I have been to the beach more in the last month than in the last year. I'm drawn to it really hard right now. On top of that there is all this MERMAID imagery and text around me. I was on the beach singing an old Joni Mitchell song to myself, something about ...♪ my fingernails are filthy and I've got beach tar on my feet ♫ and the very next line is 'let's go down to the Mermaid Cafe have fun tonite' and that song is OLD - I'm not even sure how I remember the words to it. But it's a beach song, so I was singing it, and bam there's a mermaid ref I hadn't thought of. Cracked me up,
My car is a Zephyr - and I've seen so many signs (like, business signs) or whatever, using that word. That isn't exactly a common word these days. It's a Greek (?) word, used on old sea maps - it's a fair wind.
There are leaking drinking fountains when I walk and giant puddles right where I'm going to step when I've parked my car (don't you HATE that?). Just yesterday I'm at the grocery store and my apartment complex called - there is a leak coming from my kitchen down to the apartment below. OF COURSE THERE IS, lol. They come over later and figure out it's my ancient dishwasher, I get a new dishwasher! (hurray for renting!)
The dishwasher they're replacing? A GE Nautilus. Can't make this shit up.
OH and I happened to glance at the silverware basket in the dishwasher and thought to myself 'hmm, wonder if people need those' and the answer is YES. YES THEY DO. Plastic used silverware baskets, to the tune of about $15 - $20
P.S. I sold 5 things on Sunday! - that's the day my auctions typically end. My goal is to get to $1,000 in my Side Hustle Bank Account (thanks Mulder!) and what with all the cans and plastic bottles I snag out of our trash and this Ebay thing, I will get there sooner than later.
**ALSO - I am not crawling into dumpsters to retrieve things! People bag up their soda cans/water bottles into separate bags, or put all the beer bottles back into the cardboard case/12-pack and set them either just inside or outside! But believe me - if my arms were longer I would have WAY more recycling to turn in. (I find hair pins once in a while, but since I've really 'tuned in', they only appear once in a while. wtf?)**
Pelicans, sea gulls, octopus stuff, sand pipers, mermaids - they are everywhere. And believe me, I know that it only stands to reason that if I'm spending more time at the beach Imma see more sea birds and dumb beach/shell/sand/mermaid plaques. But I'm more immersed than you would think, really.
Now I'm thirsty.