Is There a Toaster Oven in My Future?

Captain’s Log  4,510

Lunacy and a sense of fun run in my family.  Seriously!  Big Sister Mia and her pals all went to Vegas last week for a shopping spree.  They got to cash in their casino points for stuff.  Some of it is good stuff too!  Like…jewelry, gift cards, knives….and toaster ovens.  Mia got herself a toaster oven last year.  I dropped an enormous hint about wanting a toaster oven too, so we shall see.  Not that we cannot go out and buy our own damn toaster ovens.  It’s the idea of getting them for FREE!  And trust me, this stuff is not free.  Casino points are based on the actual coinage put into the bandits over the last year.  Mia and her friends have definitely earned these points.

Mary, Mia, and Rhonda – the Three Amigas

Mia did tell me that she scored free tickets to see Rod Stewart when we are there in February.  Since I look like Rod Stewart every morning when I get up, this concert has deep meaning for me.  And…..his piano player (at least his piano player a few years ago) is the son of one of my college professors.  Little Henry Hey.  He was born right before I started college.  Little Henry.

Little Henry – who made it big

Rod Stewart – who made it bigger.  Look at how he’s hanging on to that microphone!

It’s a day for early meetings.  And then more grantwriting.  The only saving grace is that I can dress casually today because I don’t have to impress anyone.  Tomorrow is another day, but I will certainly take advantage of this opportunity to be totally comfortable.  I do SO look forward to the days when I can wear sleep pants and a t-shirt if I want to.

So off I go to make plans and do stuff.  Daylight is burning!


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19 responses to “Is There a Toaster Oven in My Future?

  1. Toaster ovens are nice. Just can’t use ’em for toast, lol. Crossing my fingers that the Universe grants you the toaster oven – and all the other goodies – you deserve!

  2. Oh Mia, hasn’t Poolie behaved well again this year? I can’t believe that Santa wouldn’t ask you to bring her a FREE toaster oven. Maybe she will let you have the cabin room ALONE if she can sleep in her car with the toaster oven…Hmmm?

  3. Maryz

    Toaster ovens are wonderful. And even cheap -should you have to actually BUY one.

  4. Oh, I hope you get a toaster oven. I have owned one ever since the first GE Toaster Oven, which is no longer a good product… But the concept stayed with me.

    Though I’m not a real Rod Stewart fan, I carry this lyric with me: “If I listened long enough to you, I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true, knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried…” The lying bast…s never knew it described them.

  5. Sweats are a gift from the gods. Then again, when you retire, you have to use those sweats to sweat or you automatically grow wider. LOL

    You sound great.

  6. Joanie Benson

    I’m saying a prayer that you get your toaster oven. Not that God, in the larger scheme of things, really CARES if you have a toaster oven, but you never know…it might help.

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