Wednesday, 31 March 2010

How I nearly recycled myself, an Award and Twilight

The story of How I nearly recycled myself.

As always on the way home, I throw my newspapers in the recycling bin. This time I realise too late that I had also tipped in an important letter.

Unfortunately the bin had just been emptied.

I could see my papers and that letter laying right at the bottom. I am just over 5 feet. The bin comes up to my chest.

I think I can reach it.

I stand on tippy toes. One hand holds the bin cover open, the other tries to reach down. The bin has wheels. It is also about 2 feet wide and very, very, very heavy

Weighed down by the volume of my body, it tips over at an angle.

I nearly fall in head first. Luckily no-one was around to hear such blasphemy!

In the end I use my umbrella. Luckily no-one was around to hear such blasphemy!

When I tell Charlie, he is completely unimpressed.



Sigh.

ANYWAY! I have a lovely award from Kim at Fuzzy Tales and TK and Squashies of Furrever Home .




Thank you so much! I know most of my bloggie friends already have this award and if you don't, then please may I nominate you? You all bring me sunshine on rainy wet days like today so you all deserve this and more! Yay!

Oh and calling all TWILIGHT FANS!!! A date in your diary. Stephanie Meyer is going to publish her upcoming novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner online for free between 7 June - 5 July 2010 online. Which is very nice of her to do so and even nicer of her to pledge a donation for any hardback copies sold to the American Red Cross.

Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

21 comments:

TK said...

You are very welcome for your reward. We loves your musings and can't waits to jump on your site to sees how you and your Charlie are getting on.

You has a very big heart, you deserves all the reward there are.
TK

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad you didn't recycle yourself! I'm pretty short too so I can relate. Good that you retrieved your letter, even if blasphemy was involved.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your sunny award!...Glad you got the letter back without falling in the recycle bin; that sounds like something I would do!...Kisses to Charlie!...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Sharon Mayhew said...

I've almost fallen in the rubbish bin too! Not very nice...

Congratulations on the award!

I just love Stephannie's work! Did you see she has a graphic novel out too?

Niki said...

I will grab the sunshine award with both hands hehe it will do for my letter 'S' post!! :o) Thanks XX

fairyhedgehog said...

That sounds dangerous! I'm glad you got out of it without damage.

Kea said...

I thought you were very clever to have used your umbrella. Falling into the bin is something I would have done, actually. LOL. I have to stretch to be 5' 3' and a bit!

Congrats on the award! I was hard pressed, for a moment, to recall when I had posted it to begin with. (It's early. 4:30AM early. My brain won't function till about 10AM. And then only until about 2PM.)

Hazra said...

Congrats on your award! Your little hiccup was quite cute and funny; I once nearly fell face forward into a garbage dumpster, and was saved from utter embarrassment by my dad (Go Dad!)

ABBY said...

Concats on the award!

We are glad you came away unharmed and also that you got your letter back!

Charlie is such a handsome young man...we love seeing his pictures!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Brian said...

Congratulations on your award, you deserve it and so does Charlie for bringing you some sunshine! I am very glad you didn't fall in that bin head first!

Ann said...

Sounds like a dangerous encounter with a devilish bin to me. Glad you survived it to tell the tale! LOL!

Congratulations on the award! You most certainly deserve it.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on the award! And I always fear that I will recycle something important that got stuck in with the papers. But yeah, it is good that no one was around to see you get it back! With my luck not only would someone be around, they would take pictures.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Congratulations on your award - we could just imagine you upside down in a bin - glad you thought of your brolly to get your letter out the bin.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Are you sure Charlie was unimpressed? We figure he was probably laughing behind his floof. We would be if Jan did that. In fact, Jan has done something similar in the past -- before our time and those who came before us laughed at her then.

You were getting messages about script in your IE browser yesterday? We got something about retrofit or whatever. Discouraging.

SuziQCat said...

Recycling bins can be tricky...glad it turned out ok for you!

hampshireflyer said...

I hope you took a leaf out of the cats' book and strode away from the bin like nothing out of the ordinary had ever happened! :)

Talli Roland said...

Glad you got your letter back. Yikes! So, so many times I've thrown stuff away in the some kind of bin or other, then had to trawl through it to get it back... ugh.

Kate said...

Glad you didn't fall right in - could have been very embarrasing!

Charlie looks fab!

Donna Hosie said...

I'm looking forward to the new Meyer novella. Eclipse is my favourite Twilight book for action, and so seeing it from a newborn vamps perspective should be fun.

wildcatwoodscats said...

We can just picture you trying to get that letter our of the bin! LOL! Congrats on the ward!

Marg said...

Thank heavens you didn't get hurt diving into the trash bin. I would have had the same language. And congrats on winning that great award. Charlie looks very content and that is good. Have a good evening.