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Ok, so I have to share a few funny things with you guys. First, I have already explained how Laurie completely screwed up her jam right??? Well, she did. And yet, she wanted to try it again so she informed me we were going to go to Lowe’s to buy some more “Ball Jars.” Of course, I had absolutely no idea what a Ball Jar was and indeed, I thought we were buying some Bell Jars but I figured she knew what she was doing so I was game.
So we go to Lowe’s and I tell her that I’m pretty sure there is no canning section in the Lowe’s in Greensboro, NC but honestly, what the hell do I know since I’ve never canned or even thought of canning. I mean, the entire thing looked liked a gigantic hassle that morning and although she made me taste her “homemade” jam (not the paperweight edition) and yeah, it was good but so is the shit that I buy from the grocery store ya know?
But I’m driving so we go to lowers and indeed, there is a canning section (WTF?) and off to it we go. So we’re looking at jars (well, she’s looking a jars and I’m staring off into space) and a lady comes up to Laurie and honestly, BEST CONVERSATION EVER!
Lady: you know you can get these really cheap at yard sales
Lady: I just bought a lot of Ball jars at a yard sale
Laurie: well that’s nice
**Note to reader: turns out that Ball Jars are a BRAND of jars. Who knew?**
Lady: yeah, what you do is this. You look in the obituaries …
(ok people, now I’m intrigued)
Laurie: (actually she said nothing…I was watching her)
Lady: and then, if you see a yard sale a few weeks later WITH THE SAME ADDRESS you know
Laurie: know what?
Lady: you know there’s going to be some great deals and you can get lots of Ball Jars and stuff like that really cheap!
And then Laurie thanked her for the info while I attempted not to die laughing at the thought of my cousin reading obituaries and then matching that up with yard sales. Hahaha
Laurie: wow, do you think she actually does that all the time?
Me: maybe she has a spreadsheet
Laurie: have you ever heard of people doing that?
Me: nope, sometimes I see the obits but I’m not a yardsale person
Laurie: I had no idea
Me: me neither
And then we cracked up because even so, my cousin Laurie who lives in London and comes to the States in the summer is the least likely person to EVER track obits and yard sales.
However I really did enjoy sharing this story with my family later and we all had a great laugh about it. So what did I learn?
Ball jars are a brand
People actually scour the obits to find deals at yard sales eventually
Blueberries in ball jars make great paperweights
There are things happening around me that I’m totally not aware of
Should I tell you about the Jenna Jamison blowup doll? Or should I wait??????