the origam heap I found.... Knitting Gromit! I wondered where he had got to! As you can see on that link, he's NOT AVAILABLE, so I was feeling pretty cool, for a woman who can't go out in public for more than 90 minutes at a time, *cough cough cough*. I set Gromit on the windowsill in the family room along with a few other items headed for the knitting studio / guest room. (Gromit: +20 points)

Spouse-o and I were sitting at the kitchen table on our new chairs when Mr. Big reached up to investigate the things on the windowsill, neatly hooked Gromit with one paw and slung him to the ground. Eight years safely nestled in a crumpled wad of printer paper and it only takes 30 minutes to lose an ear. (Mr Big: -25 points.)

Now I'm off to see Bill and the Penguin Jazz gang playing their old Nossa Bossa set list at a Brazilian cafe in Sunnyvale (Penguin gig: +100 points).


Blogger Jasmine said...

Sorry to hear about gromit. He's still so cute though.

February 17, 2008 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Gromit. Buddy took a liking to the top thingy on my table lamp (finial?) that Christina had given me. It was in the shape of a hummingbird. I guess that's what attracted him. So he crashed it over and broke the wings. I carefully glued them back on and crash he knocked it over again and off came the wings again. He won. I took off the hummingbird. mom

February 21, 2008 11:55 AM  

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