Saturday, May 2, 2009

What to blog about?

Some days, I honestly just have nothing to say and today is one of those days.

I love to shop.  Not only do I love to shop, I love to shop for deals.  I also love to travel, ergo, the following story....

Tonight, I was cruising around on eBay, trying to find a Jansport bag for the airplane.  And incidentally, what is up with Jansport?  Have they been around for kabillions of years?  So much so that they have "vintage" bags that go for eighty plus dollars?  Anyway, in trying to make a  decision on what I was really looking for, I went to Jansports website to get a good look at all they offered and in looking under carry-ons, I found this:

I do have a thing for pink.  And I have a thing for bags.  Like vacuuming, it is a bit of a sickness, but like stationary products, I think it is a need to be organized thing.  Hey, we all have our vices, and I have given up several of mine in the last year or so!

ANYWAY...after seeing this, I started shopping around for it.  Ebay didn't have any and the websites that sold them, either A) didn't have the pink one or it was anywhere from $39-$45 and I am a cheap shopper.  I want a deal or forget it.  So I kept looking and I finally found a site that carried all the colors and they ran about $34.90....BUT...the pink one was on sale!  For $19.  Does that not rock?  It's like it was meant to be.

So last night, we were out on the deck with the fire pit going and the kids were toasting marshmallows for S'mores.  JJ pulled back a flaming marshmallow to blow it out, at the same time Aaron ducked his head for some reason and ON FIRE marshmallow was suddenly stuck to Aaron's head.  It was like all time stopped.  He froze.  JJ froze.  The flame did not freeze.  The Brit took action and got his head extinguished with his hand.  Small second degree burn.  We put ice on it last night and today it wasn't bothering him at all.  We have decided his code name is The Flaming Marshmallow.  I'm not sure if JJ has it out for his brother or if Aaron is just really accident prone.  When JJ was three, he drew back a golf club and clipped Aaron in the forehead, resulting in three stitches. Then of course, there was this incident from 2005.  JJ has only been in the ER once...for a severe case of poison ivy between his toes.

The joys of having boys.  This is why I need a shopping vice.



  1. wow, glad he is ok from roasting those marshmallows.You never know how innocent things can turn on a dime!

  2. Thank God for the Brit - I would have frozen too, and then the burn would have been worse. The one thing that scares me is that one of those events might happen when John isn't home - and then I'm screwed.

    Cute bag!

  3. Mmmmm marshmallows! lol
    I love a good deal, and if it comes in pink, all the better! :) Glad you found what you were looking for!

  4. Glad the burn wasn't bad.. poor thing! My ADD mind saw marshmallows and missed the rest of the post... Ugh! I'm telling you I am having a BAD case of the Mondays!