The Gypsies Have Moved In

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Summer has arrived, people. As evidenced by the sheer accumulation of baggage in my vehicle. At any given time, it holds half a camping trip and an entire trip to the beach. The most important feature being BOB the bag. Everyone who knows me has become familiar with BOB. He holds a vast array of important junk. Not the least of which amounts to this:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, bugspray, kleenex, first aid kit, brush, comb, hair clips, hair ties, hats, bandanas, tampons, fingernail polish and remover, visine, markers, paper, pens, a screwdriver, hair gel, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, razor, stickers, washcloth and handtowel, bobby pins (also referred to as McGuyvers because they can pinch hit for pretty much anything mechanical) camera and extra batteries, flashlight, advil, emergency prescription medicine, a small stash of money and back up cigarettes and lighter.

BOB can hold other things if called for, but these are the basics. It really means that I can get in my car without thinking about what necessities I have to pack. This weekend was the first BOB test of the season, and he did quite well. On Saturday, I left the house at 11 a.m. with my dress and shoes for the wedding, BOB, my beach bag (which holds two towels and two swimsuits at all times) and off we went. I didn't get home until 11:30 at night. And I didn't miss a thing. Which makes it easier to enjoy everything.

From Saturday baking in the sun...To Saturday's evening wedding, which only a three year old REALLY knows how to enjoy...And another three year old knows how to crash...To a seven year old who figures out that if she pulls the crab meat, the claw shuts...And to dancing with the man that saved my life...And then an all day sunfest followed by a barbeque with 25 of our favorite people including the ones that are closest to me...

I'd say BOB and I did pretty well. And to top it all off, I went to my last Lindy Hop lesson tonight and the other two people didn't show up so I got a private lesson. Ha! It was awesome.

11 comments:

BrianAlt said...

Wow, your friends have some sort of disease that blacks out their face and makes their features unrecognizable. I'm sorry about that. Tell them I hope they get well soon.

Cute pics though.

Julia said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend! BOB sounds fabulous!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Woohoo! You had a blast!

Having "BOB" packed to the hilt like that is a pretty damn good idea! If it's not helping you out, it can come to the aid of a needy friend. Like tampons. A great cork for nosebleeds!

Bob said...

I am always handy to have around.

melissalion said...

You look so great in pictures! And that red dress = hot.

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I think I need a BOB too. Your weekend sounds perfect!

Summer said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all. Great pics.

LiLu said...

That three year old wedding crasher has me CRACKING UP. She is so badass!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

FUN pics!

I'd say BOB did very well by you!

Mr. Condescending said...

i would be entertained by the crab closing too!