Friday, 31 March 2006

All Gussied Up and Gnome Where to Go!

Well, once again it's that time of the year when Thursday evening coffee, post piano lessons, with Adventurer means dragging our hibernating butts out of the cozy Wintertime cafe seats out into the warm Springtime streets to be let loose on the neighbourhood with a decaf coffee to go. (Could you imagine me with caffiene after all?)

Usually a legnthy walk would be in order. Tonight however, still recuperating from various Wintertime ailments, we decided to drive to my favourate little spot.

A little village in the city. High end condos with one lovely little place sporting a lawn gnome and daschund statue on their postage size lot. Now when I see this little gem amoung the pristine professionally manicured postage stamp sized lots, barely big enough to fit a lawn chair....I think that these individuals have personality! They have a sense of humour! They have two middle ageish female ornament stalkers decorating their lawn ornaments for the numerous holidays for just shy of a year now. Do we know them? No. Have they caught us? No. Are they happy about it? Your guess is as good as mine, but they don't remove the decorations for sometime after they are done. In fact, the ornaments sometimes are shifted about the lot, in order to mow the lawn (probably in one pass) all the while retaining their newest duds all the way.

My picture came out blurry, but what you would see if blogger would work properly and let me post my picture, is indeed said lawn gnome wearing a plush bunny mask. (Which may have been partly responsible for getting us a free coffee when I wore it into the cafe. It's not the first donated coffee we have received there. The very generous Barista has grown accustomed to our antics, and seems to enjoy them. We are amply rewarded for our sillyness from time to time.)

The daschund was decorated with a little pink hairy bunny toy, which will multiply to many bunnies through the coming weeks leading up to Easter.

It's times like these, when we can not take life so seriously and bring a little humour into peoples lives and perhaps a smile, that life is good!


fourth_fret said...

gnomes are not a sign of happy people. they are a sign of prisoned people taken over by the evil gnome.

gnomes are scary. worse than geese. heh.

Anonymous said...

Gnomes are not as bad as say ... clowns. Now clowns are VERY bad. Gnomes are tricksters.

Kurt said...

There was a bag of fertilizer that sat on a neighbor's bottom step for over a year until someone decided it needed a marker that read:

The Xxxxxxx Street Bag of Fertilizer
Now in its 2nd year!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Hey Fret, they are encroaching on your world domination territory and must be annihalated. I'll try my best to take care of things up here with bunny ears and santa hats. I'll annoy him to death!

lol Kurt. Was "someones" name also Kurt?

Kurt said...

Don't tell. I have pictures.

Mr. Incredulous said...

Boy, the bunny-ears gnome was ingenious! When I was a lad, my buds and I could only get as smart as "forking" somebody's lawn. We'd chip in and buy about 5 boxes of plastic forks (Yeah, I know, what a waste of $$$) and under the cover of night, would place them prongs-down in the soft turf of someone's personal property. They'd wake up in the morning and find tons of fork handles sticking up out of the grass.
...Yeah, bunny ears was most DEFINITELY more creative.

Deb said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're right! Maybe we are twins. LOL. Sounds like something I would do. Way to go!

fourth_fret said...

seriously! anything to defeat the gnomes. i'll even give up my dream of world domination if only we can have complete and utter annhilation of gnomes.

clowns. pffffffffft. clowns got nothin' on gnomes.


Perpetual Chocoholic said...

No....I still hate clowns more than lawn gnomes! Clowns are evil!