05 February 2011

Torso

I love Freecycle. You list stuff, people come and take it away. I've gotten rid of all sorts of weird things that way - like the chain link dog run that came with our house which some kind people are now using for greyhound rescue. And sometimes I actually get stuff - just recently I got a perfectly lovely vintage Mirro cookie press. I totally don't need it, but I love having it and one day we'll squeeze out some little poodle-shaped cookies.

But maybe the best part of Freecyle (or Freeshare, same concept, different people) is just reading the email digests with the OFFER and WANTED posts. Like this one:



I mean, what's Betty going to do with it? My sister - yes, we forward these back and forth - said "She's trying to cheat in the car pool lane."

What do you think Betty's going to do with the torso?

14 comments:

YourFireAnt said...

Well, valentine's day is coming up....


T.

Lady M said...

My piano teacher used to wear a man's fedora when driving alone at night (back in the 70's when it was more likely that anyone would be wearing a hat than now). It made her feel less vulnerable to someone who might prey on a single female. Perhaps the torso could peer out the car window as a security item?

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...totally the HOV lane trick;) Now adding this site to my list!

The Library Lady said...

We've heard of it being done around here in the HOV lane. Of course, there was also an occurrence of the cops doing the same thing w/a parked patrol car :D

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE FREECYCLE!!


I knew we were kindred spirits.

Stimey said...

I don't think it's for the carpool lane because she wouldn't specifically need a male for that.

Freecycle IS awesome. I recently got rid of five empty spice jars in a matter of 2 hours there.

Mary G said...

I needed one once - I had to set up a display of chainsaw safety equipment. Head was a real necessity. ;-D

Heide said...

We used to have a dress-maker's mannequin named Lucy, with a styrofoam head that came out of a dumpster. We still have a nicely framed b/w picture of her in a cut-down cornfield around someplace.

painted maypole said...

i tend to think she's a props mistress, but you never know.

we had this statue at NU in the lobby of the theatre that was a headless torso, and you would tell your scene partner "I'll meet you at three by the torso" to get together to rehearse. After we graduated I made my best friend a book where torso went on an adventure to find us (and torso found us... in NYC!)

ok. random memory. ;)

slow panic said...

i totally needed that torso while driving through atlanta traffic yesterday....

Patois said...

Hee hee hee.

YourFireAnt said...

CPR practice.

mayberry said...

I think Betty is a necktie designer.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I have an idea but I don't think your blog is rated for that. ;-)