Sitting on the Green Couch watching all the dogz coyotes go by

Alternate title: “Ting Tang, Walla Walla Zing Zang”.

Soooo, I jumped around a whole bunch this morning and then met up with some hiker guy drinking a Bloody Mary at Dexter’s Pub for lunch. I had to do a double-take to make sure this person was indeed my date because 1) he was drinking a Bloody Mary and 2) he was gabbling away with a Woman. But yes, it was indeed The Pensioner and he has developed a minor fascination with Zingzang lately so I guess he was trying a BM out instead of his usual stout. As you can see, this BM did not come with a teetering tower of bizarre garnishes, which is a good thing in my opinion. I also don’t like them if they are too hot (I mainly mean picante but also calore, I guess).

The Woman? The last time we hit up Dexter’s Pub for a Saturday lunch was quiiiiite a while back and we sat next to the same woman *that* time too. I don’t remember if she told me I looked Scandinavian the last time… Anyway, she is chatty and fun up to a point but I wouldn’t want to have lunch with her every Saturday. I think she was on her fourth big glass of beer when we left and had a big container of pickle juice to go. I hope she made it home without dousing her vee-hickle’s interior with pickle juice. Or worse.

Got home and sat down on the Green Couch… Aaaannnd… A dog-like aminal came trotting down the street. There was no owner in attendance and it moved like a wild aminal (I cannot explain that in words today). At first I yelled, “Fox running down the street!” The GG caught sight of it as it was heading off down the next block and between us we decided it was too big and the wrong color to be a fox. Coyote? We do have them around here so that is our best guess.

Finally, I got a new dish pan today. I’m talking about the Rubbermaid dish pan that has been around since we were kids. My most recent one was white and even though I cleaned it *almost* every day with Barkeeper’s Friend, it was stained and fugly. (Don’t tell Fly-Lady that I don’t “shine” my sink *every* day. Five out of seven days per week.) Anyway. Problem? I have not been able to find a simple Rubbermaid dish pan at my usual utility grocery stores, mainly Meijer. All Meijer seems to have (in the “sink solutions” aisle🐽) are “collapsible” dish pans. Not a fan.

Today I looked up good old-fashioned Rubbermaid dish pans on line and figured out that our trusty Ace Hardware store carried them. The Pensioner headed over there this afternoon (he needed to get “out”, after walking however many miles it is to Dexter earlier today) to obtain one plus a couple canisters of Barkeeper’s Friend, which I *also* could not find at Meijer today. I did find Kleenex at Meijer, which I am using a *lot* of right now so don’t want to run out. He took the fugly old dish pan over to the hardware store to make sure he got the right thing.

Okay, typos, run-on sentences, and word salad be damned. I’m ending this before I get going on orange lights and 15-flush terlets. I’ll do that some other day.

4 Responses to “Sitting on the Green Couch watching all the dogz coyotes go by”

  1. l4827 Says:

    We enjoyed the 4 some duet. Fun fer sure! Accompanists sought, both vocal and wind… Sharps and flats welcome…

  2. Margaret Says:

    There are coyotes here near my housing development, believe it or not. Lots of woods and green belts around. You got my attention with “Walla Walla” which is a city in Washington. 🙂 Then the BM intrigued me; I’m not a fan, but I hate most morning(ish) drinks like mimosas and BMs. Beer is my drink, but not until late afternoon. I am quite fond of Arnold Palmers at lunchtime though!

  3. Sam Says:

    I’m with you that the exact dimensions and edge shape of a dishpan make enough of a difference to track down the most pleasing combo. We currently have a white dishpan at home and I know what you mean about dingy; I like a melamine foam to clean…. Of course, I have had beige ones that accumulated dinginess, too, a tinge different enough from the beige to look yucky. First world problems. 😉

  4. Isa Says:

    Next time someone goes to Ace, grab one for me! I can only ever find either huge dish pans or collapsible!