Sunday, June 07, 2015

Is Magi Dead? Episode 5

Magi shows her versatility as an actor.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

You might be right to ignore my advice

We had a successful time at the Great Glebe Garage Sale yesterday and I learned an important lesson.

At the very last sale we stopped at, Manon spotted an odd glass dish. "Do you know what this is for?"

It had a spindle sort of thing in the middle. I asked, "is it for a Bundt cake?"

"No," she said, "the sides aren't high enough and there's a pouring spout."

"Well," I said, "if you don't know what it is, you don't need it."

That was enough for me, but Manon is more curious and she had to know. So she asked another customer who made the same guess I made and then Manon asked the adorable 90-year-old Ukrainian woman running the sale.

The owner explained that the item was for roasting a chicken in the oven. You put the chicken upright over the spindle and pour out the juice to make your gravy.

She accepted a very reasonable price that I cannot share with you because her daughter who originally paid for it might come across this and we can't let the daughter know what it went for.

The lesson learned: People may do well by ignoring my advice. And if they do, I might get some roast chicken out of it.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday

It turns out that my blog postings on the Great Glebe Garage Sale have put me so high in the Google rankings that a reporter actually phoned me today to get some quotes.

Haley Ritchie quoted me in The great guide to the great Glebe garage sale.

She did not use my favourite quote that I gave her: "If you don't know what it is, you don't need it." (This is what a seller thoughtfully told me several years ago and advice I've taken to heart.)

I also advised taking pictures of things that you like but know you shouldn't take home. Here is a picture of something I didn't buy last year.

Yes, now that I look at the picture, I kind of regret not buying it.

Say, the weather forecast for Saturday looks great. Wear sunscreen!

There's lots of great links in my 2013 post on the sale.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Is Magi Dead? Episode 4

She continues to keep us in suspense.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Is Magi dead? Episode 3

The series continues.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is Magi Dead? Episode 2

In case you were wondering, the producer of this series is not dead. And here is episode 2.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Dinosaur Drawer Pulls

As you know, I'm always eager to make life better for others.  When a lovely women of my intimate acquaintance mentioned that she was thinking about a new look for the handles on her dresser, I became eager to help her find something more aesthetically pleasing.

You can imagine my excitement when I found a do-it-yourself idea on Apartment Therapy. If you go there, you will find instructions on how to make drawer pulls from just about anything and they feature toy dinosaurs.

Toy dinosaurs in a variety of sizes are available at all the best dollar stores at affordable prices. But the Apartment Therapy instructions require work. I found that dinosaurs can go in the handles with no drilling, spray painting or added bolts.

It's been a week and they're still there. Although I've heard "they're not exactly ergonomic".