Monday, January 18, 2010


Hello, friends on aisle four!
Here’s what we’ve been working on. . .

I hope you all had a wonderful Martin Luther King day! I have a dream too. That my kids will someday go back to school. There’s no school here on Fridays anymore due to budget cuts, so this was a four day weekend for our two teenagers.
“Gawd, there’s nothing here to eat!” which of course means that the specific thing that they want isn’t in the refrigerator, or possibly it’s just too far back in the refrigerator and not worth the effort.
Jo and I went to Ace hardware together the other day to finds bits-n-bobs for our new robot doll. As the jingle suggests, Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man (and woman.) We were asked every 40 seconds if we needed help finding anything by a different employee with a red vest and a headset on. When you’re building something conventional and need a hammer or a hinge, I know this is truly helpful to be taken right to the item without having to read those pesky signs above the aisles. But when you’re a couple of artists combing every aisle for cool looking whats-its, you confuse their system. But I can’t badmouth their system. What other store that you know of has stayed fully staffed through the recession? Who else is that friendly. . .and doesn’t complain about the contents of the refrigerator?


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