Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Small sales, big zucchini and an Oompa Loompa

God it was nice having a 4 day weekend. I desperately needed it. I was planning on having my yard sale Friday and Saturday. Well....got up early Friday morning to cloudy weather. Weather channel said it was clear, so started to haul things out into the driveway. It did drizzle a little and was extremely windy but it all went well that day. Other than we only made about $35....Ouch! The fuckin neighbor borrowed a little table from me, put out a few things and ended up making about $100....bastard.

Saturday...rain, rain and more rain. No sale that day. That afternoon we went to my Dad's for his 86th birthday. Then after present opening, dinner, cake and ice cream Scooby and I headed to Mt. Pleasant to visit a friend of ours that just inherited his grandparents farm. Cool place, should have brought the camera cuz he has a cool old windmill out in the back yard that is in great condition. Dam when will I remember to keep the camera with me at ALL TIMES.

He also gave us the hugest zucchini that I've ever seen. The fucker was about 2 ft. long and amazingly thick. Of course I didn't take a pic of that either and the next day we ended up baking a cookie sheet full of it, stir frying another portion of it and I still probably have enough to make 3 or 4 loaves of zucchini bread also. From one zucchini!

Sunday morning was beautiful and we decided to open the yard sale again. Made another $30-$35 bucks so it wasn't a total waste of time. Then we had a BBQ that afternoon with steaks on the grill and baked and stir fried zucchini. Everyone thought they were eating eggplant...surprise its zucchini.

Then Monday we took the shit that we didn't sell from the sale to St. Vincent's to donate. Only one carload this sale thank God. In the past I've taken 2-3 carloads. Then we headed to the movie theatre and caught the first show of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" The movie was awesome other than I couldn't understand most of the words to the new songs that the Oompa Loompa sang. Note: that I said Oompa Loompa as singular cuz it was just one person. I guess Tim Burton either didn't have the budget to hire more little people or he was just too cheap. Other than that it was a great movie. Alot more detail on the characters than the original, which was a plus.

Anyway that was my busy/dull little weekend in a nutshell.


Davey said...

I read your blog regularly. Do you know of other gay bloggers in the tri-ctiy area? If so, could you post their links? That would be cool.

Mike said...

Hey Davey,
I don't know any other bloggers in thew area unfortunately.

If there is any other local bloggers out there hit me up and I'll link you.