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Polly Anne Drove Steel Like a Man

Awww.... Looksee what Cara Sposa bought me for my birthday (a strategic two months early, so as to be ready for harvest-time):

Isn't it fabulous? And it's big enough to flay the flesh off a medium-sized child in a mere two hours.

Or, more precisely, to do a month's worth of dog-food in a single go.

About time, too. The 21L one I've been using for the past three years is getting serious metal-fatigue. I was having to hold it down with a towel to get the pressure-seal to take.

I guess that makes us even for my having got her the vacuum-cleaner for her birthday eighteen years ago [ something ginamariewade will never let me live down, even though IT WAS AT HER REQUEST! ;) ]

Speaking of dog-food, I need to go off to Quinn's to pick up a sack of ground meat. Pooch is out of the home-made stuff.

And no, Quinn is not the head of an orphanage. It's the name of a rather well-run local abbatoir, if you must know.


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Jul. 2nd, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh, shiny!

I got tires for Christmas one year, from my parents. My friends all thought I was weird, but I was ecstatic. And my Beloved Husband regularly buys me cooking equipment for gift-giving occasions. (Though he uses the infra-red thermometer at least as much as I do, maybe more...)

Though...that said, I don't know if I'd want a vacuum for my birthday. That sexy cordless drill I've had my eye on, maybe... ;)
Jul. 2nd, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, well.... we were fresh out of college and out of work and living in a run-down old motel converted to apartments and there was dust EVERYWHERE.

We didn't have the money for things like vacuums at the time, so she made a special request "for her birthday". I remember having to get a credit card to buy it. First time I ever had a credit card. Dangerous things, those, when you don't have any money. I seem to recall it was eight years before we paid it off completely.

But yeah, not the most tactful of gifts, when seen out of context.
Jul. 2nd, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
It looks like a Dalek.

I remember those apartments.
Jul. 2nd, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, I had entirely forgotten about the vaccuum.

I have fond memories of those apartments, though.
The gunshots we could hear at night.
The time the plumbing for the whole building got screwed up and there was raw sewage flowing across the parking lot.
The time I splashed spaghetti sauce on the wall next to the stove, and in washing it off, took off a coat of paint.

On the other hand, it was awesome living close to y'all, and playing scrabble all the time, and trading dinners back and forth, and drinking Fairbanks white port from the big green jug.

Jul. 3rd, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'd forgotten about Fairbanks Port. $14 the half-gallon, 20% alcohol. To the sounds of Sisters of Mercy. I'm surprised I have a liver left.
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