Thursday, March 18, 2010

Slice of Lime-Tied and Mugged.

A TALE OF TEE-SHIRTS AND POTTERY

Once upon a time there was a blogger named Lime, who had a bizarre fascination with tie dye. She met another blogger named Gawpo, who liked to play in the mud, that is to say he made beautiful pottery. She proposed a swap of tie dye for pottery, because she really digs pottery. He readily agreed.


She sent a shirt and got a picture. She grinned ear to ear seeing another happy wearer of tie dye.
Then she waited. Gawpo disappeared from blogland because he was busy working crazy amounts of overtime. Then she saw pictures of more of his pottery and heard about a new kiln. Then Gawpo engaged in great amounts of self-flagellation over not having sent a bit of pottery. Lime was not overly worried though she was hoping for a fun little delivery sometime before the next Limelet graduated high school. Gawpo got busy growing a beard and loosing a bunch of weight and hunting wild asparagus and playing on Facebook.


Gawpo sent pictures of when he got busy making mugs. Lime got very excited when he said one was just for her.

Gawpo asked for her mailing address about 3 times because he kept loosing it. He engaged in more self-flagellation. Lime gave her address again and reassured him he was still an uber groovy friend because he is and she likes him like the Academy likes Sally Field. He's a fascinating, smart, kind, talented, funny as all get out friend, which more than offsets his odd phobia of post offices. She began to tremble in excitement when she got a picture of Gawpo and her mug actually at the post office.

Finally, a package arrived at House of Lime and inside it was a beeeyoooteeful, custom made faceted Gawpo mug complete with cat's paw mark and locally produced glaze. Lime was ever so grateful and went to make herself a lovely cup of tea.

21 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Nice ending to that story!

Jazz said...

Love the mug...

Craig said...

Very cool!

We are still enjoying the TD napkins and sox we swapped you for. . .

And you, too, are a wonderful friend. With which I'm sure Gawpo would agree. . .

;)

S said...

Hey Gawpo, you look fabulous, man!
And the mugs is pretty cool, too!

We've come a long way from sending each other red white and blue poly polo shirts, pink linen blazers and plaques of palm trees....

Craver Vii said...

Hunting wild asparagus?? How does a person do that without getting speared?

Suldog said...

Reminds me of the lovely tie-dyed socks you gave to us. I'm pretty sure I told you I was wearing them as part of my softball uniform last year, but I never gave you a photo of that (the effect is stunning, especially to my teammates.) I'll try to remember to get a shot of that this year.

Cricket said...

Nice mug. Tea, you say? Nothing like a nice cup of tea. If you are still looking to expand your reading of Orwell, A Nice Cup Of Tea is where you should start.

I'm in full agreement with him except regarding the shaking of the teapot, which seems a recipe for disaster to me. That and I don't find tea bags completely unacceptable. But he was writing in 1945 or so. Maybe that affected it.

Moannie said...

Nice story, and Gawpo seems like a fun friend-I wanna play.

Cocotte said...

That is so cool that you have blogger friends like that! I wish I was creative so that I could send you something!

Craver Vii said...

Do you realize that SeƱor Gawpo's mug is pictured 5 times on this post? That's quite a feat!

lime said...

secret agent, the shirt and the mug lived happily ever after as they were much beloved by their respective owners.

jazz, me too!

craig, shucks, i'm blushing now

s, don't forget the mini homies, the giant plastic butterfly, and the macaroni encrusted mugs covered in toxic paint and glue.

cwaver, ssshhh...be vewy vewy quiet. i'm huntin' apsawagus.

suldog, i remember you mentioning they had become your lucky softball socks. i LOVE that! and i'd be thrilled to see a shot of you in full softball regalia complete with the groovy sox.

cricket, shaking of the pot? i can't imagine. thanks for the book recommendation. )

moannie, do join us!

cocotte, i've been known to accept homemade non-perishable foodstuffs, books, CDs, and cold hard cash ;)

craver, i do indeed. now tell me how you got that tilde over your n, please. groovy trick.

Logophile said...

Awwwwwa,
how cool is that?

coopernicus said...

awesome...now....can the two of your produce a tie-dye mug????

Craver Vii said...

Maybe somebody out there knows a better way to make the tilde over the n, but I just did a cut-n-paste from MS Word.

There, you hold Ctrl + Shift + ~, and then press the n key.

Ta-daa!!

deb said...

love this,
I've been away and struggling to catch up... this was great.

Dave said...

Hi Lime. Glad your shirt/pottery swap finally is completed. The cup looks pretty good. - Dave

San said...

Great mug shot, Michelle.

TorAa said...

What a great story.
Very well written and a mug with cat's paw mark - I was really melting.

And you with the mug: Happiness.

sewa mobil said...

a beautifull and cute mug, may i have it?
hehe

Hilary said...

So nice to see your own smiling mug with that mug of tea.

Jocelyn said...

It wouldn't have been nearly so gratifying without a good, long wait behind it.