In my last mail pouch I received a catalog from one of my favorite stores, Nordstrom’s. On page 15 a, there is a model with five different canvas totes draped all over her. One is Juicy Couture, one says “Green Is The New Black”, another has a peace sign and says “Give Green a Chance”. My least favorite says, in a fancy pink font, “I Might Like You Better If You Recycled.”
I recycle in a nation on non-recyclers. I have recycled since the mid-seventies. I have recycled on three continents. Most of the people I know recycle. My children and parents recycle. I believe in recycling. But that bag is just offensive to me even though I can’t really pinpoint why. If I saw someone carrying that bag I would be impelled to go up to them and say, “I might like you better if you didn’t carry such an obnoxious bag”. Readers, please chime in here with your thoughts.
A lot has happened since Easter. I actually do not know where to start. Friday night Mr. Understanding and I dined with a late night television talk show host and his wife. Our family was nearly wiped out by a pair of drunken ladies in a VW bug (major kudos to V3 for quick reflexes) on our way home from dinner last night. Thing 3’s “going away” party rounded out the weekend. Below is a list of items for the scavenger hunt. Her team found all the items!
1) MATCHBOX FROM M ON THE BUND RESTAURANT
2) BUSINESS CARD FROM XIANG YANG MARKET
3) DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK
4) 5TH GRADE CLASS PHOTOGRAPH
5) CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG
6) GREAT WALL T-SHIRT
7) COUPON FOR PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA
8) SPANISH FLAG
9) CHINESE FLAG
10) PIGGY BANK
11) SAS HAT
12) BOARDING PASS STUB FROM DRAGON AIR
13) TROLL DOLL
14) SCHOOL YEARBOOK
16) FAMOUS PERSON’S AUTOGRAPH (the other team turned in James Blunt’s).
I have a lot to write about, I just need to find the time. Maybe on a plane?