Friday, January 02, 2009

Retracing the Steps

The Internet is really really great...for randomness. Through a series of events (names have been changed to protect the innocent), my friend and I stumbled across Internet Boy's Failed Vacation, in which Internet Boy is dragged to a Series of Places in Rural Ohio. As we had neither gas nor time to recreate the whole series, we focused on one -- the Columbus Washboard Company. "Aha!" you might say. "It's in Columbus!" WRONG. We had the privilege of driving to Logan Ohio for a visit. (A surprisingly fun visit, I was forced to admit.) There were whoozits and whatzits aplenty, there were gizmos and gadgets galore. (And pictures, we took pictures.)

Friend, here. The blog auteur was kind enough to let me drag her on this trip-o-randomness, which included -- much to her joy -- a shop dog at the door. After seeing the dilapidated old shoe warehouse the washboards are now constructed in, the shop dog was very comforting. We were preparing for falling bricks.

Instead, we found Laura, a very... perky woman. With an oversized Columbus Washboard Co. T-shirt and a ....abducted!

(My friend is a journalist. And this is not an article.)

It was cool. There were washboards. And a dog. (The dog was really cute but we didn't take any pictures of him, and sadly, we didn't see the shopcat. But there were warnings posted not to let her escape.)

REL <3s her washboard.
And I am merely surprised that it didn't suck. (Seriously, it was fun. Weird, I KNOW.)

And us, with everything that we bought. (4 for me and 3 for REL. Mmmhmm the power of random to generate sales.)

Yay for the internet!


Blogger ellen said...

It's funny how the high tech Internet brings the random and coincidental to us. It certainly does not seem to be imposing a "sameness" on us in the fashion of the ubiquitous standardized shopping mall.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

Dude. I'm jealous of your washboardness. I totally have to add that to my list of things to do the next time I'm in OH.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

sounds like a fun trip! Will you be handwashing your clothes with your new purchases or using them as musical instruments? Don't know if you've ever seen Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, but they really put the washboard to use!

Monday, January 26, 2009 7:16:00 PM  

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