Friday, April 23, 2010

The One Where She Just Needs to Get Back on The Horse

They say it's the thing to do after you fall off.  I don't really have an explanation for my unexcused absence from the interwebs (yours and mine!). Oh, I've been stalking lurking and sometimes leaving a quickie here and there for some of you. But for some reason, I've had a tough time coming up with a bloggable thought.  I've left myself plenty of starters - but nothing has come together in any cohesive manner of late.  I need some blog-to-blog resuscitation, so before I crashed  and burned  and joined  the average ranks of those who have perished before me (see my blog roll..some of these haven't posted in months!) I thought it best to back off for a while.

Then it happened.  Something so pure and blissfully wonderful.

O' muse  -  thy name is laughter.

{BACKSTORY}  Rocky the bearded dragon needed a new home.  Suffice it to say  that our pet experiment was a total failure.  You see, beardies are supposed to be gentle and mellow.  That is only if they are held and stroked from birth.  But the girls never quite took to the whole reptile thing and carry the {{shudder and freak }} gene just like their mum and if he looked at them stink-eyed (which is how a beardie looks at everything) they shuddered and freaked leaving poor Rocky to live a fairly lonely existence.  In fact, the only contact he ever got was from the crickets who would crawl on him right before they became his lunch (and the big ones crunch, by the way.  Eeww.).  So I thought it only fair that we find him a new home and cut our losses and move on. 

So I put an add in Craig's List.  We're into this thing for about $700 already, and he is kind of cool looking in a if-you're-into-leathery-looking-reptiles kind of way.   I scour Craigs List and find several other postings and write mine:

Rocky The Bearded Dragon...$250 O.B.O:  and I go on about how he's healthy, and comes with all the 'stuff' that beardies need.  Then I write something snarky  like "Go on, make an offer.  Make my kid cry" 'cuz I can't resist.  I add a picture ...get misty-eyed and wait.

The ad get's flagged and removed for some reason - 'for innapropriate content'.  I look back and realize that I had misspelled Bearded as Beared...and maybe they thought I got my lizzard drunk or something, who knows.  What do they think I'm trying to sell?  Nary the mention of cock-fights or skinning.  So I re-write the ad and double check the spelling.  And the second time I leave off the snark, so as not to offend.

Again with the flagging and removal.  I guess there is just something about selling your Bearded Dragon on that is just deemed inappropriate. 

Then - it happened.  Hubby was scouring ads for some equipment and found this. (check out the highlighted part)

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Date: 2010-04-15, 3:57PM PDTReply to: sale-32pc3-1694141221@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


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CATERING TRUCK FOR RENT
BRAND NEW WITH L.A. COUNTY PERMITS


THIS TRUCK IS FOR "MARISCOS" EQUIPMENT ON TRUCK:


1. FREEZER


1. UNDERCUNTER REFRIGERATOR


1. PREP TABLE REFRIGERATOR


1. 3 COMP SINK


1. HAND SINK


1. PREP SINK


1. ONAN GENERATOR


2. OPEN BURNERS


1. FIRE SYSTEM




YOU CAN SEE THE TRUCK AT


6901 STANFORD AVE .....
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When you do get back on that  horse, make it a thorough-bred.



**if you care , Rocky has a new home right here in the hood.  Our neighbor , Milo , who is 6 years old loves his new friend.  The moment he saw him, he reached in the tank and picked him up with out a shudder or freak.  Rocky is much happier now.

(so am I)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Rocky...the man that sold bag'o crickets will miss seeing your grandma wendy every week!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

At least you can still visit Rocky, stink eye and all. Glad you're back to blogging.

JenJen said...

Personally I love the undercunter mounting of stuff.
Just sayin'

Diane J. said...

Gotta love 6 year old boys (or at least boys that aren't living in my house, LOL). Craigslist sucks, the pet area is always getting flagged and flamed. Good grief!

Always Home and Uncool said...

I finally understand in the song "Greased Lightning" about the car being a real "pussy wagon."

Anonymous said...

I saw Rocky's new 'mom' the next day and she was still smiling!! Phew!

Pollyanna said...

You are the third blogger I've seen referencing a hiatus and I, myself, am also returning from hiatus. Spring time - time for a fresh start? Welcome back!

Big Mama Cass said...

Good luck in your new digs Rocky! Glad your back :)

Aunt Becky said...

I *am* an undercunter.

Mariah said...

An undercunter huh?? Glad to see you back - blogging is harder than I thought

Sue said...

Thanks for the laugh tonight! As a journalism major I was trained to find misspelled words and "hidden" meanings. LOL Sometimes, I'm the only one who gets it. So I often wonder who actually moderates Craig's List.
Re: Rocky- No way I would like lizards or anything else that wasn't fuzzy and warm like a kitten or a pup. Kudos to those who can love such a pet.
:-) Sue

Ash said...

Rocky would already be sleeping with the fishes (and my boys' frogs) if he were mine. You're a good mama for finding him a good home.

And I'm pretty sure "UNDERCUNTER REFRIGERATOR" is just a fancy way of saying she's fridged - not nice.

carrie said...

I can relate to "falling off the wagon" in regards to posting. I too, have been on blogging hiatus. It is amazing how one little ounce of inspiration can get the creative ball bouncing again. Glad to have back your individual brand of sarcasm! Welcome back on the horse.. I hope its a good long ride!

tulpen said...

Undercunter. That's the best.

I've obviously been a bit negligent in my blog reading. My bad.

I've moved to new digs. Since you were one of my 'firsts' (totally blushing right now) I thought you should know.

(cristin)

La Jolla Mom said...

Awesome. That made me totally laugh out loud!

I also hear you on the bloggable thought, however.

Ash said...

Did the horse carry you off into the sunset?

Hope all is well - (Em)

Young Wife said...

Ha, ha! Glad Rocky found a good home.