At the Car Wash
March 11, 2011
I'm always asked if I want the trunk of my car vacuumed when I take it to get a full service wash. I chuckle and politely recline, because I had just thrown everything that was in the front part of my car to the trunk so there would be room to clean the key areas. The contents in my truck could make some serious cash on eBay. Here's what's in my trunk today; a lacrosse helmet valued at $129.00, two yoga mats ($25), a bass amplifier ($200), a DVD player ($99), various jackets and blankets ($200), a first aid kit ($30), karate sword ($89), ice scraper ($8), and gym bag ($45).
These items tell me a lot. First, it all really adds up, especially when it comes to kids equipment. Check out the trunk of a car of a family with a new baby, the need there is twice as much stuff as I've got. Or the real estate agent with signs and binders full of listings.
Secondly, I could not just park my car anywhere, especially on the streets on Manhattan, and only a few selected garages would be trustworthy with this type of stuff; a cash tip in the hand of the attendant could ensure its safety. Yes, I could put this stuff away in the hopes that I remember each item as events of life unfold, but that would require some extra thinking on my part and a little more cooperation from my family who tends to conveniently run into the house when ever we pull into the driveway. Even with an iPod blaring, I know they can hear my when I yell to bring the stuff inside. So I should say yes, I do want my trunk vacuumed, but it's not available at the moment.
She buzz words
- Snakes Spring
She Could be a ..
- Office Machine Repair Technician
- Railroad Conductor
She Could Be Working at a..
- Summer Camp
- Advertising Agency
- Nail Salon
Right now she could be
- Filling our forms
- Recycling the newspaper
- Cleaning the oven
- Taking inventory of what's in her pantry
"Why doesn't anyone close a box of cereal properly. Crumble down the wax paper and shut the box so the contents don't get stale!"
Here are Bon Appetite Magazine's food trends expected this year:
- Moveable Feasts; the pop-up restaurant, temporary restaurants that last a few months and love using local chefs, produce and Twitter.
- Forest Food; creatively cooked moss, pine needles, seaweed, hay etc.
- Rabbit will be the new white meat.
- Asian-Fusion 2.0 like Kimchi quesadillas, french onion soup dumplings.
- Noodles all sorts made with speciality flours.
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