August 1st, 2018

A slut for swag

I love swag. I think it's an offshoot of my office supply addiction which I inherited from my mother so ... totally legit. One of my best jobs ever was when I was working for a start up with too much money and a taste for great swag and they put me in charge of it! A big part of my job was to find the coolest shit around, slap the logo on it and distribute. I had about 3 swag sales guys courting me with all the free shit I could carry. It was a heady time.

Back just before the baseball season, as a perk of my Diamond Club package, I was given a chance to purchase an opening day ticket which I declined - I like hearing the TV broadcasters on opening day. And... an opportunity to buy one of every single give away they handed out all season long. All the bobble heads, the Father's Day barbecue mitt, the sunglasses, all of it. $120 and I get one of every single one. OH yeah baby. I did stop and think about it, though. Would 1 be enough? Did I want 2? Nah, 1 would work. So I said Hell To The Yes, Please. They said the goodies would be delivered in two batches. One mid-season and one at the end.

And... today is the day. I got a notice yesterdy from Fed Ex that my package from the Mariners would be arriving today. I am so jazzed. I know there will be a lot of junk but Mariner sun glasses???? Tote bags, another pair of Mariner PJs to cut up and make something else out of? I'm quite excited.

Also today is house cleaner day. So, while she slaves away at making this place clean again, I'll be taking a giant load of stuff to Goodwill. Also I need into whip by Cash and Carry and beef up my supply of Diet Dr. Pepper.

Today's baseball is an afternoon game that is not, for once, a Facebook exclusive so I'll be watching that.

Hey zyzyly

You missing any pieces you want? And... What in the heck is that one in the front there near the right?? It looks like something with its head back and jaws open.


Anyway, I was at Goodwill thinking about you... :)

So not disappointed


The box from the Mariners arrived. And it was amazing fun to open. It is silly, wonderful stuff and I love it. Except for the cowboy hat. But, Goodwill will love that. I think I'll make something out of the two t-shirts and maybe the pajama pants but I don't know what yet. But it's all such fun. And now it's all put away. I now have a dedicated Mariners section on my hall shelves.

The Mariners are losing substantially here in the 9th. While I was unpacking the box I was paying attention to the box and not the game. When it was clear they were going lose again, I thought 'hmmm wonder if Houston won today?'... I woke up. The Mariners are playing Houston. So, yeah.

I had a single stalk of celery in the fridge and most of a bag of Pepperidge Farm stuffing left so I got some chicken thighs while I was out this morning. This afternoon made a batch of stuffing/dressing and then packaged it up with the thighs in dinner sized portions. I put all but one in the freezer. Guess what's for dinner?

The sun is out but it's still pretty cool and comfortable. My weather app says the next two days will not even see 70 which will be a treat.

Oh I did hear from the people behind my swim music player. They are sending me a new charging cable and if that does not fix the problem, they will send me out a new player. Very nice.

And my brother is hope with is new hip and he says things are good.

The game is over. I think I'll find some Acorn TV to watch.