October 31, 2008


It's been an action-packed Octvember.

First there was Oktoberfest. Low on costume ideas, mrguy and I went as
Heino and Manager of Heino again. Our nephew, mr randommeats, named a beer after us (Heino's Dopple) and our pictures from last year graced the tap. mrguy made a stikke alt for the occasion and won best guest brew.

Later in the month it was ms scandwaiian's birthday. We spent an evening suffering through mildly competent surf bands until God in his Mercy rewarded us with Laika and the Cosmonauts.

The Reagan administration would have declared this beverage a fruit. I stuck to beer.

Later in the month we got a new stove for a blissful few days before the dining room became the kitchen, the walls went away and came back, and the rice cooker became our burner.

October 16, 2008

Josephine the Plumber

On the way home to watch the debate with mrguy, I was stuck in traffic behind a woman whose car had a Yes on 8 (restore marriage) bumper sticker. She was weaving in and out of her lane, while text messaging at the wheel. Then she brushed her teeth.

Once ensconced in the happy Guy home, I heard a lot about Joe the Plumber.

I'd much rather talk about Josephine the plumber. She was my favorite advertising character in the day. In commercials she talked out of the side of her mouth, wore lipstick, and taught you how to get stains out of your sink with Comet.

7 years ago I saw her (the actress Jane Withers) at an event in LA. She looked amazing. She was wearing a bright colored blazer and her hair was in a bouffant. She reminded me of my favorite co-workers from the diner, out for a night on the town.

If they'd been movie stars.
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