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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

An Art Form and a Giveaway!

Today on the way home from work, driving through the fog, and wet roads in my apartment complex I was going slow just incase anyone was on the street walking their dog. On a street to my left I noticed a guy on a bike turning out onto the main road. This in and of itself doesn't sound very interesting but he was riding his bike and holding in one hand about eight plastic bags stuffed full of what looked like bottles and cans. I watched him ride down the road with ease and said to myself out loud,"That's an art form right there!" I've seen this guy before, he rides through my apartment complex on a regular basis looking through dumpsters for bottles and can's. Today it looked like he'd had a good day. It made me think back to a time about twenty five years ago when my dad would go around his town and look for bottles and cans and cash them in. He'd save all the money and then send it to me in the mail. It was something he did for me to help me out financially, how endearing is that? It meant so much to me because it sure wasn't glamourous for him to do that. He'd wear a one piece jumpsuit and would on occasion actually get into dumpsters if he saw bottles or cans in there. What a guy, what a character he was, what love for me he was exhibiting. I hadn't thought of this in years, such a nice memory. 


On to other things:I mentioned that I started a new position recently. I am loving it. I have two coworkers in my office that I'm having a ton of fun with, and yes we are getting work done. Lately we've been talking about how we want to rearrange our office to create creative work flow (at least that's what we're calling it), we're just ready to change it up a bit. We've been drawing diagrams and ideas on a huge whiteboard (thank you Betty for the hook up). One of the things we want to do is switch up our office desks.  


This leads me to my March Giveaway! Starting today, Wednesday, March 9th, 8:00 pm, and ending on Sunday, March 13th at 8:00 pm. To enter just leave me one comment a day, any kind of comment, just one per day one per person. I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday night and announce it on Monday.  The winner will get a $40.00 gift certificate to CSN Stores.  If you haven't checked them out you should, they've got everything, seriously everything, except they don't have a guy riding on a bike holding multiple bags of bottles and cans with style and finesse, but that's a good thing. 


The photo has nothing to do with anything about today's post...I just like it! 
It's my work boyfriend in his cowboy boots! ;)

5 comments:

Random Ramblings of said...

loved the memories you shared

Carly said...

Carl D. was a good guy! I think that is why you are so great! (am I allowed to win?)

Debbie said...

What an incredibly sweet thing for your dad to do!

Peggy said...

I will never look at bottle pickers the same....

cindy said...

Reading you, always brings a smile, and ahhhh, sometimes awwww. What a sweet picture I have in my minds eye. Thank you, Jules. Love the work boyfriends boots. Didn't know he was a boot kinda guy!