Stuart and I were walking around the block in the dark the other night. We talked about the events of the day.
"Hey Hon, did you know there's a blog that is giving away a 37"inch flat-panel screen TV from Best Buy."
"Yeah, but if I enter to win, I have to write about it on my blog. I don't know if I want to do that. Besides I just won two awesome books on ornithology and the history of the twenty-first century from another blog."
"That's great, babe."
Silence. Well, mostly silence, except for a weird raspy squealing sound at our feet in the darkest stretch of the walk. I reached for Stuart's hand but he was startled and jumped away.
"What was that?!"
"A cicada maybe. Or a bird. Could it have been a bird?"
"I don't know. What kind of bird makes that kind of noise?"
When our hearts stopped racing:
"I want you to enter that thing."
"Well, if you really want me to."
"Yeah, I really want you to."
Consider it done.
And this is why Stuart wanted me to enter. Here is a picture of our TV.
"There are raisins in this picture. Did you mean to take a picture of the TV and raisins."
"The raisins are for scale." (They're the snack-size box.)
Evidently Stuart thinks that the kind mom at 5 Minutes for Mom will take pity on him if I post a picture of our pitiful TV and she will choose number 2, 576...or whatever our number is.
I'll let you know if his plan works.