Monday, April 12, 2010

Nut cup in a microwave?

I'll get to the story involving nut cups after this boring zipper talk. Skip it if you need to get to the good stuff!

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I have 200 pretty new zippers sitting on my table. :D It was about time. I was having to get very creative with my color matching lately! Once again, I ordered them from zipperstop on ebay. They combine shipping, so I always like to get more than one lot of 100 zippers to save. I ended up getting 200 zippers for $20 plus $10 shipping, making my zippers 15 cents each. Can't beat that with a stick! They could be even cheaper if I bought more, but I think it's been a couple years since I bought my last 200 zippers. I think that was enough!

I'd also like to introduce you a longstanding tradition I have with my Meyer friends. You guys know my breast friend Laura, right? Well I liked to go to Walmart (or Kmart) with her and her sister Kelly (also a good friend!) in high school and play a fun game we called "Nut Cup in a Cooler." The premise is that we'd go find a nutcup and stick it in a cooler. The ultimate goal was that people wouldn't look inside and see the nut cup, so the Walmart cashier might find it and think they were trying to make off with a nut cup!!

Not very nice of us, huh? Fortunately I'm sure most people check out the inside of a cooler before buying it (I know I would), so I hope we surprised a casual cooler shopper or two!

The point of this story is that Kelly challenged me to play Nut Cup in a Cooler for my birthday. Actually, here is exactly what she said:

"Happy birfday, Hunker. I bought you a round of nut cup in a cooler. It's redeemable at any local store. Some new rules: Bonus points if it's a thrift store--and in that case, I recommend wearing gloves. Double bonus points if one Meyer is present or if you enlist a child to help. Play on, my friend!"

Hunker McKneeley was my alter ego in those days, by the way.

Well, bring on those double points Kelly!!

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No coolers present at the thrift store that day, so I enlisted Felix to play Nut Cup in a Thrift Store Microwave instead. I hope that counts!!

2 comments:

Kelly L. Meyer said...

This one certainly earns all the points, darling! I think we need to create a new point category called "creative coolering," into which the microwave would fall. I've also put one in a child's tackle box (not one belonging to a child, still just at the store) and a Bubba Keg (a tiny keg for one large thirst).

Crissy said...

Ha, this is hilarious! your zippers looks so pretty - I love all those colors.