Friday, September 14, 2012

That Time of Year, Again

A couple years ago, my youngest brother got my name in the family name draw at Christmas. It's not that hard to figure out what to get me; tea, chocolate and Iowa Hawkeye stuff make me happy. He sent a bunch of small items. One of them was a bumper sticker.

I had it on top of the fridge for a good year. I like to rotate my bumper stickers. How does one do that, you ask? Well, for a long time, we got a catalog from a company named Northern Sun. This is a warning. If you are conservative, you will probably be offended by some of their products. Their items are not tailored to you.

One of the items they do have that I have never seen anywhere else is the bumper sticker magnet. (That link is okay for anyone to view. Just don't go poking around in the web site if you have a conservative point-of-view. Trust me on this.) It's a magnet the size of a bumper sticker. You peel off your sticker, apply it to one side of the magnet and, viola, you can change your bumper sticker with your mood.  Maybe someone else has this item. I haven't found it anywhere else.

I must have a dozen stickers, all on magnets, stuck to the side of the fridge. I had to order a few more magnets when I got the Hawkeye bumper sticker because I had been out for awhile and had loose stickers on top of the fridge. I change my stickers as seasons or moods dictate. The one I removed for the Hawkeye sticker reads, "Please poke holes in the top of my jar." Weird, yes, but that would, of course, be me.

It's football season which flows directly into basketball season. The Scottish bumper sticker, although on a magnet, goes nowhere. I do remove them when I wash the car but I reapply it when the bumper and the sticker are dry. I've had this sticker on a magnet for some time. Today I finally remembered to put it on the Jeep.

I am now ready for football and basketball season. By the end of March, it will be time for something else, maybe, "If I explain it to you, your head will explode." 

Beverage:  Earl Gray tea


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