Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One man's trash...

About a year ago, I told you about a time that I collected a couch "with good bones" from the side of the road with the help of some painters on their lunch break.

It is unfortunately still in our garage waiting for the perfect fabric to come rescue it from storage purgatory.

It has also become a thorn in Trey's side. A big, three-cushioned thorn. With good bones.

I really don't make it a habit to dig in other people's trash but the other day, I just couldn't help myself. I saw something that I KNEW our family, our ministry, simply could not live without.

Our neighbor was the Pinkston High School Mascot. Apparently, from his trash, WAS is the operative word.

This was on his curb, waiting for the bulk trash truck to rob me of endless minutes of silliness.

I'm gonna be honest with you; it smells kinda bad.

But that hasn't stopped us from wearing it as often as possible around the house, playing Wii, driving in the car, cutting the grass, cooking dinner. Or just long enough for a picture or two before we have to take it off to shower and disinfect.

Tomorrow night is Darius' last basketball game of the regular season. Do you think it would embarrass him if MaMelissa showed up with a little more Viking Pride than usual?

It would be the closest I've ever been to being a cheerleader. And I'm not bitter about that at all.

At all.

16 comments:

These Three Kings said...

LOL!!! I love it girl! absolutely love it!!

i wish I could see you in that!

Holli said...

FUNNY! but I have to admit my head started to itch!:)

Henley on the Horn said...

You've GOT to wear it to the basketball game! Get someone to take a picture of D's face!! Hilarious!!! Where do you come up w/ this stuff?

By the way, I had a French wooden sofa in storage for at least 3 years. Storage is a loose term. It was outside in the elements w/ a tarp loosely tossed over it. It sat under our deck but who knows who decided to live in it as I waited for the space in the house/money to fix it up. I had it painted b/c of this move. She painted it a light grey French color and distressed it a little. It looks like it came from an antique shop now. I am using it in our living room. It still desperately needs to be re-covered & that will happen next, but it was worth the pain!!!

Karin Katherine said...

I can only imagine you in that costume....until you do it and blog about it.

hannahgarippa said...

Please wear it.

You forgot to mention in your other post that you made cupcakes in it.

emily said...

I completely forgot that you weren't a cheerleader, thanks for reminding me! :)

I will pay you to wear that thing to the game- name your price.

PinkLemonade said...

Your God is too little...expand it up a bit...
I think you may well have hit on a wonderful new mission fundraising technique. On the one hand, you can rent the costume out (after all, what wife wouldn't want to show up at hubby's office the day after he forgot their anniversary storming through the halls wearing this little number?) or you can get people to pay you (or Trey) to wear this just because frankly I think we all enjoy the notion of you gallivanting around town wearing it (Central Market? a drive-thru?) just think of it a creative fundraiser! Lisa

Bill said...

Have you heard that your mother-in-law, now grandmother to 12 and over 60, was also NEVER A CHEERLEADER???? And we all know how crucial it is to a young girl's self-esteem to wear a megaphone around one's neck, right? I too am not bitter at all.
Love the Viking outfit and IT DOES SMELL!
Nanny
P.S. This is posting as Bill and it is, of course, not him.

LoLa said...

I recently found your blog and have truly enjoyed stopping in for reasons like this post! That costume is hilarious!

The Boyce Family said...

You never fail to make me laugh out loud.

I was a cheerleader in high school but am a teensy bit bitter about not being invited to the Theta house in college.

Love your blog.
Christina

Kate said...

WHOOT, Go Vikings!!!! :D I say go for it.....no, really....seriously, GO FOR IT girl!!! :D

RosyRose said...

You are the funniest person ever! That takes a very crafty and off center mind to pick that out of the trash!!!!:) So funny!
You must be the funnest mom on the block!

Oatsvall Team said...

hilarious ... i think you should totally wear it !!!

Sarah said...

OH MY WORD!!! It is a good thing you are not really my friend in real life.....we would get into alot of trouble, I think. :-)
That is the funniest thing ever! You HAVE to go to the game in it. Even if he never speaks to you again....well, at least for a few weeks. Then he will laugh about it the rest of his life.

Kim said...

Cannot wait to see the photos of you in the costume!

Hauswife said...

Oh, you MUST wear that somewhere public with your kids if only so they hate you forever! Then you can wear it at their college graduations and even their weddings! Just think of the memories! :)