Thursday, May 28, 2009

#1 Seller in Apparel on Amazon

Some of you might be wondering why would I blog about such an ugly shirt, but Ben heard about this item on Amazon and the review is hilarious. Supposedly this company was selling only 1 or 2 shirts a day (no surprise by me), but after this review the company is selling 100 shirts an hour. Therefore, the moral of the tale is that when you buy a product from Amazon write a catching review and you too can alter the course of our nation's economy.

8,253 of 8,322 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Dual Function Design, November 10, 2008
By B. Govern "Bee-Dot-Govern" (New Jersey, USA)

This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn't have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn't settle for the first thing that comes to him.

I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt.

Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.

Life Untitled

Posing with some beloved stuffed animals.

Piercing eyes.

Mr. Risk Assessor in his new hat which suits him perfectly. He learned to ride his bike this week without training wheels. It was a momentous occasion as he is a very cautious person. He often comments on the danger of things and how he might get hurt.

The best kind of dog...the one that belongs to someone else. At a party Jane followed this gentle dog around and buried her chocolate-covered mouth in the dog's fur giving it kisses.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Here's our recent happenings. Two weeks ago the kids and I accompanied Ben to Chicago for his board preparation course. Ben was gone most of the week as he put in 12 hour days but I had a glorious time walking everywhere, enjoying the spring flowers, taking the kids to the pool on floor 19, eating food someone else cooked, and not having to clean house. Chicago River North is one of my favorite destinations. It has such amazing architecture, window fronts, parks and interesting people. The kids were delighted with the Lego store and American Girl place. Everywhere you look there is something to feast your eyes.

One day we walked to the Lincoln park zoo and saw some pure white, long-necked deer I never knew existed. The exotic animals were magnificent proof of a creator. At lunch, the seagulls were so cheeky that they swooped down on our table to steal some potato chips...maybe a rarer treat for us than them.

Jane was pretty frustrated that the monkeys behind glass wouldn't look at her monkey shirt, but I wasn't surprised because monkeys aren't known for their sensitivity to youngsters. Her insistence to press her screen-printed tee to the glass raised a chuckle from other parents.

While we were away we had a record number of showings and one family wanted to put in an offer. Sadly, the verbal offer was dismally low because they couldn't get bank financing for more. I really thought they were the ones...of the 365 days in the year the lock box code even matched the date they came.

Here we are waiting for June 12. Ben's graduation. I was suppose to move in a few days but with the house still unsold I stay. I admit I am worn out. Having our house show ready is exhausting. It is a curse to be perfectionist because there is always something more to be done and I assume everyone else will notice what is glaringly obvious to me.

Here's looking forward to dishes in the sink and clothes on the chair. Just the freedom to be messy (even if I'm not a messy person).

Friday, May 08, 2009