Tuesday, April 01, 2008

At the airport

I am at the airport. All my bags are overstuffed. Everytime I open a bag, things fall out. I got into the car this morning and realized I'd somehow lost my cell phone on the way from my apartment to the door. This caused a panic not unlike what I imagine would be the feeling of realizing you left your child sitting in a carseat on the top of the car. I'm ashamed of the intensity of the anguish this caused me, but anyway I went back and my phone was sitting on top of the mailboxes...of course (?) Anyway, all this is to say that I feel like a modern version of those 'loose leaf losers' from the trapper keeper commercials. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? No, you're too young, forget it! Also while we're talking school supplies did you know that pee-chee folders were only west coast? West of the rockies actually, I think. That was a special day at time out when we made that discovery. Days, really, because I think I milked it for all the entertainment and sleuthery possible. Yes I know it's not a word. There is an alarm going off. My ears are being assaulted. Not unlike when my sister walked into the bathroom last night and asked what 'that funky smell' was. It was my new jeans, assaulting her nose. They smelled like they'd been dark rinsed in sulphur. I think the rain brought it out more. (They were drying in the shower, which seems counter intuitive.) Also, on the way here I passed the unfortunately named 'Ariola Realty.' A less mature person would have tittered.
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Brett Jones said...

RE: Pee-Chee

I'm originally a west coast guy and I was in fact looking all over my small New England town a week ago for said Pee-Chee. I just figured they were no longer being made.

If you're heading out west in your travels, pick up some for me will ya. I'd like an even dozen.

Anonymous said...

Have a safe flight.


Ted from Accounting said...

Fly safe kid! Where ever your off to now!

bradleyejones said...

Ariola Realty, I tittered.

jmralls2001 said...

I don't remember "loose leaf losers" but I do sort of remember the Trapper Keeper commercials.