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If you had been in the vicinity of my Grandmother's driveway at around nine pm this evening, you would have been witness to a sight of National Geographic style proportions.

A gold Toyota Camry is circled almost entirely by two young women, one directly behind the other. The woman in front waves one arm up and down, and over her head, in a regular pattern, speaking quietly. Her other arm she raised up and down opposite to the first, though not as high, because in it she holds a large opaque bottle. Full of Pat and Oscar's salad dressing. It shakes in her hand at the high point in its arc, a shiver that makes it a weapon and a scepter.

All the way around the car they go, starting at the front of the car and traveling past the passenger side, around the trunk to the driver's door. There, the ritual complete, they stop, hug and the girl with the salad dressing returns to the passenger side of the car, while her companion gets in on the driver's side.

Two or three minutes later the car pulls out of the driveway, turning left at the bottom of hill, and traveling out sight.

They keep the bottle of dressing next a bag of lettuce on the floor of the car.

And this is how we keep cobwebs from getting in Karot's hair at my grandmother's house, 'cause they totally gross her out. I am very tough, though I think this is probably the first time I've ever wielded a lemon-vinegrette to do it.

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Date: 2008-03-15 03:25 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* Hurray for arcane rituals and good lemon vinaigrette! Also... just how many cobwebs are there at your grandmother's house anyway?? O_O That does sound a wee bit creepy.

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Date: 2008-03-15 10:59 pm (UTC)
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It's less about quantity and more about size. In the summer the biggest, fastest spiders EVER come and live along the driveway. And somehow, they almost always manage to build, in the two, maybe two and half hours, that we are inside the house, the BIGGEST, STRONGEST webs ever. Which inevitably catch Karot full in the face every time.

Obviously the only solution has become for me to do a circuit of the car waving my arms all over the place and making it spider free. My mom says I look like a crazy person, but concedes that the cobwebs are wicked sticky and gross.

I am doing my duty as girlfriend. XD


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