Sunday, November 22, 2009

You May Be Wondering....

"How did Carma's man get so rugged and virile (see previous post) - if he was not out roping cattle???"

Well, I'm tickled you asked....
MB was using this little contraption - a machine that "vacuums up leaves" - only this particular model was picked up at the curb. A neighbor put it out as trash and we happened by at the most opportune time and got to be the proud new owners!!! The only problem being that it is old and if you push it like a mower - you get a face full of fumes and debris.

What is wrong with using a good, old fashioned leaf rake, you ask?

Simple: MB is the 2010 version of Tim the Tool Man Taylor
Use a rake - instead of a "power tool??" pfffffft That's only something that his boring minimalist neo-Luddite (I kid on that one but wanted to use the term) blogger wife would use :-)



[BTW, I know everyone hates the word verification, but I was getting so much spammy nonsense I had to put it back on...]

35 comments:

bayctygrl said...

omg a leaf vaccum thingy those really exist? I need one! pfft to the fumes.

Angel said...

I have an extra rake if he needs one...tell him it's goood for his heart. Men always have to have their toys though, you know..

blueviolet said...

That looks like WAY more muscle necessary than just using a rake would require. But there's no reasoning with his reasoning, right?

At least your word ver shows up and doesn't surprise us after we've already put in the comment. I hate that kind!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

that looks like something my husband would use! I think it's awesome...well, except for the fumes that is :-)

I'm with ya on the word verification....I loathe it, but I'm about to start using it myself since I keep getting crummy comments from "anonymous" about unsavory things.

Vodka Logic said...

I hire my kids..

Lanie said...

Thanks for stopping by today. That looks exactly like something my husband would do! :) ~Lanie

Amanda said...

THats makes me laugh. Mostly cause when I saw it it just looked like a vacuum for outdoors. And I LOVE to vacuum. So this thing needs to stay far away from me, or I might have a new outdoor vacuuming obsession!

Blessings-
Amanda

Tammy Howard said...

I'm making that animal sound Tim Taylor makes, but I don't know how to spell it. The fams is amused though.

Lots of spam? Yuck.

Michele said...

That's hysterical. Fumes and debris are never good ;)

I had to do the "word verification" thing back on my blog as well... lots of spammy stuff for viagra and the like. What's wrong with people? LOL

buhdoop said...

Lol, I used to love Home Improvement (I had the biggest crush on Johnathan Taylor Thomas).

Thank you so much for the welcome!

Kristina P. said...

Men and their toys.

Lisa Paul said...

You're right! This post does not meet my environmental standards! Carma Man would be even more virile if he used a rake or anything that wasn't powered by fossil fuels. Or, since he is not a Luddite, maybe he could go to his workshop and invent a solar powered leaf sucker.

Kaylen said...

I had no idea this machine existed!!! I spent 40 minutes raking leaves this morning and only got one-quarter of it done! I had to stop because (I'm lazy/out of shape) the yard bin was full and I had nowhere else to put the leaves.
I love the backward pull thing!

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I've given up on raking or sucking up leaves. We have 1 tree yet we end up with more leaves than that tree could possibly produce.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Ashley

Mindy said...

This looks like something my hubby would salvage! When he figured out that a bunch of our neighbors were mowing up leaves as "compost," he was totally on the bandwagon!
I love your hilarious blog. I'm so glad you came by to visit so I could discover it!

Shell said...

Too funny! I'd have to take a video of my Hubs doing that.

Thanks for the welcome to SITS!

Karen said...

You know, there's a bag you can put on your lawn mower that picks up the leaves. Just sayin'...

AK said...

ha ha ha lol...That was a great post.Thank you carma for sharing that. Thank you so much for coming by as well.

Lucy said...

That is too funny, way too funny!!!

Nickie said...

Thank you for coming by and checking me out.
I'm from happy heads.
I love this post, but I love your worst post ever more. Your hubby looks like he keeps you laughing a lot!
I too am trying my hand-or belly at belly dancing, it's hilarious so far, but my 4-yr old daughter enjoys it.

Anti-Supermom said...

Tim the Tool Man - aww, good memories.

My husband would do the exact same thing.

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

cool contraption. Good thing you went by the neighbors at just the right time :) Sorry about all the spam.

angelcel said...

By the way he's having to put his back into that, I'd say your neighbour had mistakenly chucked out a valuable antique. It definitely looks to me like the pre Revolution model of the extremely popular Russian-built 'Leaf Cleanskie'. They discontinued production after it was found that there was a problem with the motor emitting noxious fumes and that in fact a rake was much easier to use. ;)

Kristin said...

Do you have to take him to the emergency room all the time?

~Kristen~ said...

I love it! I love that most guys that probably wouldn't ever want to vacuum IN the house will happily "vacuum" their lawn!!!

I am so sorry I have been MIA from commenting. I have been away from blogland sick. Finally starting to feel a little better!

Randi Troxell said...

i think all men are like this.. to a degree anyhow!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I hate raking. I'd love a leaf vacuumer minus the fumes and debris.

Joy said...
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Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

oh! we need this one too..

Janna Bee said...

I wondered about the word verification! That's ok, I had to do that on my blog, then I put in disqus and haven't had a problem since.

Tater Tot Mom said...

I'm so not telling my hubby about this because he will so want one!

Sashindoubutsu said...

That's your own version of Home Improvement.^^

Cool post.. ;)

Yaya said...

Curb shopping is the best.

Bridget (@bcyberchondriac) said...

men and their toys -- totally what this is about. my dad is classic example of this. he has both a stick grinder and leaf blower, and after using them, he is always in a MUCH better mood. That's why my mother is always sending him out to blow leaves or grind sticks.

Bridget (@bcyberchondriac) said...

not dancing but wish I was, miss it -- it's the four-year-old twins. spend all my time running after them! how about you? you still dancing?

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