Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cheap Sunglasses Rock!

The doctor’s office called. I left my sunglasses at their office.

The bargain pair of sunglasses I bought in Venice at some cheap stand for $5....FIFTEEN YEARS AGO!!! I still have them!

Cause the expensive ones...? The ones costing $200+, I lose within hours of purchasing. One pair I bought, went to dinner and left them at the restaurant table. The restaurant knows nothing. Another time
I went straight to a private house party and never saw them again.

Of course the 'Venice' ones have been lost dozens of time, but have some kind of magnet spell on them that strangers will go out of their way to flag me down in crowds. Like the teenager that chased me for a block before handing me my old and scratched eyeshades. Or the 300 lb woman that sat on them and they didn't even crack!

Yes....the good ones we lose...but the cheap ones stick with us for...well...ever.

Hmmm...that's kinda like my mantra on high school boyfriends.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Hate Baseball....

Baseball and Boring are synonymous.

Here in my city when you have a kid in baseball, you have to parent volunteer in the snack stand. That means, two 2.5 hour shifts. A total of 5 hours per kid registered for baseball.

That wouldn't be a big deal (parents volunteering) to help keep costs down, but costs aren't down.  Last time I checked, paying to put my kid in baseball was same cost as sports that don't have snack stand duty!

The baseball league has 5 stands/fields in our city and let me tell you…when I am forced to work….as I was twice this season, it’s free food for the family. crappy food...which means nothing....cause no one eats anything anyway...but if we wanted to I'd have let them!

Best pay back for me?  When kids come up, asking for nachos… or beans…or cup a soup....or anything involving opening a can, heating, or making a bigger mess with pots and pans…I say sweetly, “No, so sorry we are out tonight.” 

Why? Cause I have to clean up too – and that’s outside the 5 hours total we have to work!! So when I work, it’s packaged snack stand food and drink only.

Don't be all mad at me till you hear the next tidbit: Those five snack stands make over $350,000 for the year!! I’m not sure where that $$ goes but it’s not saving me any on baseball fees or paying to have a high school student work in my place for minimum wage!
So I do what I can to survive.

Thankfully, no one from my area reads these.  (if they did, they'd agree!)