Cosmo & Peapod's Excellent Adventure


Cosmo
#1
Some people are born to shop. Others have it thrust upon them. Fortunately, Peapod & I fall into the first category.

After a quick stop at Starbuckís for fuel (where Peapod kinda had to do the Queen Victoria wave to her multitude of fans!), we were off. First stop, Galianomammaís house. A piece of apple pie and a coffee table crammed into the back seat, we were off.

By the way, Galianomamma Ö DO NOT paint that antique! Itís beautiful! And your Mom is one cool granny!

Then it was to the thrift stores. I, of course, must examine every article. Peapod, of course, runs through the place like a full-scale hurricane, unfailingly zoning in on all the brand name goodies. Iím taking lessons from her but I think Peapodís technique is unlearnable. I just ainít that quick Ö even if I were on speeders!

Then came the comparison shopping. Peapod would hold up a nice Donna Karan suit, very classy, very posh. In response, I would hold up something made of see through material covered in sparkling sequins. I would make a mad dash to the feather boas, Peapod would converge on the flannel shirts and hand knitted toques.

Shoes. Peapod would go into paroxysms over some kind of high end leather goat-herder slip ons. I, of course, would swoon over the spike heels Ö and if they had sparkles on them, it would bring me near delirium. We did agree, though, on one set of footwear. A man walking across the street had these killer boots Ö with toes that curled up about 6 inches. We both had to yell out the window, ďCool shoes dude!Ē and give him thumbs up.

In the end I bought a book and a couple pairs of nice fluffy sweat pants and Peapod bought a video on fishing.

One of the best parts of the adventure was the driving around. If youíve ever been to Mexico and taken a taxi, you will know exactly what Iím talking about. Arms waving, horns honking, total disregard for those little lines they paint on the road. Peapod is a most excellent driver -- which is a very, very good thing Ö since she drives like she shops. Top speed.

Iím thinking I might be able to make an industry out of Peapodís thrift shopping. If I sell tickets to tourists for a two hour tour with her, I may just put the whale watching industry out of business here!

Anyone wanting in on the action can send me a cheque and we'll get this biz started!
 
peapod
#2
Ha ha ha ha Sunday is my slow day :Wow three threads now with my name on them, soon I will run for public office :P :P
its is not me that drives fast is is errrrrr. that is her name, my car I mean...errrrrr, thats what she like when we have to stop for a light or whatever. She sits there and lurches forward with a errrrrr..

protege's like to whizz around, like I do, so we get along....errrrrrrr
My last car was a passat....wonderful car, and man could that thing move....a very smooth errrrrrrr. But than it needed some part, and only than did I become aware of volkswagen passat part prices. I sold it. :P :P

I miss having a truck...thats really what a lumberjack should be driving anyway :P My brothers use to flip the manifold on mine...God I loved it!!!! this is what it must be like to drive a bradley...
 
Reverend Blair
#3
I have a big green truck that's looking for a home Peapod. It only needs one part...a motor. Its the perfect truck for a lumberjack.
 
Rick van Opbergen
#4
Aha, now I understand the "curling-up" story ...
 
peapod
#5
my niece attends the university of manitoba rev, I will send her over for that truck :P
 
Reverend Blair
#6
Tell her to bring a winch...it's parked in a swamp at the moment. It should dry up back there by June or so.
 
galianomama
#7
Quote:

Tell her to bring a winch...it's parked in a swamp at the moment. It should dry up back there by June or so.

hey rev - we can handle that one!! right pea? we'll just pick up cosmo and chick pea along with pea and head out around xmas break.......sounds good to me. always up for a bit of adventure in the snow.
 
edgerunner
#8
The truck is cute, but possessed. Kinda like the Rev.
I've seen both of them. Bring beer for any bartering purposes.
 
Reverend Blair
#9
It's worth 8 dozen Two Rivers Red if I drag it to the junk yard. I have to get the distributor out of before it goes anywhere though...I borrowed that from my bro in-law when the motor was in the truck before the big green truck. Hey, that motor is on it's third truck! No wonder it decided it didn't want to run anymore.

The tires are good and the clutch is dandy. It pops out of second gear sometimes, but that's no big deal, you just have to hold it in gear.

You'll need many shovels if you want to get it out in the winter. It's about 200 feet to the nearest alley.
 
peapod
#10
rev please! say no more, you are only tempting galaniomama. She has a huge whinch on her jeep, she likes to pull things out. I really do not want to drive to winnipeg in that jeep especially if she is wearing that cape. :P
 
galianomama
#11
Quote:

DO NOT paint that antique!

okay......now that i have painted part of it, how do i get the paint back off? help!!!![/code]
 
peapod
#12
I told you to leave that thing I would help you with it...bring it over here, I will redo it for you...I will give you a nice piece of folk art furniture...bring it over tonight
 
Cosmo
#13
Here's some ideas:

www.quikship.com/nrha/VARNISH/VARN.HTM (external - login to view)
www.alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/need.html (external - login to view)

Or just keep what you've already painted and leave the rest. It is a very beautiful piece of furniture!!!

By the way, thanks again for the table. It's being put to very good use. As soon as we get unpacked you will have to come and see the final result.
 
galianomama
#14
Quote:

drive to winnipeg in that jeep especially if she is wearing that cape.

hey - that's my special cape you're talking about.....i changed it for the plaid one - you know - orange and green

way too kewl.......

but, we could do the trip in quik time i tell you, we only have a window of opportunity of about 6 days. that should do it, as far as i can tell. yes, the first day to get off the rock, and then we would camp in hope. nothing like winter camping, especially in the rockies. hmmm....we could take our hot paws and stuff. we could bring along a shovel to dig our 'cave' every night. cosmo could make the dinner over the coleman and it would be perfect. can't wait!!!!
 
peapod
#15
I have been camping with cosmos forget it she wear high heels around the camp fire but she does know how to mend a fence...but that was when she was in her cowboy days. She even had the hat.
 
Rick van Opbergen
#16
do you have a picture of the antique you are all talking about galianomama?
 
galianomama
#17
Quote:

told you to leave that thing I would help you with it...bring it over here, I will redo it for you...I will give you a nice piece of folk art furniture...bring it over tonight


would love to pea, except it weighs a ton, and i don't think i can get it in the car. in fact i know i can't. don't have the jeep right now, partner will be late at work........but i think i should leave the paint on the flat table surface, and take the paint off the 'harps'. what do you guys think????
 
galianomama
#18
Quote:

told you to leave that thing I would help you with it...bring it over here, I will redo it for you...I will give you a nice piece of folk art furniture...bring it over tonight


plus, when are you going to have the time to do this????? you are even more busy than i am!!
 
sparky
#19
Brownies and beer
 
Cosmo
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by galianomama

Quote:

drive to winnipeg in that jeep especially if she is wearing that cape.

hey - that's my special cape you're talking about.....i changed it for the plaid one - you know - orange and green

way too kewl.......

but, we could do the trip in quik time i tell you, we only have a window of opportunity of about 6 days. that should do it, as far as i can tell. yes, the first day to get off the rock, and then we would camp in hope. nothing like winter camping, especially in the rockies. hmmm....we could take our hot paws and stuff. we could bring along a shovel to dig our 'cave' every night. cosmo could make the dinner over the coleman and it would be perfect. can't wait!!!!

Galianomama ... camping, of any sort, has all the appeal of waxing my armpits. Winter camping would be so much worse that it could be used as torture to get me to tell you anything you want to know. I am a condo camper ... if it doesn't have a hot tub and a dishwasher I consider it roughing it!! My Jack Russell and I would be huddled under a heap of quilts somewhere, snapping and snarling at anyone who lifted the edges and let in the cold!

But I would like to see you in the cape! Would you care to borrow one of my pairs of high boots to complete the fashion statement? I'll wear my new fur coat and we'll be belles of the ball ... Peapod can provide contrast in her toque, flannel shirt and little baby size hiking boots.

As for that gorgeous piece of furniture, Galianomomma, I would be more than happy to haul it over to Peapod's in my truck. Say the word and I will be there with bells on.
 
peapod
#21
Yeah...they are baby boots, I got small feet, but they are steel-toed my friend, I can leap and spin as you have seen, in my boots, can't make those moves in high heels. :P
 
Cosmo
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Yeah...they are baby boots, I got small feet, but they are steel-toed my friend, I can leap and spin as you have seen, in my boots, can't make those moves in high heels. :P

You may be able to jump and spin (my JR loves you for this) but with my heels I can walk through a forest or garden and leave perfect planting holes. And not even have to bend down. Between the two of us, we got it all covered!

By the way ... I can jump and spin in my heels too -- and aerate the lawn at the same time! It's all practice.
 
peapod
#23
Dam that is a good idea, I never thought of that. Yes come over with your high heels do the lawn. The planting idea is excellent. I cannot believe I never thought of it before. Come spring I will yoke you and after each hole your heel makes I will drop a sunflower seed in the hole. Thanks for the great ideas. And what you got is not a dog, I don't know what he is, but that high pitched constant barking is just not normal. Bring him over I will spin him out. :P :P :P
 
Cosmo
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Dam that is a good idea, I never thought of that. Yes come over with your high heels do the lawn. The planting idea is excellent. I cannot believe I never thought of it before. Come spring I will yoke you and after each hole your heel makes I will drop a sunflower seed in the hole. Thanks for the great ideas. And what you got is not a dog, I don't know what he is, but that high pitched constant barking is just not normal. Bring him over I will spin him out. :P :P :P

Glad you stopped in for a visit last night, Pod ... I didn't have a clue what "I will yoke you..." meant in the above post. Since I thought it might be kinky I wanted to ask in person so as not to embarass the other forum folk ... and maybe for a personal demonstration!

Turns out it's a farmer term, tho. Something about driving oxen. Shoulda guessed since you are the guru of all things growing and would know that sort of term.

BTW, peapod, another excellent adventure yesterday! I learned to car dance, got to eat fish and chips, bought a new Dar Williams CD and even took peapod into a lesbian bookstore. Confused them in there since I was in my high heels and she was in her hiking boots, but they figured it out quickly enough I was the one asking where all the dances were and peapod was the one asking "What the hell is this place?" Also got to see the famous Nico from the grocery store ... geez, almost enough to make a girl switch teams! No wonder you keep going on about him in here, pod!! Even got to meet a couple of the Starbucks Gollywoggs (formerly known as the the Jesters). All in all, a good adventure!
 
peapod
#25
grgrgrgrgr Stay away from Niko and I am still wondering what the hell the lesbo store was all about :P
 

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