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Thursday, August 12, 2010
You know me, always hip and styling! Ever since my nieces, Rosie and Millie, gave me two, ahem, Silly Bandz I have been all too happy to wear them.
The two that I proudly sport on my wrist are the Hamburger, upper right, and the Drink, lower left.
What is that thing at the lower right? I recognize all the others in the picture. The Ice Cream Cone, the Fries and the Hot Dog, I get it. But what is that last thing?
Is it the Used Ketchup Packet?
Rosie and Millie were nice to give me these two Silly Bandz. They hoard them. They have about 2,000 and it was this huge sacrifice for them to part with two. It is like me and the Leonard Pennario records I buy when I find them.
I gave my brother George a copy of "Pennario Plays" and it was like giving blood.
You have other copies of this, I told myself. You have Leonard's own copy for heaven's sake. This is just something you picked up at a garage sale. But oh, it hurt.
It is funny, inside all of us is that inner 10-year-old.