Monday, March 04, 2013

And I Thought Of You...

First of all, I would like to note that we have been written up for the second time in the Grand Junction, Colorado newspaper...and both times were NOT in the Blotter. It's a family first! My friend Erin writes a Home and Garden column and she is doing an Apocalypse Pantry Challenge, inspired by our hurricane survival tactics. They are going to see how long they can last eating from their pantry. My bet was originally 5 weeks, but after hearing of her husband's propensity to hoard cereal and their vast collection of pasta, I think I might extend my wager. And all of this kinda-sorta ties in to my main post today, and that is the things people associate with us. Whenever someone says 'I saw ________ and I thought of you' it is NEVER something like:

  • I saw this nice documentary about normal people who buy their eggs at the store and let their kids eat school lunch and I thought of you...
  • I saw puppies and unicorns and I thought of you....
  • I read this neat article about Mr. Rodgers and I thought about you....
It goes more like this:

  • I saw this survival show where they made pickled reindeer hearts with homemade vinegar and I thought of you....
  • I read an article about this freak who keeps chickens in a Winnebago and I thought of you....
  • I saw some gold-dipped chicken talons and I thought of you....
  • I saw a crocheted chicken hat and I thought of you....
  • I watched Bear Grylls eat the kidneys from a live Water Buffalo and I thought of you....
  • I saw where someone sewed themselves a 12 person tent entirely out of recycled umbrellas and I thought of you....
Are you seeing a trend here? I have pretty much settled in my mind that I am a freak of nature, and I am OK with that. Besides, if things get ugly Jeff can build our own power plant in the backyard, I can have a big garden and we can make Possum and Squirrel Gumbo over an open fire. 

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