Sunday, March 11, 2007

Brought to You By the Rain

A Surprising Lack of B. S. Last week at my sister-in-law's 56th birthday party, we started singing commercials for beer companies that have gone out of business. "Mabel, Black Label--Carling Black Label Beer." And "Schaefer /is the/ one beer to have when you're having more than one" and "Schlitz is a dry beer, a mellow beer, a hearty beer/blended into one beer/ a bright, light, fun beer/ Sc-c-chlitz/ Real Gusto in a Great Light Beer/ Schlitz.

We also got together a vigorous game of "Bullcrap."

Surprisingly, I didn't win.

This Beauty Sponsored By. Not having television anymore, I generally don't think much about commercials. But I was reminded yesterday when I saw a blooming pussy willow in my back yard early in the morning. My immediate reaction was to think about what a beautiful day it was going to be. But then before it clouded over and started raining.

Today, it's sunny again and the grass is beginning to spring back up. But perhaps there should be a sign that says:

"today's beauty brought to you by yesterday's rain."

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