This is my 989th post on this blog. That brings the countdown to 11 until the magical post of 1,000.
I say that, because I have no idea what to write about today. In fact, I’ve been thinking of renaming this blog to, “I Have Nothing to Say,” and starting each post with, “I have nothing to say this week.”
What do you think? Likely it will bring in thousands if not tens of thousands followers. People just love to read about nothing. Millions of people read the news, romance novels, cereal boxes …
Well, I was thinking about writing about garden kneelers. If you’re over 40 you’ve seen them advertised or possibly seen them at a garden center. Likely you’ve also seen them in movies or perhaps in your grandmother’s shed.
You know the ones I’m talking about — one way up and they are a seat and the other way a padded kneeler with handles so you can push your way back to a standing position. Okay here’s a picture of one:
They’re a great idea for us older folks who’s knees need a bit of padding when kneeling in the garden and who find the ground a lot further away than it use to be. You know, guys like me. Just last week I was on my hands and knees installing some edging between a walkway and a soon to be planting bed. Getting down there wasn’t too bad, but the trying to get all the way back up was a bit of a struggle. Luckily for me I had a hammer that extended my reach just enough to help me push off the ground and gain the altitude I needed to stand fully upright.
So, when Heather and I were shopping at the garden center last week, she found this garden kneeler on the shelf. She said it was a little pricy, but it could be useful.
“Damn the expense, buy it!” was my reply, or encouraging words to that effect …
Now I know she was thinking of it for her use, but I was secretly thinking, “If it works for her, I’ll buy one for me.”
Honesty moment: Heather’s learning about this thought of mine by reading this post so likely I’ll get that whole, “Why didn’t you say,” thing. Men, you’d think they’d learn …
The weird thing about buying the garden kneeler was that while playing my solitaire game after the purchase I noted that most of the ads running on FreeCell game were for – yes, garden kneelers. In fact, I’m now seeing the same ads on Facebook, news sites and just yesterday on the weather report.
I must be missing a connection here. It must be that many people who play FreeCell also purchase garden kneelers. Either that or Google detected that we’d purchased just one when in fact we should have bought two. In either case I’m a bit concerned about how ads are selected for FreeCell. Either FreeCell players tend to also be older gardeners, or this whole “what the internet knows about me” is scarier than I thought.
Anyway, I was thinking about writing about garden kneelers, but really there isn’t much to say about them other than – just buy one, you’ll love it.
That’s it for this week. I’ll try to think of something to write about for next week.