This re-run is inspired by some snappy patter that took place in comments to yesterday's abbreviated post:
Here's a strange one: My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress. From the "About" section (punctuation left "as found"):My wife of 12 years recently packed up her belongings and moved out of our home. After her car was loaded I couldn't help but notice that a single item remained in her section of our closet, her wedding dress."You forgot something" I told her.She replied "And what's that?"."Your wedding dress", I said."Yeah, I am not taking that" was her response."What do you expect me to do with it?" I asked.And to that she replied, "Whatever the $%^@# you want".And this is what I did.....The author is up to 50 uses as of last night, including pasta strainer, oil change drop-cloth, and so on. I applaud the concept and wish I had thought of it. But then again, there was no such thing as a "blog" when the maid quit. She did, however, leave her dress behind. I sold it in my Going Out of Bid'niz sale for ten dollars more than she paid for it. (The Second Mrs. Pennington, being a very frugal sort, bought the dress in a second-hand store. Srsly.) Here's the dress, laid out across the back of a couch (which went in that very same sale).
Someone got a good deal for only $30.00 US. Worn once, and all that. Well, twice maybe. It was second hand. True Story, swear to The Deity At Hand.
H/T: The Awl.
So... just for grins and giggles I went to the "My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress" link and it looks like the boy turned his life around, what with turning his blog into a book and getting re-married. I didn't dive too deeply into the blog, but it looks like he MIGHT have proposed to his new wife on Facebook. If that's the case I predict a sequel to his book... "101 Uses for my Second Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress."