Two stories – one final golden destiny

February 14, 2012


Story One: Our friend Samith had his 40th birthday yesterday, and his wife Stephannie wanted to surprise him with a card shower. Lloyd got him a computer card, because they are both extreme dorks. (Sorry, Samith, but you know it’s true.)

He signed it with love, using a gold paint pen.

It's a memory card? A graphics card?

Story Two: After the Great Mystery Stench of February 11th, Beth stopped by and brought an unused garbage can that perfectly fits in the slider-mechanism-thingie in the cupboard.


I contemplated the gold paint pen, because as we all know, gold paint makes everything better.


I looked to the internet for inspiration.

And then I did this….

I don't have good lighting here at night.

Swirly gold! I think my countertops are in danger….

Relax. It's still the garbage can.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Two stories – one final golden destiny”

  1. Ribs Said on:

    Lloyd, I love that you gave him a computer card! Appeals to me on so many levels.

    Lauren, that is one pretty dustbin. Seems a shame that it will live in a cupboard, but at least we can all share in the knowledge of the secret swirls now 🙂


  2. Mary Ellen Said on:

    Love the gold paint!!! It can make anything look fancy.


  3. Brad Said on:

    Ha! That post you linked to is so old! I only barely remember it.


  4. Brad Said on:

    And my card for Samith is still on the table next to my couch.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    That trash can is gold (pun intended)!

    I have a white trash can in my bathroom…..and I love to paint…hmmmm, why have I never thought of this before?

    And what an excellent idea Stephanie! A card shower…..LOVE IT!

    I would like to give myself a belated birthday money shower ‘ya all.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    PS--GREAT card Lloyd!


  7. michelle Said on:

    I need more memory !
    With a card 🙂


  8. Kristi Said on:

    You did the swirls on your lampshade, too, I see.


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