Sunday, June 26, 2005

Say your prayers, weedies.

I remember one time my mom got ahold of a electric shrub trimmer, which I think she might have stolen from a neighbor. She spent like a whole day hacking up all the hedges, trees and bushes around the yard, they were practically bald by the time she was done. I think the event was spurred by some pent up aggression mixed with a comment from a nosy landlord.
Now, we don't have a landlord and I don't know how much anger I had bottled, but I sure did hack up the yard today with our brand new edger/trimmer, and it made me think of Gwynn. We only have a "scissor cutter" lawnmower. Yeah like the kind donald duck would use to cut his lawn. It works pretty good, but edge the lawn, it does not. Nor does it cut the really long stuff. Enter the trimmer.
It was great. The sensation was very similar to the successful sound a vaccuum makes when it sucks up a lot of dirt. I must have looked super sexy out there, pregnant with giant chemistry lab goggles and a power tool.

5 comments:

ro said...

no, you did not wear giant goggles.

Gwynn said...

I DID NOT STEAL THE TRIMMER, I BORROWED IT FROM SOMEONE!! YOU CRAZY KIDS HAVE VERY SELECTIVE MEMORIES. MOM

rollerskater said...

my hubby is a machine w/ that thing too! lol...
i'm having a baby too! just found out! if mine is a girl, you will have to sell me your blackwagon hand-me-downs. i linked you and ro when i blogged it! :)

Charlie said...

Aurora, you can't be surprised at me wearing the goggles. One of my main characteristics is being pitiful. I tried to do it without them, but I was getting crap in my eyes.

ro said...

LOL